Freudy Cat

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Freudy Cat
Looney Tunes/Sylvester series
Directed by Robert McKimson
Produced by David H. DePatie (uncredited)
Story by Tedd Pierce
Voices by Mel Blanc
Music by Bill Lava
Philip Green
(certain prints; uncredited)
Animation by Ted Bonnicksen
Warren Batchelder
George Grandpré
Layouts by Robert Gribbroek
Backgrounds by Robert Gribbroek
Studio Warner Bros. Cartoons
Distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures
Release date(s) March 14, 1964 (USA)
Color process Technicolor
Running time 7 minutes
Language English
Preceded by Bartholomew Versus the Wheel
Followed by Dr. Devil and Mr. Hare

Freudy Cat is a 1964 Looney Tunes animated short starring Sylvester and Sylvester Jr.. The cartoon is essentially a clip show, as a paranoid Sylvester flashes back to earlier cartoons such as Who's Kitten Who?, Cats A-Weigh!, and The Slap-Hoppy Mouse while describing to a psychiatrist that he thinks Hippety Hopper is out to get him.

Soundtrack Anomaly[edit]

The cartoon is unusual in that it mixes a new soundtrack by Bill Lava with music by Carl Stalling (while alive in 1964, he had retired six years earlier), which is heard during the original shorts that make up this cartoon. That results in a schizophrenic soundtrack (whether this was intentional, given the plot of a mentally unbalanced Sylvester visiting a psychiatrist, isn't known, but it is possible). Even more unusual is that certain prints of the cartoon contain stock music pieces by Philip Green that play over numerous areas of the cartoon without removing the old soundtrack, creating a rather dissonant, overbearing "new" soundtrack.

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