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Classic Animation (pre 1970's) => April Fools Threads => : Gabrielkat April 01, 2014, 01:12:27 PM

: Dog Trouble original titles found!
: Gabrielkat April 01, 2014, 01:12:27 PM
I've wanted to do this last year, but never got the chance, so here goes...

Somebody on YouTube just posted the original opening and closing titles from the 1942 Tom and Jerry cartoon Dog Trouble, sourced from a very good condition nitrate print, and this proves that it was indeed the very first MGM cartoon to have that red "An MGM Cartoon" card at the beginning:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zk5egCBTqZo

Oh, and one more thing...

APRIL FOOLS! (Yes, these aren't the actual original titles, but I assume this is probably what they would have looked like.)
: Re: Dog Trouble original titles found!
: Retro00064 April 01, 2014, 03:05:15 PM
It may have had the red titles, but it's also just as possible it had the blue titles (with a blue "The End" title with defense bond plug as used for The Hungry Wolf). The copyright synopsis could possibly confirm which style titles it had (maybe Thad or David Gerstein knows?). The first half of the opening music is the same tune used for Officer Pooch, which has the blue titles (but no defense bond plug).
: Re: Dog Trouble original titles found!
: King Delbert April 01, 2014, 04:15:13 PM
Oh no they were found.  It's a beautifully restored print too.  Here's what it ACTUALLY looks like


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yPYXf0tyBH4





APRIL FOOLS; it too was a recreation (yet a better one to trick you)

: Re: Dog Trouble original titles found!
: Gabrielkat April 01, 2014, 04:18:40 PM
It may have had the red titles, but it's also just as possible it had the blue titles (with a blue "The End" title with defense bond plug as used for The Hungry Wolf). The copyright synopsis could possibly confirm which style titles it had (maybe Thad or David Gerstein knows?). The first half of the opening music is the same tune used for Officer Pooch, which has the blue titles (but no defense bond plug).

Well, the MPPDA number for Dog Trouble is 7833, whereas Little Gravel Voice, which definitely has the red titles, has an earlier MPPDA number of 7815.

Oh, and BTW, this is my 100th post on this forum, so congrats to me! :D