5.4/10
17
1 user
A trumpet-playing cat and his jazz band invade Ye Olde Squaresville, a kingdom that has outlawed all but the squarest music.

Director:

Seymour Kneitel

Writers:

Carl Meyer (story), Jack Mercer (story)
Reviews
Edit

Cast

Uncredited cast:
Dayton Allen ... Cat (voice) (uncredited)
Jack Mercer ... King (voice) (uncredited)

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Edit

Storyline

A trumpet-playing cat and his jazz band invade Ye Olde Squaresville, a kingdom that has outlawed all but the squarest music.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Featured in Jazz: Risk: 1945-1955 (2001) See more »

User Reviews

 
Bebop in 1961?
1 August 2014 | by bobliptonSee all my reviews

When the King of Squaresville outlaws all music more progressive than his own scratchy violin, it's up to Bopin' Hood and His Sherwood Trio to save the day in this ambitious but annoying Modern Madcap cartoon from Famous Studios.

The budgets had tightened up at Famous Studios between inflation and the vanishing of cartoon programs at the movies -- I began going to movies with my parents about this time and never saw a "selected short subject". Because of this, the cartoons were only partially animated and a deliberately simple and childish style of art was in use. Eventually the people who were coming into the industry would learn to use these effectively, as the people at UPA already had. However, the creative people at Famous had begun in the 1930s under the Fleischer Brothers and clearly missed the good old days when every cartoon was crammed full of gags. Although the featured bebop music was good, anyone who thought that it would appeal to the kiddies in 1961 had not noticed much outside the studio in twenty years.


1 of 2 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See one user review »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.
Edit

Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 August 1961 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Famous Studios See more »
Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)
See full technical specs »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series



Recently Viewed