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  • UPA
  • Animated Characters: Mewsette, Jaune-Tom, Robespierre, Madame Rubens-Chatte, Meowrice.
  • Originally Released in 1962.
  • Running Time: 85 minutes.
  • TechniColor
  • U.S.A.  U.S.A.


Production Notes:

Though the director credit is soleley in Abe Levitow's name, it is widely held that Chuck Jones was the actual director of the film. When Warner Bros. became aware of his writing credit for this film at the rival UPA studios, Chuck was summarily fired from Warner Bros.

Songs: "Gay Purr-ee Overture" (E.Y. Harburg-Harold Arlen), Judy Garland and Chorus; "Mewsette," Robert Goulet; "Little Drops of Rain" (E.Y. Harburg-Harold Arlen), Judy Garland; "The Money Cat," Paul Frees and The Mellow Men; "Portraits of Mewsette," Orchestra; "Take My Hand, Paree" (E.Y. Harburg-Harold Arlen), Judy Garland; "Paris Is a Lonely Town" (E.Y. Harburg-Harold Arlen), Judy Garland; "Bubbles," Robert Goulet, Red Buttons and The Mellow Men; "Roses Red, Violets Blue" (E.Y. Harburg-Harold Arlen), Judy Garland; "Little Drops of Rain (Reprise)" (E.Y. Harburg-Harold Arlen), Robert Goulet; "Paris Is a Lonely Town," Orchestra; "The Horse Won't Talk," Paul Frees; "The Mewsette Finale" (E.Y. Harburg-Harold Arlen), Robert Goulet, Judy Garland and Chorus.

Traditional, Hand-drawn Animation.

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