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The Top Ten Cartoon Cats

Updated on August 30, 2017

I Love Cat Cartoons - Please Feel Free to Add Your Own to the List!

I see you have landed in my world of Cat Cartoons.

Pull up a chair and let's take a stroll to your memory banks for a few minutes. No cat naps allowed, although catnip is optional.

My love of cartoons started early. To say I am "into" cartoons is probably an understatement. I absolutely love 'em! My love of cartoons probably came from watching so many over the years. Not only did I watch them, my kids watched them and now my Grandkids do. I not only became versed in Looney Tunes, but also became familiar with lingo from the Smurfs and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, as well as many others.

We didn't have cats when I was growing up so I guess I was attracted to the cartoons because of that. Now, I have a cat and he is far from a cartoon as the reality of his moods can be quite the opposite of humorous.

I hope you enjoy this site and please feel free to participate. Pour a bowl of milk and enjoy!

Creative Commons Photo Credit from a very old postcard

Child Watching TV
Child Watching TV

Cat Cartoon Mania

No, this website is not about a Purple Dinosaur; it is about Cat Cartoon Characters.

I assume cartoon cat characters are popular because the cat is the number one pet in the United States. I am not sure about other countries but we have an obsession with our kitties.

I started watching cartoons at an early age. I was that little kid who was stuck in the high chair with the television on as my babysitter. Things were so busy around the house that I could zone out and really identify with the cartoon characters.

The first cartoon I remember was Krazy Kat. They used to replay that one a lot and it had already been around over 40 years when I saw it. I remember that the mouse, I believe his name was "Ignatz," either got clobbered or clobbered the Krazy Kat with a brick. Not a very nice thing for kids to see but we knew that nobody would be hurt. I am glad I didn't take the advice of the Roadrunner and try to jump off a building or anything like that.

I also remember seeing a lot of Tom and Jerry. Once again, a very violent cartoon for little kids but I seemed to survive it okay.

I really liked Sylvester and am glad that I did not develop a lisp after watching many hours of his cartoons.

I hope that you enjoy this site as I will try to give my opinion on each one. Reading my opinions will probably give you an insight to my zaniness that I don't believe I have ever grown out of.

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Soundtrack Music by CAT Stevens - Moonshadow; For the Tomcat in You - No, he isn't a cartoon character

Felix the Cat - Born 1923 - By Otto Messmer

Felix the Cat - Born 1923 - By Otto Messmer
Felix the Cat - Born 1923 - By Otto Messmer

Felix the Cat - The Complete Collection

FELIX THE CAT: GOLDEN ANNIVERSARY EDITION 1958-1959
FELIX THE CAT: GOLDEN ANNIVERSARY EDITION 1958-1959

Felix was just slightly before my time but I do remember him in reruns. He was a wacky cat that prompted many toy makers to create Felix trinkets and all sold relatively well. I think I had a Felix "Bendie" at one time.

This is a cool set with around 30 cartoons in it. Seeing that they are about 7 minutes each, it will take a little time to go through these. I suggest, that before you watch a movie, just watch one.

Felix was a fun cat cartoon and I highly recommend him to others. Please make sure he stays properly fed and watered.

 

Tom From Tom and Jerry - Born 1940 - By Hanna Barbera

Tom From Tom and Jerry - Born 1940 - By Hanna Barbera
Tom From Tom and Jerry - Born 1940 - By Hanna Barbera

Tom and Jerry Blast Off to Mars

Tom and Jerry: Blast Off To Mars
Tom and Jerry: Blast Off To Mars

I grew up with Tom and Jerry. Well, not in my house. I always wondered why there were holes for the mice in the walls shaped like a tunnel entrance and I didn't see those in my house.

This one was a little violent and who knows what type of adult behavior it spawned. It didn't affect me, I don't hit my cat with a mallet. I liked this one although it has no dialogue but these old cartoons have great color and artwork.

