Goldimouse and the Three Cats
Goldimouse and the Three Cats
Directed By: Friz Freleng
Produced By: John W. Burton (uncredited)
Released: March 15, 1960
Series: Looney Tunes
Story: Michael Maltese
Animation: Virgil Ross
Art Davis
Gerry Chiniquy
Layouts: Hawley Pratt
Backgrounds: Tom O'Loughlin
Film Editor: Treg Brown
Voiced By: Mel Blanc
Music: Milt Franklyn
Starring: Sylvester
Sylvester Junior
Mrs. Cat
Preceded By: Wild Wild World
Succeeded By: Person to Bunny

Goldimouse and the Three Cats is a 1960 Looney Tunes short directed by Friz Freleng.


Sylvester, his wife, and his spoiled-rotten son Junior go for a walk while their porridge cools. Blonde-haired Goldimouse enters their empty house. The story closely follows the Goldilocks fairy tale, until Junior demands that his father catch the mouse, in order to prove his worth. All of Sylvester's strategies fail spectacularly, forcing Mrs. Sylvester and Junior to take refuge in their bomb shelter next to them. Though Goldimouse manages to escape Sylvester's wrath, bratty Junior isn't as lucky as Sylvester punishes him for all the trouble he made him go through by dumping a large bowl of porridge on his head.



  • On ABC's "The Bugs Bunny & Tweety Show", the scene of Goldimouse beating Sylvester with a mallet was shortened by replacing most of the beatings with recycled footage of Sylvester Jr.[1]


  • One of the running gags in this short is that Junior will always shout "mother!" when his father gets injured, then the mother will walk in and say "I'll get the bandages!"
  • This is one of the few cartoons that Sylvester Jr. appears in that doesn't feature Hippety Hopper (Although many of the later cartoons in the series, didn't have Hippety either). It is also one of the few not directed by Robert McKimson; in this case this is the only Sylvester Jr. short directed by Friz Freleng.
  • This is one of the only two cartoons where Sylvester has a spouse; the other is "A Mouse Divided". This is the only time Sylvester Jr has his mother present with him.
  • This is one of the few cartoons where Michael Maltese wrote the storylines for cartoons from the Freleng unit for the first time since the late-1940s (probably due to the departure of Freleng's top screenwriter Warren Foster from the studio at the time).
  • As evident in this cartoon, the only apparent trait Junior got from his mother is his ability to speak without his father's characteristic lisp.
  • This cartoon was later featured in the compilation feature Bugs Bunny's 3rd Movie: 1001 Rabbit Tales, but the ending was cut out for time.



Sylvester Cartoons
1945 Life with FeathersPeck Up Your Troubles
1946 Kitty Kornered
1947 Tweetie PieCrowing PainsDoggone CatsCatch as Cats Can
1948 Back Alley OproarI Taw a Putty TatHop, Look and ListenKit for CatScaredy Cat
1949 Mouse MazurkaBad Ol' Putty TatHippety Hopper
1950 Home Tweet HomeThe Scarlet PumpernickelAll a Bir-r-r-dCanary RowStooge for a MousePop 'Im Pop!
1951 Canned FeudPutty Tat TroubleRoom and BirdTweety's S.O.S.Tweet Tweet Tweety
1952 Who's Kitten Who?Gift WrappedLittle Red Rodent HoodAin't She TweetHoppy Go LuckyA Bird in a Guilty CageTree for Two
1953 Snow BusinessA Mouse DividedFowl WeatherTom Tom TomcatA Street Cat Named SylvesterCatty CorneredCats A-weigh!
1954 Dog PoundedBell HoppyDr. Jerkyl's HideClaws for AlarmMuzzle ToughSatan's Waitin'By Word of Mouse
1955 Lighthouse MouseSandy ClawsTweety's CircusJumpin' JupiterA Kiddies KittySpeedy GonzalesRed Riding HoodwinkedHeir-ConditionedPappy's Puppy
1956 Too Hop to HandleTweet and SourTree Cornered TweetyThe Unexpected PestTugboat GrannyThe Slap-Hoppy MouseYankee Dood It
1957 Tweet ZooTweety and the BeanstalkBirds AnonymousGreedy for TweetyMouse-Taken IdentityGonzales' Tamales
1958 A Pizza Tweety-PieA Bird in a Bonnet
1959 Trick or TweetTweet and LovelyCat's PawHere Today, Gone TamaleTweet Dreams
1960 West of the PesosGoldimouse and the Three CatsHyde and Go TweetMouse and GardenTrip for Tat
1961 Cannery WoeHoppy DazeBirds of a FatherD' Fightin' OnesThe Rebel Without ClawsThe Pied Piper of GuadalupeThe Last Hungry Cat
1962 Fish and SlipsMexican BoardersThe Jet Cage
1963 Mexican Cat DanceChili WeatherClaws in the Lease
1964 A Message to GraciasFreudy CatNuts and VoltsHawaiian Aye AyeRoad to Andalay
1965 It's Nice to Have a Mouse Around The HouseCats and BruisesThe Wild Chase
1966 A Taste of Catnip
1995 Carrotblanca
1997 Father of the Bird
2011 I Tawt I Taw a Puddy Tat

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