Snow Business is a 1953 Warner Bros. Looney Tunes cartoon directed by Friz Freleng. The short was released on January 17, 1953, and stars Tweety and Sylvester. The title is a pun on "Show Business".
|Directed by||I. Freleng|
|Produced by||Edward Selzer|
|Story by||Warren Foster|
|Music by||Carl Stalling|
|Edited by||Treg Brown|
|Animation by||Virgil Ross|
|Layouts by||Hawley Pratt|
|Backgrounds by||Carlos Manríquez|
|Distributed by||Warner Bros. Pictures|
The Vitaphone Corporation
|January 17, 1953|
A security guard refuses to let Granny drive her car back into the mountain cabin because the roads are blocked due to a bad heavy snowstorm, but Granny pleads to be let through because her bird and cat are trapped inside the cabin and would fatally starve.
Meanwhile, Sylvester and Tweety are alone in Granny's mountain cabin. The radio reports that the roads will be blocked for six weeks. 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. 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. 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. 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. While doing so in the final act, Tweety asks Sylvester if he likes the bird seed; unknown to any of them, the mouse has grabbed the cat's tail and – after pouring milk over it to give it moisture – bites the tail, causing Sylvester to yowl in pain. "It tan't be dat bad!" remarks Tweety.
- VHS - Looney Tunes: The Collectors Edition Volume 13: Comic Cat-Tastrophies
- VHS - Looney Tunes Presents: Tweety: Home Tweet Home
- VHS - Stars of Space Jam: Sylvester and Tweety
- DVD - Looney Tunes Golden Collection: Volume 2, Disc 3
- DVD - Looney Tunes Super Stars' Tweety & Sylvester: Feline Fwenzy
- The original ending card is most likely assumed to be lost, as copies of the short made for television have the 1959-64 Merrie Melodies ending title card instead.
- Though the original ending card (or one taken from another short of that season) was restored on the Looney Tunes Golden Collection: Volume 2 DVD, the European version of Looney Tunes Super Stars' Tweety & Sylvester: Feline Fwenzy has the unrestored television print with the 1959-64 ending card (the American version of LTSS has the restored GC Volume 2 release).
- Beck, Jerry (1991). I Tawt I Taw a Puddy Tat: Fifty Years of Sylvester and Tweety. New York: Henry Holt and Co. p. 113. ISBN 0-8050-1644-9.
- Beck, Jerry; Friedwald, Will (1989). Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies: A Complete Illustrated Guide to the Warner Bros. Cartoons. Henry Holt and Co. p. 244. ISBN 0-8050-0894-2.
- Lenburg, Jeff (1999). The Encyclopedia of Animated Cartoons. Checkmark Books. pp. 151–152. ISBN 0-8160-3831-7. Retrieved 6 June 2020.
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