Category:Animated western (genre) animation
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The following 30 pages are in this category, out of 30 total. This list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
The following 30 pages are in this category, out of 30 total. This list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
1. BraveStarr – BraveStarr is an American Space Western animated television series. The original episodes aired from September 1987 to February 1988 in syndication and it was created simultaneously with a collection of action figures. BraveStarr was the last animated series produced by Filmation and Group W Productions to be broadcast before Filmation shut down in 1989, a spin-off series was in production along with Bugzburg when the studio closed down. Reruns of the show aired on Qubo Night Owl from 2010 to 2013, the idea for BraveStarr began with Tex Hex, his chief adversary. Tex Hex was created by Filmations staff artists in 1984, during the development of Filmations Ghostbusters, lou Scheimer found the character fascinating and pulled Tex Hex from the Ghostbusters cast. He asked Arthur Nadel, Filmations Vice President for Creative Affairs, as the concepts took shape, staff writer Bob Forward fleshed out the writers guide and eventually co-wrote the feature film script for BraveStarr, The Legend with writer Steve Hayes. The episodes combine elements of fiction and western genres. It is set in the 23rd century on a desert planet called New Texas. As on other Filmation series, a lesson is told at the end of each episode. One notable episode is The Price, in which a boy buys a drug called spin, becomes addicted to it, the setting in most episodes is New Texas, a planetary system orbiting three suns,600 parsecs from Earth. Much of the food and water supply is imported, the majority of land is desert, but there is one wetland area, which is the home of apecats. Water is also found in cactus-like Aqua-Pod plants, the chief export is Kerium, a red mineral used as a fuel source, and often therefore the prize of conflicts among characters. Implications exist that New Texas was colonized for Kerium, but will remain inhabited even after the mines are exhausted, the native civilization of New Texas are the Prairie People, who operate most of the Kerium mines. Fort Kerium, A mechanized town capable of armoring itself, BraveStarrs base of operation, Starr Peak, A mountain where Shaman lives, concealing the spacecraft in which he arrived on New Texas, atop a Kerium deposit. Stone Canyon, A large mining canyon, also the location of some crime. Peaceful Valley, A large agrarian land, the Hexagon, Fortress for most of the villains. The Badlands, the land surrounding the Hexagon. Two episodes are set on Earth, where the city of London resembles a modernized Victorian England, apecats, Gigantic non-humanoid felines who live near the only wetlands on New Texas
2. Buford and the Galloping Ghost – The series was composed of two unrelated segments, The Buford Files and The Galloping Ghost. Buford and the Galloping Ghost was animated at Filman, a studio in Madrid. Buford is a lazy bloodhound with a bark and a sharp nose for solving mysteries who lives deep in Fenokee swampland. Bufords abilities are expanded with ears that revolve like radar dishes, but Buford has two weaknesses, when the moon comes out, he howls his heart out, often at the most perilous moment, and he also has a running feud with a karate-wacking raccoon. He is also a guardian to two teenage cowgirls – Wendy and Rita – who work at the Fuddy Dude Ranch owned by grouchy, whenever Fuddy threatens to fire the girls, Nugget makes himself invisible and becomes a helping friend. He is always battling Fuddy and takes delight in harassing him in odd, when the girls are in trouble, Wendy summons Nugget by rubbing on her special gold nugget necklace. Following the cancellation of Yogis Space Race, repeat episodes of segments were repackaged and spun off in their own half-hour series from February 3 to September 1,1979. The show has been rebroadcast on USA Cartoon Express, Cartoon Network, Buford, Nugget Nose, Wendy and Rita also participated in intergalactic racing competitions with Yogi Bear, Huckleberry Hound, Jabberjaw and other characters featured on Yogis Space Race segment. While Nugget Nose, Wendy and Rita race together as a trio, Bufords partner is Jabberjaw whose race ship contained a track on which Buford runs to increase speed
