The Dover Boys – 1942

Meanwhile, as Disney struggled to produce feature length animated films and maintain employee morale, Warner Bros., however, continued to focus on and perfect the gag related cartoon short.

The Dover Boys at Pimento University” or “The Rivals of Roquefort Hall” (also known as simply The Dover Boys) is a 1942 Merrie Melodies cartoon produced by Leon Schlesinger Productions and directed by Chuck Jones. It was released by Warner Bros. on September 19, 1942. The cartoon is a parody of The Rover Boys, a popular juvenile fiction book series of the early 20th century. In 1994, the cartoon was voted #49 of the 50 Greatest Cartoons of all time by members of the animation field.

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