Phil De Guard paints some exceptional background drawings in “The Cats Bah” (1954). There’s a beautiful long shot of what we imagine to be Algiers as Pepe begins his flashback story. Director Chuck Jones shoots it diagonally so we can’t really snip it together.
Maurice Noble was the layout artist on this cartoon.
Here are some shorter background drawings. Pepe’s love nest opens the cartoon. It has cherubs on the wall. Too much pastel and too frou-frou; Noble and De Guard got the effect they were going for. There’s some variety in the shots as well; some backgrounds are on a slight angle.
Writer Mike Maltese includes a little pun here. “Peter the Potter” is a play on Peter Potter, who was a disc jockey at KLAC in Los Angeles when this cartoon was made. Hanna-Barbera’s Peter Potamus was named for him as well.