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The Robber Kitten (1935)

Ambrose the kitten renames himself Butch and runs away from home with plans to become a robber. His first intended victim, though, is a real robber: Dirty Bill, a dog. Dirty Bill asks ... See full summary »

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Ambrose the kitten renames himself Butch and runs away from home with plans to become a robber. His first intended victim, though, is a real robber: Dirty Bill, a dog. Dirty Bill asks Ambrose/Butch if he's pulled off any big jobs, and he tells of the stagecoach robbery we saw him enacting with dolls and toys at the beginning of the movie, without, of course, mentioning that it was all playacting. Bill asks him about the loot, and Butch brings out a bag of cookies. Bill won't accept that answer, and comes after Ambrose, scaring him right into the bath he earlier avoided. Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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13 April 1935 (USA)  »

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(R.C.A. Victor 'High Fidelity' Sound System)

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Butch (pointing his toy guns at Dirty Bill): Your money or your life!
Bill: Well, you wouldn't rob a pal, would you?
Butch: Gosh! Are you Dirty Bill?
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Referenced in Toby Tortoise Returns (1936) See more »

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Kitten Burglar
6 August 2012 | by (The Penumbra) – See all my reviews

A seemingly asexual anthropomorphic kitten called Ambrose dreams of being a highwayman and skips out on bathtime to loiter by the road and hold-up carriages with a fat bulldog called Dirty Bill. They appear to get on at first but when Ambrose pretends to hold-up a carriage and wins a bag of cookies Dirty Bill turns aggressive.

It's a lame cartoon, to be honest, and with quite an obvious moral. Of the dozens of Silly Symphonies that were made this one right at the bottom of the pile. Even as a random cartoon without the Disney brand name there's nothing memorable about The Robber Kitten and I can't see any kids being entertained by it in the modern era.


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