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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
Backgrounds:
Film Editor: Treg Brown
Voiced By: Mel Blanc
Tedd Pierce[1]
Bill Thompson
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 Listen07:59

Shop, Look and Listen

Shop, Look and Listen is a 1940 Merrie Melodies short 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

Shop, Look and Listen is available as a 1995 dubbed version on Looney Tunes Mouse Chronicles: The Chuck Jones Collection. It is also available on The Golden Age of Looney Tunes, Volume 5.

No print with the original ending card was ever released on home video, as the original ending is presumed to be lost. However, there is a clip where the original ending did survive, however, had a lot of scratches and cuts, which was probably why the LaserDisc used the dubbed version.

Since CN Latin America uses the dubbed version, there is a chance we may never see the end titles again.

The edited soundtrack of other language dubs of the dubbed version cut the blabbermouses mumbling with the 1941-55 end cue, however, the ENGLISH dubbed version keeps the original end cue.

Gallery

References

  1. www.imdb.com/title/tt0033046/fullcredits?ref_=tt_ql_1

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