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Friday, January 26, 2007
I really don't know who animated what in this one (Greg? Mike?), but I think it's a seriously underrated cartoon, and one of my all-time favorites.
Claude Cat had changed at this point from a mental patient to a right bastard, and he works really well in this cartoon, playing the villain and sabotaging Marc Anthony's relationship with his master (Robert C. Bruce in one of his only 'character' roles, he was usually just the narrator) and foundling Pussyfoot.
The scene at approximately 02:11 is one of the most hysterical pieces of abuse ever put on film.
Mike Maltese slightly remade this as the Woody Woodpecker cartoon "Helter Shelter" (1955), which of course isn't nearly as good because Chuck Jones wasn't handling it.