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Butch Dog (formerly known as Spike) is an animated cartoon character: an anthropomorphic Irish dog. He was created in 1949 by Tex Avery for theatrical cartoon shorts produced by the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer cartoon studio.

Spike or Butch was a short-lived animation cartoon series featuring Butch Dog.

Butch solo cartoons


  • Bad Luck Blackie (1949) - Butch's debut.
  • The Counterfeit Cat (1949) - The first cartoon to have Scott Bradley's iconic Tex Avery theme music that would continue to be used in Tex Avery and Droopy cartoons throughout the 1950s.
  • Ventriloquist Cat (1950)
  • Garden Gopher (1950)
  • Cock-a-Doodle Dog (1951)
  • Magical Maestro (1952)
  • Rock-a-Bye Bear (1952)
  • Cellbound (1955)
  • Cat's Meow (1957) - The final Butch cartoon; a remake of Ventriloquist Cat directed by Tex Avery and produced by Hanna and Barbera with different coloring for the cat, the dog, and some of the scenery.

Appearances in Droopy cartoons


Later appearances


Butch reappeared in direct-to-DVD movies such as Tom and Jerry: The Magic Ring , alongside Droopy.

Voice actors


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