Category: Pussyfoot

Model sheet for the Chuck Jones-directed, “Kiss Me Cat”, 1953.

Model sheet for “Kiss Me Cat”, 1953, based on drawings by Chuck Jones.

A Looney Tunes release opening in theaters on February 21, 1953. Directed by Charles M. Jones; Story by Michael Maltese; Animation by Lloyd Vaughn, Ken Harris, and Ben Washam; Layouts by Maurice Noble; Backgrounds by Philip DeGuard; Voice characterizations by Mel Blanc and (uncredited Bea Bernaderet); Musical Direction by Carl W. Stalling.*

*Eternal gratitude to Jerry Beck and Will Friedwald for their indispensable Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies, A Complete Guide to the Warner Bros. Cartoons, a book no cartoon fan should be without.

“Feed the Kitty” 1952, original model sheet, drawings by Chuck Jones.

Pussyfoot model sheet after drawings by Chuck Jones for his 1952 short animated film, “Feed the Kitty.” 

Fabio Napoleoni weighs in on Chuck Jones in “Nap Time”, acrylic on canvas, 12″ x 16″. 

Kitten model sheet by Chuck Jones dated 1950 while in pre-production for “Feed the Kitty”, released in February 1952. Each of the three directorial units (Jones, Freleng, McKimson) at Warner Bros. Animation during this period, had, on average, ten cartoons in varying states of production at any given time. Can you imagine juggling all of that? 

“Feed the Kitty”, released theatrically February 2, 1952, directed by Charles M. Jones;  Story by Michael Maltese; Animation by Robert Gribbroek, Backgrounds by Philip DeGuard; Musical Direction by Carl W. Stalling.