Freudy Cat is a 1964 Warner Bros. Looney Tunes animated short directed by Robert McKimson.[2] The short was released on March 14, 1964, and stars Sylvester the Cat, Sylvester Jr. and Hippety Hopper.[3]

Freudy Cat
Directed byRobert McKimson
Story byTedd Pierce[1]
Produced byDavid H. DePatie (uncredited)
StarringMel Blanc
Music byBill Lava
Philip Green
(certain prints; uncredited)
Animation byTed Bonnicksen
Warren Batchelder
George Grandpré
Layouts byRobert Gribbroek
Backgrounds byRobert Gribbroek
Color processTechnicolor
Production
company
Distributed byWarner Bros. Pictures
Release date
March 14, 1964
Running time
7 minutes
LanguageEnglish

A paranoid Sylvester flashes back to earlier cartoons such as Who's Kitten Who?, Cats A-Weigh!, and The Slap-Hoppy Mouse while describing to a psychiatrist that he thinks Hippety Hopper is out to get him.

Soundtrack AnomalyEdit

The cartoon is unusual in that it mixes a new soundtrack by Bill Lava with music by Carl Stalling (while alive in 1964, he had retired six years earlier), which is heard during the original shorts that make up this cartoon. That results in a schizophrenic soundtrack (whether this was intentional, given the plot of a mentally unbalanced Sylvester visiting a psychiatrist, isn't known, but it is possible). Even more unusual is that certain prints of the cartoon contain stock music pieces by Philip Green that play over numerous areas of the cartoon without removing the old soundtrack, creating a rather dissonant, overbearing "new" soundtrack.

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Beck, Jerry (1991). I Tawt I Taw a Puddy Tat: Fifty Years of Sylvester and Tweety. New York: Henry Holt and Co. p. 151. ISBN 0-8050-1644-9.
  2. ^ Beck, Jerry; Friedwald, Will (1989). Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies: A Complete Illustrated Guide to the Warner Bros. Cartoons. Henry Holt and Co. p. 347. ISBN 0-8050-0894-2.
  3. ^ Lenburg, Jeff (1999). The Encyclopedia of Animated Cartoons. Checkmark Books. pp. 60–61. ISBN 0-8160-3831-7. Retrieved 6 June 2020.