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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 ...
Hubie (voice) (uncredited)
Tedd Pierce ...
Bertie (voice) (uncredited)
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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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In an 18th-Century Drawing Room
Music by Raymond Scott
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A Weak Start To This Short Series
26 March 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Well, after reading a couple of the other reviews here, I feel a little better. I thought maybe I missed something, thinking this animated short was pretty weak. Apparently, others agree.

It might have been a landmark of sorts with the introduction of Claude The Cat and the two mice, Hubie (his name wasn't mentioned in this cartoon) and Bertie, but that doesn't mean it was entertaining. It wasn't, except for some of the artwork. This was the first of seven "Hubie and Bertie" cartoons.

Claude was just not-funny stupid, and sadistic. Forced to fend for himself after "Meadows" the butler quits after being abused by the cat, Claude finds himself clueless. He has no idea how to do anything for himself. Apparently he doesn't even know what a mouse or a dog looks like, despite the fact there is a dog in the house.

When he encounters the mice, he is scared out of his mind and runs for the hills. Finally, he winds up talking to them and they take advantage of the situation. Overall, this offers almost nothing in the way of laughs except one quick scene when Claude first meets the bulldog, face-to-face.


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