Category Archives: Animated

Sesame Street – “Cat and Mouse Chase”

Original Air Date: May 14, 1971
Directed by: John and Faith Hubley

Synopsis: A cat chases a mouse into a hole where they communicate via knocks.

Cartoon Cat: The grey cat chases after the mouse.

Sesame Street - Cat and Mouse Chase - gray cat running after mouse

Sesame Street - Cat and Mouse Chase - gray cat running after mouse

The mouse ducks into a hole and the cat hits the wall.

Sesame Street - Cat and Mouse Chase - gray cat hitting flat against wall

The cat then knocks on the wall and the mouse answers with corresponding knocks.

Sesame Street - Cat and Mouse Chase - gray cat knocking on wall above mouse hole

Sesame Street - Cat and Mouse Chase - gray cat listening to wall above mouse hole

Sesame Street - Cat and Mouse Chase - gray cat pounding on wall above mouse hole

This continues, getting more intense, until the cat actually uses boxing gloves to knock on the wall.

Sesame Street - Cat and Mouse Chase - gray cat wearing boxing gloves by mouse hole

Eventually the wall crumbles, although the mouse doesn’t notice it at first. The chase is on again!

Sesame Street - Cat and Mouse Chase - gray cat looking through hole in wall at mouse

Sesame Street - Cat and Mouse Chase - mouse grabbing nose of gray cat through hole in wall

Sesame Street - Cat and Mouse Chase - gray cat diving at mousehole

Final Mewsings: Cats and mice can ruin your walls.


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They All Saw a Cat (2017)

They All Saw a Cat poster

Weston Woods Studios, Inc.
Narrated by:
 John Lithgow
Directed by: Ed Mironiuk, Kris Tercek

Synopsis: An animated version of Brendan Wenzel’s book finds various creatures looking at the same cat from various points of view.

Cartoon Cat: A very sweet film version of the children’s book in which a child first sees a cat, followed by many other animals such as a fox, a bee, a flea, a fish and a bird. Each one sees the cat in a completely different and unique way.

They All Saw a Cat - tabby cat walking with bell on collar

They All Saw a Cat - tabby cat rubbing against child's legs

They All Saw a Cat - tabby cat running away through field

They All Saw a Cat - goldfish looking at large eyes of tabby cat

They All Saw a Cat - a bee looking at a tabby cat

They All Saw a Cat - tabby cat from flea's point of view

They All Saw a Cat - a compilation of the tabby cat looking like different things

Final Mewsings: Cats are wonderful no matter how you look at them!


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The Mad Hatter (1940)

Columbia Pictures
Starring:
 Mel Blanc, John Wald
Directed by: Sid Marcus

Cat Out of the Bag Alert!  This review contains some spoilers for this film!

Synopsis: We see a day in the life of Maisie, a secretary who sets out to buy a new hat.

Cartoon Cat: At the end of the short as Maisie proudly walks down the street displaying her crazy new hat, she passes a black cat on a windowsill. The cat responds with shock and a hiss, then jumps inside and slams the window shut, peering out nervously.

The Mad Hatter - cartoon black cat cleaning itself on windowsill

The Mad Hatter - cartoon black cat on windowsill looking shocked

The Mad Hatter - cartoon black cat arching back on windowsill

The Mad Hatter - cartoon black cat on windowsill shocked at crazy hat passing by

The Mad Hatter - cartoon black cat slamming window shut

The Mad Hatter - cartoon black cat on windowsill reacts to woman passing by in crazy hat animated gif

Final Mewsings: Cats are honest fashion critics.


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The Country Cousin (1936)

The Country Cousin poster

Walt Disney Productions
Directed by:
 Wilfred Jackson

Cat Out of the Bag Alert!  This review contains some spoilers for this film!

Synopsis: In this Silly Symphony, a city mouse invites his country cousin to leave the sticks and experience high class.

Cartoon Cat: The sophisticated city mouse introduces his cousin to the riches of an extravagant dining table. But the country mouse imbibes in a glass of champagne. After making a racket, the two mice run away only to encounter a cat sleeping nearby.

The Country Cousin - cartoon tuxedo cat sleeping

Feeling unwarranted bravado thanks to the alcohol, the country mouse proceeds to walk right up to the cat and kick him in the behind. The city mouse bolts for his hole and shuts a door behind him, literally cutting off his country cousin.

The Country Cousin - country cousin mouse about to kick sleeping cartoon tuxedo cat on behind

The Country Cousin - cartoon tuxedo cat staring down country cousin mouse

The Country Cousin - country cousin mouse looking into open jaws of cartoon tuxedo cat

The cat chases after the country mouse, who darts into an electrical socket. The poor cat gets quite a shock.

The Country Cousin - cartoon tuxedo cat about to chase after country cousin mouse

The Country Cousin - cartoon tuxedo cat looking shocked after being electrocuted by cartoon country mouse

The cat then chases the country mouse out the window where the latter escapes down a drain pipe.

The Country Cousin - cartoon tuxedo cat chasing country mouse out of window onto roof

The Country Cousin - cartoon tuxedo cat looking down drainpipe on roof

Final Mewsings: City cats apparently don’t know how to deal with drunk country mice.


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Everything You Need to Know About Cats (1977)

Sesame Street
Directed by:
 Bruce Cayard

Synopsis: A short film created for Sesame Street by animator Bruce Cayard covers some of the basic things to know about cats.

Cartoon Cats: This very cute cartoon short covers some true facts about cats in a humorous way.

Everything You Need to Know About Cats - four cartoon cats spelling out the word CAT

Everything You Need to Know About Cats - cartoon cat sleeping in front of television set

Everything You Need to Know About Cats - cartoon cat climbing tree

Many cats are shown doing cat things. And the short ends with a very good piece of advice: Never to forget to love your cat.

Everything You Need to Know About Cats - cartoon cat smiling in front of sun

Everything You Need to Know About Cats - cartoon Siamese cat purring

Everything You Need to Know About Cats - cartoon cat being cradled in arms

Final Mewsings: As if cat lovers could ever forget to love their cats!


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