Snow Business

Snow Business is a 1953 Warner Bros. Looney Tunes cartoon directed by Friz Freleng.[2] The short was released on January 17, 1953, and stars Tweety and Sylvester.[3] The title is a pun on "Show Business".

Snow Business
Directed byI. Freleng
Produced byEdward Selzer
Story byWarren Foster[1]
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


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.

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  1. ^ 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.
  2. ^ 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.
  3. ^ 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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