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Gay Purr-ee (1962)

Approved | | Animation, Comedy, Family | 24 October 1962 (USA)
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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Cast overview:
Mewsette (voice)
Jaune-Tom (voice)
Robespierre (voice)
Paul Frees ...
Meowrice (voice)
Mme. Rubens-Chatte (voice)
Bulldog / Bartender / the Driver / Mice Sounds (voice)
Narrator (voice)
Joan Gardner ...
Lady From Provence (voice)
Julie Bennett ...
Lady From Provence (voice)


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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Release Date:

24 October 1962 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Gata dos Meus Sonhos  »

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Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound Recording)



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


When Judy Garland was approached about doing this film, it was she who reportedly suggested that her two good friends (and The Wizard of Oz (1939) collaborators) Harold Arlen and E.Y. Harburg provide the music and lyrics, respectively. It was to be both men's last full-length score for any medium. See more »


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 »


Meowrice: [eats some sardines from a can] Canned fish, what will they think of next? Everything is packaged these days, even pretty girls hmm?
[turns towards Mewsette who is locked in a basket crying]
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Crazy Credits

The opening credits include colorful drawings of the movie's main stars which then change into their cartoon characters. See more »


References Moulin Rouge (1952) See more »


Lyrics by E.Y. Harburg
Music by Harold Arlen
Performed by Robert Goulet, Red Buttons and The Mellow Men
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Well I DID like it
11 June 2002 | by (Mexico, DF) – See all my reviews

seriously, I thought "Gay Pur-ree" is up there on par with Disney's greatest productions, even surpassing some of them. Sure it's no blockbuster, nor is it planned to be one. But it does manage a certain kind of epic magic, more akin to the impressionist style it emulates than to the "MTV video feel" behind most of today's standard animation works.

Gay Pur-ree (which aired in my country as "La Fair Mewsette", to my mind a MUCH better title) is a throwback to an age of innocence (corny as this may sound) in more than one sense; in those days, a simple, humane story was all the charm a story needed (my, that DID sound corny indeed). The movie had that special feel, in spades. And to me (a very impressionable 8-year old at the time), it was a true saga. I was taken to another world, cried for the characters, memorized their names and the song. And I dreamed of it for a month after watching it. I felt the magic. I felt as they said you should feel after watching an animated movie.


Maybe not a must see, but certainly a must remember. Watch it, and cherish the memory.

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