Sylvester inherits a fortune while Elmer fights off the cat's greedy friends and teaches about the need to invest the money.





Complete credited cast:
Sylvester / Other Cats / Tweety / Johnny (voice)


Sylvester is a rich cat, courtesy of his deceased mistress, who has left him 3 million dollars. His alley cat friends, hope to sponge off his good fortune, and Sylvester is eager to share with them. But Elmer Fudd, as Sylvester's new financial advisor lectures him on investing his wealth in business and industry. Written by Kevin McCorry <>

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cat | wealth | canary | surrealism | heir | See All (11) »





Release Date:

26 November 1955 (USA)  »

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1.37 : 1
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This was the second of three cartoons on economic subjects underwritten by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. The others were By Word of Mouse (1954) and Yankee Dood It (1956). See more »


[another alley cat successfully captured Tweety, and Tweety was going to be its next meal to be, it then lets go of Tweety to hurry to Sylverter's]
Tweety: Ooh, $3,000,000? as 'ooh, three milllion dollars?' spelled out & Tweety's only remark
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Followed by Yankee Dood It (1956) See more »


For He's a Jolly Good Fellow
Sung by the cats
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heir today, gone tomorrow
7 November 2008 | by (Portland, Oregon, USA) – See all my reviews

Having seen the three Warner Bros. cartoons that the Alfred P. Sloane Foundation bankrolled extolling American economics, I think that the foundation should have had Disney make the cartoons. It might just be that the years since the cartoons' release have shown a different kind of economy (the factories moved overseas and laid millions of people off). "Heir-Conditioned" focuses on inheritance and being careful spending one's money. Now, with massive credit card debt a major problem in the country, the cartoon barely applies.

Anyway, we shouldn't remember Friz Freleng for this. In 1955 he directed "Roman Legion-Hare" (featuring Bugs Bunny and Yosemite Sam in the Eternal City in ancient times), and within a few years directed "Birds Anonymous" (widely considered the best Tweety/Sylvester cartoon). This one is an aberration at best.

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