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Do you know? If the opportunity arose to do him a disservice, I might not be able to resist it.
~ Mme. Rubens-Chatte
Mme Rubens-Chatte gay purr-ee
Mme. Rubens-Chatte
Background information
Feature films Gay Purr-ee
Short films
Television programs
Video games
Park attractions
Portrayed by
Portrayed by
Animators
Voice Hermione Gingold
Performance model
Designer
Inspiration
Honors and awards
Character information
Full name Madame Rubens-Chatte
Other names Dear sister (by Meowrice)
Personality
Appearance
Occupation Teacher of etiquette for female cats
Alignment Neutral
Affiliations
Nationality French
Birthday
Goal To teach Mewsette to become a sophisticated feline (succeeded)
Home France
Relatives Meowrice (brother)
Pets
Allies Meowrice (formerly), Mewsette, Jaune Tom, Robespierre
Minions
Enemies Meowrice
Likes Teaching female cats (like Mewsette) to be sophisticated and about manners, Mewsette succeeding her studies, Mewsette's praise and full belief in her that she could become a feline, being payed in full, money
Dislikes Mewsette bumbling up her studies, being splashed in the face with a milk bowl by Mewsette, failure, receiving a check with disappearing ink, Meowrice's schemes, Mewsette in danger
Powers and abilities
Paraphernalia
Weapons
Fate Watches Mewsette become a feline as she goes out with Meowrice, who gives her a check with disappearing ink and tears it up in two, and later warns Jaune-Tom and Robespierre about Mewsette's distress
Quote "Now look child. We don't want to disappoint Meowrice, do we?"

Mme. Rubens-Chatte is a minor character of 1962 Warner Bros. animated film Gay Purr-ee. She is voiced by Hermione Gingold.

Background

Official Description

Mme. Rubens-Chatte is a Persian cat who is Meowrice's "sister" and is amply-contoured, crafty, and a force to be reckoned with. She runs a salon called Salon De Beaute Pour Felines.

Development

Voice

Characterization

Personality

Mme. Rubens-Chatte is amply-contoured, crafty, and a force to be reckoned with.

Physical appearance

Mme. Rubens Chatte is a pink overweight Persian cat with green eyes and purple eye shadows. She has a white stole around her neck and a beauty mark shaped like a star beneath her left eye and whiskers.

Role in the film

Her "brother" Meowrice takes advantage of the Mewsette's naivete and he puts her in the care of her. She promises to turn Mewsette into a dainty debutante known as "The Belle of all Paris". Unbeknownst to Mme. Rubens-Chatte and Mewsette, Meowrice is grooming her to be the mail-order bride of a rich American cat in Pittsburgh known as "Mr. Henry Phtt".

Training does not go well. Just as Mewsette is about to give up and return to the farm, Meowrice takes her out to see the cat side of Paris, the Eiffel Tower, the Champs-Élysées and the Mewlon Rouge and then take a buggy ride back home. Reinvigorated, Mewsette returns to her studies. Mewsette finishes her training and is now lovely enough to impress even Meowrice, who commissions a series of paintings of her by such famous artists as Claude Monet, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Georges Seurat, Henri Rousseau, Amedeo Modigliani, Vincent van Gogh, Edgar Degas, Auguste Renoir, Paul Cézanne, Paul Gauguin and Pablo Picasso, so that he can send them to Mr. Phtt. Meowrice quietly writes a check to pay Mme. Reubens-Chatte (using disappearing ink, so that the check is worthless), and takes Mewsette to his hideout in Notre Dame. When Jaune Tom and Robespierre arrive, they have been aided by Madame Ruebens-Chatte, who is irritated that her own "brother" double-crossed her and tears up the worthless check.

Printed media

Miscellaneous books

Relationships

Quotes

Gallery

Trivia

  • Mme. Rubens-Chatte is an overweight cat. Artist Sir Peter Paul Rubens was noted for painting large women so often that the term "Rubenesque" basically means overweight. Chatte is French for cat.


v - e - d
Gay Purr-ee logo
Media
Films: Gay Purr-eeVideo

Books: Little Golden BookBig Golden Book
Music: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

Characters
MewsetteJaune TomRobespierreMeowriceMme. Rubens-ChatteMeowrice's minionsButterflyLadies from ProvenceMan on ShipBulldog
Locations
FranceParis, FranceAlaskaLadies from Provence's house
Objects
Songs
Gay Purr-eeMewsetteLittle Drops of RainThe Money CatTake My Hand PareeParis is a Lonely TownBubblesRoses Red, Violets BlueThe Horse Won't Talk
See also
Warner Bros. CartoonsWarner Bros. AnimationChuck Jones