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Freudy Cat is a 1964 Looney Tunes short directed by Robert McKimson.

Plot

A paranoid Sylvester runs back home, imagining that a giant mouse is chasing him. Sylvester Junior states that the mouse is gone and that he is still in a state of shock. The two head to therapist Dr. Freud E. Katt to discover what is causing Sylvester to lose his sanity. The therapist suggests that Sylvester flash back to his first encounter with the giant mouse. Junior states that it started when Hippety was hopping out of a box and into an abandoned mansion in which Sylvester and Junior were hunting. Sylvester spots Hippety and is scared. He tries to load a rifle to hunt the mouse. Each attempt to load the rifle results in Sylvester being blasted by a small mouse.

Sylvester even imagines Hippety stowing away on a ship and being given a beating. The therapist says that such fantasy can be easy to avoid thinking about, but the real Hippety crashes by the therapist office and hops along. The therapist loses his sanity and hops away, with Sylvester and Junior joining him.

Availability

Streaming

Censorship

  • On ABC, the flashback from "The Slap-Hoppy Mouse" where Sylvester repeatedly attempts to load a rifle "frontier-style" (and gets blasted) was cut.[1]

Notes

  • This was the last theatrical appearance of both Hippety Hopper and Sylvester Junior.
  • A small scene from this cartoon would be used in the special Bugs Bunny's Thanksgiving Diet.
  • The cartoon is unusual in that, during the original shorts that make up this cartoon, it mixes a new soundtrack by Bill Lava with music by Carl Stalling, who had retired six years earlier. This results in a schizophrenic soundtrack, intentional or not. Even more unusual is that certain prints of the cartoon contain a stock music piece by Philip Green that plays over numerous areas of the cartoon without removing the old soundtrack, creating a rather dissonant, overbearing "new" soundtrack. The restored version on HBO Max fixes these anomalies.
  • This short containing portions of earlier cartoons such as "Who's Kitten Who?", "Cats A-weigh!", and "The Slap-Hoppy Mouse".

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TV Title Cards

References

Sylvester Cartoons
1945 Life with FeathersPeck Up Your Troubles
1946 Kitty Kornered
1947 Tweetie PieCrowing PainsDoggone CatsCatch as Cats Can
1948 Back Alley OproarI Taw a Putty TatHop, Look and ListenKit for CatScaredy Cat
1949 Mouse MazurkaBad Ol' Putty TatHippety Hopper
1950 Home, Tweet HomeThe Scarlet PumpernickelAll a Bir-r-r-dCanary RowStooge for a MousePop 'Im Pop!
1951 Canned FeudPutty Tat TroubleRoom and BirdTweety's S.O.S.Tweet Tweet Tweety
1952 Who's Kitten Who?Gift WrappedLittle Red Rodent HoodAin't She TweetHoppy Go LuckyA Bird in a Guilty CageTree for Two
1953 Snow BusinessA Mouse DividedFowl WeatherTom Tom TomcatA Street Cat Named SylvesterCatty CorneredCats A-weigh!
1954 Dog PoundedBell HoppyDr. Jerkyl's HideClaws for AlarmMuzzle ToughSatan's Waitin'By Word of Mouse
1955 Lighthouse MouseSandy ClawsTweety's CircusJumpin' JupiterA Kiddies KittySpeedy GonzalesRed Riding HoodwinkedHeir-ConditionedPappy's Puppy
1956 Too Hop to HandleTweet and SourTree Cornered TweetyThe Unexpected PestTugboat GrannyThe Slap-Hoppy MouseYankee Dood It
1957 Tweet ZooTweety and the BeanstalkBirds AnonymousGreedy for TweetyMouse-Taken IdentityGonzales' Tamales
1958 A Pizza Tweety-PieA Bird in a Bonnet
1959 Trick or TweetTweet and LovelyCat's PawHere Today, Gone TamaleTweet Dreams
1960 West of the PesosGoldimouse and the Three CatsHyde and Go TweetMouse and GardenTrip for Tat
1961 Cannery WoeHoppy DazeBirds of a FatherD' Fightin' OnesThe Rebel Without ClawsThe Pied Piper of GuadalupeThe Last Hungry Cat
1962 Fish and SlipsMexican BoardersThe Jet Cage
1963 Mexican Cat DanceChili WeatherClaws in the Lease
1964 A Message to GraciasFreudy CatNuts and VoltsHawaiian Aye AyeRoad to Andalay
1965 It's Nice to Have a Mouse Around the HouseCats and BruisesThe Wild Chase
1966 A Taste of Catnip
1980 The Yolks on You
1995 Carrotblanca
1997 Father of the Bird
2011 I Tawt I Taw a Puddy Tat




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