One of Chuck Jones’ most brazen creations, Charlie is the most obnoxious salesman on four legs. He believes that everybody needs a dog to call their own, and he tackles all sorts of schemes to find a home. Charlie stars in Little Orphan Airedale, Awful Orphan, Often an Orphan, Dog-Gone South and A Hound for Trouble. A classic line is when he claims to be 50% Boxer, 50% Setter, 50% Spitz, 50% Retriever…
"I rescued Charlie from the Warner Bros. character pound, where he had been abandoned. He had appeared in Bob Clampett's Porky's Pooch (1941), but he had grown into a different dog by the time he appeared in my pictures... Charlie Dog is one of my favorite characters. I don't understand him, but I do like him. He is so unquestionably a dog.
Charlie is merely trying to find a master and a home, which are perfectly natural ambitions for any dog. Comedy is always concerned with simple matters such as this." --Chuck Jones writing in his "Chuck Reducks, Drawing from the Fun Side of Life" 1996.
Charlie Dog Appears In:
- Dog Gone South
- A Hound for Trouble
- Little Orphan Airedale
- Awful Orphan
- Often an Orphan