Hoppy Go Lucky

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Hoppy Go Lucky
Looney Tunes (Sylvester and Hippety Hopper) series
Directed by Robert McKimson
Produced by Eddie Selzer (Uncredited)
Story by Tedd Pierce
Voices by Mel Blanc
Stan Freberg (Uncredited)
Music by Carl W. Stalling
Animation by Charles McKimson
Rod Scribner
Phil DeLara
Herman Cohen
Layouts by Robert Givens
Backgrounds by Richard H. Thomas
Distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures
Release date(s) August 9, 1952
Color process Technicolor
Running time 6:55
Language English

Hoppy Go Lucky is a 1952 Looney Tunes short film starring Sylvester and Hippety Hopper. Like all the Sylvester/Hippety Hopper shorts, it was directed by Robert McKimson. The episode is based on the book Of Mice and Men, which was very popular at the time; it features a giant, dimwitted cat named "Benny", who wants Sylvester, whom he calls "George", to help him catch a mouse to "hug and pet." Mel Blanc voices Sylvester and Stan Freberg voices Benny

Censorship[edit]

  • On the ABC airing of this cartoon, the very end where Sylvester is shown disheveled and dazed after the dynamite in his burlap sack explodes is cut with a fake iris-out and ending music before the explosion cloud settles.
  • On the CBS airing of this cartoon, the part where Sylvester hits Benny over the head with a sledgehammer (with the sledgehammer crumbling and Benny feeling no pain from being hit) was cut.