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Film, Video Boy meets dog

About this Item


  • Boy meets dog


  • Musical animated film in which a boy adopts a stray dog. His father kicks the dog and is carried off to the land of gnomes where he is put on trial. The through-line is proper tooth brushing techniques.


  • Lantz, Walter, direction, production
  • Bletcher, Billy, 1894-1979, cast
  • Tetley, Walter, 1915-1975, cast
  • Byrnes, Gene, 1889-1974
  • Castle Films, inc
  • Bristol-Myers Company

Created / Published

  • United States : Castle Films, 1940.


  • -  Human-animal relationships--Caricatures and cartoons
  • -  Fathers and sons--Caricatures and cartoons
  • -  Mouth--Care and hygiene--Caricatures and cartoons


  • Musical films
  • Animated films
  • Sponsored films
  • Short films


  • -  Adapted from Gene Byrnes' comic strip Reg'lar fellers.
  • -  Voices: Billy Bletcher, Walter Tetley, Danny Webb.
  • -  Music by Frank Churchill ; film editing by Eugene W. Castle.
  • -  Originally released in 1938 by Caravel Films in technicolor, Library of Congress copy is black and white
  • -  Sources used: Internet movie database, viewed July 11, 2018; National Film Preservation Foundation WWW site, viewed July 12, 2018; Movie Makers Jan-Dec 1940, volume 15 via Media History Digital Library WWW site, viewed July 26, 2018.


  • 1 video file (digital, MPEG-4) (ca. 10 min.) : sd., b&w.

Source Collection

  • LC Gift Collection (Library of Congress)

Digital Id

Library of Congress Control Number

  • 2018601239

Online Format

  • image
  • video

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Chicago citation style:

Bletcher, Billy, Cast, Walter Tetley, Gene Byrnes, Inc Castle Films, and Bristol-Myers Company. Boy Meets Dog. directeds by Lantz, Walterectionuction, produceds by Lantz, Walterectionuction United States: Castle Films, 1938. Video.

APA citation style:

Bletcher, B., Tetley, W., Byrnes, G., Castle Films, I. & Bristol-Myers Company. (1938) Boy Meets Dog. Lantz, W., dir, Lantz, W., prod United States: Castle Films. [Video] Retrieved from the Library of Congress,

MLA citation style:

Bletcher, Billy, Cast, et al. Boy Meets Dog. dir by Lantz, Walterectionuction, prod by Lantz, Walterectionuction United States: Castle Films, 1938. Video. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <>.