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20 November 1948 (USA) See more »
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Paul Frees ... Cat (voice)

Directed by
Tex Avery 
Writing credits
Heck Allen (story)

Produced by
Fred Quimby .... producer
Joseph Barbera .... co-producer (uncredited)
William Hanna .... co-producer (uncredited)
Original Music by
Scott Bradley (music)
Animation Department
Walt Clinton .... animator (as Walter Clinton)
Louie Schmitt .... animator
William Shull .... animator
Grant Simmons .... animator
Louie Schmitt .... layout artist (uncredited)
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7 min | Argentina:8 min
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Sound System)
Argentina:Atp | USA:Passed (National Board of Review) | USA:Approved (PCA #12641)

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Errors in geography: 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 »
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!See more »
Movie Connections:
References Cat People (1942)See more »
Home, Sweet HomeSee more »


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Wild and way-out animation..., 19 November 2009
Author: moonspinner55 from las vegas, nv

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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