Westward Whoa

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Westward Whoa
Looney Tunes (Beans the Cat) series
Directed by Jack King
Produced by Leon Schlesinger
Voices by Tommy Bond
Bernice Hansen
Joe Dougherty
Music by Norman Spencer
Animation by Paul Smith
Ben Clopton
Distributed by Warner Bros.
Release date(s) April 25, 1936 (USA)
Color process Black-and-white
Running time 7 minutes
Language English
Preceded by The Blow Out
Followed by Plane Dippy

Westward Whoa is an animated short film in the Looney Tunes series. It marks the final appearance of Ham and Ex, and the penultimate for Beans and Little Kitty. It is also the last cartoon where Porky Pig is the co-star to Beans. The film is also in the public domain.[1]


Beans and his companions are travelling and exploring in a wagon train. At the front, Beans plays an accordion, and Little Kitty strums a banjo. The two also sing while the rest harmonize. Soon the travellers set up camp in the woods and enjoy their night.

Ham and Ex sneak out to explore a bit, but then they notice some feathers around a boulder and raise an alarm of Native Americans. When Beans shoots at the feathers it is revealed to be a turkey. Ham and Ex of course knew that and Beans warns them not to create any more false alarms.

Just to spice up their little adventure and to entertain themselves, Ham and Ex perform the Indian charge call. This raises another alarm, so Ham and Ex hide in the woods and stumble into an actual Native. The Native gives chase, but the pups escape and head back to camp to warn everyone. No one believes and this is another of their pranks. Ham and Ex then hide themselves in a chest. Shortly the whole Native tribe arrives, alerting the camp. The explorers manage to counter the invasion, while Ham and Ex get nabbed by one of the Natives. Beans rescues them by tossing a foothold trap at their captive. As the pups watch Beans he plays a little prank on them with a holler call, scaring them into chest.


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

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