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The Hep Cat (1942)

Approved | | Comedy, Short, Family | 3 October 1942 (USA)
A cat-about-town fancies himself such an irresistible "hunk" he momentarily resembles Victor Mature. His wooing of a cute kitten gets derailed by a prankster dog using a cat hand puppet to trap him.

Director:

Robert Clampett

Writer:

Warren Foster (story)
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Cast

Uncredited cast:
Bea Benaderet ... Bird (voice) (uncredited)
Sara Berner ... Bird / Cat Puppet (voice) (uncredited)
Mel Blanc ... The Hep Cat / Rosebud (voice) (uncredited)
Kent Rogers Kent Rogers ... Various (voice) (uncredited)
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Storyline

A cat-about-town fancies himself such an irresistible "hunk" he momentarily resembles Victor Mature. His wooing of a cute kitten gets derailed by a prankster dog using a cat hand puppet to trap him.

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Certificate:

Approved

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 October 1942 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Looney Tunes #1 (1942-1943 Season): The Hep Cat See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Included on the Warner DVD of The Big Street (1942) See more »

Quotes

Bird: Gee Willikers, mister. That ain't a real girl.
The Hep Cat: Well, I can dream, can't I?
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Connections

Spoofs Citizen Kane (1941) See more »

Soundtracks

Always in My Heart (Siempre en mi corazón)
(uncredited)
Music by Ernesto Lecuona
Played when the Cat changes into a wolf
Also played when the Cat embraces the puppet
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nothing totally new, but interesting
27 November 2006 | by lee_eisenbergSee all my reviews

I can't claim to be a connoisseur of Bob Clampett's work, but I've liked most of the classic Looney Tunes cartoons. A previous reviewer said that "The Hep Cat" falls short of Clampett's usual quality. I, on the other hand, think that this cartoon is actually quite neat, as a cool feline tries to woo a woman, but a dog keeps interfering. I assume that the title referred to the sort of person who would soon be a beatnik. Even if it doesn't, I still have often noticed that the Looney Tunes cartoons had a way with jazz (the ultimate kind of beatnik music).

All in all, not a masterpiece, but worth seeing.


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