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Sylvester inherits a fortune while Elmer fights off the cat's greedy friends and teaches about the need to invest the money.


Friz Freleng


Warren Foster (story)


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Complete credited cast:
Mel Blanc ... Sylvester / Other Cats / Tweety / Johnny (voice)


Sylvester is a rich cat, courtesy of his deceased mistress, who has left him 3 million dollars. His alley cat friends, hope to sponge off his good fortune, and Sylvester is eager to share with them. But Elmer Fudd, as Sylvester's new financial advisor lectures him on investing his wealth in business and industry. Written by Kevin McCorry <mmccorry@nb.sympatico.ca>

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Release Date:

26 November 1955 (USA) See more »

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Color (Technicolor)

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1.37 : 1
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The painting of Sarah Van Schmoot is signed by Irv Wyner. He painted the backgrounds for this cartoon. See more »


[another alley cat successfully captured Tweety, and Tweety was going to be its next meal to be, it then lets go of Tweety to hurry to Sylverter's]
Tweety: Ooh, $3,000,000? as 'ooh, three milllion dollars?' spelled out & Tweety's only remark
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Edited from A Mouse Divided (1953) See more »


The Gold Diggers' Song (We're in the Money)
Music by Harry Warren
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$ylvester learns a lesson in financial responsibility
31 May 2016 | by utgard14See all my reviews

An interesting but not terribly funny short starring Sylvester the cat and Elmer Fudd, directed by Friz Freleng. This is a cartoon with a message, namely about investing your money instead of spending it on frivolous things. Sylvester inherits a fortune and his financial adviser Elmer must try to keep him from giving it all away to his greedy friends. There were three Looney Tunes shorts like this made, all three starring Sylvester and all three paid for by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. Even though it's not particularly funny, it's still worth a look for Looney Tunes fans. The animation is bright and colorful. The music is lively and fun. The voice work, from legends like Mel Blanc, Daws Butler, and Arthur Q. Bryan, is terrific. The only major problem with it is that it's kind of dull outside of the curiosity factor. See it if you like Sylvester and Elmer. Also there's a Tweety cameo that might make you crack a smile.

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