One of my favourite cartoon characters. I can’t say what the attraction was but there was an attraction. I loved his understated and unassuming way as well as his monotone voice. Yet he was so shrewd, so versatile, able to outwit all the bad characters (Wolf, Spike) and such the ladies man, or rather dog. “You know what? That makes me mad” he drawls right before he shows an amazing level of strength and wacks the opponent down for offending his senses. Love it!
Tex Avery, the creator of Droopy and other fab cartoons like Tom & Jerry, was brilliant. Yes, there are quite a number of racial and sexist faux-pas in these cartoons if you watch them today but I guess those were the times. Droopy for example was created in the 1940s.
Either way, I love my Droopy…man!