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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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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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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)  »

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A Gata dos Meus Sonhos  »

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(RCA Sound Recording)

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Mewsette was Judy Garland's only animated film role. The rest of her film roles were live action. See more »

Goofs

Jaune-Tom and Robespierre set off from a station in Provence signed "Moustier St Marie". It is a real place but spelled "Moustiers Ste. Marie"; the Virgin Mary is after all always in the feminine. See more »

Quotes

Robespierre: Jean Tom, do we have to keep doing this? I think we should stop. We could get killed on this track!
Jean Tom: But I'm not going to stop until I find Mewsette.
Robespierre: Fine. You look for Mewsette. I'm gonna look for trains.
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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 »

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References Moulin Rouge (1952) See more »

Soundtracks

The Money Cat
Lyrics by E.Y. Harburg
Music by Harold Arlen
Performed by Paul Frees and The Mellomen
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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.

*sigh*

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


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