Saturday, February 6, 2016

Toons You Might've Missed: The Alley Cat (1941)

Back in the not-too-distant-past, Cartoon Network devoted a half hour to MGM shorts that didn't star Tom & Jerry, which meant that Droopy would sometimes turn up in the block.

1941's "The Alley Cat", directed by Hugh Harman, was one of those shorts, but this is my first look.

A pampered, sophisticated feline is courted by a typical alley cat. If for some reason the male cat, Butch, sounds like a certain duck from another studio, it's because the voice is that of Clarence "Ducky" Nash, the voice of Donald Duck!

Butch would later resurface, with a different voice, in some Tom & Jerry cartoons.

Rating: B.

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