Plenty of Money and You
Directed By: I. Freleng
Produced By: Leon Schlesinger
Released: July 31, 1937
Series: Merrie Melodies
Animation: Cal Dalton
Phil Monroe
Film Editor: Treg Brown
Voiced By: Mel Blanc
Dave Weber
Music: Carl W. Stalling
Starring: Ostrich
Preceded By: Porky's Badtime Story
Succeeded By: Porky's Railroad
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Merrie Melodies - Plenty of Money and You

CN original closing

Plenty of Money and You is a 1937 Merrie Melodies cartoon directed by Friz Freleng.


All of a hen's eggs hatch, but one of them turns out to be an ostrich. She however keeps it as one of her own. The ostrich has a knack for getting into trouble. He shows this by getting stuck after eating a goldfish, then falling into an basement where he swallows a car jack whole, then having a run-in involving a worm and a lawn sprinkler, and last but not least being captured by a weasel. The weasel is singing while he prepares to cook the ostrich. The ostrich in the mean time swallows a hanging light bulb and a box of fireworks, and those are lit after he's put in the oven. The weasel, irritated at this point, decides to let the ostrich go. At the end the ostrich puts on a fireworks show.


  • The ostrich appears again in a cameo in The Lyin' Mouse. Then he has a role in Mother was a Rooster.
  • This was the first cartoon to end with the Merrily We Roll Along theme which would continue until 1964, when the Merrie Melodies used the Looney Tunes theme until 1969, when the WB studio closed. This unique rendition would only present in this cartoon, until I Wanna Be a Sailor started with the 1937-38 end cue, which lasted a whole season.
  • The US dubbed keeps the unique end cue, while the EU dubbed uses the 1938-41 end cue.
  • This website claims to have said that the cartoon airs censored but it does not clearly cause the CN Latin America airing airs uncut. However, CN USA airs the LaserDisc dubbed version, so this may be in fact true, because we do not know about CN USA's cuts on the cartoons dubbed version. [1]

Status of original titles

The cartoon was reissued on December 9, 1944. As a result, the original credits do not exist. The original end title has been found on the video on the infobox chart. However, the "dubbed version" was released on LaserDisc for which some reason, has horrible color corrections.


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