Category Archives: Tuxedo

All Dead, All Dead (2017)

Music Artist: Queen
Directed by:  Jason Jameson & Robert Milne

Synopsis: Animated music video for the song All Dead, All Dead by Queen finds a tuxedo cat wandering through a strange world of circuits.

Cartoon Cat: The cat in this video journeys through this strange world as the lyrics to the song are shown.

All Dead, All Dead - tuxedo cat walking pasts circuits and bulbs

All Dead, All Dead - silhouette of tuxedo cat jumping across gears

One must watch until the end to understand the context of the video, which ties directly back to the album News of the World where the song originated.

All Dead, All Dead - tuxedo cat being caressed by lyrics

All Dead, All Dead - tuxedo cat riding gear down oil flume

The band explained, “The cat in the video is inspired by photos Brian showed us of his childhood pet [Pixie], and we hope it is also a fitting tribute to Freddie Mercury, who was devoted to his own cats.”

All Dead, All Dead - tuxedo cat looking out of round window

Final Mewsings: Cats miss us when we’re gone.

Many thanks to Elisabeth Riba for letting is know about this video!


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The Legend of Billie Jean (1985)

The Legend of Billie Jean poster

Gomillion Studios
Starring:
 Helen Slater, Christian Slater
Directed by: Matthew Robbins

Synopsis: A girl named Billie Jean (Helen Slater) mistakenly becomes a hero outlaw and goes on the run with her brother (Christian Slater).

Purr Blur: In one establishing shot outside of the mobile home where Billie Jean and her brother Binx live we see a tuxedo cat walking nearby.

The Legend of Billie Jean - tuxedo cat walking by mobile home

The Legend of Billie Jean - tuxedo cat walking by mobile home

Final Mewsings: Cats don’t get involved with accidental outlaws.

Many thanks to Nick Wale for spotting the cat in this movie.


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Lion Loves Our Local (1961)

British Pathé

Synopsis: Newsreel footage from Wellingborough, Northamptonshire shows zookeeper Morris Sharpe at home and at the pub with a fifteen month old lion named Simba.

Reality Cat: While showing the lion in the Sharpe home, a tuxedo cat peeks in through a doorway, then beats a hasty retreat as the narrator explains, “Lions, of course, are easily house trained. All the same, poor old kitty prefers another room.” In actuality it appears that someone on the other side of the door grabs and cat and pulls it back through, accounting for the startled look on the poor cat’s face.

Lion Loves Our Local - tuxedo cat in doorway

Lion Loves Our Local - tuxedo cat in doorway

Final Mewsings: Cats don’t like it when they’re not invited to the pub as well!


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Portrait of Jennie (1948)

Portrait of Jennie poster

The Selznick Studio
Starring:
 Joseph Cotten, Florence Bates
Directed by: William Dieterle

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

Synopsis: Artist Eben Adams (Joseph Cotten) finds inspiration in a mysterious young woman named Jennie (Jennifer Jones).

Cat Burglar (Scene Stealer): In an early scene, Eben returns to his apartment building and tries to get up the stairs quietly without alerting the landlady Mrs. Jekes (Florence Bates) to his presence. But she catches him on the stairs wanting her rent. He is only able to give her five dollars. When she goes back into her apartment she sits down with her friend Mrs. Bunce (Esther Somers). During their conversation an adorable little cat walks back and forth on the couch between them.

Portrait of Jennie - small cat on couch with Mrs. Jekes Florence Bates and Mrs. Bunce Esther Somers

Portrait of Jennie - small cat on couch with Mrs. Jekes Florence Bates and Mrs. Bunce Esther Somers

Portrait of Jennie - small cat on couch with Mrs. Jekes Florence Bates and Mrs. Bunce Esther Somers

Portrait of Jennie - small cat on couch with Mrs. Jekes Florence Bates and Mrs. Bunce Esther Somers

Portrait of Jennie - small cat on couch with Mrs. Jekes Florence Bates and Mrs. Bunce Esther Somers

Portrait of Jennie - small cat on couch with Mrs. Jekes Florence Bates and Mrs. Bunce Esther Somers animated gif

The cat seems preoccupied with hoping one of the two ladies has something to eat, sniffing at whatever they are holding in hopes of it being food.

