Goldimouse and the Three Cats

Goldimouse and the Three Cats is a 1960 Warner Bros. Looney Tunes animated cartoon directed by Friz Freleng.[1] The short was released on March 15, 1960, and stars Sylvester the Cat and Sylvester Jr.[2]

Goldimouse and the Three Cats
Directed byFriz Freleng
Produced byJohn W. Burton
Story byMichael Maltese
StarringMel Blanc
June Foray
Narrated byJune Foray
Music byMilt Franklyn
Edited byTreg Brown
Animation byGerry Chiniquy
Virgil Ross
Arthur Davis
Layouts byHawley Pratt
Backgrounds byTom O'Loughlin
Release date
March 15, 1960 (1960-03-15)

It is one of the few cartoons where storyboard man Michael Maltese did the storylines for cartoons from the Freleng unit for the first time since the late 1940s, the only Freleng-directed Sylvester cartoon to costar Sylvester Jr. and one of two cartoons where Sylvester is married.

This cartoon was included in the 1982 feature film Bugs Bunny's 3rd Movie: 1001 Rabbit Tales.


In a cottage live the Three Cats: Sylvester (father cat), Mrs. Sylvester (mother cat), and Sylvester Jr. (baby cat alias "Spoiled Brat" as Sylvester calls him). Sylvester finds his porridge is too hot and Mrs. Sylvester finds her porridge too cold, but Sylvester Jr. complains on why they are having to eat porridge instead of mice like other cats. Sylvester suggests that they go for a walk in the woods to wait for the porridge to cool down (commenting "Now where have I heard that before?").

While they are away, Goldimouse (a mouse with curly blonde locks) enters the house through a tiny door, spies the porridge, and eats it. Afterwards, Goldimouse feels sleepy and tries all three beds and finds Sylvester Jr.'s just right, so Goldimouse takes it and goes to sleep.

Later on, Sylvester and his family return from their walk and discover Goldimouse's handiwork. While going through the whole "Somebody's been eating my porridge" and "Somebody's been sleeping in my bed" bit, Sylvester Jr. is relieved that his porridge is all gone and that the intruder in his bed is a mouse. When he says this, Goldimouse wakes up, freaks out at the sight of Sylvester Jr. and turns to Sylvester for help, but then notices that he, too, is a cat and escapes out the tiny door.

At his son's insistence, Sylvester tries to get Goldimouse out of the mousehole, but she thwarts his multiple attempts. After Sylvester's latest failure to rid Goldimouse with explosives, Sylvester brings Junior his breakfast consisting of a bowl of porridge and splats it on his head.


Mel Blanc as Sylvester and Sylvester Jr.

June Foray as Narrator, Mrs. Sylvester, and Goldimouse (Uncredited)


  1. ^ Beck, Jerry; Friedwald, Will (1989). Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies: A Complete Illustrated Guide to the Warner Bros. Cartoons. Henry Holt and Co. p. 323. ISBN 0-8050-0894-2.
  2. ^ Lenburg, Jeff (1999). The Encyclopedia of Animated Cartoons. Checkmark Books. pp. 140–142. ISBN 0-8160-3831-7. Retrieved 6 June 2020.

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