Thursday 15 August 2019

Casanova Cat Take

Bill Hanna and Joe Barbera pull a Tex Avery in Casanova Cat. No, I don’t mean the tacky blackface gag.

Here are a few frames from an Avery-like eye-pop take when the alley cat (played by Jerry Mann) gets a look at a newspaper about luscious Toodles the female kitten inheriting a million-dollar fortune.

The credited animators are Ken Muse (he seems to have been busy in this one), Ray Patterson, Irv Spence and Ed Barge. The cartoon was originally titled Love in Gloom (according to the Jan. 27, 1950 edition of Daily Variety).

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