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Freudy Cat
Freudyct
Directed By: Robert McKimson
Produced By: David H. DePatie
Released: March 14, 1964
Series: Looney Tunes
Story: Tedd Pierce
Animation: Ted Bonnicksen
Warren Batchelder
George Grandpre'
Layouts: Robert Gribbroek
Backgrounds: Robert Gribbroek
Film Editor: Treg Brown
Voiced By: Mel Blanc
Music: Bill Lava
Starring: Sylvester
Sylvester Jr.
Hippety Hopper
Dr. Freud E, Katt Psykiatrist
Preceded By: Bartholomew Versus the Wheel
Succeeded By: Dr. Devil and Mr. Hare
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Freudy Cat (1964 Warner Bros. cartoon with laugh track)

Freudy Cat is a 1964 Looney Tunes animated short starring Sylvester and Sylvester Jr.. The cartoon is essentially a clip show, as 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 Anomaly

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

Censorship

  • On ABC, the flashback from The Slap-Hoppy Mouse where Sylvester repeatedly attempts to load a rifle "frontier-style" (and gets blasted) was cut.

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