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  • Warner Bros. Cartoons, Inc.
  • Animated Characters: Sylvester, Mouse, John, Marsha.
  • Originally Released in 1956.
  • Production Number: 1388.
    MPAA: 17566
  • Running Time: 6:37 minutes.
  • Color
  • U.S.A.  U.S.A.

Cartoon Production Information:

The last Sylvester cartoon animated by Keith Darling, and the second of only two animated by Russ Dyson.

Final line (by Sylvester, talking about the mouse): "After all he's been through, I thought he deserved a happy ending."

Sylvester's owners are named John and Martha.

Traditional, Hand-drawn Animation.

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The only director (other than Freleng) to have a profound understanding of Sylvester was Bob McKimson. This one might've been a classic if only McKimson had a more imaginative choice of camera angles--all his shots of the mouse are either medium...  (read more)

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A brilliant story. McKimson and Foster worked well together.

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