3. The Adventures of the Galaxy Rangers – The Adventures of the Galaxy Rangers is a Japanese-American animated Space Western television series created by Robert Mandell and Gaylord Entertainment Company. It was broadcast in syndication between 1986 and 1989, the series combines sci-fi stories with traditional wild west themes. It is one of the first anime-style shows produced mainly in the United States, at the time it aired, The Adventures of the Galaxy Rangers was considered a revolutionary childrens show. In return for the help, the two aliens gave mankind construction plans for a hyperdrive device, after this key event in human history, interstellar travel flourished and a huge number of colonies emerged in distant star-systems. Alongside the growth of human activities in space, criminal activities also grew, a group known as BETA was founded to cope with these tasks, with a Ranger division being a part of it. Most of the colonies portrayed in the show specialized in agriculture or mining star stones. Many of the planets on the show have names that evoke ideas of a Western setting, Nebraska, Mesa, Ozark, BETA is shown to be the major military and exploratory arm of Earth. The organizations headquarters are on Earth, BETA sustains several bases on and around Earth, such as the Longshot Research Facility in the Grand Canyon and the BETA space station in Earths orbit. The Series-5 Brain Implant, or S5 is implied to be the closest mankind will ever get to merging with cybernetics. The S5 implant enables a dramatic boost of innate abilities due to its conversion of bio-electrical power generated by alpha radiation stored within the badges worn by the Galaxy Rangers. The Crown Empire, also known as the Crown, is ruled by the Queen of the Crown and she controls a large number of planets in a vast section of the galaxy, all of which she rules as a cruel tyrant. The Queen controls her empire using creatures called Slaver Lords with whom she has a psychic link, Slaver Lords derive their power from the psychic energy of other beings. After the Empire encountered humans, the Queen discovered that they were suitable for energy extraction than any other previously encountered species. Zachary Foxx is the captain of the series 5 Rangers and he is married and a father of two. His wifes mind was kidnapped by the Queen of the Crown and is contained in a psychocrystal, Foxx was voiced by veteran actor Jerry Orbach. Shane Goose Gooseman was genetically produced in a test tube as part of a government genetic experiment to create a group of enhanced mutant soldiers known as Supertroopers. Goose was at the range at the time, and thus avoided the gas. The other troopers had to be imprisoned, but some escaped
4. An American Tail: Fievel Goes West – An American Tail, Fievel Goes West is a 1991 American animated western film produced by Steven Spielbergs Amblimation animation studio and released by Universal Pictures. It is the sequel to An American Tail, and the last installment in the series to be released theatrically, two direct-to-video sequels were released in the late 1990s. A continuation, Fievels American Tails, aired on CBS in 1992, don Bluth, the original films director, had no involvement with this one. Instead, it was directed by Phil Nibbelink and Simon Wells, Wells went on to do Were Back. A Dinosaurs Story, Balto, and The Time Machine, while Nibbelink went on to codirect Were Back, a Dinosaurs Story and direct his own independent features. The film follows the story of the Mousekewitzes, a family of Jewish-Russian mice who emigrate to the Wild West. In it, Fievel is separated from his family as the approaches the American Old West. It performed modestly at the box office grossing $40 million and received mixed reviews from critics, Fievel spends his days thinking about the Wild West dog-sheriff Wylie Burp, while his older sister, Tanya, dreams of becoming a singer. Meanwhile, Tigers girlfriend, Miss Kitty, leaves him to find a new life out west, soon after, Cat R. Waul forces the mice into the sewers, including the Mousekewitzes, and entices them into moving yet again to a better life out west. Tiger chases the train, trying to catch up with his friends, while on the train, Fievel wanders into the livestock car, where he overhears the cats revealing