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Ain't We Got Fun (1937)

The cat's asleep, so the mice are on the loose, for a while at least, in the pantry. When he wakes up, they pile the food on him and get him thrown out, and then they *really* have the run of the house.


Tex Avery (as Fred Avery)




Uncredited cast:
Mel Blanc ... Cat / Old Man / Elevator Mouse (voice) (uncredited)
Billy Bletcher ... Mouse in Checkered Cap (voice) (uncredited)


"When the cat's away, the mice will play." The cat is taking a nap, so the mice invade the pantry and start having the time of their lives. The cat soon wakes up, however, and the mice must act quickly to keep from being eaten. Will they just run and hide, or will they stand up for themselves? Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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Release Date:

2 August 1937 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Une soirée agitée See more »

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Mono (Vitaphone)


Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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All's Fair in Love and War
Music by Harry Warren
Played when the cat comes back
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Isn't it fun?

Love animation, it was a big part of my life as a child, particularly Disney, Looney Tunes and Tom and Jerry, and still love it whether it's film, television or cartoons.

Tex Avery was one of the greatest and most influential animation directors there ever was, with a unique visual and humour style and his best work saw some ahead of its time content. 'Ain't We Got Fun' is not one of his best efforts, it's worth watching, it's well made and it's far from bad, but it is not demonstrative of what made him so great and influential. His work here is competent but it is pretty tame by Avery standards.

'Ain't We Got Fun's' story is predictable and has nothing special and not quite enough to make it all the way through fun and emotionally investable. The cartoon is amusing enough, but there is little hilarious or imaginative.

However, the animation ranges from good to excellent. It's fluid in movement, vibrant in colour and very meticulous in detail. Most of the pace is lively and the content is charming, amusing and well-timed if with not quite enough to go the extra mile.

Carl Stalling's music is typically superb. It is as always lushly orchestrated, full of lively energy and characterful in rhythm, not only adding to the action but also enhancing it. The characters are likeable and their personalities work well individually and together. Mel Blanc and Billy Bletcher provide typically expertly vocal contributions.

In conclusion, worth watching but not great. 7/10 Bethany Cox

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