Hold It! (1938)

Fleischer Studios
 Jack Mercer
Directed by: Dave Fleischer

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

Synopsis: When a small town puts their cats out for the night they decide to get together and party.

Cartoon Cats: This is a fun and crazy animated short from the Fleischer Studios but it starts out with a bit of pathos as we see numerous cats unceremoniously dumped outside their front doors to face the cold night alone.

Hold It - black cat cold on doorstep

Eventually the cats come together in one yard and a black cat leads the others in song, instructing them that when he says “Hold it!” they are to freeze in place.

Hold It - black cat freezes in place

The cats play the musical game, freezing in some interesting positions.

Hold It - five cats freeze in long johns

Eventually a dog is disturbed by their racket and starts chasing them around, also freezing when instructed.

Hold It - black cat freezes with dog chasing

In the end the cats are triumphant and finish their game with some crazy expressions.

Hold It - cats freeze in crazy positions

Final Mewsings: Cats are good at freezing!

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