MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 1,272 this week

Kiddin' the Kitten (1952)

6.8
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.8/10 from 128 users  
Reviews: 6 user

A lazy and fat cat, named Dodsworth is ordered by his mistress to catch mice that have invaded her home and terrorizing her. Dodsworth doesn't want to condescend to personal physical effort... See full summary »

Director:

Writer:

(story)
0Check in
0Share...

On Disc

at Amazon

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 67 titles
created 16 Jul 2012
 
a list of 1407 titles
created 12 Nov 2012
 
a list of 1007 titles
created 18 Feb 2013
 
a list of 4368 titles
created 10 months ago
 
a list of 1039 titles
created 3 months ago
 

Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Kiddin' the Kitten (1952)

Kiddin' the Kitten (1952) on IMDb 6.8/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Kiddin' the Kitten.

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Family | Animation | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Cotton pickers mistake Bugs' tail for a ball of cotton and toss him in with the rest of the haul. On the riverboat Bugs takes on the gambler Colonel Shuffle.

Director: Chuck Jones
Stars: Mel Blanc, Billy Bletcher, The Sportsmen Quartet
Family | Animation | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Lazy Dodsworth the Cat wants to catch a woodpecker for his breakfast. The woodpecker has built its home inside the upper trunk of a very tall tree, and Dodsworth puts on a professor's cap, ... See full summary »

Director: Robert McKimson
Stars: Mel Blanc, Sheldon Leonard
Family | Animation | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

An apple falls on Bugs' head, transporting him back to King Arthur's England.

Director: Chuck Jones
Stars: Mel Blanc
Family | Animation | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Louie the Parrot finds a written will stating that his master bequeathes the family fortune not to him, but to his fellow household pet, a lunkheaded cat named Heathcliff, with the proviso ... See full summary »

Director: Arthur Davis
Stars: Mel Blanc
8 Ball Bunny (1950)
Family | Animation | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Bugs helps a penguin go home via New Orleans, Martinique, the Panama Canal and finally the South Pole. But the penguin's home is in New Jersey.

Director: Chuck Jones
Stars: Mel Blanc, Dave Barry
Edit

Cast

Uncredited cast:
...
Dodsworth's Mistress (voice) (uncredited)
...
Dodsworth Meowing / Kitten / Mice (voice) (uncredited)
...
Dodsworth (voice) (uncredited)
Edit

Storyline

A lazy and fat cat, named Dodsworth is ordered by his mistress to catch mice that have invaded her home and terrorizing her. Dodsworth doesn't want to condescend to personal physical effort to catch the mice; so, he dons a professor's hat and dupes a kitten into doing the job for him, on the pretext that he's a teacher who is giving the kitten a valuable learning experience. Written by Kevin McCorry <mmccorry@nb.sympatico.ca>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

5 April 1952 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

In the opening credits' pages of Kiddin' the Kitten (1952) & its sequel, A Peck o' Trouble (1953) with same two feline characters, neither DVD cartoon shows the names of the off-screen voices, especially Dodsworth's voice Sheldon Leonard's. Bea Benaderet was the actress in Kiddin' the Kitten (1952), as Dodsworth's owner and Mel Blanc was the Kitten. See more »

Quotes

Dodsworth: [the Un-Named Kitten tugged its line, after setting a trap of free cheese with ball bearings in its holes, Un-Named Kitten hides to see the mice eat the cheese trap. And as Dodsworth brought it back to him] Where's the mice? What's the idea tugging on the line, when you don't have single solitary mouse?
[...]
See more »

Connections

Followed by A Peck o' Trouble (1953) See more »

Soundtracks

Dance of the Comedians
(uncredited)
from "The Bartered Bride"
Music by Bedrich Smetana
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more (Spoiler Alert!) »

User Reviews

 
Outstanding Twist On A Familiar Theme
10 August 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Even if the the story is a familiar one - a cat told to get rid of the mice in the home or he's history - this was an outstanding Looney Tunes cartoon with a different main character.

Here, we have "Dodsworth," a fat and very lazy cartoon, whose philosophy on life is summed up near the beginning. After being lectured, he says to himself, "What a revoltin' development. I don't mind an honest day's work as long.....as somebody else does it."

He comes up with the idea of tutoring someone else to catch the mice for him since, as he says, nobody in the Dodsworth cat family has ever had to stoop to catching mice for a living. His first pupil is this cute little kitten.

How Dodsworth uses the kitten and what kind of kitten it turns out to be is hilarious. There is some very inventive material here. Both the kitten and all the mice were very entertaining.

A familiar actor from the '50s and '60s did the voice of Dodsworth: Sheldon Leonard and Bea Bernaderet, also a familiar name, voiced Dodsworth's lady boss of the house.

Many times the endings to these type of stories are abrupt or a little bit lame....but not here. The ending is terrific, making this one of the better cartoons I have seen on this Spotlight Volume 4 two-disc DVD.


8 of 8 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Kiddin' the Kitten (1952) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?