Leon Schlesinger Studios
Directed by: I. Freleng
Cat Out of the Bag Alert! This review contains some spoilers for this film!
Synopsis: A group of billboard characters come to life to play in and around an alley.
Cartoon Cat: At one point a chick jumps from an ad (a spoof of Bon Ami) and chases a worm. Eventually the scene switches to a cat walking along a fence, yowling as if it is hungry. He crosses in front of the moon which acts as an X-ray.
The cat spots the chick and immediately decides it would make a nice meal. The close up of the cat’s face is animated in a particularly menacing fashion. In fact the cat is probably one of the most threatening in cartoon history, with a razor sharp set of fangs.
The characters in the billboards rally to help save the chick. Policemen in one ad actually shoot bullets at the cat!
Then a dog in an ad similar to those of RCA Victor jumps down and chases the cat.
The cat is smart enough to trap the dog in a pipe.
Once again the cat chases the chick.
He has the tiny bird cornered when an arm brings a hammer down on the cat’s head (the ad being a takeoff of Arm and Hammer Baking Soda).
The cat is subdued and the chick is saved.
Final Mewsings: Hungry cats should not be made out to be villains!