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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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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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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Let That Be a Lesson to You
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For 'Swingers' Only
16 April 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

If you like "swing music," and are a "young cat" at heart, you'll love this Looney Tunes animated short.

At Katnp College, "swingology" is one of the subjects and the students are having a great time. The professor is hilarious and has "everyone's sonnets sounding like Kostelanetz" expect when Johnny gets up to perform. He doesn't know what to do and winds up in the corner with a dunce hat on and ostracized from the rest of the students.

Later that night, the "rhythm bug" suddenly hits Johhny and now he's one cool cat.

This a colorful, musical effort. How much you like it will depend what you think of the music. It's very dated, but it swings enough for me to enjoy this. The colorful clothes on all the characters was fun to see, too.


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