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Life with Feathers
Life with Feathers
is a 1945 Merrie Melodies
Merrie Melodies
cartoon, directed by Friz Freleng and produced and released by 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
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[edit] The film starts with a 25-year old male heartbroken lovebird's decision to commit suicide after his marriage goes sour. He recruits a 20-year old, 60-inch tall, black and white tuxedo cat (Sylvester) to eat him, but the suspicious and devious 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 Sylvester 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 Sylvester 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 20-year old, 60-inch tall black and white cat again in order to get himself eaten again. Here we go again... Home media[edit] This cartoon was released on Blu-ray on the Looney Tunes Platinum Collection Vol. 3, on August 12, 2014. Cast[edit]

Mel Blanc
Mel Blanc
as Sylvester, Telegram Guy and Lovebird

External links[edit]

Life with Feathers
Life with Feathers
on IMDb Life with Feathers
Life with Feathers
at AllMovie

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Films directed by Friz Freleng

1930s

Buddy the Gob (1934) Buddy and Towser (1934) Beauty and the Beast (1934) Mr. and Mrs. Is the Name (1935) I Haven't Got a Hat (1935) My Green Fedora (1935) The Cat Came Back (1936) I'm a Big Shot Now (1936) Bingo Crosbyana
Bingo Crosbyana
(1936) Sunday Go to Meetin' Time
Sunday Go to Meetin' Time
(1936) Toy Town Hall (1936) Boulevardier from the Bronx (1936) The Coo-Coo Nut Grove (1936) Pigs Is Pigs (1937) The Fella with the Fiddle (1937) She Was an Acrobat's Daughter (1937) Clean Pastures
Clean Pastures
(1937) The Lyin' Mouse (1937) Jungle Jitters
Jungle Jitters
(1938)

1940s

Confederate Honey (1940) The Hardship of Miles Standish (1940) You Ought to Be in Pictures
You Ought to Be in Pictures
(1940) Porky's Bear Facts (1941) Hiawatha's Rabbit Hunt (1941) Sport Chumpions (1941) Notes to You
Notes to You
(1941) Rhapsody in Rivets
Rhapsody in Rivets
(1941) The Wabbit Who Came to Supper
The Wabbit Who Came to Supper
(1942) Fresh Hare
Fresh Hare
(1942) The Hare-Brained Hypnotist
The Hare-Brained Hypnotist
(1942) Ding Dog Daddy (1942) Pigs in a Polka
Pigs in a Polka
(1943) The Fifth-Column Mouse
The Fifth-Column Mouse
(1943) Greetings Bait (1943) Jack-Wabbit and the Beanstalk (1943) Yankee Doodle Daffy
Yankee Doodle Daffy
(1943) Daffy – The Commando (1943) Little Red Riding Rabbit
Little Red Riding Rabbit
(1944) Snafuperman
Snafuperman
(1944) Bugs Bunny Nips the Nips
Bugs Bunny Nips the Nips
(1944) Duck Soup to Nuts
Duck Soup to Nuts
(1944) Hare Force
Hare Force
(1944) Goldilocks and the Jivin' Bears
Goldilocks and the Jivin' Bears
(1944) Payday (1944) Three Brothers (1944) Stage Door Cartoon
Stage Door Cartoon
(1944) Herr Meets Hare (1945) Life with Feathers
Life with Feathers
(1945) Hare Trigger
Hare Trigger
(1945) Ain't That Ducky (1945) Peck Up Your Troubles (1945) Baseball Bugs
Baseball Bugs
(1946) Holiday for Shoestrings (1946) Hollywood Daffy (1946) Of Thee I Sting (1946) Racketeer Rabbit
Racketeer Rabbit
(1946) Rhapsody Rabbit
Rhapsody Rabbit
(1946) The Gay Anties (1947) Tweetie Pie
Tweetie Pie
(1947) Rabbit Transit (1947) A Hare Grows in Manhattan
A Hare Grows in Manhattan
(1947) Along Came Daffy (1947) Slick Hare
Slick Hare
(1947) Back Alley Oproar
Back Alley Oproar
(1948) I Taw a Putty Tat
I Taw a Putty Tat
(1948) Buccaneer Bunny
Buccaneer Bunny
(1948) Bugs Bunny Rides Again
Bugs Bunny Rides Again
(1948) Hare Splitter (1948) Kit for Cat (1948) Hare Do
Hare Do
(1949) Wise Quackers (1949) High Diving Hare
High Diving Hare
(1949) Curtain Razor (1949) Knights Must Fall (1949) Bad Ol' Putty Tat
Bad Ol' Putty Tat
(1949) Dough for the Do-Do
Dough for the Do-Do
(1949) Which Is Witch
Which Is Witch
(1949)

