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The Cat That Hated People (1948)

A cat explains reason after reason why he cannot stand people, and opts to relocate to the moon. When he does, he finds characters there that make him realize people aren't so bad after all.

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A cat hates people to the extent that he goes to the moon, where he finds Alice in Wonderland to be a realistic portrayal of 19th century England, comparatively speaking. Written by Reidar Lyng <groucho@phc.chalmers.se>

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20 November 1948 (USA)  »

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El gato que odió a la gente  »

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In the final scene, the cat claims to have returned to America, but in the shot immediately before that, he is shown descending to the Canadian province of Ontario. See more »

Quotes

Cat: They knock ya down! Step on ya, walk on ya, step on ya, walk on ya, step on ya, walk on ya, step on ya, walk on ya, and kick ya!
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References Cat People (1942) See more »

Soundtracks

Rock-a-Bye Baby
(1886) (uncredited)
Music by Effie I. Canning
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Wild and way-out animation...
19 November 2009 | by (las vegas, nv) – See all my reviews

Cartoon feature director Tex Avery exalted in a violently slapstick style which still resonates with viewers today. Anvils are often falling from the sky, with animals getting the brunt of his mayhem, and this cult quickie from 1948 is no exception. A put-upon black-and-white cat (looking like a wrung-out version of Sylvester and talking like a grumpy Jimmy Durante) hopes to find solace from people after hijacking a rocket ship and landing on the moon, but finds the inhabitants there even worse. This may be one of Avery's most famous animated shorts, as it takes an old-fashioned visual style and couples it with surreal nonsense (like a runaway pair of lips being chased by a lipstick!). Extremely brief, like most of Avery's output for M-G-M, but very memorable.


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