Down 85,629 this week

Tin Pan Alley Cats (1943)

Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.6/10 from 179 users  
Reviews: 7 user

A jazz cartoon involving a "Fats Waller"-like cat who leaves the "Uncle Tomcat Mission" for the local jazz club.


(as Bob Clampett)


0Check in

10 Best Action Heroes

We consulted IMDb's Highest-Rated Action-Family Films to came up with 10 scene-stealing action figures your kids can relate to, look up to, and be inspired by.

Visit our Family Entertainment Guide

Related News

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 160 titles
created 12 Sep 2011
a list of 3969 titles
created 16 Mar 2013
a list of 1214 titles
created 06 Oct 2013
list image
a list of 11 titles
created 01 May 2014
list image
a list of 1031 titles
created 7 months ago

Related Items

Connect with IMDb

Share this Rating

Title: Tin Pan Alley Cats (1943)

Tin Pan Alley Cats (1943) on IMDb 6.6/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Tin Pan Alley Cats.

User Polls



Uncredited cast:
Giant Lips / Rubber Band / Hitler / Cat (voice) (uncredited)
The Four Dreamers ...
Uncle Tom Cat Mission Singers (voice) (uncredited)
Four Spirits of Rhythm ...
Fats Waller Cat backing vocals (voice) (uncredited)
Zoot Watson ...
Fats Waller Cat (voice) (uncredited)


A fat cat (a caritcture of Fats Waller) is walking down the street scatting, when he comes upon a club called "The Kit-Kat Club". On the way in, he walks by a place called "Uncle Tomcat Mission", where a gospel singer warns him not to enter the club, and to beware of "wine, women, and song". The cat replies "Well, wats de motta wit dat?", and walks in the club. After playing some piano, he is blasted out of this world with a wild trumpet solo. He lands in a world similar to that in "Porky in Wackyland"(1938). Written by C. Walker

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

cat | jazz | trumpet | piano | visual pun | See All (27) »


See all certifications »




Release Date:

17 July 1943 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:



Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »

Did You Know?


One of the "Censored 11" banned from T.V. syndication by United Artists in 1968 (then the owners of the Looney Tunes film library) for alleged racism. Ted Turner continued the ban when he was hired and stated that these films will not be re-issued and will not be put on Home Video. These cartoons will probably never air on television again, and only non-Warner Bros. licensed public domain video tapes will probably ever have these cartoons on them. See more »


Fats Waller Cat [and others]: What's de MOTOR with him?
See more »


Featured in Animation Lookback: Top 10 Controversial Cartoons (2015) See more »


William Tell Overture
Music by Gioachino Rossini
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more (Spoiler Alert!) »

User Reviews

Great if you are looking for stupid and racist cartoons for the kids!
18 October 2006 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

Uggghhh!!!! This is one of several Looney Toons cartoons that were shelved decades back due to their strongly racist content. And while SOME of them are actually highly offensive BUT well-made, this one is a bore even if it weren't full of racial stereotypes. For some of these offensive cartoons, I have recommended people watch them--particularly for their historical value. However, this one has really nothing to recommend it--being a long cartoon with nothing but stupid music and very, very big-lipped Black characters acting,...well,...STUPID! So, the film is offensive, poorly made and not particularly entertaining--everything you'd like in a cartoon, huh?! (this is sarcasm, by the way)

2 of 18 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Fats and who else?
Discuss Tin Pan Alley Cats (1943) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: