A circus comes to town featuring Gracie the Fighting Kangaroo and her youngster, Hippety Hopper. Hippety slips out of the circus tent and hops into a yard where Sylvester Cat is bragging to... See full summary »

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A circus comes to town featuring Gracie the Fighting Kangaroo and her youngster, Hippety Hopper. Hippety slips out of the circus tent and hops into a yard where Sylvester Cat is bragging to his son, Junior, about how good a mouser he used to be. To prove he still has his mettle, Sylvester must fight against the playful Hippety, whom they, as usual, mistake for a giant mouse. Written by Kevin McCorry <mmccorry@nb.sympatico.ca>

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28 October 1950 (USA)  »

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"Oh come now, kid. I'll do the fibbin' around here!"
14 October 2015 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

Wonderful short from Bob McKimson that features kangaroo Hippety Hopper sneaking away from the circus and running into Sylvester and his son, Junior. Believing the kangaroo to be a giant mouse, Sylvester tries to fight him and prove to Junior that he is a superior mouse catcher. This cartoon marks the first appearance of Sylvester Jr., one of my personal favorite characters. The formula in this short would be repeated in many others, though it was never better than it is here. The animation is terrific, with beautiful colors and well-drawn characters and backgrounds. Nice music from Carl Stalling. Great voice work from Mel Blanc. The gags are very funny and the dialogue, particularly from Junior, is hilariously fresh. It's a classic cartoon that stands as one of the best of the Sylvester & Hippety series, as well as the first of many fun appearances from Sylvester, Jr.


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