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Droopy Dog 1951 Droopy’s Good Deed – VIDEO

Droopy is an animated cartoon character: an anthropomorphic dog with a droopy face, hence the name Droopy. He was created in 1943 by Tex Avery for theatrical cartoon shorts produced by the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer cartoon studio. Essentially the polar opposite of Avery’s other famous MGM character, the loud and wacky Screwy Squirrel, Droopy moves slowly and lethargically, speaks in a jowly monotone voice, and—though hardly an imposing character—is shrewd enough to outwit his enemies. When finally roused to anger, often by a bad guy laughing heartily at him, Droopy is capable of beating adversaries twice his size with a comical thrashing (“You know what? That makes me mad!”).

The character first appeared, nameless, in Avery’s 1943 cartoon Dumb-Hounded. Though he would not be called “Droopy” onscreen until his fifth cartoon, Señor Droopy (1949), the character was officially first labeled Happy Hound, a name used in the character’s appearances in Our Gang Comics. After the demise of the Droopy series in 1958, the character has been revived several times for new productions, often television shows also featuring MGM’s other famous cartoon stars, Tom and Jerry.

In the cartoon Northwest Hounded Police, Droopy’s last name was given as “McPoodle”. In The Chump Champ, it was given as “Poodle”. Nevertheless, Droopy is generally understood to be a basset hound.

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Carrie the Dancing Merengue Dog

This dog does a better Merengue than I do, for sure, and she appears to be content with performing, her tail wagging all the while. Too many people upload cruel videos to YouTube, in which they force their dogs to dance or pass off a sick or hurt dog as a “dancing dog”, so we decided to put together a collection of 10 dancing dogs with real talent. These ten dogs know how to move and love to perform. Check ‘em all out after the jump.

Possibly the smartest dog in the world?

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Tilman ~ The Skateboarding Bulldog!

Tillman, the skateboarding bulldog from the iPhone commercial, held the Guinness World Record for “Fastest 100 m on a skateboard by a dog.” His time was 19.678 seconds. In addition to skateboarding, Tillman also enjoyed surfing and snowboarding, and appeared on Greatest American Dog. He was nicknamed Pot Roast. On October 27, 2015, Tillman, who suffered from an irregular heartbeat, passed away at the age of 10.

All clips are from January 2007. Tillman was a little over a year old at the time.

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A little history of this first video. “I Filmed the video using a just purchased Panasonic Lumix TZ1. I was bicycling through Venice Beach California when I came upon the skateboarding dog. Originally the first video had the soundtrack “Giving In” by linkin Park. Once the video appeared in iphone commercials I removed the video from youtube because of the attention it was getting and I had no rights to use the song. As time approached for Apple’s release of the iphone with youtube, youtube contacted me and requested I reinstate the video without the soundtrack. Youtube wanted users to be able to view the skateboarding dog in the store and after purchasing their iphone. Unfortunately youtube gave me only a few hours to re-edited video before the iphone release. The original background sound on most of the clips was ruined by hysterical laughter from a woman watching Tillman so I cut and pasted sound in from other parts of the video to cover the laughter. That’s why some claim they hear the word eskimo over and over-lol.”