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Dog Gone Modern (1939)

The Two Curious Puppies visit a model home with a panoply of modern inventions, including an annoying robot that sweeps up anything that touches the floor.

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Chuck Jones (as Charles Jones)
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Uncredited cast:
Mel Blanc ... Curious Puppies / Modern Home Voice (voice) (uncredited)
The Sportsmen Quartet The Sportsmen Quartet ... Vocalists (voice) (uncredited)
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Two dogs known as The Two Curious Puppies (one large and brown; the other small and white with a black tail) visit an All Electric Model Home, as the sign outside bills it. The "modern conveniences" inside prove to be anything but convenient for the two canines. The dogs tangle with the Electric Dish Washer, the Napkin Folder and the Automatic Piano that has a panoply of musical instruments, and even mechanical singers, appearing out of little trap doors. The worst "convenience" is the Automatic Sweeper, an annoying robot that suddenly appears to sweep up anything the second it touches the floor. To the small dog's frustration, he even sweeps up the dog bones from the Dog Bone Dispenser. Written by J. Spurlin

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 January 1939 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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[first lines]
Modern Home Voice: Welcome. Welcome to the model home. Please feel free to try any of the modern conveniences created for your benefit. Thank you.
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Music by Maurice Ravel
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Poor characters take away from the expected gags
20 September 2003 | by bob the mooSee all my reviews

Two curious dogs make their way into a show home which has been set up to demonstrate the domestic technology of the future – today! However things set up to help humans are bewildering to the dogs and also put them at risk of harm as they unwittingly set things in motion!

I often find that Looney Tunes without the strongest characters are the ones whose material needs to be the strongest. Often a Bugs Bunny cartoon can be based on average gags but come out better due to his delivery. In this case the jokes are actually pretty good albeit recognisable – we've seen the futuristic stuff before, especially the robot with a broom! The gags are funny and the cartoon is funny, but the dogs are the problem.

They lack character and I never felt like I was interested in them or what was happening to them, even if it was making me laugh at the same time. They come across as any old animated animal whereas I prefer to have a character in my cartoons.

Overall the cartoon is funny regardless but it is annoying that the dogs are given little in the way of personality or character. They are merely objects in the cartoon and it's almost like the house itself becomes the character of the cartoon with them merely tossed around. Funny but the dogs do take away more than they bring.


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