Western Animation / Bad Luck Blackie

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"One of the most perfect cartoons ever made."
Chuck Jones, praising his mentor's film.

Bad Luck Blackie is a 1949 animated cartoon produced by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, directed by Tex Avery.

The short involves an innocent little kitten being bullied by a cruel bulldog. After enduring his slapstick torment the kitten escapes into an alley, and meets a cigar-smoking alley cat with black fur. The cat offers to protect the kitten by crossing the dog's path and causing him bad luck whenever the kitten blows on a whistle. The rest of the short involves the Amusing Injuries that befall the cruel dog as the kitten uses his newly-found protection to his full advantage.


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