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Goldimouse and the Three Cats

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Goldimouse and the Three Cats
Goldimouse and the Three Cats
Directed By: Friz Freleng
Produced By: John W. Burton
Released: March 15, 1960
Series: Looney Tunes
Story: Michael Maltese
Animation: Virgil Ross
Art Davis
Gerry Chiniquy
Layouts: Hawley Pratt
Backgrounds: Tom O'Loughlin
Film Editor: Treg Brown
Voiced By: Mel Blanc
Music: Milt Franklyn
Starring: Sylvester
Sylvester Junior
Preceded By: Wild Wild World
Succeeded By: Person to Bunny

Goldimouse and the Three Cats is a 1960 cartoon directed by Friz Freleng. It stars Sylvester, and his son, Sylvester Junior.


Sylvester the cat, his wife, and his spoiled-rotten son Junior go for a walk while their porridge cools. Blonde-haired Goldimouse enters their empty house. The story is mostly the same, until Junior demands that his father catch the mouse, in order to prove his worth. All of Sylvester's strategies fail spectacularly, forcing Mrs. Sylvester and Junior to take refuge in their bomb shelter next to them. Though Goldimouse manages to escape Sylvester's wrath, bratty Junior isn't as lucky, and the porridge doesn't end up on the best of spots.



  • One of the running gags in this short is that Junior will always shout "mother!" when his father gets injured, then the mother will walk in and say "I'll get the bandages!"
  • This is one of the few cartoons that Sylvester Jr. appears in that doesn't feature Hippety Hopper (Although many of the later cartoons in the series, didn't have Hippety either). It is also one of the few not directed by Robert McKimson; in this case this is the only Sylvester Jr. short directed by Friz Freleng.
  • This is one of the only two cartoons where Sylvester has a spouse; the other is A Mouse Divided. This is the only time Sylvester Jr has his mother present with him.
  • This is one of few cartoons where Michael Maltese wrote the storylines for cartoons from the Freleng unit for the first time since the late-1940s (probably due to the departure of Freleng's top screenwriter Warren Foster from the studio at the time).
  • As evident in this cartoon, the only apparent trait Junior got from his mother is his ability to speak without his father's characteristic lisp.
  • This cartoon was later featured in the compilation feature Bugs Bunny's 3rd Movie: 1001 Rabbit Tales.


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Goldimouse and the Three Cats (1960)

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