Louvre Come Back to Me!

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Louvre Come Back to Me!
Looney Tunes (Pepé Le Pew) series
Directed by Chuck Jones
Maurice Noble
Produced by David H. DePatie.
Story by John Dunn
Voices by Mel Blanc
Julie Bennett
Music by Milt Franklyn
Animation by Bob Bransford
Ken Harris
Tom Ray
Richard Thompson
Backgrounds by Phillip DeGuard
Tom O'Loughlin
Studio Warner Bros. Cartoons
Distributed by Warner Bros.
Release date(s) August 18, 1962 (USA)
Color process Technicolor
Running time 6:28
Language English
Preceded by A Scent of the Matterhorn

Louvre Come Back to Me! is a 1962 Looney Tunes cartoon directed by Chuck Jones. It is the last Pepé Le Pew cartoon of the "classic" Warner Bros. animation age.


In Paris, Pepé is strolling and causing a disturbance with his fumes. At one point Penelope Pussycat is walking with a ginger cat and Pepé's stink causes the ginger cat to faint and Penelope to spring in the air, getting her back on a fresh white-painted flagpole before she falls right into Pepé's arms. As Pepé introduces himself, Penelope scurries away.

Pepé chases Penelope into the Louvre, with the ginger cat following. Pepé's stench ruins a couple of sculptures (correcting one into the Venus de Milo) as well as thwarting the ginger cat's ambush attempt and he terrifies Penelope in the sculpture galley, even as he paints a picture of her ("Don't move, darling. I want to remember you just as you are."), she scurries away again ("Aw, shucks... You moved!").

The ginger cat pumps himself with air in an attempt to hold his breath while he confronts Pepé. Pepé plays along the confrontation as a duel, miming a miss and a defeat. The ginger cat in the meantime suffocates and puffs out all the air he held in, launching himself into the Hall d'Armour. Pepé wonders where everyone has gone to and immediately picks up on where Penelope went.

Pepé finds Penelope hiding in the Air Conditioning machine and traps her in it with himself. Pepé's fumes spread through the Louvre spoiling various works of art (Salvador Dalí's The Persistence of Memory, Grant Wood's American Gothic, Jean-François Millet's The Gleaners, and Edgar Degas's Two Dancers), the cartoon ending with the fumes causing the Mona Lisa to talk ("I can tell you chaps one thing. It's not always easy to hold this smile.").


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