Tex Avery – The Three Little Pups

25 Aug


Here’s some layouts and model sheets from “Three Little Pups”. This cartoon marks the first appearance of the southern accented wolf voiced by Daws Butler. There’s also some great backgrounds in this cartoon by Vera Ohman, who would later paint backgrounds at Hanna-Barbera under her married name Vera Hanson. (Thanks to John K. for informing me of this.)

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10 Responses to “Tex Avery – The Three Little Pups”

  1. Thad K August 25, 2006 at 4:21 am #

    Mankind has failed to give us a funnier cartoon since this one was released. – Thad

  2. Charlie J. August 25, 2006 at 4:25 am #

    one of the best! if only it were on youtube…

  3. Brett W. Thompson August 25, 2006 at 5:46 am #

    Delightful!!I like the second and third sheets particularly 🙂

  4. Masked Stinker August 25, 2006 at 8:38 pm #

    That wolf is my favorite of Avery’s MGM characters.

  5. Julián höek August 26, 2006 at 4:11 am #

    where do you get this stuff dude!!your site definitevly (or how ever that is spell) has the best GOLDEN artwork!!thanks kevin, keep’ em coming!julian

  6. Clarke (Csnyde) August 28, 2006 at 5:19 am #

    more amazing stuff as alaways sir!that cat puppet is a riot!keep it a comin buddy.

  7. Kevin Langley August 28, 2006 at 1:34 pm #

    I’m glad you guys enjoyed the post. Those layouts were oversized so I had to scan them in three or four parts and then put them back together.

  8. ~The Zombie Hunter's Bible~ December 29, 2007 at 3:59 pm #

    Wow!This is the best Tex Avery blog ever! ^_^

  9. Sketchees April 16, 2010 at 6:39 pm #

    3 Little Pups was one of the first Avery films I've seen and it's always stuck ni my head. It's a hilarious take on the old story and Avery certainly made it funnier! Great post!

  10. dv-girl June 6, 2010 at 6:34 pm #

    I dunno. I've just spent my weekend drawing my way through “Tex Avery's Droopy The Complete Theatrical Collection” DVD set and this cartoon feels kind of beginning of the end. It has little of Avery's wild takes and a lot more pans across stills and obviously limited animation compared to his previous Droopy cartoon. The characters have been redesigned and simplified too. Even the 'laughs' were cheaper. This one cartoon has more blackface gags than all the earlier Droopys put together as if they were trying to appeal to a baser audience.

    So. This cartoon makes me sad. I feel like it marks the end of the golden age.

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