|Looney Tunes (Beans the Cat) series|
|Directed by||Jack King|
|Produced by||Leon Schlesinger|
|Voices by||Tommy Bond
|Music by||Norman Spencer|
|Animation by||Rollin Hamilton
|Studio||Warner Bros. Cartoons|
|Distributed by||Warner Bros.
The Vitaphone Corporation
|Color process||Black and white|
|Running time||7 minutes|
|Preceded by||A Cartoonist's Nightmare|
|Followed by||Gold Diggers of '49|
Hollywood Capers is a short animated film of the Looney Tunes series. It stars Beans the Cat in another solo cartoon of the character. The film is also among those of the series that have fallen into the public domain. Porky also made a cameo.
One day in Hollywood, actors come to the studio to do their routines. Also coming to the studio is Beans who travels in his rough-riding car, but the guard will not permit him to enter. Not backing out, Beans disguises himself as Oliver Hardy, and passes through the gate without causing suspicion.
Taking off his cover, Beans enters a sound stage where Oliver Owl is directing a film. Looking from a catwalk, Beans watches Little Kitty perform a scene where an actor tries to court her. Suddenly, a passing worker accidentally knocks him off and Beans falls on top of the actor, much to the annoyance of Oliver, who tosses Beans away. Beans lands in a scene room where a Frankenstein-esque robot is on the table. As he frightenedly moves back, the cat lands on a switch. As a result, the robot activates and rises.
The robot goes into a rampage and everyone flees the studio. Beans tries to whack it with an iron bar but the robot is very sturdy and throws him across the sound stage. As Beans lands next to a giant fan, he switches it on, generating a gale force at the robot. The robot resists the draft, but walks straight into the fan getting smashed to bits.
- Beans wears shoes for the first time in this film.
- Oliver Owl makes his second and only other appearance following I Haven't Got a Hat. He would however still be seen in the title cards of some later Beans and Porky shorts. A character dressed like him appeared in Plane Dippy, albeit looking more like a dog rather than an owl.
- A clip of the short was featured in the opening sequence on the Futurama episode Benderama.
- "Looney Tunes in the Public Domain". The Ultimate Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies Website. Retrieved 2011-04-13. External link in
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