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A Taste of Catnip
Merrie Melodies (Daffy Duck/Speedy Gonzales) series
Directed by Robert McKimson
Produced by David DePatie
Friz Freleng
Story by Michael O'Connor
Voices by Mel Blanc
Gonzales Gonzales
Music by Walter Greene
Animation by Ted Bonnicksen
Bob Matz
Manny Perez
Norm McCabe
George Grandpré
Warren Batchelder
Layouts by Dick Ung
Backgrounds by Tom O'Loughlin
Distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures
The Vitaphone Corporation
Release date(s) 1966 (USA)
Color process Technicolor
Running time 6:25
Language English

A Taste of Catnip is a Merrie Melodies cartoon from 1966. It was first released to theaters on December 3, 1966.


At the Guadalajara Medical Centre, psychiatrist Dr. Manuel Jose Olvera Sebastian Rudolfo Ortiz Pancho Jimenez Perez III (Mexico's finest) describes an encounter one year ago with Daffy Duck. Daffy proceeds to tell Perez that he has been exhibiting progressively more extreme cat-like desires.

Perez discovers through a blood test that Daffy has lethal amounts of catnip in his blood, and he must discover the source. Daffy discovers that right across the street is the Continental Catnip Corp. of Chihuahua. He decides to destroy it with a rocket, ridding him of his cat-like desires but also arousing the rage of neighborhood cats, including Sylvester. Perez receives a phone call about Daffy's success, and his next patient, Speedy Gonzales, enters; he exhibits duck-like desires. Moaning, Perez claims, "I should have listened to mi padre. He wanted me to be a bandido."

Edited versions

  • On CBS, the part where Daffy blows up the catnip factory and is pummelled by the neighborhood cats was cut.


  • This is the last theatrical cartoon featuring Sylvester from the Warner Bros. Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies series.

See also

External links

A Taste of Catnip at Internet Movie Database