Friday, December 9, 2011

123 Puss n' Booty

Title: Puss n' Booty
Date: 12/11/43
Frank Tashlin
Warren Foster
Cal Dalton
Musical Direction
Carl W. Stalling
Series: Looney Tunes
Running time (of viewed version): 7:22
Commercial DVD Availability: LTGCv4d2

Synopsis: Cat and bird interaction.

Comments: Feet and legs for the human. I wonder if this was designed to keep audiences from thinking the human should be identified with. Bea Benadaret(sp). Horribly hammy cat (named Rudolph; like Valentino?). Move up to the bust of the human. Stiff cat like the Rolls Royce nike hood ornament (maybe not; sure looks like a hood ornament of some kind tho; wait, jaguar would make total sense, with the cat and all)? Slinking in keeping with the steps. They didn't get the teeth right on Rudolph. Underwater butt stab. Semi silhouette. Very minimal background houses in the opening shot. Jerry Beck in commentary says the opening shots are from the POV of the cat, followed by the POV of the woman; the searching shot is almost certainly from the woman's POV, but I'm not sure the low and headless shots are the cat's POV as such. Jerry also says the address in this, 1605 Maple Drive, is recycled in a Tweety and Sylvester cartoon that remakes this. Jerry provides additional animator credits: Don Williams, Izzy Ellis, Shamus Culhane, and Art Davis. Back when everyone delivered. Seems like a real bad idea to buy a new pet over the phone. I kinda think the cat looks like Chuck Jones as an old man. The broken bed at the end reminds me of Mad art (heavy black line work in black and white). Jack Davis and Art Davis weren't related, were they?

Supposedly the last black and white WB cartoon, and the last of the Sunset syndication package; thus, before this equalled weekday showings, after this equalled Saturday morning for me (before and after would depend on how an order is determined, and I suppose just because this is the last in the Sunset package doesn't actually mean things before it might not be in the Sunset package).

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