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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 »

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Rock-a-Bye Baby
(1886) (uncredited)
Music by Effie I. Canning
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A Tex Avery masterpiece!
21 December 2000 | by (Tucson AZ) – See all my reviews

This is truly one of the greatest animated shorts Avery ever did and one of the best of all time. Virtually every corny sight gag Avery could think of was shoehorned in here. The moon was far more loony here than Armstrong, Aldrin or any of the other astronauts found on their visits and the cat here finds the truth in the adage, "Look before you leap" in this cartoon. Hilarious doesn't even begin to describe this one! The crowd goes wild and let there be dancing in the streets! Most emphatically recommended.


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