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Gay Purr-ee (1962)

Approved | | Animation, Comedy, Family | 24 October 1962 (USA)
Mouser Jaune Tom and house cat Mewsette are living in the French countryside, but Mewsette wants to experience the refinement and excitement of the Paris living. But upon arrival she falls ... See full summary »

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Abe Levitow
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Cast

Cast overview:
Judy Garland ... Mewsette (voice)
Robert Goulet ... Jaune-Tom (voice)
Red Buttons ... Robespierre (voice)
Paul Frees ... Meowrice (voice)
Hermione Gingold ... Mme. Rubens-Chatte (voice)
Mel Blanc ... Bulldog / Bartender / the Driver / Mice Sounds (voice)
Morey Amsterdam ... Narrator (voice)
Joan Gardner Joan Gardner ... Lady From Provence (voice)
Julie Bennett Julie Bennett ... Lady From Provence (voice)
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Storyline

Mouser Jaune Tom and house cat Mewsette are living in the French countryside, but Mewsette wants to experience the refinement and excitement of the Paris living. But upon arrival she falls into the clutches of Meowrice. Jaune Tom and his friend Robespierre set off to Paris to find her. Written by Brian W Martz <B.Martz@Genie.com>

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Vive La Coolest Cat Who Ever Captured The Happy Heart Of Paris! See more »


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 October 1962 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Gata dos Meus Sonhos See more »

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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

This was lyricist E.Y. Harburg's second time working with UPA. He had previously written a song called 'Get Out and Vote' for UPA's first animated short, 'Hell-Bent for Election' in 1944. At one point Harburg had also been working with founding UPA director John Hubley on an animated film version of his Broadway musical 'Finian's Rainbow' before the project was canceled after both Harburg and Hubley were blacklisted. See more »

Goofs

Jaune-Tom and Robespierre set off from a station in Provence signed "Moustier St Marie". It is a real place but spelled "Moustiers Ste. Marie"; the Virgin Mary is after all always in the feminine. See more »

Quotes

Meowrice: [Showing Mewsette a picture] His name is Henry Pfft of Pittsburgh Pennsylvania U.S.A.
Mewsette: [Looks at the picture with disgust] You mean you want me to marry this... this fat old...
Meowrice: [Interrupting her] You are as bright as you are pretty my dear, so please get into the basket like a good little bride to be.
[His henchcats show her the basket]
Mewsette: [Frightened] Who are they?
Meowrice: They are my business associates Cheri, just get into the basket and you won't have to look at them anymore.
Mewsette: In the basket? No, oh no!
Meowrice: [...]
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Crazy Credits

The opening credits include colorful drawings of the movie's main stars which then change into their cartoon characters. See more »

Alternate Versions

Some television prints are clumsily edited and have several reels in the wrong order. See more »

Connections

References Moulin Rouge (1952) See more »

Soundtracks

The Money Cat
Lyrics by E.Y. Harburg
Music by Harold Arlen
Performed by Paul Frees and The Mellomen
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Rather surprising mixture of animated sophistication and imagination...
25 January 2008 | by moonspinner55See all my reviews

Although too long at 85 minutes, this animated musical from UPA is quite tuneful, with visual wit and flair to spare. Slim plot, about a French barnyard feline seeking adventures in Paris, is helped considerably by bright Harold Arlen and E.Y. Harburg songs, and of course by Judy Garland's incandescent speaking and singing voice as Mewsette. Never popular with children, the film's writing tends to place the accent on sophisticated conversation, less on animated hilarity. Consequently, it isn't a big crowd-pleaser, although students of animation would be wise to check it out (the humorous art history lesson on the Impressionists is worth the time alone). **1/2 from ****


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