Bud Fisher Film Corporation
Directed by: Charles R. Bowers
Cat Out of the Bag Alert! This review contains some spoilers for this film!
Synopsis: Comic strip characters Mutt and Jeff star in this silent animated short about a scientist who has discovered a way to make living creatures invisible.
Cartoon Cats: After seeing a demonstration of the invisible potion on microscopic bugs, the scientist tells Jeff to bring him a bigger subject, such as a dog or a cat. Jeff spots a cat on the sidewalk hissing at something around the corner.
Spotting a second cat, Jeff lunges for it, only it turns out to be a toy cat that belongs to a child. A policeman is not happy with Jeff attacking the toy.
Meanwhile, on a rooftop nearby a lady cat spots a male cat on a fence.
The two cats meow and woo each other. Things go well until the tom bites the tail of the female cat. Then they start to fight.
Jeff lunges for the cats but they run away. He then calls and meows until the female cat returns and they also woo and then fight.
After being hit by shoes thrown by angry neighbors, they fall to the ground. The female cat licks the back of Jeff’s head and then rubs up against him.
Jeff bundles the cat into his coat and heads back to the scientist. A dog then starts to chase them.
Back at the lab, the scientist makes both the cat and dog invisible. Only their collar and ribbon are visible and the two animals get into a fight.
This cartoon was redrawn in a color version that was syndicated in 1973.
Final Mewsings: Cats can already make themselves disappear whenever they like!