Four boy-penguins are curious about an abandoned cabin. Their mother warns them in song that "curiosity killed the cat." They ignore her, partly because she hypocritically displays her own curiosity over a stovepipe they've knocked to the ground. But inside the cabin, they find themselves in danger from fire, gunfire and signal flares. Written by
26 August 1937 (USA)
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(Western Electric Noiseless Recording)
Aspect Ratio: 1.37 : 1
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Curiosity killed the cat. / Curiosity did just that. / The little cats had nine lives it's true, / But only one life was given to you. / So it isn't so wise to snoop, / Or you'll finish up in the soup. / You better just stop right where you're at. / Wopple-up-gup, remember that! / Curiosity killed the cat!
Curiosity Killed a Cat
Music by Sammy Timberg
Lyrics by Bob Rothberg
Sung by the mother penguin and played often throughout the picture See more