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Feed the Kitty (1952)

A bulldog, charmed by a kitten, tries to keep her hidden from his human guardian.

Director:

Chuck Jones (as Charles M. Jones)

Writer:

Michael Maltese (story)
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Cast

Uncredited cast:
Bea Benaderet ... Marc Anthony's Mistress (voice) (uncredited)
Mel Blanc ... Marc Anthony / Pussyfoot (voice) (uncredited)
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Storyline

In the first of their four Warner Bros. cartoons, fierce bulldog Marc Anthony is won over by cute kitten Pussyfoot, but must scurry frantically to keep the cat from the sight of his mistress, who has forbidden him to bring anything into the house. Written by Paul Penna <tterrace@wco.com>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 February 1952 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Kitten for a Friend See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

First appearances of Marc Antony and Pussyfoot. See more »

Goofs

When Marc Anthony gets his cat-shaped cookie after coming back into the house, he goes into the kitchen, then places the cookie on his back as he lies down and continues to cry. However, when he sits up after learning that Pussyfoot is fine, the cookie mysteriously disappears. See more »

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Spoofed in Monsters, Inc. (2001) See more »

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Shortnin' Bread
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Traditional
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Best 6-minute cartoon ever
2 July 2001 | by mreismanSee all my reviews

Chuck Jones has finally been given proper credit for his enormous contribution to animation, from Bugs Bunny to the Grinch, but not everyone is aware of this 6-minute gem which doesn't feature any of the famous WB characters. "Feed the Kitty" is a simple play on the dog/cat cartoon rivalry: a gruff bulldog named Marc Anthony unexpectedly falls in love with a little fluffy kitten. Simple enough concept, but the range of emotion expressed by this silly dog trying to protect his "pet" makes me laugh and cry upon each viewing. I'm given to superlative language when discussing Chuck Jones, but I honestly think it's the most wonderful 6 minutes of animation you're likely to see.


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