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12 November 1949 (USA) See more »
Pepe Le Peu chases a female cat in a perfume shop until she turns the tables on him. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Not the best, but one of the first and an Oscar winner See more (15 total) »


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Mel Blanc ... Pepe Le Pew / Perfume Shop Owner / Gendarme / Cat (voice)

Directed by
Chuck Jones  (as Charles M. Jones)
Writing credits
Michael Maltese (story)

Produced by
Edward Selzer .... producer (uncredited)
Original Music by
Carl W. Stalling (uncredited)
Film Editing by
Treg Brown (uncredited)
Sound Department
Treg Brown .... sound effects editor (uncredited)
Animation Department
Peter Alvarado .... background artist
Robert Gribbroek .... layout artist
Ken Harris .... animator
Phil Monroe .... animator
Lloyd Vaughan .... animator
Ben Washam .... animator
Abe Levitow .... animator (uncredited)
Music Department
Carl W. Stalling .... musical director (as Carl Stalling)
Milt Franklyn .... orchestrator (uncredited)
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7 min
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1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Argentina:Atp | Canada:G (Nova Scotia) | UK:U | USA:Approved (PCA #13024) | USA:Not Rated (video release)

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4 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
Not the best, but one of the first and an Oscar winner, 16 February 2004
Author: bob the moo from United Kingdom

When a French perfume shop owner opens up one morning he finds Pepe Le Pew using the perfumes in his store. He runs to the police, but they are unable and unwilling to help him. Desperate, he paints his cat like a skunk in order to distract Pepe and get him out of the store.

Looking back now it is often difficult to watch these cartoons in the order they were made. For this reason it is often difficult to know which came first and which were just copies of more original cartoons. However, this short is famous as it was one of the first Pepe Le Pew cartoons and it won him an Oscar in 1950. For this reason it is one of my favourite Pepe shorts. It may not be the best but the others just kept repeating this one gag until it killed it.

The plot is the usual deal but it has some nice touches at the start and end that make it different enough to be amusing. It is unfair to really look back on this short with the knowledge that Pepe just kept doing the same stuff over and over, I don't really like him for this reason, but this short is still good and helped me get over the repeating issues.

Overall this is an enjoyable short that is better than it comes across if you try and remember that this was fresh when it was made, as opposed to his other films that generally retread this gag. Not sure it deserved to be called an Oscar winner but it was funny and the fresh quality of the film has managed to shine through despite the numerous repeats.

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