their plot to turn them into mouse burgers. After being discovered, he is thrown from the train by Cat R. s hench-spider, T. R. Chula and his family is devastated once again over his loss and arrive in Green River, Utah with heavy hearts. Upon arrival at Green River, Chula blocks up the water tower, Cat R. approaches the mice and proposes to build a new saloon together, although intending to trick the mice into doing the bulk of the work and then eat them afterwards. Meanwhile, Fievel is wandering aimlessly through the desert, as is Tiger, who has found his way out west as well, however, they each figure that the other is a mirage and continue on their separate ways. Tiger is captured by mouse Indians and hailed as a god, Fievel is picked up by a hawk, dropped over the mouse Indian village and reunites with Tiger. Tiger chooses to stay in while Fievel catches a passing tumbleweed, as soon as he makes his arrival, he quickly reunites with his family but is unable to convince them of Cat R. s plans to kill them. However, Cat R. hears Tanya singing and is enchanted by her voice and he sends Tanya to Miss Kitty, who is now a saloon-girl cat, and she reveals that she came at Cat R. s request. He tells Miss Kitty to put her on stage, with a little encouragement from Miss Kitty, she pulls off a performance for the cats. Meanwhile, Fievel is chased by Chula and briefly taken prisoner, while walking out of town, Fievel stops to talk with an elderly bloodhound sleeping outside the jail, discovering that he is actually Wylie Burp
5. BraveStarr: The Movie – BraveStarr, The Movie is an animated Space Western released on March 18,1988 by Taurus Entertainment. The film was based on Filmations television series and Mattels action figure of the same name, the film tells the story of the original discovery of Kerium, and how the Galactic Marshall Bravestarr came to battle Tex Hex and his master Stampede on the planet of New Texas. It also introduces his allies, J. B. Thirty/Thirty, Deputy Fuzz, the movie received its own single DVD release on May 6,2008. Unlike The Secret of the Sword, the BraveStarr movie was produced and released following the conclusion of the TV series, sharing the same fate as the toy and TV show, it was not a box-office success, playing only to weekend matinées in limited markets. A year after its release, Filmation closed down for good, its last full-length production, Happily Ever After, the final Filmation show got its start with this little-seen feature. Far out in space on New Texas, a single marshal protects a frontier people from the machinations of Stampede and his lackey. Charlie Adler as Deputy Fuzz / Tex Hex Susan Blu as Judge J. B. Beck, Jerry, pp. 41–2. BraveStarr, The Movie at the Internet Movie Database BraveStarr, The Movie at the TCM Movie Database BraveStarr, The Movie at AllMovie BraveStarr, The Movie at The Big Cartoon DataBase
6. Bugs Bunny Rides Again – Bugs Bunny Rides Again is a 1948 Warner Bros. Merrie Melodies short, released in 1948, directed by Friz Freleng, the short is both part of the Western and a parody of the genres conventions. Voice characterizations are performed by Mel Blanc, the cartoon features Bugs Bunny and Yosemite Sam. It is the cartoon to pair them, after their first encounter in 1945s Hare Trigger. The title is a typical Western reference, as in The Lone Ranger rides again, in the scene where Yosemite Sam states. A hail of bullets flies down one street until a light turns red. Afterwards, Yosemite Sam walks into the saloon, all of the patrons are afraid of Sam, yelling his name in terror while the score plays Der Erlkönig. No one dares to challenge Sam except Bugs Bunny, Sam says that the town isnt big for both of them, after Bugs tries to accommodate him by then instantly building an entire city skyline, bur Sam is not appeased. Bugs and Sam draws out increasingly bigger guns, Bugs shoots Sams nose with a pea shooter, when Sam returns to the surface, Bugs dares him to cross lines drawn with his foot Sam does so until he falls off the cliff. Sam chases Bugs on horseback, until Bugs convinces Sam to play cards with him instead, after Bugs wins the game, he tries to get Sam to take the train out of town. The two of them arrive at the station and discover that the passenger car is the Miami Special. Accompanied with a rendition of Oh You Beautiful Doll fit for a striptease number, Bugs