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Category Archives: Catagonist
CAT OF THE DAY 099: KIKI’S DELIVERY SERVICE (aka MAJO NO TAKKYUBIN 魔女の宅急便) (1989) Kiki’s Delivery Service is a Major Cat Movie directed by Hayao Miyazaki just after My Neighbour Totoro. Kiki is a 13-year-old trainee witch. It’s traditional for witches of … Continue reading
CAT OF THE DAY 095: THE THREE LIVES OF THOMASINA (1964) “Yes, I am Thomasina. This story’s all about me.” Except it’s not, not really. This Walt Disney movie, adapted from the novel by Paul Gallico, is more about how … Continue reading
CAT OF THE DAY 092: THE COMEDY OF TERRORS (1963) The Comedy of Terrors is a very broad horror-comedy produced by Samuel Z Arkoff at AIP, and recycles some of the cast and elements from Tales of Terror (1962), on … Continue reading
CAT OF THE DAY 091: KONEKO MONOGATARI 子猫物語 (aka THE ADVENTURES OF MILO AND OTIS) (1986) Cute family film, not such a cute behind-the-scenes story. The adventures of Milo, an adorable ginger and white kitty, and Otis, a pug, were originally … Continue reading
CAT OF THE DAY 090: THAT DARN CAT! (1965) CLASSIFIED FILE FYEO FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION FROM THE OFFICE OF REDACTED CC: REDACTED CASE ID: 1965-TDC (pending) SYNOPSIS: use of subject as informant in aforementioned case; investigation of suitability for … Continue reading
CAT OF THE DAY 085: CAT’S EYE (1985) This portmanteau film, directed by Lewis Teague and written by Stephen King, consists of adaptations of two short stories from King’s Night Shift collection and a third story written expressly for the film. … Continue reading
CAT OF THE DAY 077: THE UNCANNY (1977) “We let them prowl about just as they please, hardly noticing them. And all the time, they’re watching us, spying on us, making sure that we behave.” In this Major Cat Movie, … Continue reading
CAT OF THE DAY 071: BLACK CAT (aka GATTO NERO) (1981) Mad Patrick Magee: “We need each other. We are bound together by hatred. He wants to kill me.” Incredulous Mimsy Farmer: “But he’s only a cat!” Mad Patrick Magee: … Continue reading
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