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The Aristo-Cat (1943)

Approved | | Family, Animation, Short | 19 June 1943 (USA)
Meadows the butler, fed up with the family cat's practical jokes, walks off the job, leaving the formerly-pampered feline alone and totally helpless, unaware even of what a mouse looks like... See full summary »

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Cat / Madam / Meadows (voice) (uncredited)
Michael Maltese ...
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Tedd Pierce ...
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Meadows the butler, fed up with the family cat's practical jokes, walks off the job, leaving the formerly-pampered feline alone and totally helpless, unaware even of what a mouse looks like. Thus, he's terrified when the cheese-hunting mice Hubie and Bertie show up, making their first appearance in a Warner Bros. cartoon. Written by Paul Penna <tterrace@wco.com>

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First appearance of Hubie and Bertie. See more »


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Singin' in the Bathtub
Music by Michael Cleary
Lyrics by Herb Magidson and Ned Washington
Sung by Pussy
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Hubie and Bertie debut in a setting resembling a cross between a Dali painting and an earlier Chuck Jones cartoon
3 January 2008 | by (Portland, Oregon, USA) – See all my reviews

As always, Chuck Jones's wise-guy mice Hubie and Bertie (making their debut) play tricks on an unsuspecting feline. While "The Aristo-Cat" has a fairly routine plot, the background catches my attention. The slanted angles look more like what I would expect in a Salvador Dali painting (Bob Clampett used Daliesque angles to a great degree in "The Great Piggy Bank Robbery"). But it's not just the angles. The colors - resembling those in Jones's "The Case of the Missing Hare" - obscure all perspective. This has to be the least pleasant place for a cat to attack a dog, believing the dog to be a mouse! So this is far from a masterpiece, but the background should draw interest. Even more than the fact that it's Hubie and Bertie's debut. Jones branched out their personalities in "Mouse Wreckers", "Cheese Chasers" and "The Hypo-Chondri-Cat".


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