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Scaredy Cat (1948)

Porky and Sylvester spend the night in an old dark house where Porky is convinced that Sylvester is a coward.

Director:

Chuck Jones (as Charles M. Jones)

Writer:

Michael Maltese (story)

Star:

Mel Blanc
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Cast

Cast overview:
Mel Blanc ... Porky Pig / Mouse in Cuckoo Clock / Sylvester (voice)
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Storyline

Porky and Sylvester spend the night in an old dark house, whose horrors only Sylvester sees. His repeated attempts to save Porky from the ghoulish doings of the killer mice infesting the place only make the skeptical Porky all the more convinced of Sylvester's cowardice. Written by Paul Penna <tterrace@wco.com>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 December 1948 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Gato miedoso See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Goofs

When Porky climbs up the stairs to bed, Sylvester is clinging to Porky's back in fright. In the bedroom Porky has removed his clothes but with Sylvester still clinging to his back. How did Porky remove his clothes with Sylvester clinging to him? See more »

Quotes

[sign held by the bound and gagged Porky Pig as the mice wheel him off to the chopping block]
Porky Pig: YOU WERE RIGHT, SYLVESTER
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Connections

Followed by Claws for Alarm (1954) See more »

Soundtracks

Funeral March
(uncredited)
Music by Frédéric Chopin
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The most freaky Looney Tunes short
28 November 2008 | by MightyzebraSee all my reviews

This is one of two cartoons I have watched with Porky and Sylvester (the other being "Jumpin' Jupiter"). Personally, I thought this cartoon worked very well, with a new theme of horror (which is both funny and freaky) and the fact that Sylvester never speaks and is a great deal more of a coward than a hunter of Tweety (who is not in this cartoon whatsoever). Porky is an entertaining character here, who is especially heart-warming closer to the end.

In this short, Porky and Sylvester have moved into a big, spooky house and Sylvester is terrified of his new surroundings. He has good reason to be terrified, as the house is populated with horribly murdering mice. Sylvester, as he is a cat who cannot speak, cannot tell Porky of the horrible creatures in the house and just stays close to his owner, hoping that they will not be killed...

I enjoyed this cartoon for the originality of it and for some of the jokes, which, despite being very slapsticky, were quite humorous. I enjoyed the new character of Sylvester, whom I prefer to his character with Tweety, of which he is more famous for.

I recommend this to people who like Sylvester and Porky and who like/don't mind to see cartoon horror. Enjoy "Scaredy Cat"! :-)


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