Snow Business

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Snow Business
Directed byI. Freleng
Produced byEdward Selzer
Story byWarren Foster[1]:0:24
StarringMel Blanc
Bea Benaderet
Music byCarl Stalling
Edited byTreg Brown
Animation byVirgil Ross
Arthur Davis
Manuel Perez
Ken Champin
Layouts byHawley Pratt
Backgrounds byCarlos Manríquez
Distributed byWarner Bros. Pictures
The Vitaphone Corporation
Release date
January 17, 1953
Running time

Snow Business is a Looney Tunes cartoon released in 1953 directed by Friz Freleng starring Sylvester and Tweety.[1]:0:32 This episode's title is a pun on "Show Business".


Heavy snow traps Sylvester the Cat and Tweety alone in Granny's mountain cabin. The radio reports that the roads will be blocked for six weeks.[1]:1:18 Panicked, Sylvester looks for food everywhere finding nothing but bird seed. While Sylvester and Tweety are initially friends in the short, Sylvester attempts to eat Tweety, tricking him into thinking various cooking methods are games, to which Tweety is oblivious. The Sylvester-chases-Tweety cycle is continually disrupted by a mouse who is even hungrier and more desperate than Sylvester, the mouse seizing upon the idea of eating Sylvester.

Sylvester suggests that Tweety play sailboat, but in a pot where he is attempting to cook him.[1]:2:36 This is interrupted by the mouse discovering Sylvester and gnawing his tail. After fighting the mouse and chasing him back to his hole, Sylvester boards it up. While checking the pot, the mouse pushes Sylvester into it and covers it. Sylvester escapes and replugs the mouse hole. Sylvester convinces Tweety to skate on an oily skillet.[1]:4:32 While being flipped in the pan, Tweety lands upon the top of the stove, requiring Sylvester to reach for him. Struggling to reach him, Sylvester places his hand on the hot stove.

While cooling his hand in the snow, the mouse places his tail in a toaster. Sylvester puts out his tail in an ashtray, with which he chases the mouse. He stops to peer in the mouse hole, whereupon the mouse drops a bowling ball on his head. The mouse drags the knocked out Sylvester into the hole but can only fit his leg, which he cooks rotisserie-style over a fire.[1]:5:41 Sylvester escapes just as Granny arrives with food. Upon opening the pack, it is full of more bird seed and no food for Sylvester. Sylvester, left with no other alternative, begrudgingly eats the bird seed.



  1. ^ a b c d e f Snow Business. Looney Tunes Golden Collection Volume 2. Disc 3. Episode 8. 2 November 2004. Warner Home Video.


  • Beck, Jerry and Friedwald, Will (1989): Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies: A Complete Illustrated Guide to the Warner Bros. Cartoons. Henry Holt and Company.

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