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Feed the Kitty (1952)

Approved  |   |  Family, Comedy, Animation  |  2 February 1952 (USA)
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A bulldog, charmed by a kitten, tries to keep her hidden from his human guardian.

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Marc Anthony's Mistress (voice) (uncredited)
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Marc Anthony / Pussyfoot (voice) (uncredited)
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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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First appearances of Marc Antony and Pussyfoot. See more »

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After baking the cookies, the lady gives Marc Anthony a cat shaped cookie but none of the shapes she made before baking the cookies were cat shaped. See more »

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Edited into The Duxorcist (1987) See more »

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Sleep, Baby, Sleep
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Music by Jimmie Rodgers
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Not That Humorous, But Very Touching
4 February 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

"Marc Anthony," the big, brutish-looking-but sensitive bulldog, has a new friend, a tiny little kitty who makes a "home" by sleeping on Anthony's back. The big dog takes a shine to the little one and then protects him as he gets, or seems to get, into domestic trouble.

The homemaker in the house makes it clear early on to the dog that she doesn't want him bringing anything into the house. The dog thinks he has to hide the cat, but the little animal gets loose and gets into various predicaments. While trying to hide the identify of the cat or save him being being in the mix-master and being made into a cookie, the dog is always pestering the woman and getting admonished. I read somewhere where this cat was in subsequent cartoons and named "Pussyfoot."

The beginnings of this animated short were both touching and very funny. Then, the one- joke story started to drag a bit until Marc Anthony thought the cat was killed a cried a river of tears, which actually was funny. (I've never a dog cry or sweat like this dog!) They even showed the poor dog's bloodshot eyes after his crying spell!

Another very funny touch was when the dog came back in the house and was given a cookie by the woman. He thought it was the poor little cat-made into-a cookie and placed it on his back where Pussyfoot laid before. This is one sensitive, caring dog! The end of this is more of the same - more touching and sweet than humor - but it was nice to see.


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