I'm a Big Shot Now

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I'm a Big Shot Now
Directed byFriz Freleng
Produced byLeon Schlesinger
Music byBernard B. Brown
Norman Spencer
Animation byJack Carr
Riley Thomson
Distributed byWarner Bros. Pictures
The Vitaphone Corporation
Release date
April 11, 1936

I'm a Big Shot Now is a 1936 Merrie Melodies cartoon directed by Friz Freleng.


The plot concerns an unnamed gangster bird, who sings the title song and likes to prove his toughness by beating up on the police without the slightest provocation. The hoodlum spots the Birdville Bank across the street from the saloon where he hangs out, and calls his gang together to rob the bank and make a quick getaway. In the ensuing chase, the avian police (including the one who screams a Tarzan yell) capture him by shooting the floor out from the birdhouse which he uses as his hideout, leaving him to sing "I'm Just a Jailbird Now" from his jail cell.


  • This marked the final Warner Bros. cartoon short with music scored by Bernard Brown.
  • This cartoon was re-released issued into the Blue Ribbon Merrie Melodies program on August 4, 1945.

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