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Freudy Cat is a 1964 Looney Tunes animated short starring Sylvester and Sylvester Junior. The cartoon is essentially a clip show, as a paranoid Sylvester flashes back to earlier cartoons such as "Who's Kitten Who?", "Cats A-Weigh!", and "The Slap-Hoppy Mouse" while describing to a psychiatrist that he thinks Hippety Hopper is out to get him.

Soundtrack Anomaly

The cartoon is unusual in that it mixes a new soundtrack by Bill Lava with music by Carl Stalling (while he was alive in 1964, he had retired six years earlier), which is heard during the original shorts that make up this cartoon. This results in a schizophrenic soundtrack (whether this was intentional, given the plot of a mentally unbalanced Sylvester visiting a psychiatrist, isn't known, but it is possible). Even more unusual is that certain prints of the cartoon contain a stock music piece by Philip Green that plays over numerous areas of the cartoon without removing the old soundtrack, creating a rather dissonant, overbearing "new" soundtrack.

Censorship

  • On ABC, the flashback from "The Slap-Hoppy Mouse" where Sylvester repeatedly attempts to load a rifle "frontier-style" (and gets blasted) was cut.[1]

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