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Gay Purr-Ee
Gay Purr-Ee
Actors: Judy Garland, Robert Goulet, Red Buttons, Paul Frees, Hermione Gingold
Director: Abe Levitow
Genres: Kids & Family, Musicals & Performing Arts, Animation
G     2003     1hr 25min

Magnificent. That's the voice of Judy Garland. Magnifique. That's Gay Purr-ee, a charming animated musical featuring the great Garland in one of her final roles. She's the singing and speaking voice of Mewsette, a French c...  more »


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Actors: Judy Garland, Robert Goulet, Red Buttons, Paul Frees, Hermione Gingold
Director: Abe Levitow
Creators: Earl Bennett, Sam Horta, Henry G. Saperstein, Lee Orgel, Chuck Jones, Dorothy Jones, Ralph Wright
Genres: Kids & Family, Musicals & Performing Arts, Animation
Sub-Genres: Animation, Classics, Musicals, Animation
Studio: Warner Home Video
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen - Animated,Closed-captioned,Subtitled
DVD Release Date: 05/06/2003
Original Release Date: 10/24/1962
Theatrical Release Date: 10/24/1962
Release Year: 2003
Run Time: 1hr 25min
Screens: Color,Widescreen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 19
MPAA Rating: G (General Audience)
Languages: English, French
Subtitles: English, French, Spanish

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Member Movie Reviews

Carmen C. (CarmenCS) from PIPERSVILLE, PA
Reviewed on 7/1/2011...
It's sad. It's hard to imagine that a film that features the voice of Judy Garland and the animation of Chuck Jones could be this bad. The story is trite. The animation is third rate. The songs are awful. This film might be suitable for entertaining small children with no taste, but it will drive any adult screaming out of the room.

Movie Reviews

Sean Orlosky | Yorktown, IN United States | 08/20/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

""Gay Purr-ee" is a very charming film that is sure to delight the whole family. It is cleverly and artfully presented, with Chuck Jones' trademark Looney Tunes-esque animation, and a sweet little story, which, though rather slim, holds the viewer's interest for every single one of its eighty-six minutes. It also showcases some of the best vocal talent in town: Judy Garland, Robert Goulet, Red Buttons, Paul Frees, and Hermione Gingold. The story is simple: French country farm cat Mewsette (Garland, using clever vocals) is bored with her dull and listless existence, and leaves her home, her ardent suitor Jaune-Tom (Goulet, also in excellent voice), and friend Robespierre (Buttons, whose squeaky characterizations are pefect for his diminutive character). Once in Paris, the naive Mewsette meets up with cunning Meowrice (Frees, perfectly diabolic) and Madame Rubens-Chatte (Gingold, also with interesting vocals), who plan to make a little money by making Mewsette into a courtesan, then selling her off to a fat old tabby cat in Pittsburgh who wants a wife. But Jaune-Tom and Robespierre are hot on their tails... The movie is also blessed with a splendid songbook by E.Y. Harburg and Harold Arlen, who gave you the score of "The Wizard of Oz". Children will enjoy the film's story and characters, and adults will certainly be amused by familiar voices and the film's light sophistication. No doubt about it: "Gay Purr-ee" is one to see and take pleasure in, for it is abundant in this charming animated classic."
Must for Garland fans
AGL | Auckland New Zealand | 01/31/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"If you've seen every Judy movie but have shied away from this one because Judy doesn't even appear onscreen in it..well you're in for a sueprise!
Judy as Mewsette is so enchanting, so hysterically funny, so French and so feline! There are sad moments, happy moments..but trust me this is an exceptional effort (especially if you love gorgeou animation) and one worth having in your collection.Here's my original rave review...Gay Purr-ee is meowriffic!!!!I love it!!! The animation is gorgeous, striking and technically brilliant, Walt Disney eat your heart out. I particularly love the visuals with the different artists of the 'gay 90's' in France...Cezanne, Toulouse Lautrec, Seurat, Picasso, Monet, Van Gogh, etc. Very 'American in Paris', feline style.Judy's voice is purrfect. As Mewsette, she's very French, very provincial with a touch of Parisian breathlessness, when she sings it's achingly beautiful. Janune Tom is a honey. And the Money cat is the villain..the scene where the villain is mean is classic. Judy really put on the hysterics.Funny bits..when she tries to walk with a bowl of milk on her head. And fails. Touches of Gigi.
the buggy ride. 'What's kissing?' 'erm, it's like touching noses' how true.
Chanpagne, Champignons and Champs Elysees. Bad American French. What'll you'll have? Milk? No make it Cream! How about...bubbles? And the cats actually get drunk. Am I the only one who appreciates this film???Put Gay Purree up there with Wizard of Oz on the shelf. You won't be disappointed."
An ecstatic visual and aural delight!
P. Head | Baraboo, WI USA | 11/11/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"While children may appreciate the relatively simple storyline, (boy gets girl, boy loses girl, boy gets girl), it is the sentimental and romantic adult who will get the most visual enjoyment from this astounding piece of eye candy, as well as the pure pleasure of Miss Garland at her most vulnerable but triumphant best. The background and animation are an incredible combination of French Impressionist art and charming 60s kitsch. A fantastic antidote for today's violent "superhero" cartoons. Have a family snuggle in front of the tube and prepare to be enchanted."