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Bad Luck Blackie (1949)

A cute and very tormented kitten is bullied by an incomparably evil bulldog, who lives to know better after a black cat crosses his path.

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A little cat is being mercilessly tormented by a mean bulldog until one day he meets a black cat who offers a bad-luck service. Whenever the little cat blows a whistle, the black cat comes out, and the bulldog is struck down with an attack of bad luck. Things look bad for the bulldog until he realizes that a cat's color can be changed... Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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When the bulldog shoved books in a bookcase (where kitten was hiding), Hanna & Barbera's Tom & Jerry short Kitty Foiled (1948) appears as KITTY FOILED, capital letters on kitten for approximately five seconds. And approximately one minute before kitten met his rescuer, that it later rescued. See more »

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Referenced in Bugs Bunny: Rabbit Rampage (1993) See more »

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Full of fun and clever humour
16 September 2006 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Bad Luck Blackie is an animated short about an adorable kitten and a mean bulldog willing to do anything to anger and hurt the kitten. Luckily, the kitten finds another cat who can cause bad luck to anyone. With the help of this cat, the bulldog gets a taste of it's own medicine, and the viewers get even more laughs. It's pretty much your basic dog chases cat cartoon, but that excellent twist makes it a lot of fun to watch. From start to finish you'll find that there are tons of smart ironic jokes and lots of laugh out loud slapstick comedy. I can honestly say that I don't often laugh out loud or even crack a smile at these kinds of things, but I found myself trying to control my laughter as I watched late at night while everyone else in the house was in bed. It's just a fun little film to make you laugh, and nothing else. Don't expect writing or acting or anything that you'll remember for the rest of your lives.

I liked this quite a bit, I think anyone who likes any of this stuff will too. I rate it a seven out of ten.


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