Mouse-Taken Identity
Mouse-Taken Identity
Directed By: Robert McKimson
Produced By: Eddie Selzer (uncredited)
Released: November 16, 1957
Series: Merrie Melodies
Story: Tedd Pierce
Animation: Ted Bonnicksen
George Grandpré
Layouts: Robert Gribbroek
Backgrounds: Bill Butler
Film Editor: Treg Brown
Voiced By: Mel Blanc
Music: Milt Franklyn
Carl W. Stalling
Starring: Sylvester
Sylvester Junior
Hippety Hopper
Preceded By: Show Biz Bugs
Succeeded By: Gonzales' Tamales
Mouse-Taken Identity

Mouse-Taken Identity

Mouse-Taken Identity is a 1957 Merrie Melodies short directed by Robert McKimson.


Sylvester checks in to work at a museum with his son, Junior. He is bragging about his mouse-catching prowess, when the baby kangaroo, Hippety Hopper, having escaped from the zoo, turns up in the museum. Sylvester and Junior, as usual, mistake Hippety for a giant mouse and chase him around the exhibits, in an attempt to kill him, resulting to humiliating executions for both cats, with Junior often embarrassed at his father's failures.



  • When this cartoon aired on ABC's The Bugs Bunny and Tweety Show, the scene of Sylvester getting caught in the lion's head and Sylvester, Jr. blasting him in the rear end with a gun to get him out was cut. Also cut was Sylvester chasing Hippety Hopper around an American Indian display because it showed Sylvester dressed as an Indian and whooping before getting scalped (oddly enough, the American Indian display scene is not censored on other TV channels such as Nickelodeon, Cartoon Network and Boomerang)
  • When Nickelodeon aired this short on Looney Tunes on Nickelodeon, only the lion's head part that was also edited on ABC was cut.


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