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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!
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.
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 - The Complete Collection
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 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
Do you like classic cartoons?
Garfield - Born 1978 - By Jim Davis
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 the Cat - 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 - Episode One - Three cartoons in one!
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
The Krazy Kat Cartoon Collection
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 - 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
The Huckleberry Hound Show Volume 1 - Includes Pixie, Dixie and Mr. Jinks
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 the Cat - Season 1, Volume 1 Collection
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
The Tigger Movie: Bounce-A-Rrrific Special Edition
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.