Motormouse and Autocat

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Motormouse and Autocat
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On-screen title card.
Network ABC
Production company Hanna-Barbera
Original release September 6, 1969January 9, 1971
Starring Dick Curtis
Marty Ingels
Producer(s) William Hanna
Joseph Barbera
Music composed by Hoyt Curtin
Director(s) William Hanna
Joseph Barbera

Motormouse and Autocat is a series of animated segments as part of the Cattanooga Cats, produced by Hanna-Barbera Productions for ABC's Saturday morning children's programming debuting. It ran from 1969 to 1971, airing 34 episodes that spanned two seasons.

The shorts' second season were featured in their own half hour spinoff show, alongside the It's the Wolf shorts.

In this twist on a Tom and Jerry-based plot, the series follows Autocat chasing Motormouse, who uses a motorcycle of his own, while using different vehicles in order to maintain his job at the Spin-Your-Wheels Garage as a mouse catcher, however, these schemes usually backfire on Autocat.

Although the series never saw a home media release, the episode "Wheelin' and Dealin'" was originally announced to be featured on the DVD, Best of Warner Bros. 25 Cartoon Collection: Hanna-Barbera, part of the Best of Warner Bros. series, but was removed for an unknown reason.[1]




The score was composed by Hoyt Curtin.


Episode Number Original air date
"Wheelin' and Dealin'" 1x01 September 6, 1969
"Party Crasher" 1x02 September 13, 1969
"Water Sports" 1x03 September 20, 1969
"What's the Motor with You?" 1x04 September 27, 1969
"Mini Messenger" 1x05 October 4, 1969
"Wild Wheelin' Wheels" 1x06 October 11, 1969
"Soggy to Me" 1x07 October 18, 1969
"Crash Course" 1x08 October 25, 1969
"Fueling Around" 1x09 November 1, 1969
"Buzzin' Cousin" 1x10 November 8, 1969
"Snow-Go" 1x11 November 15, 1969
"Hard Days Day" 1x12 November 22, 1969
"Tally Ha Ha" 1x13 November 29, 1969
"Hocus Focus" 1x14 December 6, 1969
"Kitty Kitty Bang Bang" 1x15 December 13, 1969
"King Size Kaddy" 1x16 December 20, 1969
"Catch as Cat Can" 2x01 September 12, 1970
"Catnapping Mouse" 2x02 September 19, 1970
"Paint That Ain't" 2x03 September 26, 1970
"I've Been Framed" 2x04 October 3, 1970
"Match Making Mouse" 2x05 October 10, 1970
"Electronic Brainstorm" 2x06 October 17, 1970
"Brute Farce" 2x07 October 24, 1970
"Bouncing Buddies" 2x08 October 31, 1970
"Ramblin' Wreck from Texas" 2x09 November 7, 1970
"Two Car Mirage" 2x10 November 14, 1970
"Alacazap'" 2x11 November 21, 1970
"Geni and the Meanie" 2x12 November 28, 1970
"Choo Choo Cheetah" 2x13 December 5, 1970
"The Fastest Mouse in the West" 2x14 December 12, 1970
"Cat Skill School" 2x15 December 19, 1970
"The Cool Cat Contest" 2x16 December 26, 1970
"Lights! Action! Catastrophe!" 2x17 January 2, 1971
"Follow That Cat" 2x18 January 9, 1971