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Gay Purr-ee (1962)

Approved  |   |  Animation, Comedy, Family  |  24 October 1962 (USA)
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Mouser Jaune Tom and house cat Mewsette are living in the French countryside, but Mewsette wants to experience the refinement and excitement of the Paris living. But upon arrival she falls ... See full summary »

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Mewsette (voice)
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Jaune-Tom (voice)
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Robespierre (voice)
Paul Frees ...
Meowrice (voice)
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Mme. Rubens-Chatte (voice)
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Bulldog / Bartender / the Driver / Mice Sounds (voice)
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Narrator (voice)
Joan Gardner ...
Lady From Provence (voice)
Julie Bennett ...
Lady From Provence (voice)
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Storyline

Mouser Jaune Tom and house cat Mewsette are living in the French countryside, but Mewsette wants to experience the refinement and excitement of the Paris living. But upon arrival she falls into the clutches of Meowrice. Jaune Tom and his friend Robespierre set off to Paris to find her. Written by Brian W Martz <B.Martz@Genie.com>

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24 October 1962 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Gata dos Meus Sonhos  »

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

When the nefarious Meowrice hatches a plot to shanghai Jaune Tom and Robespierre and sell them as ship's cats, he escorts them to the celebrated feline cabaret, the "Mewlon Rouge", under guise of friendship. During this scene, the famous French artist Toulouse-Lautrec - who painted many advertising posters for the real Moulon Rouge - is portrayed as a bearded, green-colored cat sitting at a nearby table, tossing back a drink and sketching his surroundings. See more »

Goofs

The film supposedly takes place in the 1890s, but the montage of painters doing portraits of Mewsette includes Vincent Van Gogh and Pablo Picasso. Van Gogh died in 1890, while Picasso would not exhibit in Paris until 1900 (and would not paint in the style depicted until the 1920s). See more »

Quotes

Meowrice: [after his henchcats run into a bulldog while chasing Mewsette] Get rid of that dog, you bumbling idiots!
Bulldog: Your whiskers tickle cats, and since I can't stand to be tickled by no cats I'm going to tear your tails off and have 'em for breakfast.
Meowrice: [Pleading with him] I understand you're feelings, sir, nothing like cats tails for breakfast
[Motioning towards Mewsette]
Meowrice: but back there among those barrels is a...
[the bulldog growls at him and chases him and the henchcats]
Meowrice: Please let's talk this over.
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The opening credits include colorful drawings of the movie's main stars which then change into their cartoon characters. See more »


Soundtracks

Mewsette
Lyrics by E.Y. Harburg
Music by Harold Arlen
Performed by Robert Goulet
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The most enchanting animated movie from the 1960's.
2 March 2004 | by (Wellington, New Zealand) – See all my reviews

Gay Purr-ee is the most beautiful movie I ever remember seeing as a child. Unfortunately I don't remember the story-line in great detail, because many years have passed but I remember some very touching scenes from this movie. The seemingly endless journey of two cats travelling to Paris: following the railway line they jumped from sleeper to sleeper through the long night, exhausted. The lure of this enchanting city of Paris spurring them on against great odds. The treat of a saucer of pure cream, as luxurious as the best caviar. The development of the characters and the actor's voices that brought them alive was superb. The incidental music during the movie lifted my heart, transported my emotions on a roller-coaster ride of delight and sorrow. I will hunt for this title in all the video stores in town because I absolutely must be enchanted again by this lovely work of art.


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