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The Cat Came Back (1988)

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A pesky yellow cat becomes the bane of Mr. Johnson's life as it constantly outsmarts his increasingly desperate attempts to get rid of it.

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Animated illustration of the folksong, "The Cat Came Back," sung by a quartet. Old Mr. Johnson, at 80-plus years, sits in his bed sit playing his tuba when someone leaves a small yellow cat on his doorstep. The cat is destructive, so Old Mr. Johnson puts it back on the doorstep. The cat comes back through the mail slot. Then Johnson tries the woods, the sea, a helium balloon, and a scenic railway. Each time, Old Mr. Johnson takes the brunt of the adventure and the cat returns more destructive than before. Finally it's time for dynamite. Nine lives anyone? Mee-ouch. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Gained wide and popular theatrical exposure in Canada as a cartoon short screened before the feature movie Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988). See more »

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Mr. Johnson: [yelling] What?
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Referenced in Corner Gas: Cat River Daze (2009) See more »

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The Cat Came Back
Written by Harry S. Miller
Performed by John McCulloch, Ed Ledson, Richard Condie & Cordell Barker
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Painfully funny!
31 December 2004 | by (Toronto, Canada) – See all my reviews

Excellent short animated film about a pesky cat that won't go away! One day, someone knocks at the door, and leaves a cat. But Mr. Johnson's happiness rapidly turns into a nightmare. He can't get rid of the unwanted cat. Hilarious! I was almost rolling on the floor laughing when he's stuck in the cave with the rats! And don't forget, a cat has nine lives! I would have to agree that this is one of the funniest animated film around. Great product again from the National Film Board of Canada. And the music is adding to the fun.

Seen twice at home, in Toronto, on December 31st, 2004.

88/100 (***½)


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