The Dover Boys at Pimento University
Studio: Warner Bros. Release Date : September 10, 1942 Series: Merrie Melodies
Cumulative rating:
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Synopsis

The Dover Boys, Tom, Dick and Larry, must rescue their fiance, Dora Standpipe from the evil Dan Backslide.
(See below)

Characters

Tom Dover
(Voice: Tedd "Ted" Pierce)
Dick Dover
(Voice: Melvin Jerome "Mel" Blanc)
Larry Dover

Credits

Note: "Unverified" credits may not be correct and should be taken with a grain of salt.

Director

Charles M. "Chuck" Jones

Animator

Robert "Bobe" Cannon

Story

Tedd "Ted" Pierce

Music

Carl W. Stalling

Backgrounds

Eugene "Gene" Fleury

Voices

Melvin Jerome "Mel" Blanc (unverified)
Tedd "Ted" Pierce (unverified)
The Sportsmen (unverified)
Majorie Tarlton (unverified)
John MacLeish

Layout

John McGrew

Character Design

John MacLeish

Producer

Leon Schlesinger

Film Editor

Treg Brown

Music Sources

Haley, Ed : "The Fountain in the Park "
Tucker, Henry and George Cooper : "Sweet Genevieve "
Ed Haley : "While Strolling Through the Park One Day "
Edwards, Gus and Vincent P. Brian : "In My Merry Oldsmobile "
Williams, Harry, and Egbert Van Alstyne : "In the Shade of the Old Apple Tree "
Rossini, Gioachino : "William Tell Overture "
Thompson, H.S. : "Far Above Cayuga's Waters (aka Alma Mater) (from the song "Annie Lisle") "


Distributor(s)

Warner Bros.

Clips Used In:

Less Than Hero (clip used in intro)

Trivia

  • According to Michael Barrier, the character of Dan Backslide is said to be based off animator Ken Harris
  • Chuck Jones' first attempt at experimenting with the traditional cartoon format and layout. According to him, Warner Bros. originally refused to release it and threatened to fire him. Fortunately for him, the studio needed the cartoon to fill its shorts' release orders.
  • Parody of The Rover Boys, a popular early 20th century juvenile fiction book series.
  • First appearance of The Dover Boys; Tom, Dick, and Larry who's names are based on Tom, Sam and Dick Rover from The Rover Boys book series. The names are also a pun on the generic names Tom, Dick, and Harry.

VHS

United States

Daffy Duck and Company
The Golden Age of Looney Tunes
Chuck Jones

Laserdisc (CLV)

United States

The Golden Age of Looney Tunes

DVD

United States

Looney Tunes Golden Collection - Volume 2
LooneyTunes Platinum Collection - Volume 1
Looney Tunes Spotlight Collection - Volume 8
50 Cartoon Collection: Looney Tunes
TCM Spotlight: Errol Flynn Adventures
300 Cartoon Classics
Cartoon Crazys: Kids All-Time Favorites

BluRay Disc

United States

LooneyTunes Platinum Collection - Volume 1 (Blu-Ray)
Casablanca (70th Anniversary Limited Collector's Edition Blu-Ray/DVD Combo)

Technical Specifications

Running Time: 9:14
Production No.: 631
MPAA No.: 7846
Animation Type: Standard (Hand-drawn-Cel) Animation
Aspect Ratio: 1.37 : 1
Color Type: Technicolor
Sound Type: Mono
Print Type: 35mm
Negative Type: 35mm
Cinematographic Format: Spherical
Original Language: English
Original Country: United States

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