Fagin's Freshman
Directed By: Ben Hardaway
Cal Dalton
Produced By: Leon Schlesinger
Released: November 18, 1939
Series: Merrie Melodies
Story: Jack Miller
Animation: Rod Scribner
Film Editor: Treg Brown
Voiced By: Mel Blanc
Sara Berner
Margaret Hill-Talbot
Berneice Hansell
Tedd Pierce
The Sportsmen Quartet
Music: Carl W. Stalling
Starring: Mama Cat
Blackie the Kitten
Three Little Kittens
Preceded By: Pied Piper Porky
Succeeded By: Porky the Giant Killer

Fagin's Freshman is a 1939 Merrie Melodies cartoon directed by Ben Hardaway and Cal Dalton.


It's the world of cats and dogs. Blackie, a little black kitten (who lost his mittens), dreams that he runs off to join a school for criminals. Tiring of "sissy stuff," he gets his wish when he teams up with Fagin and his school for young crooks. Blackie gets mixed up with some bad cats. There's a shootout with police dogs. The scenario is a perfect excuse for the "Three Little Kittens" song.


In the reissue, the WB shield does not come out fully, resulting in the 1943-1947 WB shield being shown instead of the 1947-53 WB one. A similar error occurred in the reissue of "Toy Trouble".