 

Classic Cartoon Poll

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Garfield - Born 1978 - By Jim Davis

Garfield - Born 1978 - By Jim Davis
Garfield - Born 1978 - By Jim Davis

Garfield the Movie

Garfield - The Movie
Garfield - The Movie

I lived in Germany for a few years and Garfield was everywhere. I even saw a very high dollar BMW with a huge Garfield sticker plastered right on the side of it.

Garfield and Odie are much like my dog and cat. He is mischievous and tries to get away with things while she is a klutz. I always wonder when I get home and find the trash knocked over, if the cat did it to get the dog in trouble.

Garfield is a classic cartoon, now made into a movie.

 

Sylvester - Born 1945 - By Looney Tunes

Sylvester - Born 1945 - By Looney Tunes
Sylvester - Born 1945 - By Looney Tunes

Sylvester the Cat - The Cat Who Knew Too Much

The Cat Who Knew Too Much
The Cat Who Knew Too Much

Sylvester was one of my favorites, as well as all of the Looney Tunes characters. He was intelligent and I liked his antics. He wasn't too lucky with Tweety, however.

In the later Sylvester cartoons, I always wondered why his son, or nephew, or whatever, didn't have a speech impediment. The same situation occurred with Scooby and Scrappy Do.

Sylvester is a classic, highly recommended for that nostalgia craving that you may have.

 

The Pink Panther - Born 1964 - By Friz Freleng

The Pink Panther - Born 1964 - By Friz Freleng
The Pink Panther - Born 1964 - By Friz Freleng

The Pink Panther - Episode One - Three cartoons in one!

Pink Up The Volume / Zeus Juice / A Pink N Stormy Night
Pink Up The Volume / Zeus Juice / A Pink N Stormy Night

I loved the Pink Panther. I was also fond of the older movies of the same name with Peter Sellers. The newer ones were not funny at all, in my opinion.

The music for this series was classic and became probably the best known work of Henry Mancini. I liked how intelligent the panther was and the different episodes. It almost reminded me a little of French cartoons. I grew up with Pepin and others.

 

Krazy Kat - Born 1913 - By George Herriman

Krazy Kat - Born 1913 - By George Herriman
Krazy Kat - Born 1913 - By George Herriman

The Krazy Kat Cartoon Collection

The Krazy Kat Kartoon Kollection
The Krazy Kat Kartoon Kollection

Krazy Kat was around when my Father was little. He used to talk about him. This is a truly classic cat cartoon and if you have never seen it, it was way ahead of it's time.

I also liked the skinny little mouse named Ignatz and then they threw bricks, their arms would stretch out like rubber bands. These are a must see if you like older cartoons and especially if you have never seen them. They were very well made for their era.

 

Top Cat - Born 1961 - By Hanna Barbera

Top Cat - Born 1961 - By Hanna Barbera
Top Cat - Born 1961 - By Hanna Barbera

Top Cat - The Complete Series

Top Cat - The Complete Series
Top Cat - The Complete Series

Top Cat came out a little later in my childhood but I really liked him. I seemed to be attracted more to the Hanna Barbera cartoons than any of the others. They seemed more homey for some reason and I could relate to them more.

Top Cat and his hoodlum cat gang had many adventures. They are all on this DVD and you can have hours of fun with this one.

 

The Debate of the Century - Cat or Dog?

Are you a Cat Lover or Dog Lover? There is no in-between on this one, you've gotta like one more than the other - Please explain your vote in your blurb

Mr. Jinks (From Pixie, Dixie and Mr. Jinks) - Born 1958 - By Hanna Barbera

Mr. Jinks (From Pixie, Dixie and Mr. Jinks) - Born 1958 - By Hanna Barbera
Mr. Jinks (From Pixie, Dixie and Mr. Jinks) - Born 1958 - By Hanna Barbera

The Huckleberry Hound Show Volume 1 - Includes Pixie, Dixie and Mr. Jinks

The Huckleberry Hound Show - Vol. 1
The Huckleberry Hound Show - Vol. 1

I loved the antics of Pixie, Dixie and Mr. Jinks. Although there was a cat in the movie "Meet the Parents" called Mr. Jinks, this one was a cartoon. I am sure they used that as a play on the old cartoon cat.

