Chuck Jones, the greatest animator ever in terms of truly *animating* his characters - that is, bringing them to life - does it again here with his crew's amazing work on Frisky the Puppy.
Obviously dog admirers and owners all, they nail every physical and (limited) mental characteristic of a puppy - capriciousness, inquisitiveness, curiosity, short attention span, right down to the abrupt time outs to address flea issues. Every one of us who has owned a puppy sees his behavior mirrored in Frisky, and owners of hound types especially have seen the problems that long floppy ears can cause.
Poor old Claude's world is turned upside down when Mamma introduces him to his new house-mate, Frisky. Claude wants nothing more than to have his naps in peace and quiet; Frisky wants nothing more than for Claude to play with him. Claude plots the pup's demise; the innocent pup blows up every scheme with his delight at surprising the old cat. Jones' comic timing is in its glory in this and each of the Claude vs. mice 'toons.
My highest recommendation for this short is that my wife, who couldn't care less about cartoons, always seem to stop by the TV rooms when she hears Frisky's frantic bark.
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