|Gold Diggers of '49|
Gold Diggers of '49 is a 1935 Looney Tunes short. This is the first cartoon directed by Tex Avery for Warner Bros.. The star is Beans the Cat, with Porky Pig as the father of Beans' fiancée (Little Kitty).
The short's title alludes to the California Gold Rush as well as to the popular Busby Berkeley musicals Gold Diggers of 1933 and Gold Diggers of 1935 (which were also released by Warner Bros.).
Beans and Porky set out to find gold and run into some meanies along the way.
- The scenes with the Chinese laundrymen racing along with the other characters in search of gold (and digging for gold in the mine)
- The scene where the Chinese laundrymen are covered in the exhaust from Porky's car and do a blackface impression of Amos 'n Andy
When the computer-colorized version of this cartoon aired on Nickelodeon, not only were all scenes with Chinese stereotypes cut, but also cut was the sequence where Beans shoots at a villain, who shields himself with a metal tub.
- This is the first and only cartoon to have Porky stutter in a deeper voice.
- On the title card, when the title dissolves from the credits to Beans' face, the apostrophe in "Gold Diggers of '49" disappears.