A sleep deprived mouse and Hippity Hopper battle Sylvester to keep the beacon light of a lighthouse off.







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Complete credited cast:
Sylvester / Lighthouse Owner / Parrot (voice)


Sylvester Cat is a lighthouse keeper's mouse-catcher assigned to keep a mouse from unplugging the light. The mouse only wants a good night's sleep and asks Hippety Hopper, the baby kangaroo who has just crashed off of a ship on the nearby rocks, to help him fight Sylvester and keep the lighthouse light turned off. Written by Kevin McCorry <mmccorry@nb.sympatico.ca>

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12 March 1955 (USA)  »

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1.37 : 1
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"While you sleep that crazy moose is loose in the hoose."
26 August 2016 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

Fun Sylvester & Hippety Hopper short from Robert McKimson. In this cartoon, Sylvester is the cat of a lighthouse keeper. When a mouse is messing around with the lighthouse light, it causes a ship to crash into the rocks and drop some crates overboard. Inside one of the crates is Hippety Hopper. When Sylvester is tasked with catching the mouse responsible for all the trouble, well...you know how this is going to go.

One of the more unique Hopper cartoons. Most were pretty similar, and this one does follow the patterns of the series, but the lighthouse setting mixes it up some. Also, I've always had a thing for lighthouses so this one has a little added appeal for me. The animation is beautiful with rich colors and well-drawn characters and backgrounds. The music and voice work are great. There are several very funny bits with Sylvester reacting to Hopper with disbelief ("It's stigmatism! That's what it is!"). All in all, it's a fun cartoon. I could do without the corny parrot but otherwise it's good.

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