The House Bunny (2008)

Babe DVD

Columbia Pictures
Starring:
 Anna Faris, Owen Benjamin
Also Starring:  Cosmo, Stubs
Directed by: Fred Wolf

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

Synopsis: Shelley Darlingson (Anna Faris) adjusts to life after being kicked out of the Playboy Mansion by becoming a Housemother to a ragtag group of sorority girls.

Kitty Cameo: Shelley wakes up the morning after her birthday and greets Marvin (Owen Benjamin) who has brought her breakfast. She then greets her long-haired gray cat named Pooter.

The House Bunny - gray Maine Coon cat Pooter on small bed with bunny ears

Pooter is wearing a pair of bunny ears and Shelley comments that he is looking dapper.

The House Bunny - gray Maine Coon cat Pooter on small bed with bunny ears closer

After reading Hugh Hefner’s note saying she must leave, Shelley climbs into her old station wagon to go. She calls to Pooter, who is lying on a nearby bench, to come with her but Pooter doesn’t move.

The House Bunny - gray Maine Coon cat Pooter on bench

Marvin offers to get Pooter and goes to pick him up. Pooter struggles with Marvin and digs his claws into the man’s chest, hanging on for dear life.

The House Bunny - gray Maine Coon cat Pooter clinging to Marvin Owen Benjamin chest

Pooter is left hanging on Marvin’s chest and Marvin suggests he keep Pooter there until he calms down. Shelley leaves without her cat.

The House Bunny - gray Maine Coon cat Pooter hanging on Marvin Owen Benjamin chest

The House Bunny - gray Maine Coon cat Pooter hanging on Marvin Owen Benjamin chest animated gif

Later in her station wagon Shelley is looking at a picture of Pooter and promises him she will find them a good home.

The House Bunny - photo of gray Maine Coon cat Pooter hanging in Shelley's car

Pooter is only seen briefly later in the film when Shelley returns to the mansion and is reunited with him in a long shot in the foyer. Shelley does not take Pooter with her when she later leaves.

The House Bunny - gray Maine Coon cat Pooter at Shelley Anna Faris feet in Playboy Mansion foyer

Pooter was played by two Maine Coon cats named Cosmo and Stubs. Baby food was smeared on Owen Benjamin’s chest and you can see the cat actor licking it as he hangs from Marvin’s body.

The House Bunny - gray Maine Coon cat Pooter licking on Marvin Owen Benjamin chest

The House Bunny - gray Maine Coon cat Pooter hanging on Marvin Owen Benjamin chest licking lips

Pooter is even featured on the DVD cover for the film despite only appearing briefly in a couple of scenes.

The House Bunny - gray Maine Coon cat Pooter on DVD cover

Final Mewsings: Cats don’t give up their lives of luxury easily.


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