The Hypo-Chondri-Cat (1950)

Warner Bros.
Starring:
 Mel Blanc, Stan Freberg
Directed by: Chuck Jones

Cat Out of the Bag Alert!  This review contains some spoilers for this film!

Synopsis: Two mice named Hubie (voiced by Mel Blanc) and Bertie (voice by Stan Freberg) trick a hypochondriac cat named Claude (voiced by Mel Blanc) into thinking he is dying.

Cartoon Cat: Claude the cat starred in several Merrie Melodies cartoons. In this outing he is chasing after the two mice who have broken into his home to eat some cheese.

The Hypo-Chondri-Cat - Claude cat looking at mice Hubie and Bert

Claude poses as a waiter before chasing after the mice.

The Hypo-Chondri-Cat - Claude cat posing as waiter

The mice soon discover Claude’s weakness when he becomes terrified of an open window then loads up on medications and takes his temperature.

The Hypo-Chondri-Cat - Claude cat afraid of open window

The Hypo-Chondri-Cat - Claude cat stopping short at open window animated gif

The Hypo-Chondri-Cat - Claude cat taking his temperature

Sensing an angle, Hubie and Bert convince Claude he looks terrible and is changing all different colors, including plaid!

The Hypo-Chondri-Cat - Claude cat turning plaid animated gif

Claude begs the mice to help him.

The Hypo-Chondri-Cat - Claude cat begging mice Bert and Hubie for help

Hubie and Bert pretend they are going to operate on Claude and frighten him so much he passes out.

The Hypo-Chondri-Cat - Claude cat scared on operating table

While unconscious, Claude has a terrifying nightmare with bizarre imagery.

The Hypo-Chondri-Cat - giant Hubie and Bert mice about to operate on Claude cat in nightmare

When Claude awakens he sees Hubie and Bert crying over his grave.

The Hypo-Chondri-Cat - Claude cat waking up on operating table dressed like angel

The mice convince Claude he is now dead and must go to cat heaven.

The Hypo-Chondri-Cat - Claude cat angel scaring mice Hubie and Bert

Claude happily floats off into the sky via a balloon the mice have attached to him.

The Hypo-Chondri-Cat - Claude cat angel floating away in night sky

Final Mewsings: Cats should not seek medical advice from mice.


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