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Katnip Kollege (1938)

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At the Katnip Kollege, we see a roomful of cats taking a course in Swingology. Everyone swings except Johnny, who can't cut it and has to sit in the dunce chair. Miss Kitty Bright tells him... See full summary »

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Johnnie Davis ...
Johnny Cat (voice) (uncredited)
George MacFarland ...
Mr. Jones (voice) (uncredited)
Poley McClintock ...
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Cliff Nazarro ...
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Mabel Todd ...
Kitty Bright (voice) (uncredited)
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At the Katnip Kollege, we see a roomful of cats taking a course in Swingology. Everyone swings except Johnny, who can't cut it and has to sit in the dunce chair. Miss Kitty Bright tells him to look her up when he learns how to swing. Finally, listening to the pendulum clock at night, Johnny gets the beat. He rushes out to where everyone is playing and sings "Easy As Rollin' Off a Log" to Kitty Bright. She joins in; he grabs a trumpet for an instrumental break, with the complete band. They both fall off a log; she covers him with kisses. Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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11 June 1938 (USA)  »

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Because of incorrect information (probably obtained from the US copyright register), Ben Hardaway was often listed as the second director of this film. Later, a title card of this film was discovered stating the second director was actually Cal Howard. The complete opening titles of this film are, however, considered lost. See more »

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References Along Flirtation Walk (1935) See more »

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Music by Harry Warren
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Reminiscent of the old Warner Brothers "college" musicals of the 1930s

This is a cute, rather charming musical short patterned after things like Along Flirtation Walk and Varsity Show. The lead character, Johnny, might as well have "Dick Powell" stenciled on his forehead and the professor reminds me of Kay Kyser. The music is infectious and entertaining, even if the plot is as thin as a piece of gauze. Come to think of it, the plots of those old musicals this is patterned after are pretty much just as thin and this is much shorter than those were!

Warner Brothers made a fair number of these musical cartoons, because the animation department had access to the entire musical catalog for the studio and the studio big-wigs saw the shorts as a way to remind people of Warner Brothers features and music (sheet music was popular and the sheet music for songs made a pretty for all involved in the loop-composers, film studio, etc.) by keeping songs fresh in the public's memory.

This is on Looney Tunes Golden Collection, Vol. 2 and is well worth seeing. Recommended.


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