I'm a Big Shot Now

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I'm a Big Shot Now
Merrie Melodies series
Directed by Friz Freleng
Produced by Leon Schlesinger
Music by Bernard B. Brown
Norman Spencer
Animation by Jack Carr
Riley Thomson
Studio Warner Bros. Cartoons
Distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures
The Vitaphone Corporation
Release date(s) April 11, 1936
Language English

I'm a Big Shot Now is a 1936 Merrie Melodies cartoon short directed by Friz Freleng.


The plot concerns an unnamed gangster bird, who sings the title song and likes to prove his toughness by beating up on the police without the slightest provocation. The hoodlum spots the Birdville Bank across the street from the saloon where he hangs out, and calls his gang together to rob the bank and make a quick getaway. In the ensuing chase, the avian police (including the one who screams a Tarzan yell) capture him by shooting the floor out from the birdhouse which he uses as his hideout, leaving him to sing "I'm Just a Jailbird Now" from his jail cell.


This marked the final WB cartoon short with music scored by Bernard Brown.

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