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Honey's Money
Honeys$
Directed By: Friz Freleng
Produced By: David H. DePatie
Released: September 1, 1962
Series: Merrie Melodies
Story: John Dunn
Animation: Gerry Chiniquy
Virgil Ross
Bob Matz
Lee Halpern
Art Leonardi
Layouts: Hawley Pratt
Backgrounds: Tom O'Loughlin
Film Editor: Treg Brown
Voiced By: Mel Blanc
June Foray
Billy Booth
Music: Milt Franklyn
Starring: Yosemite Sam
Honey
The Wealthy Widow
Wentworth
Preceded By: Louvre Come Back to Me!
Succeeded By: The Jet Cage

Honey's Money is a 1962 Merrie Melodies animated short starring Yosemite Sam.

Plot

Honey's Money is somewhat of a remake of the 1950 short His Bitter Half. In that earlier short, Daffy married a woman duck for money, but is thrown for a loop when the wife (who in Honey's Money is merely known as The Wealthy Widow) immediately becomes a nag and forces him to spend quality time with a son she didn't previously reveal. The same basic situation appears in Honey's Money, with Yosemite Sam in Daffy's place, a different design for the son, Wentworth, and some different gags. Additionally, the personalities of the two Wentworths are different, which results in different executions of both cartoons.

Notes

  • The cartoon is unique in that, with the exception of 1947's Along Came Daffy, it is the only time in the original theatrical cartoons that Sam isn't paired with long-time rival Bugs Bunny. It is also Sam's only solo cartoon.
  • This short has the same story start as Sam's later cartoon, Hare Trimmed.
  • In this cartoon, Sam has a wife named 'Emmy'.
  • Interestingly, the same premise would be used again in a 1970 Roland and Rattfink short: "A Taste of Money".
  • Milt Franklyn provided the music for the short, though he was deceased since April 1962. This means the short was completed before his death. This would be the case with two more shorts in late 1962, before replacement composer Bill Lava's name finally started appearing in the opening credits in November with Good Noose.
  • This short shares a similarity to Pappy's Puppy where both characters (Sylvester and Yosemite Sam) try to get rid of the kid (Young bulldog and Wentworth) by having them fetch an object in traffic to get run over but get caught by the kid's parent and forced into fetching it themselves and then get run over.

Gallery

Honey's Money

Title Card (Remastered Version)

Honeys$

Title Card (Before Remastering)

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