I like films and I like cats.
This is a blog about cats. On film.
This blog is dedicated to Tiger Billson (1988-2003), a moggy in a million.
Totally love cats, adore your blog! 🙂
Thank you! One day soon I shall be adding to it – just taking a bit of a sabbatical, as one cat per day was hard work!
Hello! I just find your blog and I love it! Just a suggestion… Can you make some kind of list of days/movie/cat?… ’cause going back to “see older posts” I only could get to N° 78 or so… And going back one by one it’s more annoying and also it will be easy to look what cat/movies did you mention and recomend you some others 🙂
What a brilliant idea for a blog! Going to bookmark this and work my way through the films….is there a way to see all the cats/films? I can’t work out how to see the earlier ones…
Hello both of you. Yes, one day soon, when I do another round of Cats on Film, I will try and find a moment to make a helpful list or index. Sorry if you’ve been having problems. Thanks for reading.
HI! I love you blog.
I wonder if you can help me, do you know from which movie is this?
Thank you!! 🙂
Only now do I see that I never replied to your comment – sorry about that. But have you managed to identify this film? Because I would love to know what it is! (Looks East European to me…)
Hello, i would have liked to suggest you watching the german animated movie “Felidae”.
Is peculiar for being fully on point of view of cat protagonist, and for being a mature thriller story (despite being a cartoon, it’s not for kids).
Also i would have liked to ask you if you’ve memories about a movie i remember to have seen but i think to have not found it in your blong. Sadly i don’t remember name or details director.
(i’ve seen it YEARS ago)
1) it was possibly a german or french tv production of ’90 years
2) it involved a young lady (i remember she wasn’t a teen) being magically turned into a cat
3) plot was about her quest to regain her humanity, but i remember she interacted with a small community of cats.
4) plot and scenes involved some kind of magic bird (to regain her humanity), i remember also a scene about one of the friendly cats having a new-born litter of cubs at the end of the movie.
Hello! I have Felidae on my list to watch, as well as a new German film called Das merkwürdige Kätzchen.
I wonder if the film you are thinking of is the Dutch film Minoes – it’s about a cat which changes into a young woman. Here’s the trailer; no subtitles if you don’t speak Dutch, but you get the idea, I think. (It’s another one on my list of films to watch!)
Thank you very much! Incredible to say, i’ve found an italian edition of the movie, so it’s possible it was that one. I will tell you once i will have seen it. I had seen years ago on tv so i can have easily mixed up the theme (cat-to-human versus human-to-cat).
However i should explore better your blog, because i’m sure there are lots of interesting things. I’m a lover of animals, animal-related stories and books (i focus much on stories, books etc.. that has the animal point-of-view of the events).
Speaking of Felidae i’ve just to warn you because it’s seriously a bit unexpected to most of the audience. The books itself are for adults, having both mature content and gruesome details: it’s a pity however that only the first story has been turned into a movie.
Hi, as the expert of cats on film, I was wondering if you could help me solve someone’s cat movie mystery. I wonder if you remember the name of the black and white romantic comedy whose final scene had a cat on its hind legs closing the door to adjoining hotel rooms, to prevent arguing of a couple. From what I am told, it may star Carey Grant, but I am not sure. Thank you for all the help, and cat love. They surely do not get enough of it. Have a good one.
Happily, not only can I identify that film – it’s also on this blog! I don’t think the cat is closing the door so much as making it rattle, preventing the couple from sleeping… The Awful Truth, starring Cary Grant and Irene Dunne. https://catsonfilm.net/2012/12/23/cat-of-the-day-064/
Anne, thank you so much, that was it. I appreciate you helping me; and so fast to boot. You are officially the cats in film expert.
In Seijun Suzuki’s Youth of the Beast, a drug kingpin cradles his cat during a cartel meeting as it licks him directly on the lips. Good old Suzuki.
Hi! I was randomly came by your blog Super love it and admire your work.
My name is Tong. I am the Art Director working for HypeSphere, a online news outlet that reporting breaking movie news in Chinese. Currently we are planing to have some interesting little projects on our Instagram account with some specific hashtags, and our Saturday post will feature some images about cats in movies along with a #Caturday hashtag.