fights with Sam to board the train, and prevails as usual, shouting, So long, Sammy. A total of 18 such cues appear in this short, the title music is a short sample of the William Tell Overture by Gioachino Rossini. The establishing shot for the western town of the film is accompanied with a sample of Cheyenne by Egbert Van Alstyne. The establishing shot for the saloon and its customers is accompanied with a sample of Navajo, also by Van Alstyne, the entry of Yosemite Sam is accompanied by a sample of Der Erlkönig by Franz Schubert. When Bugs Bunny emerges as the only one willing to stand against Sam, the music is a sample of Yosemite Sam, when Sam and Bugs start their duel, the music is a sample of Inflamatus, a section of the Stabat Mater by Rossini. When Sam states that the town is not big enough for the two of them, the music is a sample of Sonata Pathétique by Ludwig van Beethoven. The dancing scene is set to the tune of Bugs Bunny Rides Again, which was heard with a similar dance in Stage Door Cartoon
7. Drip-Along Daffy – Drip-Along Daffy is a Warner Bros. Merrie Melodies theatrical cartoon short released in 1951 and later re-released in 1959 as a Blue Ribbon, directed by Chuck Jones, in a tongue-in-cheek nod to The Lone Ranger, Daffys horse is named Tinfoil. Daffy notices that the last sheriff had shot, so the town needs a new sheriff. Daffy picks a sheriff out of his collection of badges and rides into town on his horse, Tinfoil. In a recorded commentary on the Looney Tunes Golden Collection, the commentator warns the viewer that this film is stuffed with every western cliché ever done. Other scenes include a holdup at Custards Last Stand and a horse stealing horseshoes from a smithy at gunpoint. In the town, Daffy is about to take a drink at the bar when Nasty Canasta walks in past his Wanted poster, Daffy tries to intimidate Canasta with his gun, but Canasta just bites off most of the gun and eats it. Canasta then threateningly orders Daffy two of his usual, a made of various poisons and toxic materials like cobra fang juice, hydrogen bitters. Canasta downs the drink with no effects, and when Daffy gets Porky to take the second drink with seemingly no side-effects. Daffy sternly says to Canasta I hate you, eventually, Daffy challenges Canasta to a showdown in the street. Canasta picks up the doll, chuckling, until the doll points its gun at Canasta and fires, with Canasta defeated, the rest of the town rush over to Porky, while Daffy is still pacing his way to the middle of the street. Daffy finally notices the adoration given to Porky, and in vain tries to get their attention, Porky is now the town sheriff, and Daffy reiterates his claim that hed clean up this one-horse town to the camera — except now hes a sanitation worker. Porky remarks, Lucky for him it is a one-horse town, a portion of this cartoon appeared in the 1991 movie JFK. In the scene where Jim Garrison and his family are at the dinner table and this cartoon is included with the original ending restored in Disc Two in the Looney Tunes Golden Collection, Volume 1 and Disc Two in the Looney Tunes Platinum Collection, Volume 2. List of cartoons featuring Daffy Duck Drip-Along Daffy at the Internet Movie Database Drip-Along Daffy at The Big Cartoon DataBase
8. The Good, the Bad, and Huckleberry Hound – The Good, the Bad, and Huckleberry Hound is a 1988 animated made-for-television film produced by Hanna-Barbera for syndication as part of the Hanna-Barbera Superstars 10 series. The feature is a parody of western movies, the title is a take-off of The Good, the Bad and the Ugly. The constant references to Huckleberry as a mysterious, steely-eyed, several other plot points are lifted from well-known western films, such as High Plains Drifter. As Huck enters town, the Daltons race past him taking his possessions, Huck accuses them of cheating, so they challenge him to a fight in a boxing ring, which Huck wins. Huck later deposits his nugget in Quick Draw McGraw and Babas bank, being partial to its blue ink, Huck chooses the fountain pen. Shortly, the Daltons rob the bank, stealing both Hucks nugget and pen and that night, an emergency Town Hall meeting is held to discuss what to do about the Daltons, now that Stinky has broken out of jail. Fearing for his life, Hokey quickly appoints Huck as the new sheriff, sheriff Huck goes after the three Dalton Brothers