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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:

Schwein gehabt See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

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? A: I was on a train once, Bugs and Daffy chasing each other round and round on the windows, defying gravity; suddenly, Daffy stopped and said "y'know, when you're a cartoon, you can do anything." And went back to the chase. It's a cartoon, fella, get it? Not real life. Geez, what a maroon. 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 Jumpin' Jupiter (1955) See more »

Soundtracks

Waltz Op. 34 No. 2 in A minor
(uncredited)
Music by Frédéric Chopin
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Really funny Sylvester & Porky cartoon
3 November 2015 | by utgard14See all my reviews

Classic Chuck Jones short with Porky Pig and his cat Sylvester moving into a run-down old house. Sylvester soon discovers the house is full of not-so-friendly mice that try to kill them at every turn. This is the first of three cartoons that paired Porky and Sylvester in a spooky place where strange things are happening. The animation is fluid and beautiful with rich Technicolor and well-drawn characters and backgrounds. Excellent voice work from Mel Blanc. Lively music by Carl Stalling. This is a great cartoon with nice atmosphere and lots of humor. Sylvester gets the funniest bits, despite his not talking in this entire short. The mice are a hoot! Love the ending.


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