Porky and Sylvester spend the night in an old dark house, whose horrors only Sylvester sees. His repeated attempts to save Porky from the ghoulish doings of the killer mice infesting the ... See full summary »

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Porky Pig / Mouse in Cuckoo Clock / Sylvester (voice)
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Porky and Sylvester spend the night in an old dark house, whose horrors only Sylvester sees. His repeated attempts to save Porky from the ghoulish doings of the killer mice infesting the place only make the skeptical Porky all the more convinced of Sylvester's cowardice. Written by Paul Penna <tterrace@wco.com>

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18 December 1948 (USA)  »

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Schwein gehabt  »

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When Porky climbs up the stairs to bed, Sylvester is clinging to Porky's back in fright. In the bedroom Porky has removed his clothes but with Sylvester still clinging to his back. How did Porky remove his clothes with Sylvester clinging to him? See more »

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[sign held by the bound and gagged Porky Pig as the mice wheel him off to the chopping block]
Porky Pig: YOU WERE RIGHT, SYLVESTER
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Followed by Jumpin' Jupiter (1955) See more »

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Funeral March
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Music by Frédéric Chopin
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Chuck Jones' Scaredy Cat delivers spooks and humor galore
5 January 2008 | by (Baton Rouge, La.) – See all my reviews

In most cartoons starring Sylvester the Cat that are directed by Friz Freling or Robert McKimson, the pussycat is usually the aggressor who's after either Tweety or Hippity Hopper, the baby kangaroo mistaken for a giant mouse either by the red-nosed feline or his son, Sylvester, Jr. In Chuck Jones' Scaredy Cat, he's Porky Pig's mute pet who, despite many attempts of signaling his master of danger, gets admonished as being delusional since Porky always sees something different. This change of characterization is quite convincing in Jones' hands and he stages many scenes of mice about to carry another cat for execution quite atmospheric. The rodents look like Hubie and Bertie, by the way. Quite funny scenes of Porky just being nonchalant almost the whole way when weird things happen behind his back. The ending may be lost to modern audiences but Scaredy Cat is mostly successful in being spooky and highly amusing at the same time.


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