Sylvester has been "blackballed" out of membership to the Loyal Order of Alley Cats Mouse and Chowder Club again. To gain the long-coveted membership, the Grand Master offers to let the ... See full summary »

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Sylvester has been "blackballed" out of membership to the Loyal Order of Alley Cats Mouse and Chowder Club again. To gain the long-coveted membership, the Grand Master offers to let the lisping puddy tat place a big bell around the neck of the largest mouse he can find, so the cats can pounce on the mouse when they hear the bell. Just as that's going on, Hippety Hopper escapes from a city zoo truck. It's not long before he encounters the hapless Sylvester. Each attempt to place the bell around Hippety's neck ends with Sylvester wearing the bell (and the cats pounding the puddy into submission). In the end, Sylvester finally does get the bell around Hippety's neck, but by the time the cats are ready to pounce on the baby kangaroo-mistaken-for-a-giant-mouse, Hippety has been recaptured. The oblivious cats end up jumping in front of the city zoo truck! Sylvester now gets to serve as Loyal Order's Grand Master. Written by Brian Rathjen <briguy_52732@yahoo.com>

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17 April 1954 (USA)  »

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Far Above Cayuga's Waters
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aka "Alma Mater"
Music from the song "Annie Lisle"
Written by H.S. Thompson
Played when the sign for the Loyal Order of Alley Cats is shown
Played often during the lodge scenes
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"This calls for a special meetin' of the brotherhood!"
22 September 2015 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

Another fun Sylvester short featuring Hippety Hopper, the young kangaroo that Sylvester always mistakes for a large mouse. The plot to this one has the Loyal Order of Alley Cats Mousing and Chowder Club refusing to let Sylvester join unless he can put a bell around the neck of Hippety. Lots of funny gags and lines with an especially amusing ending. Wonderful animation in this one with well-drawn characters and backgrounds. Lovely Technicolor is always a plus. The music is bouncy and whimsical. Mel Blanc provides great voice work, as he always did, and gets to play more characters than usual. This short has lots of dialogue, too, which I'm sure pleased Mel. The Hippety cartoons were almost always funny and this one is no exception.


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