and successfully jails them. After a celebration in Town Hall, Huck is ushered to run from Stinky, Stinky arrives on schedule and tries to kill Huck. Stinky decides to get help by breaking his brothers out of jail by disguising himself as their grandmother. The Dalton Gang start their revenge against Huck, which Huck is able to evade, with Huck out of the way, the Daltons go on a crime spree quickly becoming the richest outlaws in the West, renaming Two-Bit as Daltonville in the process. Huck proposes to Desert Flower, but must first undergo a two-part initiation test to join the tribe for the chiefs approval, the first test is a game show where a rival suitor tries to make Huck fail by constantly messing with Hucks answer buzzer. By sheer luck, Huckleberry wins the show and passes the first tribal test. The second test is where Huck must wrestle the tribes strongest man, Chuckling Chipmunk, Huck loses to Chuckling Chipmunk and thus fails the initiation rites. Before Huck is forced to pay the penalty, Desert Flower falls in the river and is swept toward a waterfall, acting quickly, Huck jumps in and rescues her. Both grateful and impressed, the chief gives his blessing for the two of them to marry, the wedding ceremony is interrupted by Hucks horse, who restores Hucks memory and urges him to finish unfinished business with the Daltons. Promising to return and marry Desert Flower, Huck rides off on his faithful horsie Bob. He finds the Two-Bit townsfolk at their own circus and urges them to assist him in defeating the Daltons. Though the other Daltons are scared at first, Stinky refuses to be intimidated, wearing his disguise, Huck arrives in Daltonville on a green-painted train, which is rigged with special effects
9. Home on the Range (2004 film) – Home on the Range is a 2004 American animated musical western comedy film produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation and released by Walt Disney Pictures. The 45th Disney animated feature film, it was the last 2D animated Disney film released until The Princess and the Frog in 2009. Named after the country song of the same name, Home on the Range features the voices of Roseanne Barr, Judi Dench, Jennifer Tilly, Cuba Gooding Jr. Randy Quaid. The film is set in the Old West, and centers on a trio of dairy cows—brash, adventurous Maggie, prim, proper Mrs. Caloway. The three cows must capture an infamous cattle rustler named Alameda Slim for his bounty in order to save their farm from foreclosure. Aiding them in their quest is Lucky Jack, a feisty, peg-legged rabbit, but a horse named Buck, eagerly working in the service of Rico. Home on the Range was released on April 2,2004 to mixed reviews, Maggie is the only cow left on the Dixon Ranch after Alameda Slim stole all the rest of Mr. Dixons cattle. Dixon sells Maggie to Pearl, a kind and elderly woman who runs a farm called Patch of Heaven. The local Sheriff arrives to tell Pearl that her bank is cracking down on debtors, Pearl has three days to pay the bank $750, or her farm will be sold to the highest bidder. Hearing this, Maggie convinces the other cows on the farm to go to town to attempt winning prize money at a fair, while the cows are in town, a bounty hunter named Rico drops a criminal off and collects the reward. Stating he needs a replacement horse to go after Alameda Slim while his own horse rests, when Maggie find out that the reward for capturing Slim is exactly $750, she convinces the other cows to try to capture him to save Patch of Heaven. That night, they hide among a herd of steers. Before any of them can do anything, Slim begins a yodeling song which sends all the cattle into a trance that causes them to dance madly and follow Slim anywhere. Grace is able to bring Maggie and Mrs. Caloway back to their senses just before Slim closes the path behind him with a rock-slide to stop Rico and his men from chasing him. As Rico discusses with his men what his next move will be, Buck starts talking with Maggie, Grace and this causes Rico to believe Buck is frightened by cows, so he sends Buck back to the Sheriff. Buck escapes, determined to capture Slim for himself to prove his worth, Maggie, Grace, and Mrs. Caloway continue their search for Slim, determined to pass Buck and get to Slim first, but they have a fallout when they lose the trail in a downpour. Mrs. Caloway accuses Maggie of wanting to go after Slim only as a personal vendetta, arguing that she and Grace are better off without Maggie. The three spend the night under a rock, with Maggie deciding to leave the next morning while Grace
