YMMV / Gay Purr-ee

  • Awesome Art: The paintings of Mewsette that Meowrice commissions.
  • Animation Age Ghetto: Despite being a fairly sophisticated story, with plenty of non kid-friendly themes such as prostitution and attempted suicide, the film is more often than not lumped into the children's movie section at video stores.
  • Crowning Music of Awesome: The entire film.
  • Cult Classic: This is not a very well-known movie, and only seems to be popular among the handful of people who've actually seen it.
  • Ensemble Darkhorse: Meowrice's goons tend to see a lot of fanart, even from people who've never seen the movie, thanks to their appealing design and goofy antics during "The Money Cat."
  • Evil Is Cool: Meowrice can be very well considered this. Expecially given his Villain Song, "The Money Cat". To some, the fact he is voiced by Paul Frees helps.
  • Genius Bonus: The portraits of Mewsette are done in the recognizable styles of the various named artists.
  • Ho Yay: At least assuming that Meowrice's shadowy goons are all male, one of them affectionately licks another during "The Money Cat" after getting hit by him.
  • Tear Jerker: "Paris Is A Lonely Town."
  • What Do You Mean, It's Not for Kids?: Okay. A farm girl leaves her Dogged Nice Guy boyfriend and runs off to Paris. She immediately catches the eye of a sleazy sweet-talker who takes her to a "school" that will "teach her to be a Proper Lady". In between lessons, he wines and dines and tells her how amazing she is. When the girl's boyfriend shows up, the sleazeball sees him first, gets him and his sidekick pass-out drunk and sells them into slavery. While the boyfriend is off in Alaska earning the money to get back to France, the sleazeball reveals that he doesn't want to marry her, he wants her to become a rich old American's Mail-Order Bride. She runs away and spends an unspecified amount of time hiding in the alleyways and sewers of Paris before she is cornered and attempts suicide to evade capture, but fails. She's packed in a crate and taken to a train only for her boyfriend to arrive Just in Time to beat the ever-loving crap out of the sleazeball and his gang. There are scene-setting songs. Is this a kid's cartoon or a swashbuckling adventure flick? Replace cats with people, and it is a romantic musical with an all-adult cast. Even Jaune Tom's champion mousing ability could just be a back-woods punk's skill at bare-knuckle boxing.

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