Category Archives: A Major Cat Movie

CAT OF THE DAY 063: THE ARISTOCATS

CAT OF THE DAY 063: THE ARISTOCATS (1970) The last animated feature to have been personally approved by Walt Disney is a Major Cat Movie. But even taking into account that the feline characters are anthropomorphised to the nth degree, I’ve always found … Continue reading

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CAT OF THE DAY 061: HAUSU

CAT OF THE DAY 061: HAUSU (ハウス) (aka HOUSE) (1977) Nobuhiko Obayashi‘s legendary haunted house movie, also known as Hausu, was first released in Japan in 1977 and is a Major Cat Movie. Oshare, miffed at her dad for having … Continue reading

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CAT OF THE DAY 058: HARRY AND TONTO

CAT OF THE DAY 058: HARRY AND TONTO (1974) Harry and Tonto, directed and co-written by Paul Mazursky, is a coast-to-coast American road movie featuring one man and his cat, and is a Major Cat Movie. Art Carney, a much-loved character … Continue reading

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CAT OF THE DAY 057: UNE VIE DE CHAT

CAT OF THE DAY 057: UNE VIE DE CHAT (aka A CAT IN PARIS) (2010) This animated French film attracted attention after unexpectedly receiving an Academy Award nomination for Best Animated Feature (this was the year Rango won), and is a … Continue reading

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CAT OF THE DAY 056: CAT PEOPLE

CAT OF THE DAY 056: CAT PEOPLE (1942) Pet-shop owner: “You can’t fool a cat. They seem to know who’s not right, if you know what I mean.” From Cat People (BFI film Classics, 1999) by Kim Newman: The protagonists … Continue reading

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CAT OF THE DAY 053: CHACUN CHERCHE SON CHAT

CAT OF THE DAY 053: CHACUN CHERCHE SON CHAT (aka WHEN THE CAT’S AWAY) (1996) A major cat movie. Cédric Klapisch‘s slice of Parisian life stars Garance Clavel as Chloë, a lonely make-up artist who goes on holiday, leaving her … Continue reading

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CAT OF THE DAY 051: STUART LITTLE

CAT OF THE DAY 051: STUART LITTLE (1999) “You spit Stuart out this instant, Snowbell! Spit him right out!” “Stuart is one of the family now. We do not eat family members.”

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CAT OF THE DAY 050: THE CAT

CAT OF THE DAY 050: THE CAT (고양이: 죽음을보는 두개의눈) (2011) A major cat movie. A cute white cat called Silky turns out to be haunted by the ghost of a little girl. And Silky is not the only cat … Continue reading

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CAT OF THE DAY 047: BATMAN RETURNS

CAT OF THE DAY 047: BATMAN RETURNS (1992) A major cat movie. Downtrodden secretary Selina Kyle has a cat (a black one, called Miss Kitty), a common signifier of the single woman living alone. When Selina gets pushed out of a … Continue reading

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CAT OF THE DAY 041: KURONEKO

CAT OF THE DAY 041: KURONEKO (1968) This Japanese ghost story was written and directed by Shindô Kaneto, a former assistant to Mizoguchi Kenji and probably better known in the west as the writer and director of Onibaba, though he later went … Continue reading

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