10. My Little Duckaroo – My Little Duckaroo is a 1954 Warner Bros. Merrie Melodies theatrical cartoon produced by Edward Selzer and starring Daffy Duck. It was directed by Chuck Jones and written by Michael Maltese and this cartoon in many ways resembles the 1951 short directed by Chuck Jones entitled Drip-Along Daffy. The cartoon can be found on the volume of the Looney Tunes Golden Collection, as well as the second volume of its Blu-Ray successor. Much like Drip-Along Daffy, this cartoon parodies the widely popular Westerns of the time period and this looks like a job for. And besides, it isnt the principle of the thing, its the money, following large conspicuous signs to Canastas hide-out, Daffy tells Porky to wait outside whilst I go in and fix his little red wagon. Daffy bursts into the hideout, to find Canasta sitting peacefully at a table playing cards, challenged to join the game, Daffy departs and returns in new cowboy garb, confident of victory. What follows is the humiliation of Daffy again and again through different gags, the first round of the card game is ended abruptly when Canasta literally cuts the deck of cards with a meat cleaver, nearly cutting Daffys hand as well. Daffy deals the cards, giving Canasta one and himself the rest of the deck, Canasta wins the hand when he pokes a pistol in Daffys mouth and declares I gotta 3 of Clubs. Next scene opens with Canasta reading The Gravediggers Joke Book, by Burke and Hare, Daffy challenges Canasta to an arm wrestling match, which Canasta easily wins, smashing Daffy into and through the table. Porky appears and suggests to Daffy, Why dont you plain old arrest him. Daffy tries that, but when he puts Canasta in irons, Canasta effortlessly breaks the handcuffs, Daffy then gets annoyed and angry, telling Canasta that he is going to give him a fist beating, with Porky encouraging Daffy. However, Daffys spunk ends badly for Daffy himself, as Canasta rips his shirt right off just by flexing his muscles before beating up Daffy, the house shakes as Porky sits outside whittling with a knife and a stick. Daffy then emerges from the house after a few seconds, dazed and confused with slurred speech, followed by which we see Daffy walk outside the house with a shiny new looking red wagon. List of cartoons featuring Daffy Duck List of cartoons featuring Porky Pig My Little Duckaroo at AOL Video
11. Posse Cat – Posse Cat is a 1954 one reel animated Tom and Jerry short. As with all Tom and Jerry cartoons at the time, it was directed by William Hanna and Joseph Barbera and produced by Fred Quimby with music by Scott Bradley. The short was animated by Irven Spence, Ed Barge, Kenneth Muse and Ray Patterson, the backgrounds was credited to Robert Gentle. It was released on January 30,1954 by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, posse Cat is seen as the sequel or successor to 1950s Texas Tom, which is often considered one of the more popular Tom and Jerry shorts, though it was not nominated for an Academy Award that year. Tom is sleeping lazily in a kitchen, while Jerry throws a rope at a sausage to it from the cook. Tom paints his finger brown to disguise it as a sausage, after pulling Tom through the mouse hole, Jerry retreats, with Tom chasing. Tom then tries to lasso Jerry, but accidentally lassos the turkey, along with the cook, who snatches the turkey back and shoots Tom away once more. After reaching safety, Tom takes a drink of water only to find it leaking out from holes in his body, no doubt caused by the cooks bullets, Tom then sees Jerry taking a baguette and gives chase, causing Jerry to place the baguette into a bulls tail. Tom then spies the baguette and bites it, causing the bull to charge Tom into the wall of the shack. As Tom charges at Jerry, Jerry stops him and presents him a contract, Jerry will allow Tom to capture him and earn the meal, Tom agrees and the two shake hands. Jerry allows Tom to shoot at him and earn the meal from the delighted cook, Tom responds by shooting the contract, causing Jerry to throw Toms meal onto his face. Angry, the cook chases Tom out with his revolvers, while Jerry, eating a turkey leg, watches as the cook chases Tom into the sunset