These Hanna Barbera cartoons are really classic and well done. i loved them and miss them today.

 

Heathcliff and the Catillac Cats - Born 1973 - By George Gately

Heathcliff and the Catillac Cats - Born 1973 - By George Gately
Heathcliff and the Catillac Cats - Born 1973 - By George Gately

Heathcliff the Cat - Season 1, Volume 1 Collection

Heathcliff: Season 1, Volume 1
Heathcliff: Season 1, Volume 1

I am not as familiar with Heathcliff but loved the comic strip. I have included him because I know that many love him. It seems like most of the cartoon cats are orange tabbies; I wonder why that is?

This collection is a lot of fun, especially if you like Anthropomorphic animals (animals that talk). Very classic and fun.

 

Tigger - Born 1928 - By A.A. Milne

Tigger - Born 1928 - By A.A. Milne
Tigger - Born 1928 - By A.A. Milne

The Tigger Movie: Bounce-A-Rrrific Special Edition

The Tigger Movie: Bounce-A-Rrrific Special Edition (Two-Disc Blu-ray/DVD  Combo in Blu-ray Packaging)
The Tigger Movie: Bounce-A-Rrrific Special Edition (Two-Disc Blu-ray/DVD Combo in Blu-ray Packaging)

I remember seeing Tigger on Winnie the Pooh shows on television. Although there weren't many produced, Tigger was similar to the comic relief of the show.

Always happy and bouncing on his tail, he was a happy cat. He would be a good role model for my cat to emulate but I don't think that is going to happen.

 

Ever Purr-form the Egyptian Cat Dance? Can I Purrrr-suade You to Try? - Well, if not, I would still a-purrrrr-ciate some comments! Purrr-fect!

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      josietook 4 years ago

      I was a big Garfield fan growing up, great lens!!

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      sierradawn lm 4 years ago

      Your lens is purrrrfect!!! Meow!

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      Cold0911 4 years ago

      No Sagwa? Awe! Sagwa and Friends are sooooo cute, but then again I love anything that has to do with Siamese cats,

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      JeffGilbert 4 years ago

      this is a great collection of cat cartoons. The only thing I didn't like about krazy kat was the she liked getting hit on the head with a brick. Not good for kids. but all the other cartoons I definitely remember.

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      Cheryl Paton 4 years ago from West Virginia

      I'm enjoying my purr-fect stroll down memory lane.

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      Thamisgith 4 years ago

      Top Cat was huge in the UK when I was about 12. I do think that Tom and Felix have stood the test of time just a little bit better today. Cool lens.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I love that you gave us all the birth dates of all the cartoon cats, there were a few that I had forgotten about that I enjoyed as a child. I just have to go find a mirror and do the Egyptian cat dance!

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      flowski lm 4 years ago

      I always liked Garfield, but Felix is a classic. Nice Lens.

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      miaponzo 4 years ago

      I think I love all these cat cartoons.. but Garfield has become one of my FAVES!

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      Takkhis 5 years ago

      All the cartoon characters here are nice to watch.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Hey there...nice blog it is please keep posting...I also love the Tomcat in this squidoo very much.Thanks for such a big blog......

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      SMW1962 LM 5 years ago

      I love Krazy Kat! You don't see him very often.

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      KimGiancaterino 5 years ago

      Too funny ... I just love the Pink Panther. I watch those cartons over and over.

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      PaigSr 5 years ago from State of Confussion

      Sorry I can't say much the cats got my tongue and laying on one hand while I am trying to type. I know stop cater-walling.

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      Lorelei Cohen 5 years ago from Canada

      I had no idea that so many of these cartoon cats were as old as they are. You really did your cat research on this one. Great job as always.

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      Fantastic Voyages 5 years ago from Texas

      Like them all, although not as big of fan of Garfield and Heathcliff

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      mysweetjane lm 5 years ago

      I've walked like an Egyptian before does that count? Sylvester is the best!