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Release Date:
10 June 1950 (USA) See more »
A cat is driven up the wall by the inhabitant of the cuckoo clock, so he spends the film trying to catch him... Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Daws Butler ... Narrator / Cat (voice) (uncredited)

Directed by
Tex Avery 
Writing credits
Rich Hogan (story)

Edgar Allan Poe  uncredited

Produced by
Fred Quimby .... producer
Original Music by
Scott Bradley 
Animation Department
Walt Clinton .... animator (as Walter Clinton)
Michael Lah .... animator
Grant Simmons .... animator
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6 min
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Perspecta Stereo (Westrex Recording System) (re-release) | Mono (Western Electric Sound System) (original release)
USA:Passed (National Board of Review) | USA:Approved (PCA #13575)

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Referenced in Symphony in Slang (1951)See more »
The Man on the Flying TrapezeSee more »


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3 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Typical Avery, with the germ of an idea used more fully in a later short., 6 November 2002

This short is typical Avery, with lots of sight gags and a hilarious premise. But Avery plays around with a series of gags that take expressions of speech and depict them literally in visual gags, an idea he would use to base an entire short on later with Symphony in Slang. Cute cartoon, not terribly innovative, but enjoyably watchable nonetheless. Worth watching and recommended.

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