Hollywood Capers

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Hollywood Capers
Looney Tunes (Beans the Cat) series
Hollywood Capers "Beans" title card.png
Title card
Directed by Jack King
Produced by Leon Schlesinger
Voices by Tommy Bond
Bernice Hansen
Music by Norman Spencer
Animation by Rollin Hamilton
Charles Jones
Studio Warner Bros. Cartoons
Distributed by Warner Bros.
The Vitaphone Corporation
Release date(s)
  • October 19, 1935 (1935-10-19)
Color process Black and white
Running time 7 minutes
Language English
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.[1]


Beans presenting himself to the guard

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.



  1. ^ "Looney Tunes in the Public Domain". The Ultimate Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies Website. Archived from the original on 2015-04-18. Retrieved 2011-04-13.  External link in |publisher= (help)

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