The scene from The Big Snooze where Bugs and Elmer jump off the edge of the dreamscape is similar to a scene from an earlier cartoon, The Heckling Hare (1941).
The scene from The Big Snooze where Bugs tricks Elmer into running through a hollow log and off a cliff three times was already used in an earlier short, All This and Rabbit Stew (1941).
The Prize Pest is considered the last screwball Daffy Duck cartoon, as all of the directors eventually stuck with the Daffy that emerged in the short Rabbit Fire (1951), directed by Chuck Jones.
Hitchcock: In the words of The Bard, "Conscience makes cowards of us all!".
Sylvester: Ah, shut up! (Throws a brick at him)
Hitchcock: Good evening.
The Last Hungry Cat can be found on the DVD collection Looney Tunes Golden Collection: Volume 3.
On Cartoon Network, the cigarettes/coffee scene from The Last Hungry Cat was edited when the cartoon first aired, leaving the sleeping pill part untouched. In subsequent airings, both the cigarette/coffee scene and the sleeping pill part in the bathroom were cut.
On ABC, the part from The Last Hungry Cat after Sylvester leaps out of bed screaming, where he runs in the bathroom and ingests a bottle of sleeping pills (while rubbing some under his arms and on his head), was cut. Also on ABC, the part where Granny beats Sylvester with a broom had the beatings shortened.
On CBS, the part from The Last Hungry Cat after Sylvester falls through the groove in the floor, where Sylvester is shown nervously chain-smoking and downing two cups of coffee was cut.
The Last Hungry Cat is 7 minutes long.
The Last Hungry Cat was released on December 2, 1961.
The Big Snooze is available in a restored version on the Looney Tunes Golden Collection: Volume 2 DVD set, and as part of the compilation What's Up, Doc? A Salute to Bugs Bunny on Volume 3.
Due to concerns about drug abuse, the part from The Big Snooze where Bugs takes a sleeping pill to invade Elmer's dream was originally edited out when shown on most TV channels. The scene was most often deleted with a jump cut or, as on Cartoon Network, with a fake black-out. This was the method used until it was shown uncut on Cartoon Network's The Bob Clampett Show and has been shown uncut ever since on other cartoon shows, networks, and DVDs.
The Big Snooze is 7 minutes long.
The Big Snooze was released on October 5, 1946.
The Prize Pest is cartoon was included in the 1988 compilation film Daffy Duck's Quackbusters, in which Daffy hired Porky in his "Paranormalist at Large" company. The cartoon was shortened in the movie, with a mix of new animation.
The Prize Pest is 7 minutes long.
The Prize Pest was released on December 22, 1951.
In the words of the Bard...
The Bard is a reference to William Shakespeare.
The Last Hungry Cat - Introduction and plot.
The cartoon is a parody of the show Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955-1965).
The Big Snooze - Title
The title was inspired by the 1939 book The Big Sleep, and its 1946 film adaptation, also a Warner release.