Hector’s Hectic Life: A Classic Christmas Tale


I was in the mood for a classic Christmas cartoon so I went a huntin’ and turned up this little gem from 1948 “Hector’s Hectic Life”. I love the colors in this one!

This oldie-but-goodie tells the tale of poor Prince the family dog who gets blamed for creating a mess he had nothing to do with. Faced with being tossed out in the cold and no hope of Santa bringing him any gifts things don’t look good for old Prince.

That is until his mom discovers the real culprits, three adorable but naughty puppies that had been left on the doorstep. All’s well that ends well.


The animation was done by George Germanetti and Steve Muffatti. The story was by Joe Stultz and Larry Riley. Music was by Winston Sharples. Directed by Bill Tytla.

PS – No idea why the cartoon was eventually named Hector’s Hectic Life when the dog is actually named Prince. I guess the producers liked the alliteration factor *shrug*