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Shop, Look and Listen
Shop, Look and Listen Title Card
Directed By: I. Freleng
Produced By: Leon Schlesinger
Released: December 21, 1940
Series: Merrie Melodies
Story: Dave Monahan
Animation: Cal Dalton
Layouts: Owen Fitzgerald (uncredited)
Backgrounds:
Film Editor: Treg Brown (uncredited)
Voiced By: Mel Blanc (uncredited)
Tedd Pierce (uncredited)[1]
Bill Thompson (uncredited)
Music: Carl W. Stalling
Starring: Little Blabbermouse
W.C. Fieldmouse
Tour Guide
Various
Preceded By: The Timid Toreador
Succeeded By: Elmer's Pet Rabbit
Shop, Look and Listen

Shop, Look and Listen

Shop, Look and Listen is a 1940 Merrie Melodies cartoon directed by Friz Freleng.

Plot

Little Blabbermouse is at J.T. Gimlet department store. He is on a tour of the shop. During the tour he keeps harassing his tour guide (resembling W.C. Fields) Turns out the store is having a sale and everything must go, including J.T. Gimlet. The tour guide shows them hosiery with no runs, no hits and no errors; a painting of Whistler's mother, who whistles "She'll Be Comin' Round The Mountain"; and The Thinker, who keeps thinking about his 1940 tax form: "Confidentially, I think" (that's a radio B.O. joke). They take at a look at some robotic ashtrays, and a robotic poker table which shuffles, deals and even cheats. Shoes include red and green mules. Finally, the tour guide wraps up Blabbermouse with a sticker over his mouth that reads, "Do Not Open 'Til Xmas."

Availability

Notes

  • The blabbermouse starred in another short released earlier that same year "Little Blabbermouse", which was also directed by Friz Freleng.
  • No print with the original ending card was ever released on home video. However, a French Canal+ channel that aired this short prior to the release on The Golden Age of Looney Tunes LaserDisc in 1997 showed that original ending title card intact.[2]
  • The edited soundtrack of dubs of both Turner prints (American and European) cut out the mouse's blabbering and mumbling with the 1941-55 ending rendition of "Merrily We Roll Along". The American and European Turner prints' original English audios, however, do not have this edit.

Gallery

References

  1. www.imdb.com/title/tt0033046/fullcredits?ref_=tt_ql_1
  2. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HEyTVy_XLCc