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Wild Over You
Looney Tunes series
Directed by Charles M. Jones
Produced by Edward Selzer
Story by Michael Maltese
Voices by Mel Blanc
Music by Carl Stalling
Animation by Ben Washam
Lloyd Vaughan
Richard Thompson
Abe Levitow
Ken Harris
Layouts by Maurice Noble
Backgrounds by Philip DeGuard
Distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures
Release date(s) July 11, 1953
Color process Technicolor
Running time 7:14
Language English
Preceded by Little Beau Pepé
Followed by The Cat's Bah

Wild Over You is a 1953 Warner Bros. Looney Tunes short directed by Chuck Jones and starring Pepé Le Pew.


In the Paris Exposition of 1900, tourists are guided around a zoo (a rather cruel zoo by today's standards), but are panic-stricken to find a wildcat has escaped. Elsewhere, the escaped wildcat stalks around the park. Seeing an animal controller from the zoo pursuing her, she spots some black and white paint nearby and paints herself to look like a skunk, scaring the animal controller off. Her black and white appearance however attracts the attention of Pepé Le Pew who after some flirting, receives a mauling. He shrugs it off, saying "I like it". (This has caused the cartoon much controversy for implying sadomasochism.) The wildcat hides inside a fortune teller's hut and Pepé, disguised as a swami, predicts to her that she will meet a fine gentleman. When she runs outside, Pepé is there already, as was foretold. He again receives a mauling from the wildcat, and incorrectly assumes "Flirt".

Later on, Pepé wanders into a wax museum finding the wildcat posing as a boa around the neck of a wax sculpture of Marie Antoinette and he himself poses as a coonskin cap on a sculpture of Daniel Boone. The wildcat flees and hides inside a suit of armor with Pepé in there. A third mauling from the wildcat causes the parts of the suit to rearrange themselves. The wildcat then hides inside a replica of Madame Pompadour's carriage and Pepé is in there again. After a fourth mauling, he asks himself in a daze if it was worth continuing the chase and answers the question himself by saying it was worth it.

The wildcat carries the chase outside, getting more tired as Pepé pursues her. She comes by a hot air balloon, climbs inside and cuts the support ropes, launching the balloon into the air. Pepé appears beside her again and he receives one final mauling as the pair float upwards into the sky ("If you have not tried it, do not knock it...").


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