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Notes To You (1941)

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Looney Tune

Directed by Isadore "Friz" Freleng

Story by Michael Maltese
Animation: Manuel Perez
Musical Direction by Carl W. Stalling

Originally Released in 1941
Redrawn Colorized in 1968
Redrawn Colorized by Color Systems Inc.
Digitally Colorized in 1992

Digitally Colorized by CST Entertainment Inc.
"Public domain"

Plot Summary:
Porky Pig is trying to get a good night's rest, but a cat is preventing that. The cat climbs up to a nearby fence to sing. The rest of the cartoon is Porky trying to get the cat to stop singing. The cat sings many WB favorites such as "Jeepers Creepers," "The Umbrella Man," "Farewell to Thee," and even a lullibye! Porky finally gets fed up and proceeds to shoot the feline. The singing stops not for long, for the ghosts of the cat's 9 lives start singing opera! - J.M. Crowe


Review:
Funny cartoon. The redrawn version only flaws from the jerky animation.   This cartoon is great, but "Back Alley Op-Roar" is highly reccomended. It's the improved remake with Elmer Fudd and Sylvester.

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Pictures by Richard Jebe

Redrawn version notes:

   -Considered to be one of the few well made redrawn colorized Looney Tunes.
   - Finale with the nine lives of the cat singing is redrawn very well. (The lack of 2 cats is in the original version.)
   - It seems that the colorizing artists used a print of "Back Alley Op-roar" for reference since many color schemes are identical.
   - Remade as "Back Alley Op-Roar" by Freleng in 1948. Elmer Fudd replaced Porky and Sylvester replaced the cat.
   - Even though it was remade in color, the remake was sold to AAP, thus leaving WB with only the earlier cartoon.
   - Opening is taken from a 1949-1950 cartoon. The fade in-between cards was spliced out for time reasons.
   - Original version has a redrawn "Porky in Drum" closing, although many public domain versions have a "THE END" card from a Betty Boop redrawn version.
   - Red iris at the end.
Computer colorized version notes:

   - Colorized in 1992. Great job! Opening music is from 1937 instead of 1941.

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