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Gay Purr-ee (1962)

Approved | | Animation, Comedy, Family | 24 October 1962 (USA)
Mouser Jaune Tom and house cat Mewsette are living in the French countryside, but Mewsette wants to experience the refinement and excitement of the Paris living. But upon arrival she falls ... See full summary »

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Abe Levitow
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Cast

Cast overview:
Judy Garland ... Mewsette (voice)
Robert Goulet ... Jaune-Tom (voice)
Red Buttons ... Robespierre (voice)
Paul Frees ... Meowrice (voice)
Hermione Gingold ... Mme. Rubens-Chatte (voice)
Mel Blanc ... Bulldog / Bartender / the Driver / Mice Sounds (voice)
Morey Amsterdam ... Narrator (voice)
Joan Gardner Joan Gardner ... Lady From Provence (voice)
Julie Bennett Julie Bennett ... Lady From Provence (voice)
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Mouser Jaune Tom and house cat Mewsette are living in the French countryside, but Mewsette wants to experience the refinement and excitement of the Paris living. But upon arrival she falls into the clutches of Meowrice. Jaune Tom and his friend Robespierre set off to Paris to find her. Written by Brian W Martz <B.Martz@Genie.com>

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deception | cat movie | cat | love | kitten | See All (51) »

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Vive La Fun!... Vive La Joy!... Vive La Judy!... See more »


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 October 1962 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Gata dos Meus Sonhos See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

"Jaune" is French for "yellow", thus Jaune-Tom's name translates to "Yellow Tom", a common name for a male, yellow-orange striped cat. See more »

Goofs

The film supposedly takes place in the 1890s, but the montage of painters doing portraits of Mewsette includes Vincent Van Gogh and Pablo Picasso. Van Gogh died in 1890, while Picasso would not exhibit in Paris until 1900 (and would not paint in the style depicted until the 1920s). See more »

Quotes

Meowrice: As they say, evil is the root of all money... money trees, that is! Big, green money trees!
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Crazy Credits

The opening credits include colorful drawings of the movie's main stars which then change into their cartoon characters. See more »

Alternate Versions

Some television prints are clumsily edited and have several reels in the wrong order. See more »


Soundtracks

The Horses Won't Talk
Lyrics by E.Y. Harburg
Music by Harold Arlen
Performed by Paul Frees
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Mewsette!
18 February 2014 | by decembercld2007See all my reviews

I love this movie because the cats are so cute. To me this movie feels like a Golden Era Hollywood musical that got turned into a cartoon with music. Judy Garland's singing is superb. She hit all of her notes and the other voice over actors are good too. The artwork is very French and I liked the clip where Mewsette was being shown in multiple paintings. Major French artists got to have their works represented to children.

There is not much violence so kids can easily watch this movie. I don't think this movie could ever be remade because the talent was there behind the scenes and on camera. It's not easy to make a film about singing cats and keep my attention. But they were able.


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