One Droopy Knight

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One Droopy Knight
Directed byMichael Lah
Produced byWilliam Hanna
Joseph Barbera [1]
Story byHomer Brightman
StarringBill Thompson as Sir Droopy and Sir Butch
Daws Butler
Narrated byBill Thompson (Droopy) [2]
Music byScott Bradley
Animation byBill Schipek
Ken Southworth
Irvin Spence
Herman Cohen
Layouts byEd Benedict
Backgrounds byF. Montealegre
Color processTechnicolor (CinemaScope)
Production
company
Distributed byMetro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Release date
December 6, 1957 (1957-12-06)
Running time
6 min (one reel)
LanguageEnglish

One Droopy Knight is a 1957 animated short subject in the Droopy series, directed by Michael Lah and produced by William Hanna and Joseph Barbera for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer in CinemaScope as well. [3]

Plot[edit]

Essentially a remake of 1949's Señor Droopy, but taking place in a medieval setting rather than the country of Mexico, One Droopy Knight casts Droopy and his rival Butch as medieval knights out to slay a dragon and win the hand of a beautiful human princess. However, the dragon considers both as nothing more than minor nuisances. Droopy though, takes more chances to slay the dragon, but it thinks Droopy is small and harmless. Meanwhile, Butch is being foiled after being molded into a metal can.

Droopy however, bangs a flail on the dragon's tail and says, "Take that you no good dragon!" Once again, the dragon single-handedly flicks Droopy away. Butch comes back riding on a steed. Suddenly, the dragon blows fire on Butch and the horse, leaving them naked.

Butch gives up and goes away, while Droopy stands and cries looking at a picture of the princess. The dragon draws a French moustache on the photo and laughs outrageously. Droopy calmly gets mad and says "Mr. Dragon, that makes me mad." Then he beats up the dragon and wins the heart of the princess. Finally, at the palace, Droopy reads the ending of the story of the dragon and closes the book. He kisses the princess's hand, then takes up a cigar to show her about smoking, and Droopy gives the cigar a blow, the dragon comes up, and breathes fire on it. The result is smoke coming out from the cigar when Droopy smokes it before revealing this to the princess.

Reception[edit]

It was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film in 1958, but lost for Birds Anonymous, a Sylvester & Tweety cartoon from Warner Bros.[4] [5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ TCM.com
  2. ^ Letterboxd
  3. ^ FilmAffinity
  4. ^ "Awards for One Droopy Knight". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved 2008-11-03.
  5. ^ Short Subject Winners: 1958 Oscars-YouTube

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