Sylvester Jr.

Posted in WB Cartoon Companion on March 22, 2004

    Perfect, pint-sized minature of his dad, even down to his lisp and tomato nose. He is forever being embarrassed by the failures of his “Dear Old Father”. The most familiar example of this shame is the bag over the head routine. Sylvester is usually determined not to let his son down, which gets him in even more trouble, whether battling dwarf eagles or mice, king-sized or otherwise. Interestingly, Friz Freleng and Mike Maltese chose, in Goldimouse and the Three Cats (1960) to show us another side of Junior, as a spoiled brat, as well as showing us a Mrs. Sylvester.

    Filmography, all directed by McKimson except as noted:

        Pop Im Pop! (1950)
        Whos Kitten Who (1952)
        Cats Aweigh (1953)
        Too Hop To Handle (1956)
        Mouse-taken Identity (1957)
        Cats Paw (1959)
        Goldimouse and the Three Cats (Freleng, 1960)
        Birds of a Father (1961)
        Fish and Slips (1962)
        Claws in the Lease (1963)
        Freudy Cat (1964)

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