Butch (animated character)

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MGM Cartoons character
Butch in the cartoon Grin and Share It (1957)
First appearanceBad Luck Blackie (early version)
January 22, 1949
Wags to Riches (official version)
August 13, 1949
Created byTex Avery
Voiced byTex Avery (1949–1950)
Billy Bletcher (1950)
Bill Thompson (1951–1958)
Carlos Julio Ramírez (1952)
Paul Frees (1955)
Jim Cummings (2002)
Jeff Bergman (2010)
Joe Alaskey (2011–2016)
Bill Farmer (2019)

Butch (formerly known as Spike) is an animated cartoon character: an anthropomorphic Irish dog. Spike or Butch was a short-lived animation cartoon series featuring Butch Dog. The title character was also a recurring antagonist in the Droopy shorts. His name was changed to Butch to avoid confusion with Spike from the Tom and Jerry cartoons. All of the original 1940s and 1950s shorts were directed by Tex Avery.[1]

He was created in 1949 by Tex Avery for theatrical cartoon shorts produced by the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer cartoon studio.

Butch solo cartoons[edit]

Appearances in Droopy cartoons[edit]

Later appearances[edit]

Butch reappeared in direct-to-DVD movies such as Tom and Jerry: The Magic Ring and Tom and Jerry Meet Sherlock Holmes, alongside Droopy.

Voice actors[edit]


  1. ^ a b Adamson, Joe, Tex Avery: King of Cartoons, 1975, De Capo Press