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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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Robert Clampett

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Warren Foster (story)
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Cast

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

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 October 1942 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El gato galán See more »

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Warner Bros. See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

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1.37 : 1
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Likely also the first Looney Tunes cartoon to use the "bullseye" graphic that Merrie Melodies had been using for six years prior (with Looney Tunes using thicker rings), as well as the first to feature the "Porky in a drum" ending on a plain red background. (The remaining black and white Looney Tunes for 1942 and 1943 continue to use the curtain BG for the closing.) See more »

Quotes

[upon caressing cat puppet and honking rosebud's nose]
The Hep Cat: Well! Something new has been added!
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Soundtracks

Rock-a-Bye Baby
(uncredited)
Music by Effie I. Canning
Played when the Dog is in diapers
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falls short of Clampett's usual greatness
31 October 2005 | by movieman_kevSee all my reviews

A swinging hep cat is trying to make it with a cute female cat but a dog is in the way at every step. When I usually think of the name Robert Clampett, the word that automatically comes to mind is "sheer greatness", which only makes this short all the more disappointing. In fact if I didn't read the title screen I would've had to no clue he even made this short. In other Clampett cartoons you can come in at any point and sit down to watch and KNOW he made that given short. His hand in it was usually that great. Sadly, this one I don't like nearly as much as it's not a good barometer of his major talents. This animated short can be seen on Disc 4 of the Looney Tunes Golden Collection Volume 2.

My Grade: C


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