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The Aristo-Cat (1943) - Merrie Melodies Theatrical Cartoon Series The Aristo-Cat

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  • Leon Schlesinger Studios
  • Animated Characters: Hubie, Bertie, Cat, Meadows, Rover the Bulldog.
  • Originally Released in 1943.
  • Production Number: 1031.
    Blue Ribbon: 1229.
    MPAA: 8566
  • Running Time: 7:19 minutes.
  • Color
  • U.S.A.  U.S.A.

Release Dates:

  • Jun 19, 1943- Original Release
  • Nov 11, 1950- Blue Ribbon Reissue

Cartoon Production Information:

Hubie and Bertie's first appearance in a cartoon.

Both Tedd Pierce and Michael Maltese were uncredited for their roles.

In this cartoon, Hubie is the brown mouse and Bertie is the grey mouse. This may seem unimportant, but in later cartoons, their colors are switched!

In "The Aristo-Cat" (1943) and "Roughly Squeaking" (1946), Bertie is grey and Hubie is brown.

In "House Hunting Mice" (1947), "Mouse Wreckers" (1949), "The Hypo-Chondri-Cat" (1950) and "Cheese Chasers" (1951), Bertie changes to brown and Hubie is now grey.

In "Trap Happy Porky"(1945), they have silent roles.

In September of 1943, beginning with A Feud There Was, Warner Bros. began re-releasing select color cartoons in their Blue Ribbon program. Typically the Blue Ribbon reissues received new opening sequences with Blue Ribbon title cards and standardized music. Cartoon production credits were also removed. Between ten and fifteen cartoons were released in any given year, with cartoons coming from as far back as 1935. The reissues continued until the close of the studio in the 1960's.

All Blue Ribbon cartoons were released as "Merrie Melodie" cartoons regardless of the original series. The first "Looney Tunes" short to be included in the Blue Ribbon series was The Hep Cat, which was added in 1949. The only current prints of many of these cartoons are the Blue Ribbon releases, although restoration of these cartoons with original elements and titles is always ongoing.

Traditional, Hand-drawn Animation.

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I really love the abstract backgrounds in this cartoon. I'm sure this is the first time an animated cartoon has ever created such an emotional effect with it's layouts like that.
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