Early To Bet (1951) - Merrie Melodies Theatrical Cartoon Series


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  • Merrie Melodies Theatrical Cartoon SeriesTheatricalSeriesCartoon
  • Traditional Animation
  • Warner Bros. Cartoons, Inc.
  • Distributed by: Warner Bros.
  • Cartoon Characters: Gambling Bug, Cat, Bulldog, Customer, Luigi, Patrons at Bar.
  • Voice Actors: Stan Freberg, Mel Blanc.
  • Directed By Robert McKimson.
  • Produced By Edward Selzer.
  • Animated By Phil DeLara, Emery Hawkins, Charles McKimson, Rod Scribner.
  • Music: Carl Stalling.
  • Originally Released on May 12, 1951.
  • Originally Released Theatrically.
  • Running Time: 6:50 minutes.
  • Color
  • U.S.A.  U.S.A.

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The Gambling Bug bites a tall black cat, giving the tormented feline gambling fever. The cat keeps betting with a bulldog and loses, and the punishment is whatever...  (more)

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The only appearance of the Gambling Bug.

Companion cartoon to It's Hummer Time.


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I totally agree with the other reviewer, Early To Bet is easily one of the best and most original shorts that WB ever conceived. The penalty wheel is so ingenius, as are the actual card filed penalties themselves (The Roll Out The Barrel, The William Tell,...  (read more)

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Robert McKimson's Gambling Bug cartoon for Warner Brothers, was, I believe, and a lot of my friends agree, the sickest, most sadistic, most perverse, most warping thing any of us children had ever seen. Twisted. And of course, highly memorable. ...  (read more)

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