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Robin Hood (1991)

Robin Hood poster

20th Century Fox Television
Starring:
 Patrick Bergin, Uma Thurman
Directed by: John Irvin

Synopsis: Another movie version of the classic tale of Robin Hood, the bandit who stole from the rich to give to the poor.

Purr Blur: In a banquet scene, an orange tabby cat is seen sitting on the table eating food from a plate.

Robin Hood - tabby cat eating on table during banquet

Robin Hood - tabby cat eating on table during banquet

Final Mewsings: Cats were all about banquets in medieval times!

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Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion (1997)

Romy and Michele's High School Reunion

Touchstone Pictures
Starring:
 Mira Sorvino, Lisa Kudrow
Directed by: David Mirkin

Synopsis: Romy (Mira Sorvino) and Michele (Lisa Kudrow) are two BFFs who face the prospect of going to their high school reunion.

Kitty Cameo: A long-haired ginger tabby cat who is never named lives with the girls. While it isn’t made clear if the cat belongs to one or the other or both, the cat is first seen lying beside Michele on her bed as the girls watch Pretty Woman on television.

Romy and Michele's High School Reunion - long haired orange tabby cat lying on bed beside Michele Lisa Kudrow with Romy Mira Sorvino

Moments later the cat is seen on a bed in the background as the girls look at the clothes they picked to wear for the day.

Romy and Michele's High School Reunion - out of focus long haired orange tabby cat lying on bed behind Michele Lisa Kudrow and Romy Mira Sorvino

The cat is last seen on the couch behind the girls after they break their pre-reunion diet and sit in misery, having been unable to better themselves before the big day. The cat is licking on a ham bone.

Romy and Michele's High School Reunion - long haired orange tabby cat lying on bed licking ham bone behind Michele Lisa Kudrow and Romy Mira Sorvino

Romy and Michele's High School Reunion - long haired orange tabby cat lying on bed licking ham bone behind Michele Lisa Kudrow and Romy Mira Sorvino

Romy and Michele's High School Reunion - long haired orange tabby cat lying on bed licking ham bone behind Michele Lisa Kudrow and Romy Mira Sorvino

Romy and Michele's High School Reunion - long haired orange tabby cat lying on bed licking ham bone behind Michele Lisa Kudrow and Romy Mira Sorvino

Final Mewsings: Cats like it when women break their diets!

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Premature Burial (1962)

Premature Burial poster

Roger Corman Productions
Starring:
 Ray Milland, Hazel Court
Directed by: Roger Corman

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

Synopsis: Based on the story by Edgar Allan Poe. Guy Carrell (Ray Milland) is so obsessed with the fear of being buried alive it impacts his whole life.

Cat Burglar (Scene Stealer): In one scene Guy is home with his wife Emily (Hazel Court), sister Kate (Heather Angel), Miles Archer (Richard Ney) and Emily’s father Dr. Gault (Alan Napier). Suddenly Miles hears a cat crying out. He becomes concerned and the others start to look for her. They soon realize she is trapped behind the wall. Miles manages to push back a panel and retrieve the fluffy long-haired tabby kitten.

Premature Burial - long-haired tabby kitten being pulled from wall

Premature Burial - Emily Hazel Court holding long-haired tabby kitten on shoulder with Miles Richard Ney

Premature Burial - Emily Hazel Court holding long-haired tabby kitten on shoulder with Miles Richard Ney

Premature Burial - Emily Hazel Court holding up long-haired tabby kitten with Miles Richard Ney

All of this has an adverse reaction on Guy who points out the possibility of what would have happened if they hadn’t heard the kitten. This coincides with his fear of being buried alive.

Premature Burial - Emily Hazel Court holding up long-haired tabby kitten with Guy Ray Milland, Miles Richard Ney, Kate Heather Angel and Dr. Gault Alan Napier

Premature Burial - Emily Hazel Court holding up long-haired tabby kitten with Guy Ray Milland, Miles Richard Ney, Kate Heather Angel and Dr. Gault Alan Napier

Premature Burial - Emily Hazel Court holding up long-haired tabby kitten with Guy Ray Milland, Miles Richard Ney, Kate Heather Angel and Dr. Gault Alan Napier

Premature Burial - Emily Hazel Court holding up long-haired tabby kitten with Guy Ray Milland, Miles Richard Ney and Kate Heather Angel

Premature Burial - Emily Hazel Court holding up long-haired tabby kitten with Guy Ray Milland, Miles Richard Ney and Kate Heather Angel

Emily continues to hold the kitten throughout the scene in which Miles tries to convince Guy to visit the crypt where Guy believes his father had been buried alive. As they all head down to the crypt, Emily sets the cat aside on a chair.

Premature Burial - Emily Hazel Court carrying long-haired tabby kitten with Kate Heather Angel

Premature Burial - Emily Hazel Court carrying long-haired tabby kitten with Kate Heather Angel

Final Mewsings: The walls have ears … and paws and whiskers

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They All Saw a Cat (2017)

They All Saw a Cat poster

Weston Woods Studios, Inc.
Narrated by:
 John Lithgow
Directed by: Ed Mironiuk, Kris Tercek

Synopsis: An animated version of Brendan Wenzel’s book finds various creatures looking at the same cat from various points of view.

Cartoon Cat: A very sweet film version of the children’s book in which a child first sees a cat, followed by many other animals such as a fox, a bee, a flea, a fish and a bird. Each one sees the cat in a completely different and unique way.

They All Saw a Cat - tabby cat walking with bell on collar

They All Saw a Cat - tabby cat rubbing against child's legs

They All Saw a Cat - tabby cat running away through field

They All Saw a Cat - goldfish looking at large eyes of tabby cat

They All Saw a Cat - a bee looking at a tabby cat

They All Saw a Cat - tabby cat from flea's point of view

They All Saw a Cat - a compilation of the tabby cat looking like different things

Final Mewsings: Cats are wonderful no matter how you look at them!


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Beethoven’s Big Break (2008)

Beethoven's Big Break poster

Universal Pictures
Starring:
 Jonathan Silverman, Stephen Tobolowsky
Directed by: Mike Elliott

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

Synopsis: Eddie (Jonathan Silverman) is a single father who has his hands full when he finds himself with a giant St. Bernard who seems destined to become a star.

Kitty Cameos: As an animal trainer, Eddie owns several different animals which are kept in cages, including a cat that is seen several times.

Beethoven's Big Break - multi-colored long-haired cat in cage

Beethoven's Big Break - multi-colored long-haired cat in cage

Beethoven's Big Break - multi-colored long-haired cat in cage

During a movie audition, a rival animal wrangler named Sal (Stephen Tobolowsky) is trying to talk the director into using a cat instead of a dog as the lead. He holds a very large tabby cat, the size of which is commented upon by Patricia (Rhea Perlman)

Beethoven's Big Break - heavy set tabby cat in man's arms

Beethoven's Big Break - Sal Stephen Tobolowsky holding heavy set tabby cat in arms

Beethoven's Big Break - heavy set tabby cat in man's arms

Suddenly Beethoven disrupts the audition when he chases an iguana through a backdrop. Sal is startled and falls over, throwing the cat to one side.

Beethoven's Big Break - heavy set tabby cat flying from Sal's arms

The cat is shown landing on its feet some distance away. According to the American Humane Association, the cat was tossed gently onto stunt pads for the flying segment, but still seems to land rather hard on a wood floor in the last shot.

Beethoven's Big Break - heavy set tabby cat landing on hardwood floor

Final Mewsings: Cats don’t like to audition.


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