Andrea/Duck Dodgers here. I friendly welcome every fan of animation at my blog. The goal is to support the love and rediscovery of Classic Theatrical Cartoons from the Golden Age of Animation, keeping meanwhile an eye on Golden Age "Funny Animals" Comics as well as on modern animated productions! Every SUPPRESSED ethnic caricature to be sometimes presented here is just for HISTORICAL and EDUCATIONAL purpose and NOT to offend anyone. Stay Tooned and Enjoy the place !

Sunday, April 30, 2006

Bob Clampett's "It's A Grand Old Nag"

Very difficult to see, "It's A Grand Old Nag" was Clampett's last theatrical cartoon, made shortly after he left WB for "greener pastures".
Directed by none other than Kilroy ( of course, Clampett himself. He put down "Kilroy" as director both on the film credits and in the Copyright Catalog).

Highlighted by the strong vocal characterization of Stan Freberg, and by the charming original tune "The Filly with a Twinkle in her Eye", this great cartoon tells the story of Charlie Horse dreaming to meet his love, the famous equine actress Hay-dy La Mare. He is pretty soon casted to be in her next movie, but he discovers only too late that he got to be the stunt for the leading hero, Ciro Van Snoot.
He then saves the goil's life from a fire and steals her heart!
Enjoy some pictures from this recent addition to my collection, a very good copy of this virtually unknown short, filmed in "original Trucolor"!

Yours Truly,

Duck Dodgers

Blog Founder and Administrator


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Like how the action continues during "the end" tittle. Great job!

11:34 am

Blogger David Germain said...

I love the name of that director "Mr. Retake". Was that supposed to be a swipe at Friz Freleng?

12:48 pm

Blogger Susie Hovendick Chan said...


2:48 pm

Blogger Oberon said...

......what is the most important thing?

2:55 pm

Anonymous Anonymous said...

SWEET!! I never knew Clmapett did any theatrical cartoons after WB!

3:22 pm

Blogger Thad said...

Excellent. I'd love to see this cartoon.

3:32 pm

Blogger Unknown said...

This has nothing to do with this entry, but about the fact that your name is Duck Dodgers. I was so sad when that cartoon went off. It w'as so classy. Not to mention my friends Dad (Chris "Spike" Brandt) was the producer, so we were all sad. They actually got an Emmy nom (I wish I could've went to the Emmys with them), so I don't know what went wrong.

6:28 pm

Blogger Peter Matthes said...

I saw a really pretty girl today on the street and I am fairly sure my eyes popped out of my head just like that.

3:36 am

Blogger Instantiable said...

Wow, that was a memory intensive post...

5:56 pm

Blogger Instantiable said...

...not a complaint, just an observation =)

5:57 pm

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who ows this cartoon now a days?

12:30 pm

Blogger :: smo :: said...

is there any way you could put this cartoon online? or would it get pulled right away?

11:44 pm

Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's A Grand Old Nag(1947):

2:08 pm

Blogger Unknown said...

Horses can only have 1 or 2 foals at a time

6:45 pm


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