Darrell Dog (Johnsonverse)

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Ludicrous Limericks character
First appearance: "In a Bind" (1926)
Created by: Gerald Jankowski
Voiced by: Gerald Jankowski (1926-1979)
Tom Kenny (1984-present)
Alias: Dar (by Dorothy)
Gender: Male
Species: Dachshund
Significant other: Dorothy Dog
(love interest)
Nationality: American


Darrell David Dog is a funny animal cartoon character. He was created for the Ludicrous Limericks series of theatrical shorts for Johnson Studios by Gerald Jankowski in 1926.

Designed as a tongue-in-cheek parody of funny animal characters of the time, Darrell is optimistic, energetic, and upbeat, with a high-pitched voice, and never holds grudges against even the worst of his enemies. After Chocodile became the series' new headliner, Darrell was repurposed as his comic relief, but was seen less often in the 1960s and 1970s, with Jankowski and other Johnson artists such as Randy Perkins, Bob Clampett, and Tex Avery growing to dislike him for his perceived blandness. Starting in 1984 with The Cool Adventures of Chocodile, Darrell was brought back to prominence, and has been seen in various projects to this day.

Origin and history

Early development

In 1925, then-Johnson CEO Jeffrey P. Johnson wanted to create a series of theatrical shorts for Johnson Cartoon Studios, and hired local mural painter Gerald Jankowski to develop a new character. He was

Personality

Darrell is a plucky neighbor-next-door type of character. He is a

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