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Cheese It, the Cat! (1957)

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A working-class mouse, who wants to steal a birthday cupcake for his wife, enlists his friend in an effort to get rid of the cat who has suddenly appeared in the kitchen.



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Uncredited cast:
Cat (voice) (uncredited)
Ralph Crumden / Ned Morton (voice) (uncredited)
Alice Crumden (voice) (uncredited)


In this spoof of TV's "The Honeymooners", Ralph Crumden and Ned Morton, two mice patterned on Jackie Gleason and Art Carney's characters in the TV show, try to obtain a cupcake from a refrigerator to use as a birthday cake for Ralph's wife, Alice. But they have to pass through a kitchen guarded by an orange cat. Written by Kevin McCorry <>

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4 May 1957 (USA)  »

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1.37 : 1
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The HoneyMousers
18 January 2009 | by (New York City) – See all my reviews

The principal gag in this one is that the two lead characters -- who are mice -- are drawn and voiced as Ralph Kramden and Ed Nortion (Jackie Gleason and Art Carney) from THE HONEYMOONERS. There had been several Termite Terrace efforts in this vein, including A TALE OF TWO KITTIES (Abbot & Costello, the introduction of Tweety Bird) but McKimson brings little to this but the conceit.

Although a very competent cartoon director, Robert McKimson suffers a bit because Friz Freleng and Chuck Jones, who ran the other two cartoon units at Warner Brothers in this period, were geniuses. I have the impression that he wanted to move to live action directing, as had ex-Schlesinger cartoonist Frank Tashlin (and earlier, Gregory LaCava), but never got the chance.

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