1950s

Home Tweet Home (1950) Mutiny on the Bunny
Mutiny on the Bunny
(1950) The Lion's Busy (1950) Big House Bunny
Big House Bunny
(1950) His Bitter Half (1950) All a Bir-r-r-d (1950) Golden Yeggs
Golden Yeggs
(1950) Bunker Hill Bunny
Bunker Hill Bunny
(1950) Canary Row
Canary Row
(1950) Canned Feud (1951) Rabbit Every Monday
Rabbit Every Monday
(1951) A Bone for a Bone
A Bone for a Bone
(1951) His Hare-Raising Tale (1951) The Fair-Haired Hare (1951) Room and Bird (1951) Putty Tat Trouble (1951) Tweety's S.O.S. (1951) Ballot Box Bunny
Ballot Box Bunny
(1951) Tweet Tweet Tweety (1951) Gift Wrapped (1952) Foxy by Proxy
Foxy by Proxy
(1952) 14 Carrot Rabbit
14 Carrot Rabbit
(1952) Little Red Rodent Hood (1952) Ain't She Tweet (1952) Cracked Quack (1952) A Bird in a Guilty Cage (1952) Tree for Two (1952) Hare Lift (1952) Snow Business (1953) A Mouse Divided (1953) Fowl Weather (1953) Southern Fried Rabbit
Southern Fried Rabbit
(1953) Hare Trimmed
Hare Trimmed
(1953) Tom Tom Tomcat (1953) A Street Cat Named Sylvester (1953) Catty Cornered
Catty Cornered
(1953) Robot Rabbit (1953) Dog Pounded (1954) Captain Hareblower
Captain Hareblower
(1954) Bugs and Thugs
Bugs and Thugs
(1954) Dr. Jerkyl's Hide (1954) Muzzle Tough (1954) Satan's Waitin' (1954) Yankee Doodle Bugs
Yankee Doodle Bugs
(1954) Goo Goo Goliath (1954) Pizzicato Pussycat
Pizzicato Pussycat
(1955) Sahara Hare
Sahara Hare
(1955) Sandy Claws (1955) Hare Brush
Hare Brush
(1955) Tweety's Circus (1955) This Is a Life?
This Is a Life?
(1955) Hyde and Hare (1955) Speedy Gonzales (1955) Red Riding Hoodwinked (1955) Roman Legion-Hare (1955) Heir-Conditioned (1955) Pappy's Puppy (1955) Tweet and Sour (1956) Rabbitson Crusoe (1956) Tree Cornered Tweety (1956) Napoleon Bunny-Part (1956) Tugboat Granny (1956) A Star Is Bored
A Star Is Bored
(1956) Yankee Dood It (1956) Three Little Bops
Three Little Bops
(1957) Tweet Zoo (1957) Tweety and the Beanstalk (1957) Piker's Peak (1957) Birds Anonymous
Birds Anonymous
(1957) Bugsy and Mugsy
Bugsy and Mugsy
(1957) Greedy for Tweety (1957) Show Biz Bugs
Show Biz Bugs
(1957) Gonzales' Tamales (1957) Hare-Less Wolf
Hare-Less Wolf
(1958) A Pizza Tweety Pie (1958) Knighty Knight Bugs
Knighty Knight Bugs
(1958) A Bird in a Bonnet (1958) Trick or Tweet (1959) Apes of Wrath
Apes of Wrath
(1959) Tweet and Lovely (1959) Mexicali Shmoes
Mexicali Shmoes
(1959) Wild and Woolly Hare
Wild and Woolly Hare
(1959) Here Today, Gone Tamale (1959) Tweet Dreams (1959)

1960s

Goldimouse and the Three Cats (1960) Hyde and Go Tweet
Hyde and Go Tweet
(1960) Mouse and Garden (1960) From Hare to Heir (1960) Trip for Tat (1960) Lighter Than Hare
Lighter Than Hare
(1960) D' Fightin' Ones (1961) Rebel Without Claws (1961) The Pied Piper of Guadalupe (1961) Prince Violent (1961) The Last Hungry Cat (1961) The Jet Cage (1962) Shishkabugs
Shishkabugs
(1962) Mexican Boarders
Mexican Boarders
(1962) Devil's Feud Cake
Devil's Feud Cake
(1963) Mexican Cat Dance (1963) Chili Weather (1963) The Unmentionables
The Unmentionables
(1963) Nuts and Volts (1964) The Pink Phink (1964) Road to Andalay (1964) It's Nice to Have a Mouse Around the House (1965) The Wild Chase (1965) Cats and Bruises (1965) The Great De Gaulle Stone Operation
The Great De Gaulle Stone Operation
(1965) The Ant and the Aardvark
The Ant and the Aardvark
(1969)

1980s

The Looney Looney Looney Bugs Bunny Movie
The Looney Looney Looney Bugs Bunny Movie
(1981) Bugs Bunny's 3rd Movie: 1001 Rabbit Tales (1982) Daffy Duck's Fantastic Island
Daffy Duck's Fantastic Island
(1983)

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