Hop, Look and Listen

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Hop, Look and Listen
Looney Tunes (Sylvester and Hippety Hopper) series
Directed by Robert McKimson
Produced by Edward Selzer (uncredited)
Story by Warren Foster
Voices by Mel Blanc
Music by Carl Stalling
Animation by Izzy Ellis
Manny Gould
Charles McKimson
Fred Abranz (uncredited)
Anatolle Kirsanoff (uncredited)[1]
Layouts by Cornett Wood
Backgrounds by Richard H. Thomas
Studio Warner Bros. Cartoons
Distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures
Release date(s) April 17, 1948 (USA)
Color process Technicolor
Running time 7 minutes
Language English

Hop, Look and Listen is a 1948 Looney Tunes cartoon directed by Robert McKimson that features Sylvester and Hippety Hopper, as his first appearance.

Plot summary[edit]

Hippety Hopper escapes from a zoo, and when Sylvester first sees him, he believes that the kangaroo is actually a king-size mouse. A bulldog tries to convince the cat that there is no such thing, but when he too sees Hippety Hopper and his mother (who was searching for him), he and Sylvester hitch a ride on the water wagon.


  • The song playing on the opening titles is "You Never Know Where You're Goin' Till You Get There", which had been sung by Sylvester a few weeks earlier in Back Alley Oproar. The same opening title music would be used for Hippety Hopper the following year.
  • Also, Hippety Hopper is called "Junior" for this short only.
  • The cartoon was reissued with a Blue Ribbon on June 4, 1955 during the 1954-55 season.
  • The bulldog in this cartoon would later reappear in Hippety Hopper the following year.
  • In 1995, Turner Entertainment restored the cartoon's original titles for its "dubbed version", albeit still having faded colors. The cartoon has been fully restored (complete with original titles) for a DVD release: Looney Tunes Super Stars' Sylvester and Hippety Hopper: Marsupial Mayhem.
  • This is the only Hippety Hopper cartoon sold to Associated Artists Productions for television distribution. All the other Hippety Hopper cartoons remained under WB's ownership.


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