Portrait of Jennie - small cat on couch with Mrs. Jekes Florence Bates and Mrs. Bunce Esther Somers

Portrait of Jennie - small cat on couch with Mrs. Jekes Florence Bates and Mrs. Bunce Esther Somers

Portrait of Jennie - small cat on couch with Mrs. Jekes Florence Bates and Mrs. Bunce Esther Somers

Portrait of Jennie - small cat on couch with Mrs. Jekes Florence Bates and Mrs. Bunce Esther Somers

Portrait of Jennie - small cat on couch with Mrs. Jekes Florence Bates and Mrs. Bunce Esther Somers

Final Mewsings: Somebody please feed the kitty!


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Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Meyers (1989)

Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Meyers poster

Magnum Pictures Inc.
Starring:
 Wendy Kaplan, Tamara Glynn
Directed by: Dominique Othenin-Girard

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

Synopsis: Serial killer Michael Meyers is on the loose again, this time setting out to kill a mute girl (Danielle Harris) and those around her.

Cat Burglars (Scene Stealers): In one scene some friends, Tina (Wendy Kaplan), Samantha (Tamara Glynn) and Spitz (Matthew Walker) are attending a Halloween party. They play a joke on a couple of bumbling cops by having Spitz, who is dressed as the Shape, chase the girls out of the party. Samantha, who is dressed as a devil, then finds a tiny ginger tabby kitten near a barn.

Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Meyers - Samantha Tamara Glynn holding up ginger tabby kitten

The three friends walk into the barn to find the kitten’s family. As they enter, Spitz startles the girls.

Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Meyers - Samantha Tamara Glynn holding ginger tabby kitten with Tina Wendy Kaplan entering barn

Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Meyers - Samantha Tamara Glynn holding ginger tabby kitten with Tina Wendy Kaplan being scared in barn

They find a box with the kittens inside. A tuxedo kitten gets out and runs away, at first followed by a ginger sibling.

Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Meyers - Samantha Tamara Glynn holding ginger tabby kitten with Tina Wendy Kaplan bending over

Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Meyers - Samantha wooden box of kittens in barn

Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Meyers - tuxedo and ginger tabby kittens running away in barn

Tina chases after the tuxedo kitten and there are some tense moments in the darkness until the kitten jumps onto her hand, maybe one of the youngest spring loaded cats ever!

Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Meyers - tuxedo kitten running away in barn

Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Meyers - tuxedo kitten jumps on Tina Wendy Kaplan hand scaring her in barn animated gif

Tina carries the kitten back to the box. Later Samantha reaches in and picks up one of the ginger kittens and holds it up.

Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Meyers - Tina Wendy Kaplan holding tuxedo kitten

Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Meyers - Tina Wendy Kaplan holding tuxedo kitten in barn

Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Meyers - ginger tabby kitten being picked up from wooden box of kittens

Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Meyers - Samantha Tamara Glynn holding up ginger tabby kitten

Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Meyers - Samantha Tamara Glynn picking up ginger tabby kitten and holding it to her face animated gif

Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Meyers - Samantha Tamara Glynn holding meowing ginger tabby kitten

Samantha puts the kitten down and goes to make love with Spitz. Michael shows up and puts an end to that. When Tina returns to the barn she finds the ginger kitten covered with blood (that of the murdered friends).

Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Meyers - ginger tabby kitten covered with blood on barn floor

Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Meyers - Tina Wendy Kaplan holding up bloody ginger tabby kitten

Tina drops the kitten to the floor of the barn (very roughly, unfortunately) next to a bloody scythe. The kittens are not seen again.

Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Meyers - bloody ginger tabby kitten dropped on floor by bloody scythe

Final Mewsings: At least the kittens survived the movie!

Many thanks to Leila Smith for letting us know about the kittens in this movie!


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