That’s why I left my message here – with my respect and sincerity. Your articles are incredible and worth to be noticed, so we would love to share them on our Instagram, as our #Carturday content (of course the credit is yours, we will mention your name, your Instagram account – if you have one, and even create a unique hashtag for you and your blog). The purpose of the project is not to make money, but share something interesting and valuable information about movies and films. We share good things with people.
Please let me know your thoughts, we won’t use any of your work in our Instagram till you approve it. I look forward to hearing from you soon.
HypeSphere Official Website: hypesphere.com
Hello Anne. I’ve discovered your blog looking for cat stories for my own blog. Congratulations, great blog. You’ve got a new follower. May I use part of your article about “The Shadow of the Cat”? I publish in Spanish as I live close to Madrid. We have a small association dedicated to helping cats (TNR) and feeding them. Every five days we publish a small article about someone who liked cats, painted cats, wrote about cats, anythig to do with cats or any cat to with anything. The film is perfect. I’ve alraedy done “Le chat” with Pierre Gabin and Simone Signoret. Oh, and Tiger Billson is definitely a very handsome moggy.
It seems I haven’t replied to your post. Please forgive the delay – of course you can use part of the article, if it’s not too late. All I ask in return is a link tot he site.
Thank you for your kind words!
Hello Anne. I was reading the article you wrote about the movie Night of the Eagle and it reminded me of a movie I watched long ago, but can’t remember what it was. It was a movie that I watched when I was young, in the early 2000s. There was a small boy who had a black cat at home, he remarked once in the movie that he had to go home to feed his cat, and in another scene he gets home and is attacked by somebody, then his black cat tried to help by jumping on the attacker. Could you please tell me if this rings a bell? Thanks, and your blog is truly unique.
Hi Anne – just found your site love it!
Do you have Buttercup, from the Hunger Games.
Buttercup is a “hideous-looking cat” that belonged to Primrose Everdeen. Prim named him Buttercup because she insisted that his muddy yellow coat matched the bright flower. He hates Katniss due to her attempt to drown him in a bucket, and Katniss hates him, though they sometimes act somewhat friendly to each other. After Katniss started to feed him the entrails from her hunting kills, he stopped hissing at her. Buttercup is said to be a good mouser and even catches the occasional rat.
Your site is very interesting. I came across it while trying to find an answer to a movie question.
I saw this movie years and years ago, and I’m trying to remember what it is. All I have is background character that appears throughout the film. She is an old woman who has many cats. At the climax of the film, she has her cats taken from her by animal control or a shelter. But at the end of movie, it shows her starting over with a new baby kitten. She isn’t the main character, just kinda a background character.
I also remember that her misfortunes and starting over coincides with the main character’s misfortunes, as well as other background characters.
Hi Jenny, thanks for your message. I’m afraid I don’t know that film, but I’ll ask around. Not leats because it sounds like an ideal candidate for Cats on Film!
Thought there’s possibly a subcategory of office cats and cats as office supplies:
“You can’t take It With You” has a little kitten that Spring Byngton uses repeatedly as a paperweight on a pile of typescript.
Then there’s “The Wrong Box” where Peter Sellers’s Dr Pratt lives in a squalid apartment crammed with moggies and ends up using one as a blotter on an inkstained death certificate.
This is a fantastic idea and I wish I’d thought of it. The Wrong Box is already near the top of my viewing list, but a long time since I saw You Can’t Take It With You, so must line up another viewing. I’ll keep my eyes peeled for other examples now.
I have a hunch that you would dig the 1973 made-for-TV movie The Cat Creature. With a teleplay by Robert Bloch (novelist of Psycho), this project features all kinds of mesmerizing cat imagery and kitty action. It’s not officially on home video, but you can find DVDs on iOffer.
The whole movie is on YouTube now (with subtitles in a language I don’t recognize).
Here’s more info:
Hi Dan, Thank you so much for this. Will definitely check it out!
Sorry I didn’t reply to your message earlier – I have been too busy working on my forthcoming Cats on Film book to update the blog.
all the best
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