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Mouse and Garden (1960)

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Sylvester Cat and his orange feline friend, Sam, are rummaging through trash cans for food in the evening on a waterfront when they spot a mouse. They agree to share the little rodent for ... See full summary »

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Sylvester Cat and his orange feline friend, Sam, are rummaging through trash cans for food in the evening on a waterfront when they spot a mouse. They agree to share the little rodent for breakfast the next morning, while during the night each tries to snag the mouse for himself. Written by Kevin McCorry <mmccorry@nb.sympatico.ca>

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There appears to be no continuity in the position of the full moon. In both the beginning and the end of the show, the moon was just barely above the ocean horizon, and in other parts, it was shown to be slightly higher. See more »

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I Cover the Waterfront
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Music by Johnny Green
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so it's "Moonlight Bay"
9 January 2008 | by (Portland, Oregon, USA) – See all my reviews

Jeez, no matter how you look at it, Sylvester probably has THE worst luck of all the Looney Tunes. In some cartoons it plays out more than in others, but Friz Freleng's "Mouse and Garden" is an example.

One night, Sylvester and his friend Sam (an orange tabby who talks as though he suffers from either Downs syndrome or cerebral palsy) are rummaging through garbage cans looking for food - not to mention stealing each other's morsels - when they catch a mouse. But each cat still wants the mouse for himself, and so they spend the rest of the night trying to eat the little guy, all the while suspecting the other one of trying to do just that and trying to stop the other one from doing it! Needless to say, there's some dynamite involved.

While Milt Franklyn's music didn't quite equal Carl Stalling's, it still provides a neat setting for the wacky action here. And Daws Butler was clearly pretty adept at doing voices (he voices Sam, accompanying Mel Blanc as Sylvester). In any case, this is one of the nearly 1,000 classic cartoons released through Warner Bros. That'll never be all, folks.

And I now see that the song is called "Moonlight Bay". I'd heard the song before in "Porky's Duck Hunt" (Daffy Duck's debut), but couldn't understand the whole thing. Now I finally know.


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