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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27 May 1950 (USA)  »

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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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Remade as Cat's Meow (1957) See more »

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Vintage Tex Avery and therefore hilarious!
21 December 2000 | by (Tucson AZ) – See all my reviews

Tex Avery was a genius at the art of the animated short. He did for the animated short what Walt Disney did for the feature. Avery seemed to have something of a fondness for black cats, as he did a number of cartoons featuring black cats. Ventriloquist Cat was one of them. Mostly sight-gags fired at the viewer at a very frenetic pace and designed to keep you rolling around on the floor laughing. More often than not, it works. This and most of Avery's shorts are marvelously (sometimes wickedly) funny. Most highly recommended.


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