Category Archives: Kitty Cameo

Diva (1981)

Diva poster

Les Films Galaxie
Starring:
 Frédéric Andréi, Wilhelmenia Fernandez
Directed by: Jean-Jacques Beineix

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

Synopsis: Mailman Jules (Frédéric Andréi) is an opera fan who secretly records his favorite singer, a tape that many people would like to get their hands on. He also ends up with a very different kind of tape wanted by local crime bosses.

Kitty Cameo: After finding his living space ransacked, Jules goes to stay with his friends who both work for the mail service. In the morning he is told that men came to work looking for him. As he talks with his friend, an orange and white cat is in the kitchen in the background.

Diva - orange and white cat Ayatollah in background behind Jules Frédéric Andréi

Diva - orange and white cat Ayatollah in background behind Jules Frédéric Andréi

Later in the scene the man calls to the cat, whose name is Ayatollah, saying it is time for breakfast. Ayatollah seems uninterested and later jumps down and walks away, not to be seen again.

Diva - orange and white cat Ayatollah in background behind Jules Frédéric Andréi

Diva - orange and white cat Ayatollah in background behind Jules Frédéric Andréi

Final Mewsings: Cats usually are very into breakfast!


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Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1992)

Buffy the Vampire Slayer poster

Twentieth Century Fox
Starring:
 Kristy Swanson, Rutger Hauer
Directed by: Fran Rubel Kuzui

Synopsis: A shallow teenaged girl named Buffy (Kristy Swanson) finds out she is a designated vampire slayer and sets out to destroy the evil creatures invading Los Angeles.

Kitty Cameo: The leader of the vampires is named Lothos (Rutger Hauer) and in one scene he is berating his underling named Amilyn (Paul Reubens). Lothos says he’ll be in his chamber and picks up a tabby kitten.

Buffy the Vampire Slayer - Lothos Rutger Hauer holding up tabby kitten with Amilyn Paul Reubens

Buffy the Vampire Slayer - Lothos Rutger Hauer holding up tabby kitten with Amilyn Paul Reubens

As Lothos walks away he implies the kitten is going to be his snack.

Buffy the Vampire Slayer - Lothos Rutger Hauer walking away with tabby kitten with Amilyn Paul Reubens

Final Mewsings: Vampires who snack on kittens are truly evil.


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Limousine Machine (2012)

Music Artist: Titanic Sinclair featuring Mars Argo

Synopsis: The song is performed with a myriad of images behind the band members via green screen.

Kitty Cameos: Among the many images being flashed across the green screen, cats are constantly included. Seen are a tuxedo cat, a tabby and an orange and white cat.

Titanic Sinclair with Mars Argo - Limousine Machine - tuxedo cat in background

Titanic Sinclair with Mars Argo - Limousine Machine - tabby cat in background

Titanic Sinclair with Mars Argo - Limousine Machine - white cat with orange markings cat in background

Titanic Sinclair with Mars Argo - Limousine Machine - tabby cat in background

Final Mewsings: Cat videos make the perfect background for any song!

Many thanks to The Horror Cats for letting us know about the cats in this video!


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Summertime (1955)

Summertime poster

London Film Productions
Starring:
 Katharine Hepburn, Rossano Brazzi
Directed by: David Lean

Synopsis: Jane Hudson (Katharine Hepburn) is an American woman who visits Venice and unexpectedly finds romance.

Purr Blurs: While outside her hotel, Jane notices a tabby cat some distance away. She calls to the cat but it does not come to her.

Summertime - Jane Hudson Katharine Hepburn outside Venice hotel with tabby cat in background

Summertime - Jane Hudson Katharine Hepburn looking at tabby cat in background

In another scene, Jane is on a street talking to the little boy she has befriended named Mauro (Gaetano Autiero). Several cats are seen in the background.

Summertime - Jane Hudson Katharine Hepburn on streets with cats in background

Summertime - Jane Hudson Katharine Hepburn on streets with cats in background

Summertime - Jane Hudson Katharine Hepburn and Mauro Gaetano Autireo on streets with cats in background

Kitty Cameos:  Two sleeping kitties are also given their own shot in the film.

Summertime - two tabby cats sleeping on and by chairs in sun

Special mention must also be made of the absolutely adorable kitty wind up toys shown in the film.

Summertime - pair of cat wind up toys on table

Summertime - cat chasing butterfly wind up toy on table

Final Mewsings: Go to Venice just for the cats!


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Flubber (1997)

Flubber poster

Walt Disney Pictures
Starring:
 Robin Williams, Marcia Gay Harden
Directed by: Les Mayfield

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

Synopsis: A remake of The Absent-Minded Professor. Professor Philip Brainard (Robin Williams) has trouble remembering important events, like his own wedding day, but invents an incredibly bouncy substance he calls Flubber.

Kitty Cameos: After first inventing Flubber, the substance gets out of control and shoots all around the neighborhood. It enters one house where a cat’s screech is heard but a cat is not seen. But in another house a family is bombarded by small balls of Flubber when it comes through their screen. A tabby cat paws at some of these bouncing pieces.

Flubber - tabby cat pawing at flying pieces of Flubber

Flubber - tabby cat pawing at flying pieces of Flubber

Cartoon Cats: The Professor owns a little robot called Weebo (voiced by Jodi Benson) which shows various film clips on its screen. Among these are seen the cats Lucifer from Cinderella and The Cheshire Cat from Alice in Wonderland.

Flubber - mouth of animated cat Lucifer on Weebo screen

Flubber - animated Cheshire cat on Weebo screen

Final Mewsings: Cats love bouncy things!

Many thanks to Nick Wale for letting us know about the cats in this film.


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