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Not Now (1936)

A caterwauling cat annoys Betty Boop and Pudgy; the latter tries cat-chasing, but bites off more than he can chew.


Dave Fleischer




Uncredited cast:
Jack Mercer ... Cat (voice) (uncredited)
Mae Questel ... Betty Boop / Pudgy (voice) (uncredited)


A caterwauling cat annoys Betty Boop and Pudgy; the latter tries cat-chasing, but bites off more than he can chew.

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Release Date:

28 February 1936 (USA) See more »

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Fleischer Studios See more »
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Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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The synchronization between the cat's mouth movements and its vocalizations do not match. See more »


Not Now
Music by Sammy Timberg
Lyrics by Dave Fleischer
Sung by Betty and the alley cat
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Plenty of Action and Laughs
6 April 2013 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

Not Now (1936)

*** (out of 4)

This here is a better than average Betty Boop short that finds the beauty fast asleep with Pudgy when an alley cat starts to meow and eventually wakes them up. The cat won't stop even after Betty asks so Pudgy goes after him, which leads to a wild and adventurous chase. NOT NOW contained enough laughs and action to make it worth sitting through even though Betty herself is basically just here for a cameo. The entire film belongs to Pudgy and this cat as the two of them chase each other through the streets, fight, chase some more and all of it leads up to a very funny ending. I'm certainly not going to ruin the final shot but it certainly fits well with everything that led up to it. I thought the best thing this short had going for it was the imagination of the animators and especially during the scenes where Pudgy is chasing the cat on the fence. I thought some of the visuals were extremely good and this continued through a gag as the two run on the roof top of some buildings. Fans of the series should get enough entertainment out of this to make it worth viewing.

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