The Unexpected Pest (1956) - 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: Sylvester, Mouse, John, Marsha.
  • Voice Actors: Mel Blanc, June Foray.
  • Directed By Robert McKimson.
  • Produced By Edward Selzer.
  • Animated By Keith Darling, Ted Bonnicksen, George Grandpré, Russ Dyson.
  • Music: Carl Stalling.
  • Originally Released on June 02, 1956.
  • Originally Released Theatrically.
  • Running Time: 6:37 minutes.
  • Production Number: 1388.
    MPAA: 17566
  • Color
  • U.S.A.  U.S.A.

Cartoon Summary:

Now that there are no more mice left (thus threatening his career), mouser Sylvester blackmails a mouse to be chased by him in front of his owners: "I've got to get a mouse to keep my happy home." However, the mouse turns the tables and does some blackmailing of...  (more)

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...  (more)

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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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