''Dinky Doodle'' was a cartoon character created by Creator/WalterLantz for [[Creator/BrayStudios Bray Productions]] in [[UsefulNotes/TheSilentAgeOfAnimation 1924]]. Dinky was a standard boy character, sporting a flat cap, a striped shirt, and dark shorts. He and his dog Weakheart appeared alongside Lantz himself (as the cartoonist) in a series of short films that combined live-action and animation, similar in style to [[Creator/MaxAndDaveFleischer Max Fleischer's]] ''WesternAnimation/OutOfTheInkwell'' series, as well as Creator/WaltDisney's ''WesternAnimation/AliceComedies''.

Dinky Doodle enjoyed a degree of popularity among audiences, but was retired from the screen in 1926. He was later (mockingly) mentioned as someone supposedly kidnapped when Angelo mocks Eddie Valiant for working for a toon in the [[UsefulNotes/TheRenaissanceAgeOfAnimation 1988]] film ''Film/WhoFramedRogerRabbit''.

A history of the series can be found [[http://lantz.goldenagecartoons.com/misc/ here]].
* {{Expy}}: Walt himself was one for Creator/HaroldLloyd, donning a pair of glasses.
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* RogerRabbitEffect: The series is pretty much an ersatz of Fleischer's product.
* UsefulNotes/TheSilentAgeOfAnimation: One of the most popular series at the tail end of this era.