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Writer:
Michael Maltese (story)
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Plot:
Mice Hubie and Bertie try to remove Claude the Cat from his house by driving him insane. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
Nominated for Oscar. See more »
User Reviews:
Hubie and Bertie at their best See more (12 total) »

Cast

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Mel Blanc ... Hubie / Claude (voice)
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Stan Freberg ... Bertie (voice) (uncredited)

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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Runtime:
7 min
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Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Argentina:Atp | Finland:K-3 (2005) | USA:Approved (PCA #12515)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
One of Claude the cat's trophies is similar to the Academy Award but with a cat instead of a man.See more »
Soundtrack:
Sweet Dreams, SweetheartSee more »

FAQ

Which series is this from: Merrie Melodies or Looney Tunes?
List: Warner Bros. cartoons that were nominated for Academy Awards
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Hubie and Bertie at their best, 18 June 2016
Author: TheLittleSongbird from United Kingdom

The Hubie and Bertie cartoons are not many, but they are all worth a look at least once and are worthy of more attention. Personally am in total agreement that their best is 'Mouse Wreckers', with 'Cheese Chasers' a close second.

Like with what was said in my review of 'Cheese Chasers', the animation in 'Mouse Wreckers' is excellent. Attention to detail is meticulous, the colours are rich and vibrant and the characters are designed in a way that's distinctively Chuck Jones. The animation in the ceiling trick gag is marvellously inventive and is a huge part of that gag's success.

As always, Carl Stalling's music does not disappoint and demonstrates why he has always been my personal favourite of the regular Looney Tunes composers. Orchestration is clever, rich and luscious, the energy, character and appropriately dark atmosphere are evident throughout and it not only fits with what's going on but adds to it.

'Mouse Wreckers' is the most relentlessly cruel of the series, though the cartoon's dark and somewhat sadistic edge is not done too much and not done to stomach churning effect, but also the funniest, the rope and climactic gags being especially hilarious.

Hubie and Bertie are lively and appealing characters, with great comic coming and provide a bold twist to the cat and mouse partnership, while Claude is an antagonistic character that's menacing, at other times amusing and one that one feels somewhat sorry for. Flawless vocals too from Mel Blanc and Stan Freberg, Blanc particularly sounding like he was enjoying himself thoroughly.

In conclusion, wonderful and Hubie and Bertie at their best. 10/10 Bethany Cox

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