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The Aristo-Cat (1943)

Meadows the butler, fed up with the family cat's practical jokes, walks off the job, leaving the formerly-pampered feline alone and totally helpless, unaware even of what a mouse looks like... See full summary »

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Chuck Jones (as Charles M. Jones)

Writer:

Tedd Pierce (story)
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Cast

Uncredited cast:
Mel Blanc ... Cat / Madam / Meadows (voice) (uncredited)
Michael Maltese Michael Maltese ... Hubie (voice) (uncredited)
Tedd Pierce Tedd Pierce ... Bertie (voice) (uncredited)
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Storyline

Meadows the butler, fed up with the family cat's practical jokes, walks off the job, leaving the formerly-pampered feline alone and totally helpless, unaware even of what a mouse looks like. Thus, he's terrified when the cheese-hunting mice Hubie and Bertie show up, making their first appearance in a Warner Bros. cartoon. Written by Paul Penna <tterrace@wco.com>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 June 1943 (USA) See more »

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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

First appearance of Hubie and Bertie. See more »

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Referenced in Nostalgia Critic: Norm of the North (2017) See more »

Soundtracks

Twilight in Turkey
Music by Raymond Scott
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Hubie and Bertie debut in a setting resembling a cross between a Dali painting and an earlier Chuck Jones cartoon
3 January 2008 | by lee_eisenbergSee all my reviews

As always, Chuck Jones's wise-guy mice Hubie and Bertie (making their debut) play tricks on an unsuspecting feline. While "The Aristo-Cat" has a fairly routine plot, the background catches my attention. The slanted angles look more like what I would expect in a Salvador Dali painting (Bob Clampett used Daliesque angles to a great degree in "The Great Piggy Bank Robbery"). But it's not just the angles. The colors - resembling those in Jones's "The Case of the Missing Hare" - obscure all perspective. This has to be the least pleasant place for a cat to attack a dog, believing the dog to be a mouse! So this is far from a masterpiece, but the background should draw interest. Even more than the fact that it's Hubie and Bertie's debut. Jones branched out their personalities in "Mouse Wreckers", "Cheese Chasers" and "The Hypo-Chondri-Cat".


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