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Snow Business is a 1953 Looney Tunes short directed by Friz Freleng


The cartoon's title is a pun on "show business."


A security guard refuses to let Granny drive her car back into the mountain cabin because the roads are blocked due to a bad snowstorm, but Granny pleads to be let through because her bird and cat would starve inside the cabin.

Meanwhile, friends Sylvester and Tweety are alone in Granny's mountain cabin. A radio report announces that due to heavy snow the roads will be blocked for six weeks. Sylvester nervously checks the cabin for food but finds nothing but boxes and boxes of bird seed. He tries to talk Tweety into being cooked, first in a sailboat in a kettle on the stove, then ice skating in an oiled frying pan. Meanwhile, a hungry mouse keeps trying to eat Sylvester, and has better luck in eating Sylvester than Sylvester has in eating Tweety.

Granny finally arrives on snowshoes with a backpack full of food, but it's just more bird seed, much to Sylvester's disappointment. Sylvester munches the bird seed miserably, but the mouse has one last try at eating Sylvester. When Tweety asks Sylvester how he liked the bird seed, the mouse bites him on the tail, Sylvester yells and flies up in the air. Tweety says "Aw, come now, it can't be that bad."




  • When this short was shown on CBS, the part where the hunger-crazed mouse sticks Sylvester's tail in a toaster and Sylvester extinguishes the flames with an ashtray was cut.[1]


  • This short provides an anomaly in the Sylvester & Tweety pairings: In this one, Tweety and Sylvester start off as friends, and it also also a rare short in these Tweety/Sylvester pairings where Sylvester is in the role of a victim instead of being the aggressor; in this case Sylvester attempts to eat Tweety because he would starve, and is also the prey of a crazed mouse whom is desperate for food.
  • The short was later remade as the Pink Panther short "Pinknic" in 1967.
  • This is the first short where Tweety never uses his catchphrase "I tawt I taw a puddy tat!"
  • The original ending card was lost when many later prints replaced the end card with a 1959-60 MM end card. When this short was later digitally remastered and restored and released on the Japanese DVD I Love Tweety: Volume 2 and Looney Tunes Golden Collection: Volume 2, the original end card was plastered from another cartoon in the 1948-49 or 1952-53 seasons to look like the original end card. For unknown reasons, it is unknown why WB did not do this for "Kit for Cat" on Looney Tunes Golden Collection: Volume 1 as the original end card from this short could have been used for that short.
  • The European version of the Looney Tunes Super Stars' Tweety & Sylvester: Feline Fwenzy uses the unrestored VHS transfer, thus keeping the 1959-60 MM end card. However, the American version of the DVD set uses the Japanese DVD/Golden Collection DVD print.[2]
  • Sylvester's scream of pain when the mouse bites his tail at the end of the cartoon would later be re-used as a stock sound effect in "Zipping Along" when Wile E. Coyote gets caught in mousetraps and in "A Street Cat Named Sylvester" when Hector bites Sylvester's tail. Coincidentally, all three cartoons using this exact same stock sound effect were released in 1953.
    • This same stock sound effect is also later re-used in "Chariots of Fur" when Wile E. Coyote accidentally wraps his arms around himself while wearing the cactus costume, as well as the Tom and Jerry Tales Nintendo DS video game which Warner Bros. would later produce in 2006. [3]



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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

Tweety Cartoons
1942 A Tale of Two Kitties
1944 Birdy and the Beast
1945 A Gruesome Twosome
1947 Tweetie Pie
1948 I Taw a Putty Tat
1949 Bad Ol' Putty Tat
1950 Home, Tweet HomeAll a Bir-r-r-dCanary Row
1951 Putty Tat TroubleRoom and BirdTweety's S.O.S.Tweet Tweet Tweety
1952 Gift WrappedAin't She TweetA Bird in a Guilty Cage
1953 Snow BusinessFowl WeatherTom Tom TomcatA Street Cat Named SylvesterCatty Cornered
1954 Dog PoundedMuzzle ToughSatan's Waitin'
1955 Sandy ClawsTweety's CircusRed Riding HoodwinkedHeir-Conditioned
1956 Tweet and SourTree Cornered TweetyTugboat Granny
1957 Tweet ZooTweety and the BeanstalkBirds AnonymousGreedy for Tweety
1958 A Pizza Tweety-PieA Bird in a Bonnet
1959 Trick or TweetTweet and LovelyTweet Dreams
1960 Hyde and Go TweetTrip for Tat
1961 The Rebel Without ClawsThe Last Hungry Cat
1962 The Jet Cage
1964 Hawaiian Aye Aye
2011 I Tawt I Taw a Puddy Tat