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

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

Characters

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

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
MPAA Rating: G
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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From Ethanimation21 :

Yes. Indeed. I really did enjoy viewing this comical, well-paced parody of the Rover Boys juvenile fiction (which, during the early 20th century, had been a popular series of reading material with the youths of the day). With its cleverly satirized characters, like Dan Backslide, Dora Standpipe, and, of course, the Dover brothers (that's Tom, Dick, and Larry) - This Technicolor, animated short from 1942 really delivered a very engaging story that certainly kept me quite entertained all the while (with a happily satisfied smile on my face). Imaginatively directed by the young and budding cartoonist, Chuck Jones - "The Dover Boys At Pimento University" definitely scores high points when it comes to being one of my very favorite vintage "Looney Tunes" from the "Golden Age" of animation.
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        Sources

        Charles M. "Chuck" Jones: Director
        • Verified by "Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies" by Jerry Beck and Will Friedwald

        Tedd "Ted" Pierce: Story
        • Verified by "Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies" by Jerry Beck and Will Friedwald

        Robert "Bobe" Cannon: Animator
        • Verified by "Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies" by Jerry Beck and Will Friedwald

        Carl W. Stalling: Music
        • Verified by "Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies" by Jerry Beck and Will Friedwald

        John McGrew: Layout
        • Verified by "Hollywood Cartoons" by Michael Barrier

        Eugene "Gene" Fleury: Backgrounds
        • Verified by "Hollywood Cartoons" by Michael Barrier

        Leon Schlesinger: Producer
        • Verified by onscreen credits (not always reliable)

        Melvin Jerome "Mel" Blanc: Voices
        • Unverified

        Tedd "Ted" Pierce: Voices
        • Unverified

        The Sportsmen: Voices
        • Unverified

        Majorie Tarlton: Voices
        • Unverified

        John MacLeish: Voices
        • Verified by DVD commentary

        Treg Brown: Film Editor
        • Verified by DVD commentary

        John MacLeish: Character Design
        • Verified by Cartoon Research