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The Hep Cat (1942)

A cat-about-town fancies himself such an irresistible "hunk" he momentarily resembles Victor Mature. His wooing of a cute kitten gets derailed by a prankster dog using a cat hand puppet to trap him.

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A cat-about-town fancies himself such an irresistible "hunk" he momentarily resembles Victor Mature. His wooing of a cute kitten gets derailed by a prankster dog using a cat hand puppet to trap him.

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First color Looney Tunes cartoon. See more »

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Bird: Gee Willikers, mister. That ain't a real girl.
The Hep Cat: Well, I can dream, can't I?
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Rock-a-Bye Baby
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Music by Effie I. Canning
Played when the Dog is in diapers
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nothing totally new, but interesting
27 November 2006 | by See all my reviews

I can't claim to be a connoisseur of Bob Clampett's work, but I've liked most of the classic Looney Tunes cartoons. A previous reviewer said that "The Hep Cat" falls short of Clampett's usual quality. I, on the other hand, think that this cartoon is actually quite neat, as a cool feline tries to woo a woman, but a dog keeps interfering. I assume that the title referred to the sort of person who would soon be a beatnik. Even if it doesn't, I still have often noticed that the Looney Tunes cartoons had a way with jazz (the ultimate kind of beatnik music).

All in all, not a masterpiece, but worth seeing.


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