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Porky Pig doesn't realize that the old hotel where he and Sylvester are spending the night is really part of a ghost town. It's only Sylvester who sees the band of murderous mice trying to ... See full summary »

Director:

Chuck Jones (as Charles M. Jones)

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Michael Maltese (story)

Star:

Mel Blanc
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Mel Blanc ... Porky Pig / Sylvester (voice)
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Porky Pig doesn't realize that the old hotel where he and Sylvester are spending the night is really part of a ghost town. It's only Sylvester who sees the band of murderous mice trying to do them in, while Porky chalks his fears up to insanity. Written by Paul Penna <tterrace@wco.com>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 May 1954 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Suojeluskatti See more »

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Warner Bros. See more »
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Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Quotes

Porky Pig: Tell me, Sylvester. I-is there any i-insanity in your family?
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Spoofs Cause for Alarm! (1951) See more »

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The Dying Cowboy
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aka "Bury Me Not on the Lone Prairie"
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Played at the beginning
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One of the great Chuck Jones-directed Warner Bros. cartoons
6 April 1999 | by Pope-8See all my reviews

In my opinion, one of the greatest Warner Bros. cartoons ever. Another of the long list of great Chuck Jones shorts of the '50s ("Drip-Along Daffy", "Rabbit Seasoning", "One Froggy Evening") and another in which Porky Pig and (here, his pet cat) Sylvester go on a trip and face disaster, unknown to Porky (see also "Jumpin' Jupiter", 1955).

Porky and Sylvester check into an abandoned hotel, and are menaced by evil (satanic?) mice intent on killing them both. It's beyond me how such subversive stuff was put on cinema screens in 1954. The collaboration of Chuck Jones and Michael Maltese brings about a level of twisted genius, as well as cockeyed comedy, that few cartoons, even WB cartoons, can ever hope to match. A true masterpiece of short animation.


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