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LIFE WITH FEATHERS is a 1945 Merrie Melodies
Merrie Melodies
cartoon, directed by Friz Freleng
Friz Freleng
and produced and released by Warner Bros. Pictures
Warner Bros. Pictures
. It was nominated for an Academy Award for Animated Short Film . This cartoon marks the first appearance of the then-unnamed cat Sylvester .

The title is a play on the longest-running non-musical play on Broadway, Life with Father (the title being the only connection between the two works). Warner Bros. would produce a film version in 1947.

CONTENTS

* 1 Plot * 2 Home media * 3 Cast * 4 External links

PLOT

The film centers on a heartbroken lovebird 's decision to commit suicide after his marriage goes sour. He recruits a black cat (Sylvester) to eat him, but the suspicious cat thinks the bird is poison and refuses. For the rest of the film, the lovebird attempts to get Sylvester to eat him by persuasion, bribery, and force. The gag of a character wanting to be eaten and the cat refusing to is later repeated in the Hubie and Bertie
Hubie and Bertie
cartoon Cheese Chasers . The cartoon ends with the bird getting a telegram saying his wife is moving out, so he escapes from the cat in order to keep himself from being eaten. When he gets home, he finds out she has decided to stay, and he starts looking for the cat again in order to get himself eaten.

HOME MEDIA

This cartoon was released on Blu-ray on the Looney Tunes Platinum Collection Vol. 3, on August 12, 2014.

CAST

* Mel Blanc
Mel Blanc
as Sylvester, Telegram Guy and

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