Friday, March 16, 2012

The Dogfather

I always regarded The Dogfather as one of the weakest series to come out of the DePatie-Freleng studio. It was the last series picked up by United Artists for theatrical release and was, in fact, the last of its kind, coming out in 1974-76 for seventeen shorts.

The cartoons are hard-to-find, rarely being shown on television. However I happened to have the very last short on 16mm. Tom Stathes transferred it to DVD for me and thus I can share the cartoon here.

Note the United Artists logo in the beginning. All DFE theatricals released after 1968 or so always had this logo right before the credits. They remained intact when they first showed up on TV syndication, but after 1983 they were either replaced by a newer, spinning UA logo or just taken out altogether. Since this print is from the original release the logo is intact, as well as the "Rated G" notice in the end.

1 comment:

Togotooner said...

WOW! This is a rare gem! Thanks for sharing!