Next up in The 2018 PopCult Gift Guide we have an extended body of work by one of the masters of gag animation, Tex Avery. Tex Avery’s Droopy: The Complete Theatrical Collection contains all 24 theatrical shorts that star Droopy Dog. That number includes several that were directed by lesser hands after Avery left MGM, but you still get plenty of primo canine cartoon fun.
Let’s check the hype copy:
A dog may be man’s best friend, but a cartoon fan’s bestfriend is Droopy, the diminutive basset hound created by animation legend Tex Avery. No matter the challenge, deadpan Droopy remains unflappable. Yes, there are jowly folds, but no flaps. Not ever.
Droopy speaks slowly but thinks fast. He moves slowly but pops up quicker than a dog can lick a dinner dish, anywhere he needs to be. He’s the ideal counterpoint to Avery’s trendsetting sight gags, extended reactions and hilarious unpredictability.
All 24 of the theatrical Droopy cartoons – with The Wolf and bulldog Spike joining the fun – are showcased in this one-of-a-kind 2-disc Collector’s Set. You’ll be happier than a flea in a doghouse.
This is the perfect gift for the fan of classic animation on your holiday shopping list. It’s also great for fans of Droopy, cartoon mayhem, and Ben Stein. You can find it online at Warner Archives, or for considerably less at Amazon.
Check out this random, unauthorized compilation of highlights…