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A Tale of Two Kitties (1942)

Babbit and Catstello, take-offs on Bud Abbott and Lou Costello try to catch the little Tweety bird, using everything from stilts to dynamite. Trouble is, the tiny bird has a vicious streak in him.

Director:

Robert Clampett

Writer:

Warren Foster (story)
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Cast

Uncredited cast:
Mel Blanc ... Catstello / Tweety (voice) (uncredited)
Tedd Pierce Tedd Pierce ... Babbit (voice) (uncredited)
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Storyline

Babbit and Catstello, take-offs on Bud Abbott and Lou Costello try to catch the little Tweety bird, using everything from stilts to dynamite. Trouble is, the tiny bird has a vicious streak in him.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 November 1942 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Babbit and Catstello See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Leon Schlesinger Studios See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Tedd Pierce, who provided the voice of "Babbitt", was one of the top writers in the Warner Bros. cartoon department, responsible for writing many of the studios' most fondly remembered cartoons, including Elmer's Candid Camera (1940), The Dover Boys at Pimento University or The Rivals of Roquefort Hall (1942) and Dough for the Do-Do (1949), among many others. See more »

Quotes

[Catstello is sitting on a powder charge which Babbit is ready to detonate]
Catstello: Gee, Babbit. I'm just no good.
Babbit: Oh, the brakes were against you.
Catstello: I'm a flopparoo. I can't even get the boid.
Babbit: Don't worry. You'll get it, all right.
Catstello: You mean I'll get it in the end?
Babbit: Yeah. And you'll get a big bang out of it, too!
[He detonates the charge, sending Catstello flying]
Catstello: [unaware he is airborne] Well, that sure takes a load off my mind.
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Connections

Referenced in Behind the Tunes: Putty Problems and Canary Rows (2003) See more »

Soundtracks

Don't Give Up the Ship
(uncredited)
Music by Harry Warren
Played when Catstello's a Spitfire
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Enertaining Tweety cartoon
16 January 2010 | by TheLittleSongbirdSee all my reviews

At 17, I still enjoy Looney Tunes, and a Tale of Two Kitties is no exception. It is not a favourite by all means, but it is fun to watch and a funny takeoff of Bud Abbott and Lou Costello. With the exception of an odd-looking Tweety (as if he had just hatched), the animation is fine. The backgrounds are nice in particular and the camera angles are clever. The music is very good, and the humour is all intact and well timed. I particularly loved the "this little piggy went to market" bit, reminded me of Who Framed Roger Rabbit.

The voice acting is commendable. While Mel Blanc slightly overdoes it as Catstello, he does a stellar job as Tweety, who is just as sweet, funny and likable as he is now. Strictly speaking, he is quite bad ass as well. Plus Ted Pierce does well as Babbit in a good grouchy straight talking impression. All in all, it is a lot of fun, not the best Looney Tunes cartoon, but recommended. 8/10 Bethany Cox


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