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The Stupidstitious Cat (1947)

Passed  -  Animation | Short  -  25 April 1947 (USA)
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A very stupid and superstitious cat awakens and goes through his usual gyrations of ensuring he will not have an unlucky day, making sure he get out of the right side of the bed and other ... See full summary »



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Uncredited cast:
Jackson Beck ...
Buzzy (voice) (uncredited)


A very stupid and superstitious cat awakens and goes through his usual gyrations of ensuring he will not have an unlucky day, making sure he get out of the right side of the bed and other rituals, and then starts his search for breakfast. He captures Buzzy the Crow, places him between two slices of bread and prepares to eat him. But Buzzy, smarter than the average crow since he is a cartoon parody of Eddie Anderson's "Rochester" character, has no intentions of being a cat's sandwich breakfast, knows the cat is superstitious and causes the cat to spill the salt, knowing the cat will have to release him in order to throw some salt over his shoulder. This goes on for a while as Buzzy calls the cat's attention to something that has to be counter-acted by the cat. And, just as the cat seems to have Buzzy about to become a lunch---they carried on all the way through brunch---the cat flees in terror as he sees a fellow cat---black in color---about to cross his path. Written by Les Adams <>

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25 April 1947 (USA)  »

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An animated version of The Jack Benny Program
24 July 2004 | by (Richmond,Virginia) – See all my reviews

Here, we have toon versions of Jack Benny & Rochester with Jack as the cartoon's eponymous character and Rochester as the tricky black crow Buzzy. However, these characters are not actually voiced by Benny and Rochester. Jackson Beck provides an amusing "Rochester-like" voice for Buzzy. I don't know who does the Jack Benny-like voice for the cat. When this Famous Studios cartoon was released in l947, The Jack Benny Program was one of the most popular radio shows in America. // Buzzy is more known for his comic book appearances which were published for many years by Harvey Comics. The comic book stories are faithful adaptations of his cartoons. In this cartoon, as in the comic book stories, a cat is trying to eat Buzzy and the crow outsmarts the cat. // Basing the characters' voices on popular radio characters makes them appealing. Jackson Beck voiced many characters in Famous' cartoons and his vocal characterization for Buzzy is just as appealing as the voice he provided for Bluto in Famous' Popeye series.// Famous put out their best cartoons during the l940's and this one is no exception. The studios is notorious for putting out cartoons featuring mindless violence that was sometimes more disturbing than funny, but that was characteristic of most of the cartoons the studio produced after l950. Animation fans who dislike Famous' cartoons might find this one a pleasant surprise.

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