Falling Cat (1894)

Directed by: Étienne-Jules Marey

Synopsis: An example of Marey’s “Chronophotography”, this very short sequence of photos on celluloid spotlight a white cat being dropped to demonstrate how it twists in the air to land on its feet.

Cinema Cat: This is considered to be the first cat to ever appear on film, hence the world’s first Cinema Cat!

Falling Cat - white cat dropped and falling

Final Mewsings: Cats don’t care how they land on their feet, only that they do.


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