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Ventriloquist Cat (1950)

Approved | | Animation, Short, Comedy | 27 May 1950 (USA)
A cat learns the art of ventriloquism in order to play a series of practical jokes on a slow-witted bulldog...

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A cat, being chased by Spike, finds a gadget that lets him throw his voice and has great fun tricking the overly gullible dog into looking for him in a variety of dangerous spots, many of which seem to include dynamite. Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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Included in Warner Home Video's 2006 DVD release of Three Little Words (1950). See more »

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When the cat opens up the "Be a Ventriloquist" box, the device inside is of an oval shape. In the next shot, when he takes the device out and puts it into his mouth, its shape has changed to rectangular. See more »

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Featured in Så er der tegnefilm: Episode #1.7 (2014) See more »

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It's Tex Avery...and it's great!
15 August 2012 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

Tex Avery's MGM cartoons are among the very best ever made--and if you haven't seen them, you are in for a treat if you see one. While "Ventriloquist Cat" may not be his very best, it's sure close. And, if after seeing it you STILL don't like his films, then there is no hope for you!

The cartoon begins with a nasty cat doing 'I hate dogs' graffiti everywhere...including on a dog's stomach! The dog is not amused and spends the rest of the film chasing the cat. But the cat is VERY resourceful and uses a trick device to throw his voice--sending the dog on a wild chase all over town trying to find that darned cat. This isn't all, but I won't say more--it would spoil the crazy fun.

While the animation is great, the film is wonderful because it's funny...very funny. And, wildly creative--a characteristic of Avery's fine MGM films. By the way, I mention his MGM films because, oddly, Avery's films he did prior to this were for Looney Tunes--and they were much, much more conventional. Not terrible, but not nearly as much fun as his later films, that's for sure.


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