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Tin Pan Alley Cats (1943)

A jazz cartoon involving a "Fats Waller"-like cat who leaves the "Uncle Tomcat Mission" for the local jazz club.

Director:

Robert Clampett (as Bob Clampett)

Writer:

Warren Foster (story)
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Cast

Uncredited cast:
Mel Blanc ... Giant Lips / Rubber Band / Hitler / Cat (voice) (uncredited)
The Four Dreamers The Four Dreamers ... Uncle Tom Cat Mission Singers (voice) (uncredited)
Four Spirits of Rhythm Four Spirits of Rhythm ... Fats Waller Cat backing vocals (voice) (uncredited)
Zoot Watson Zoot Watson ... Fats Waller Cat (voice) (uncredited)
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Storyline

A fat cat (a caritcture of Fats Waller) is walking down the street scatting, when he comes upon a club called "The Kit-Kat Club". On the way in, he walks by a place called "Uncle Tomcat Mission", where a gospel singer warns him not to enter the club, and to beware of "wine, women, and song". The cat replies "Well, wats de motta wit dat?", and walks in the club. After playing some piano, he is blasted out of this world with a wild trumpet solo. He lands in a world similar to that in "Porky in Wackyland"(1938). Written by C. Walker

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 July 1943 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Merrie Melodies #17 (1942-1943 Season): Tin Pan Alley Cats See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Vitaphone production reel #975A. See more »

Quotes

Fats Waller Cat [and others]: What's de MOTOR with him?
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Connections

Spoofs Porky in Wackyland (1938) See more »

Soundtracks

Dinner Music for a Pack of Hungry Cannibals
(uncredited)
Music by Raymond Scott
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One of Bob Clampett's Best!
19 January 2002 | by chris_sherlockSee all my reviews

This is a great short that is right up there with Clampett's earlier "Porky in Wackyland." In fact, the shorts are very similar in ways other than being Clampett creations. The odd characters that Porky encounters in "Porky in Wackyland" are very similar to the characters that the Fats Waller-esque cat runs across in the fantasy sequence in "Tin Pan Alley Cats."

Overall, "Tin Pan Alley Cats" is arguably one of the best shorts from the golden age of animation. They certainly don't make them like this anymore!


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