There’s something funny about a cat that’s so stupid, it forgets to breathe. That’s what we get in the Art Davis short Dough, Ray, Me-ow, with the story by Lloyd Turner.
Heathcliffe the dopey cat is in a panic, once again asking Louie the parrot to help him.
The next scene where Louie berates Heathcliffe for forgetting to breathe again. I love the floppy tongue. More dry brush work, too.
Don Williams, Emery Hawkins, Basil Davidovich and Bill Melendez are the credited animators.
In a truly inexplicable decision, the studio fired Davis’ other writer, the great Bill Scott, then tried to demote Turner back into in-betweening. Turner went on to become a top sitcom writer. It wasn’t long before the Davis unit was gone altogether, a victim of the cost-cutting being made at all West Coast animation studios.