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Katnip Kollege (1938)

At the Katnip Kollege, we see a roomful of cats taking a course in Swingology. Everyone swings except Johnny, who can't cut it and has to sit in the dunce chair. Miss Kitty Bright tells him... See full summary »

Directors:

Cal Dalton, Cal Howard

Writer:

Dave Monahan (story)
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Cast

Uncredited cast:
Mel Blanc ... Vocal Talents (voice) (uncredited)
Johnnie Davis ... Johnny Cat (voice) (uncredited)
George MacFarland George MacFarland ... Mr. Jones (voice) (uncredited)
Poley McClintock ... Frog Voice Vocal (voice) (uncredited)
Cliff Nazarro ... Vocal Talents (voice) (uncredited)
The Pied Pipers The Pied Pipers ... Vocalists (voice) (uncredited)
Mabel Todd ... Kitty Bright (voice) (uncredited)
Dave Weber Dave Weber ... Vocal Talents (voice) (uncredited)
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At the Katnip Kollege, we see a roomful of cats taking a course in Swingology. Everyone swings except Johnny, who can't cut it and has to sit in the dunce chair. Miss Kitty Bright tells him to look her up when he learns how to swing. Finally, listening to the pendulum clock at night, Johnny gets the beat. He rushes out to where everyone is playing and sings "Easy As Rollin' Off a Log" to Kitty Bright. She joins in; he grabs a trumpet for an instrumental break, with the complete band. They both fall off a log; she covers him with kisses. Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 June 1938 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Faculdade Felina See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Included as an extra in the Warner DVD of 'The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938)' See more »

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References Along Flirtation Walk (1935) See more »

Soundtracks

We're Working Our Way Through College
(uncredited)
Music by Richard A. Whiting
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Reminiscent of the old Warner Brothers "college" musicals of the 1930s
5 August 2005 | by llltdesqSee all my reviews

This is a cute, rather charming musical short patterned after things like Along Flirtation Walk and Varsity Show. The lead character, Johnny, might as well have "Dick Powell" stenciled on his forehead and the professor reminds me of Kay Kyser. The music is infectious and entertaining, even if the plot is as thin as a piece of gauze. Come to think of it, the plots of those old musicals this is patterned after are pretty much just as thin and this is much shorter than those were!

Warner Brothers made a fair number of these musical cartoons, because the animation department had access to the entire musical catalog for the studio and the studio big-wigs saw the shorts as a way to remind people of Warner Brothers features and music (sheet music was popular and the sheet music for songs made a pretty for all involved in the loop-composers, film studio, etc.) by keeping songs fresh in the public's memory.

This is on Looney Tunes Golden Collection, Vol. 2 and is well worth seeing. Recommended.


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