Cat Feud

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Cat Feud
Directed byChuck Jones
Produced byJohn W. Burton
Story byMichael Maltese
StarringMel Blanc
Music byMilt Franklyn
Animation byAbe Levitow
Richard Thompson
Ken Harris
Ben Washam
Layouts byMaurice Noble
Backgrounds byPhilip DeGuard
Color processTechnicolor
Production
company
Distributed byWarner Bros. Pictures
The Vitaphone Corporation
Release date
December 20, 1958
Running time
6 Min
LanguageEnglish

Cat Feud is a 1958 Merrie Melodies animated short film directed by Chuck Jones. It is the fifth to star Marc Anthony and Pussyfoot. In this short, Marc Anthony is grey, whereas in previous shorts he was brown.

Plot[edit]

Marc Anthony is guarding a construction site when he catches a bag and begins barking at it. Coming out of the bag, it reveals Pussyfoot and he barks at her. However, she isn't afraid, believing the dog is her friend and Marc Anthony's emotions soften. Before returning to guard duty, he leaves Pussyfoot a sausage for her to snack on and she gratefully kisses him. However, trouble is ahead thanks to a hungry alley cat who has seen the sausage and wants it for himself.

Seeing the struggle, Marc Anthony catches on and beats up the cat. Then it becomes a cat and mouse game between the two as Marc Anthony does all he can to protect Pussyfoot and the sausage he gave her from the cat. The final confrontation ends with the cat stuck below on a magnet in a bucket, while Marc Anthony endures a brief pain as Pussyfoot makes herself comfortable before falling asleep. Relieved, Marc Anthony likewise falls asleep himself.

Censorship[edit]

The original version of the cartoon showed a car driving by the construction site and throwing the bag out, which landed in the trash can (thus explaining why Pussyfoot was in both the bag and the trash can in the first place). This scene has been cut from all versions since the late 1980s.

Availability[edit]

This is featured on Disc 4 of the Looney Tunes Golden Collection: Volume 4.

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