Diminutive loudmouth Sheriff Hoot Kloot, astride his curmudgeonly, limping horse Fester, wages an ongoing battle of witlessness against lunatic sheep rustler Crazywolf. DePatie-Freleng’s only series of cartoon Westerns, the Sheriff Hoot Kloot™ films are characterized by especially strong direction and layout (by Hawley Pratt, Gerry Chiniquy, Art Leonardi and others). Delighted with the chance to slip in clever Wild West in-jokes, writer John Dunn further pits Kloot and crew against a veritable rogues gallery of ridiculous outlaw villains, including Billy the Kidder, Calamitous Jane, Butch Casualty, Wild Bill Hiccup, and the hanging Judge Soy Bean.
KLOOT’S COUNTY • APACHE ON THE COUNTY SEAT • THE SHOE MUST GO ON • A SELF-WINDING SIDEWINDER • PAY YOUR BUFFALO BILL • STIRRUPS AND HICCUPS • TEN MILES TO THE GALLOP • PHONY EXPRESS • GIDDY UP WOE • GOLD STRUCK • AS THE TUMBLEWEED TURNS • THE BADGE AND THE BEAUTIFUL • BIG BEEF AT THE O.K. CORRAL • BY HOOT OR BY CROOK • STRANGE ON THE RANGE • MESA TROUBLE • SADDLE SOAP OPERA