Flop Goes the Weasel (film)

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Flop Goes the Weasel
Flop Goes the Weasel Blue Ribbon titles.jpeg
1949 reissue title card
Directed byCharles M. Jones
Produced byLeon Schlesinger
Story byTedd Pierce
StarringMel Blanc
Ruby Dandridge (both uncredited)[1]
Music byMusical direction:
Carl W. Stalling
Orchestration:
Milt Franklyn (uncredited)
Animation byKen Harris
Uncredited animation:
Ben Washam
Lloyd Vaughan
Robert Cannon[2]
Effects animation:
A.C. Gamer (uncredited)
Layouts byJohn McGrew (uncredited)
Background design:
Bernyce Polifka (uncredited)
Backgrounds byGene Fleury (uncredited)
Color processTechnicolor
Production
company
Distributed byWarner Bros. Pictures
The Vitaphone Corporation
Release date
  • March 20, 1943 (1943-03-20)
Running time
7 minutes 38 seconds (Blue Ribbon reissue)
LanguageEnglish

Flop Goes the Weasel is a 1943 Warner Bros. Merrie Melodies cartoon directed by Chuck Jones.[3] The short was released on March 20, 1943.[4]

Plot[edit]

A mother hen is off trying to catch a worm for her soon to be baby. While out, a weasel steals the egg, wanting it for breakfast. Unfortunately the egg hatches and it mistakes that the weasel as its mother. The weasel wants to eat the chick, but it outsmarted him every time. For the last 3 minutes of the film, the weasel is constantly sneezing because the chick put pepper in his nose. He goes back to his biological mother, who found out that he had beaten up the weasel.

Reception[edit]

On July 30, 1949, Boxoffice reviewed the short: "Very Good. The so-called Wiley Weasel is flabbergasted when an egg he has stolen from a barnyard hen for his meal, hatches out a small chick. The chick mistakes the weasel for its mother and the rodent is forced to play the game. He tries, without success, to lure the chick into the roasting pan."[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hartley, Steven (27 April 2016). "Likely Looney, Mostly Merrie: 398. Flop Goes the Weasel (1943)". Likely Looney, Mostly Merrie. Retrieved 26 November 2020.
  2. ^ "Flop Goes The Weasel". Big Cartoon DataBase, August 30, 2015
  3. ^ Beck, Jerry; Friedwald, Will (1989). Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies: A Complete Illustrated Guide to the Warner Bros. Cartoons. Henry Holt and Co. p. 139. ISBN 0-8050-0894-2.
  4. ^ Lenburg, Jeff (1999). The Encyclopedia of Animated Cartoons. Checkmark Books. pp. 104–106. ISBN 0-8160-3831-7. Retrieved 6 June 2020.
  5. ^ Sampson, Henry T. (1998). That's Enough, Folks: Black Images in Animated Cartoons, 1900-1960. Scarecrow Press. p. 176. ISBN 978-0810832503.

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