Swallow The Leader
Directed By: Robert McKimson
Produced By: Eddie Selzer
Released: October 14, 1949
Series: Looney Tunes
Voiced By: Mel Blanc
Robert C. Bruce (uncredited)
Starring: Cat
Preceded By: Frigid Hare
Succeeded By: Bye Bye Bluebeard

Swallow The Leader is a 1949 Looney Tunes short film.


Migrating swallows are making their annual spring return to San Juan Capistrano, and a hungry cat awaits them with a radar scope and with his mouth and head disguised as a bird’s nest. The clever advance scout for the flock of swallows tricks the cat into ingesting a metallic statue of a swallow, then uses a magnet to pull the cat through pipes and the prongs of a ladder. Hundreds of swallows then dive-bomb the cat with light bulbs and thumb tacks.

Additional Credits

  • Animation: Pete Burness, John Carey, Phil DeLara, Charles McKimson
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