Buddy the Gob

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Buddy The Gob is a Warner Bros. Looney Tunes theatrical cartoon short released on January 13, 1934. It was animated by Jack King and Ben Clopton. The musical score was by Norman Spencer.

The cartoon features Buddy, the second major star in the Looney Tunes series, after Bosko. This cartoon features Friz Freleng's first cartoon.

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Buddy is a "gob", a sailor in the navy, who visits China and witnesses a local celebration of the 150th birthday anniversary of the Sacred Dragon, wherein a young girl will be sacrificed. Buddy decides to rescue the young girl and ends up being chased by a dragon and the incensed village. Of course, by the end of the cartoon, Buddy and the girl escape safely.

As was typical for the time, since the cartoon's setting is China, the cartoon features gags centered around Chinese culture and Asian stereotypes that would be considered racist by today's standards.

The cartoon also briefly features a caricature of Jimmy Durante, a favourite target of WB cartoons at this time.