A cat, a dog and bird living in one house can't stop fighting each other.


(as I. Freleng)




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Uncredited cast:
Granny (voice) (uncredited)
Roscoe / Cat (voice) (uncredited)


An old woman has a cat, a dog, and a canary. The cat and dog fight even worse than normally; fed up, she tells them both off, then threatens to throw them both out if there's any more trouble. The two then spend the rest of the picture framing each other and summoning their master: first, the dog unleashes a whole box of mechanical mice, which the cat manages to sit on (they carry him right into the basement); the cat stamps dirty dog footprints all over the room, but because the dog plays air raid warden ("put out that light!"), their owner doesn't see them. The dog glues canary feathers to the cat, but the canary pops out of hiding; the cat uses shaving cream to make the dog look rabid. Finally, the canary, fed up, frames both of them; they attack its cage just as their owner arrives, and both are thrown out but, as it turns out, the smiling cat has taken the bird with him. Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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dog | cat | canary | bird | air raid warden | See All (14) »





Release Date:

11 September 1943 (USA)  »

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Kavgadžije  »

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"I'm getting sick and tired of you two fighting like cats and dogs . . . "
11 June 2015 | by (The Gutters of Baltimore) – See all my reviews

. . . the grumpy scold screams at her cat and dog to open HISS AND MAKE UP. Though her canine Roscoe has full command of the English language, her feline Reddington seems to be a mute. Worse yet, this lady--most likely an Alzheimer's victim--has forgotten to name her canary, referring to it as "you poor little defenseless Birdling" and "my naughty 'Ittle bird." Though Reddington may look at lot like "the cat who swallowed a canary" by the close of HISS AND MAKE UP, I think that it's his canine antagonist whose future shines brighter. All Roscoe needs to do is to use his command of English to take correspondence classes, adopt a boy, and build time machines. Reddington, on the other hand, seems fit only for further run-ins with mice and canaries. In a best case scenario, his mistress will compensate for Roscoe having found greener pastures by adopting a female cat. Then one thing will lead to another, and within five years she'll have 80 or 100 house cats underfoot. By this point THEY will be running her show, and when she croaks her "cannibal" comment here will be fulfilled (literally).

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