Directed by: Tex Avery
Cat Out of the Bag Alert! This review contains some spoilers for this film!
Synopsis: A cat is after a canary and disguises himself as a dog to get past a bulldog.
Cartoon Cat: This is one of those classically insane Tex Avery cartoons where pretty much anything goes. The basic premise is not unusual; an alley cat is hungry and wants to eat a canary he sees in a cage in a house.
The cat soon learns a big bulldog also lives in the house.
In order to fool the bulldog, the cat pulls off the top of the neighbor dog’s head and wears it like a wig, reciting, “Bow wow!”
To sweeten the deal, the cat produces a seemingly endless supply of bones for the bulldog to bury in the backyard.
The bulldog allows his “dog” friend to kiss the canary but the bird ends up being sucked inside instead.
At one point the cat loses his “ears” and dons a mop by accident.
Eventually the bulldog figures out the cat’s trick and chases him off.
The cat proceeds to take back all of the bones, at which time the bulldog is happy to trade the bird for the bones.
In the end the bird flies away with the bones and the angry neighbor dog confronts the pair, pulling off the top of their heads and switching them.
Final Mewsings: Cats will go to any lengths for birds in cartoons.