Starring: Pinto Colvig, Frank Graham
Directed by: Tex Avery
Cat Out of the Bag Alert! This review contains some spoilers for this film!
Synopsis: A starving cat (voiced by Pinto Colvig) resorts to a plant growth liquid to try to grow a canary to a satisfying size but things quickly get out of control.
Cartoon Cat: This is undoubtedly one of Tex Avery’s most memorable cartoons because of the sheer insanity and unforgettable images it entails. It starts out like many such cartoons with a hungry cat looking for fish bones in the garbage cans.
The cat then gets by a bulldog by giving him sleeping pills and breaks into a house where he finds no food in the kitchen.
A cat food can produces a mouse (voiced by Frank Graham) who convinces the cat not to eat him since he will save the cat’s life later in the short. The mouse suggests the cat eat the canary in the next room.
Unfortunately the canary is emaciated and so when the cat spots a bottle of Garden “Jumbo Gro” he feeds it to the canary who then grows huge.
The canary starts to beat up the cat until the cat also drinks the Jumbo Gro and gets bigger.
Thus begins a battle of size between the canary, the cat, the bulldog and the mouse which only ends when the formula runs out.
Final Mewsings: Is this how cats will eventually take over the world?