Freudy Cat is a 1964 Looney Tunes animated short starring Sylvester and Sylvester Jr.. 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.
|Directed by||Robert McKimson|
|Produced by||David H. DePatie (uncredited)|
|Story by||Tedd Pierce|
|Music by||Bill Lava|
(certain prints; uncredited)
|Animation by||Ted Bonnicksen|
|Layouts by||Robert Gribbroek|
|Backgrounds by||Robert Gribbroek|
|Distributed by||Warner Bros. Pictures|
|March 14, 1964|
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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