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The Cat That Hated People (1948)

A black cat explains reason after reason why he cannot stand people, and opts to relocate to the moon. When he does, he finds characters there that make him realize people aren't so bad anyway.

Director:

Tex Avery

Writer:

Heck Allen (story)

Star:

Paul Frees
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Cast

Credited cast:
Paul Frees ... Cat (voice)
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Storyline

A black cat hates people to the extent that he goes to the moon, where he finds Alice in Wonderland to be a realistic portrayal of 19th century England, comparatively speaking. Written by Reidar Lyng <groucho@phc.chalmers.se>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 November 1948 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El gato que odió a la gente See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Goofs

In the final scene, the cat claims to have returned to America, but in the shot immediately before that, he is shown descending to the Canadian province of Ontario. See more »

Quotes

Cat: People are no darn good. I hate people. Ya know who causes all the trouble in the world today? It's people! Yeah, people, people!
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Connections

References Porky in Wackyland (1938) See more »

Soundtracks

I'm Nobody's Baby
(1921) (uncredited)
Music by Benny Davis, Milton Ager & Lester Santley
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Wild and way-out animation...
19 November 2009 | by moonspinner55See all my reviews

Cartoon feature director Tex Avery exalted in a violently slapstick style which still resonates with viewers today. Anvils are often falling from the sky, with animals getting the brunt of his mayhem, and this cult quickie from 1948 is no exception. A put-upon black-and-white cat (looking like a wrung-out version of Sylvester and talking like a grumpy Jimmy Durante) hopes to find solace from people after hijacking a rocket ship and landing on the moon, but finds the inhabitants there even worse. This may be one of Avery's most famous animated shorts, as it takes an old-fashioned visual style and couples it with surreal nonsense (like a runaway pair of lips being chased by a lipstick!). Extremely brief, like most of Avery's output for M-G-M, but very memorable.


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