Pooch the Pup (art by Walter Lantz Studios).

first app.:

"The Athlete" (1932)

last app.:

"She Done Him Right" (1933)

Pooch the Pup is an anthromorphic dog created by Walter Lantz Productions during the black-and-white era of the studio's history. The character only appeared in thirteen cartoons.


In 1931, Walter Lantz was encountering slight financial troubles. One way to cope with the problems was to conceive a new series featuring a new character, thus leading to the appearance of Pooch the Pup. While Lantz went on to direct the Pooch the Pup shorts, his colleague Bill Nolan would focus on the long-running Oswald the Lucky Rabbit cartoons.[1]

Pooch made his debut in The Athlete. Here, he was a white-furred bloodhound white long black ears. In Pin Feathers, he had black fur, making very similar to Oswald, except for his long, hairless tail.

Pooch's last hurrah was in She Done Him Right, a parody of a movie called She Done Him Wrong. Following his retirement from the screen, Oswald was seen in two cartoons wearing a jacket similar to Pooch's. It was suggested that the two Oswald shorts were initially designed to feature Pooch.[2]

List of appearancesEdit

King Klunk Screenshot

A later version of Pooch the Pup (center) as seen in King Klunk. His girlfriend (right) is identical to whom Oswald has in 1933 with differences being only the garments.

  • "The Athlete" (08/29/1932)[3][4]
  • "The Butcher Boy" (09/26/1932)[3][5]
  • "The Crowd Snores" (10/24/1932)[3][6]
  • "The Under Dog" (11/07/1932)[3][7]
  • "Cats And Dogs" (12/05/1932)[3][8]
  • "Merry Dog" (01/02/1933)[9][10]
  • "The Terrible Troubadour" (01/30/1933)[9][11]
  • "The Lumber Champ" (03/13/1933)[9][12]
  • "Nature's Workshop" (06/05/1933)[9][13]
  • "Pin Feathers" (07/03/1933)[9][14]
  • "Hot And Cold" (08/14/1933)[9][15]
  • "King Klunk" (09/04/1933)[9][16]
  • "She Done Him Right" (10/09/1933)[9][17]

Note: One source listed "S.O.S. Icicle" (05/08/1933) as a separate cartoon[18], while another claimed it was a working title for "Hot & Cold"[9].

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