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Hippety Hopper (1949) - Merrie Melodies Theatrical Cartoon Series Hippety Hopper

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>Warner Bros. Cartoons, Inc.
  • Warner Bros. Cartoons, Inc.
  • Animated Characters: Sylvester, Hippety Hopper, Mouse, Bulldog.
  • Originally Released in 1949.
  • Production Number: (Blue Ribbon): 1463.
    MPAA: 12677
  • Running Time: 7:05 minutes.
  • Color
  • U.S.A.  U.S.A.

Release Dates:

  • Nov 19, 1949- Original Release
  • Aug 24, 1957- Blue Ribbon Reissue

Cartoon Production Information:

The only Sylvester cartoon animated by Pete Burness, and the first animated by Phil DeLara.

Final line (spoken by the bulldog): "Any time a mouse can pin my ears back, I'll take ballet lessons!"

The Blue Ribbon release featured orange rings. This release also features the original title cards and includes credits.

In September of 1943, beginning with A Feud There Was, Warner Bros. began re-releasing select color cartoons in their Blue Ribbon program. Typically the Blue Ribbon reissues received new opening sequences with Blue Ribbon title cards and standardized music. Cartoon production credits were also removed. Between ten and fifteen cartoons were released in any given year, with cartoons coming from as far back as 1935. The reissues continued until the close of the studio in the 1960's.

All Blue Ribbon cartoons were released as "Merrie Melodie" cartoons regardless of the original series. The first "Looney Tunes" short to be included in the Blue Ribbon series was The Hep Cat, which was added in 1949. The only current prints of many of these cartoons are the Blue Ribbon releases, although restoration of these cartoons with original elements and titles is always ongoing.

Traditional, Hand-drawn Animation.

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Hippety Hopper started with a sad mouse, that was by a lake. The mouse was so sad, that it had thoughts of drowning itself! After it jumped, it was caught! Then the mouse had to find out how it was rescued and by who!
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Hippety Hopper started with a mouse, by a sea, that was thinking it could no stand to be alive. As the mouse started to dive into the water, it was rescued, and by a baby kangaroo (Joey).
After being rescued, the mouse then had ideas, it then (and...  (read more)

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Very, very excellent story to this one.

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