Saturday, 31 January 2015
77 Motor Mouse and Autocat and It's The Wolf
First watched : 1972
These were two Hanna-Barbera cartoons unbundled from a Banana Splits - type package called Cattanooga Cats, to fill the slot vacated by Harlem Globetrotters on a Tuesday.
Motor Mouse and Autocat was basically Tom and Jerry on wheels and has left zero impression on me. Even watching a couple of episodes on You Tube has failed to ring any bells.
It's The Wolf was more memorable if little more original. It concerned the efforts of a scrawny wolf called Mildew ( very camply voiced by Paul Lynde ) to capture the bumptious Lambsy with his annoying catchphrase "It's the Wool- uff ! ". Lambsy's protector Bristle Hound liked living on the edge , usually letting Mildew travel some distance with his bounty before hauling him back with his shepherd's crook and tossing him into the distance. It was fun and apparently the most popular of the four segments of Cattanooga Cats but hasn't yet attracted a re-make although Mildew re-appeared on Laff-A-Lympics a few years down the line.