Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Claude Cat

Today I am posting media of one of my favorite Looney Tunes characters, Claude Cat, a largely forgotten star who only officially appeared in eight short films by director Chuck Jones. His rivals in these cartoons include Bertie & Hubie, Marc Antony & Pussyfoot, and Frisky Puppy. His voice was done by Mel Blanc and it sounds quite similar to Marvin the Martian's voice but a little more casual. An early version of Claude can also be seen in the 1943 cartoon "The Aristo-Cat".

Claude Cat's Filmography:
    Claude Cat Pictures








    - Ryan

    37 comments:

    1. Trevor, Melbourne AustraliaMay 27, 2012 at 6:27 AM

      Well done! Nice to see Claude again. I like it when just as he's about to hit the floor he rights himself and plops gently down. What great memories!

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    2. You've got a good blog site here Ryan. Just a pity more people don't know it's here. Can I suggest more aggressive adverting of your site. Get people to watch the older style cartoons which for my money were head and shoulders above anything on TV today. GO CLAUDE!

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      1. I get my share of traffic, but hardly ever any comments. If I had the money I'd pay for advertising but unfortunately I don't. Thanks for the comments!

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      2. You're amazing, I don't know how you manage all your blogs. Lol.

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    3. You're got a good blog here Ryan, pity it's not being more fully utilized. Get some advertising or create a Claude Cat cartoon book. My nutty neighbours next door would love it.

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    4. Ian, Caulfield Vic OZ.May 31, 2012 at 1:13 AM

      You're the best old buddy. Trev told me to have a look. My favourite scene is when Caude gets the arse after the confession in "Feline Frameup".

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    5. Und. Just WHAT Is this din
      pussycat fatten Clyden puzzycatten Fatten abouteinshinglrgrooven? YelheimSchawtz. De Farterland!

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    6. Stop that!-How many times have I told you to let that cat alone. Drop that cat-Drop him-THIS IS MY LAST WARNING ! [slam] from feline frameup.

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    7. So Mister Frisky-I see you need a bath. Well, there's no time like the present...Frisky you come back here; where is that dog?-Oh there you are you naughty thing. Oh that phone again...(from "Terrior Stricken") another favorite.

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    8. Q:What do you call a wooden cat with attention deficit disorder? A:A board Claude.

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    9. If was that verbally active dude from American Pickers I'd say give it to me man-I'll take it (as long as I can see a profit). The other guy-Frank would probably end up listening to AC/DC and ask: 'cool- I know a lot about this stuff, shut your pie hole Mike; it's art for farts sake.

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    10. Could not agree more Krishna dude

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    11. We in India don't think who we are-we know who we are-don't get bitchy with me man-you're MASUGA. I am not your sugar. We are discussing Claude here.

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    12. C R I P E S ! Too many bitches and 'not nuff engines'- take it easy blogernaughts. Make this your last song together.

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    13. My name is Felicity Frost-Bite from the cat appreciation society of Greater UK. I scan all websites relating with all to do with pussys. In my opinion the aforementioned have gone to far. I intent to notify her majesty ER. I can't stand this pain. I am now forced to ingest an analgesic; the pain is intense. I may resort to crack.

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    14. Felicity, your ascorbic comments only reinforce my long held views. An artist must have freedom of expression. Here, Ryan had created something which is unique and timeless. One day I'll shake his hand.

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    15. Give us a sign you're still there "R". We're missun' you bad.

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    16. Maker's Mark ™®©June 20, 2012 at 6:13 AM

      R is for the Rotary clothes line I hung your diapers on. A is for Anticipation both us/we/chosen few/Mom et..Dad agonized pre you. Y is for Yeast. Without that beer fermenting we would both be nervous wwwrecks BUT 'N' is for Nocturnal. You create brilliance at night and without that those majestic skills would have been just a waste of time.

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    17. I have no idea what these comments are even about anymore.

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      1. It's a bit like a box of chocolates-you never know what you're gonna get, Forest.

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      2. Forest I have to agree with the last person. I've seen South Park and it gives me the shits. All that cheap animation & crude humour make anything compared against it look like President Obama dressed in a golden Minnie skirt. There comes a time when we grow up.

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      3. YOU are a bitch. I have finally mustered the courage to reply. Stop being so negative. South Park is fine but I hate your guts!

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      4. I don't understand you people-all these picky little points, they don't mean nuthin'- you saw the blog just like I did. Don't tell me you're gonna believe that bologni about going to the movies. You people are violent, that's the way you are. Oh you get Drunk and bang, someone's in the gutter. Sort out your petty squabbles somewhere else. Don't make me crack the shits no more.

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      5. I think I can see where you're coming from colddick but 20 JUL 2011 brings back fond memories of Claude and my favorite blog. True, I'm not a member of the fan club but not everyone can afford a computer. A lot of people remember these classic cartoons and for Ryan to remember them too is a salute to him. I LOVE YOU BRO

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      6. Well said-a little love and understanding-as the song goes. I've seen some of these cartoons and they are amongst the seven wonders of the modern world. The work that went into them. A whole new redrawn cell for each tiny movement in action. This is one of my favorite blogs. I've never commented before but the organization and skill of the owner are to be commended.

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      7. Hey, I love this Blog too. Never be afraid to speak up-it could help someone. I've looked at Ryan's work and he's a star-no kidding. The actual concept of this and other works taps into the essence of a certain time in history when we are all just a little bit younger.

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      8. Spot on. I know Ryan is a cat person like me. He'll understand just how heartbreaking it can be to lose a friend. My cat, Pop pi, 15 years old was attacked by a dog. He has lost his right front leg; I just keep hand feeding him and keep him away from the Vet. Love what you have now because tomorrow is a mystery.

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    18. Ryan, you and your odd number compulsion can get rooted.

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    19. Odd numbers aren't so bad. Most of these great cartoons were drawn in 19??at least 2 oddies. Keep us entertained from Rishal.

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    20. I don't get it. I just like the cartoons.

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    21. What's the use posting a comment? Got enough ey Ryan.

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    22. All Claude cat cartoons have been removed from YouTube, probably by Warner Bros. Not really fair.

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      1. All gone to Video or pay TV

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      2. There are still a few there but they're a bit shorter

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    23. I'll always remember those cartoons. Before their time as far as talent and ingenuity go they are works of art and heart.
      Thanks for posting the pictures. Very good.

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