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Shinbone Alley (1970)

A newspaper man is reincarnated as a cockroach and makes friends with a free-spirited female alley cat.

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Mehitabel (voice)
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Big Bill (voice) (as Allen Reed Sr.)
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Rosie the Cat (voice)
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Beatnik Spider (voice)
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A newspaperman jumps in the river to drown himself. He reappears as a cockroach, who finds he can still type by jumping up and down on the keys of a typewriter. He is in love with Mehitabel, the office cat. He writes poetry to her, and tries to keep her on the straight and narrow. Big Bill the Alley tom cat is Mehit's heart-throb, and Archy's nemesis. She has kittens, and archy declares war in a George Herriman sequence. Written by John D.Wilson <FinartsFilm@aol.com>

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(Probably) The Oddest Animated Film In The World!
1 November 2009 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I remember seeing this back in the Early-Mid 80's during a Holiday weekday on STV. Obviously the station realised too late that this was not your typical Kiddy Fodder as it was never shown again (a minor miracle for anyone who knows STV). I'm not surprised.

It was Soooo depressing. Suicide-Unrequited Love-Sleaze-Despair. Fun viewing for all the Family. Has to be said though that it did stick in my mind, though maybe not for the right reasons.

An odd curiosity that was very out of place for its time. Can't believe it was made in the 70's.

Probably traumatised more kids than Bambis' Mother.


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