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

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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)
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Storyline

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

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17 July 1943 (USA)  »

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Trivia

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 »

Quotes

Fats Waller Cat: Where is I at?
Giant Lips: You is outa dis world!
Fats Waller Cat: Who dat?
Giant Lips: Well... who dat?
Fats Waller Cat: Who dat say who dat when I say who dat? Was dat you?
Giant Lips: Mmmmmmm... could be!
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Edited from Porky in Wackyland (1938) See more »

Soundtracks

William Tell Overture
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Music by Gioachino Rossini
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Surreal Clampett Classic
25 September 2003 | by (New York) – See all my reviews

This cartoon is a wonderful example of Robert Clampett's genius. Perfect musical score; the scene with the scatting trumpet player who blasts Waller "out of this world" into a "Porky in Wackyland" world is an unheralded masterpiece. This one equals or even tops the infamous "Coal Black and De Sebben Dwarfs" for sheer enjoyment. Certainly worth seeking out.


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