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I Got Plenty of Mutton
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Directed By: Frank Tashlin
Produced By: Leon Schlesinger
Released: March 11, 1944
Series: Looney Tunes
Story: Melvin Millar
Animation: I. Ellis
Arthur Davis (uncredited)
Layouts: TBA
Backgrounds: TBA
Film Editor: Treg Brown (uncredited)
Voiced By: Mel Blanc (uncredited)
Music: Carl W. Stalling
Starring: Wolf
Killer Diller
Preceded By: Bugs Bunny and the Three Bears
Succeeded By: The Weakly Reporter

I Got Plenty of Mutton is a 1944 Looney Tunes cartoon directed by Frank Tashlin.

Plot

A wolf, deprived of meat by war rationing and starving from the mice in his cave eating his meager scraps, sees an article in the newspaper about a sheepdog leaving his flock to join the army and thinks it will be easy pickings. However, if he had read the rest of the article first, he would have known that the flock is now guarded by the ram, "Killer Diller," a formidable foe. When the straightforward approach doesn't work, the wolf dresses as an attractive lady sheep, which immediately lures the amorous ram. The hapless wolf's attempt to club the ram, however, fails when he whacks an overhanging branch instead. He escapes, to another tree that conveniently has a safe hanging in it; it drops on the ram, but he emerges unscathed. Next is an anti-aircraft gun, but the ram hauls the disguised wolf inside. The panicked wolf runs for hours, finally tearing off his disguise in desperation; "Okay, okay, look you dope look. I'm not a sheep. I'm not a sheep. I'm a wolf. I'm a wolf!". "So what? So am I!", then the ram howls like a wolf. And then the chase continues ending the short.

Availability

Notes/Goofs

  • As mentioned in the DVD commentary for this short, this cartoon contains a lot of gags and running plot points that would later be seen in Chuck Jones' Pepe Le Pew series, specifically the ram sounding like Charles Boyer when he seduces the disguised wolf.
  • This is one of the few non-Bugs Bunny cartoons in the Looney Tunes series of 1944 not to be re-released as a Blue Ribbon.
  • Porky Pig and Daffy Duck don't appear in this cartoon, but their faces still appear in the opening target sequences for reasons unknown. This error also occurs in the opening target sequences of "Angel Puss".

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