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Pizzicato Pussycat (1955)

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Mr. and Mrs. Jones hear a piano being played in their living room. They automatically assume it is their cat who is making the music, when in fact, the talented one is a mouse whom the cat ... See full summary »

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Mr. and Mrs. Jones hear a piano being played in their living room. They automatically assume it is their cat who is making the music, when in fact, the talented one is a mouse whom the cat has forced into being his stooge to make him famous. The cat is showered with media attention and set to play at Carnegie Hall, where he hopes nobody will notice that he is pantomiming the movements with the keys while the mouse is playing his miniature piano inside the full-scale model. Written by Kevin McCorry <mmccorry@nb.sympatico.ca>

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Music by Joseph Meyer and Roger Wolfe Kahn
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Pizzicato?
1 November 2006 | by (Portland, Oregon, USA) – See all my reviews

In one of a few instances in which a cat and mouse are forced into an alliance, a cat tries to use a mouse's musical talent to make himself look like a virtuoso. I guess that overall, there's nothing particularly special about "Pizzicato Pussycat", although it's a good opportunity to hear some classical music (the Looney Tunes cartoons certainly had a way with classical music, as "A Corny Concerto", "Rhapsody Rabbit", "Long-Haired Hare", "The Rabbit of Seville", "What's Opera, Doc" and "High Note" all showed). Worth seeing, if only once.

I wonder what they meant by "Pizzicato". The only know Pizzicato that I know is a pizzeria.


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