The Oily American
The Oily American
Directed By: Robert McKimson
Produced By: Eddie Selzer (uncredited)
Released: July 10, 1954
Series: Merrie Melodies
Story: Sid Marcus
Animation: Rod Scribner
Charles McKimson
Phil DeLara
Herman Cohen
Layouts: Robert Givens
Backgrounds: Richard H. Thomas
Film Editor: Treg Brown (uncredited)
Voiced By: Mel Blanc
Music: Carl Stalling
Starring: Moe Hican
Delivery Man
Preceded By: Muzzle Tough
Succeeded By: Bewitched Bunny
The Oily American (1954)

The Oily American (1954)

The Oily American is a 1954 Merrie Melodies short directed by Robert McKimson.


Moe Hican, an Indian, has struck it rich. Oil has been found on his property, and he now owns an estate with oil rigs everywhere. Even the fountain spouts oil! His mansion is as uppercrust as any, but he prefers to live in a tepee and hunt moose, within the rooms of his vast home, which have forests of their own. Moe and his butler go on a hunting expedition, with the butler being hit with every instrument Moe uses to try to kill a pint-sized moose.


  • This short is seldom seen on American television due to the prominence of a Native American stereotype.
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