Cat’s Can (1988)

Sesame Street
Directed by:
 Dan Haskett

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

Synopsis: A short film created for Sesame Street by legendary animator Dan Haskett in which a cat desperately wants a can of cat food opened.

Cartoon Cat: In this beautifully animated yet hilarious piece, a cat pushes a can of cat food to its owner. The woman is about to open it when the phone rings and she answers it.

Cat's Can - animated cat nudges can of cat food with nose

Cat's Can - animated cat meows at woman's feet for her to open can of cat food

As the woman talks, the cat gets more desperate to get into the can, trying to bite into it, hit it with a baseball bat and jump up and down on it.

Cat's Can - animated cat looking desperately at can of cat food

Cat's Can - animated cat bites down on can of cat food

Cat's Can - animated cat hits can of cat food with baseball bat

Cat's Can - animated cat leaps on can of cat food

Finally the woman realizes the cat is waiting and opens the can, dumping the food into a bowl. The cat then collapses from exhaustion into the food.

Cat's Can - animated cat with head on can of cat food at feet of woman

Cat's Can - exhausted animated cat looks down at cat food in bowl

Final Mewsings: Seems a lot of animated cats know how to swing a baseball bat!


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