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Dick Whittington's Cat (1936)

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Dick Whittington's cat has a chance to make good in a faraway land infested with rats.


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Dick Whittington is a young boy who works for a cruel cook. As Dick is cutting potatoes (by sliding them through an electric fan), a hungry cat rubs itself against the boy's legs. Dick feeds him a saucer of milk, but the angry cook throws the cat into a bag and commands the boy to throw the poor animal into the river. Dick can't bring himself to do it. The cat ends up on a ship headed to a faraway land that happens to be infested with rats. Now, Dick Whittington's cat has the chance to make good. however, his natural cowardice may get the better of him. Written by J. Spurlin

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30 May 1936 (USA)  »

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Cook: Throw him in the river!
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Ya Gotta Love This Strange Cat!
24 May 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The poor cat; he's scared of rats and mice. He might be the only cat with that problem and it both starts and ends this somewhat-humorous and odd cartoon. The story is unusual, and it's recommended. No, it's not full of laughs but it's definitely different and certainly entertaining.

I remember this English folk tale from way back when I was a kid. I don't remember much of it, but I do know there was a real-life Richard Wittington who, I believe, was the mayor of London sometime around 1400 and this cat tale is based upon the adventures of he and his cat. (I may be wrong on this.) Anyway, this cartoon is about a little boy and his pet cat and how the cat winds up as a stowaway on a ship.

The cat winds up being in the middle of a couple of insane adventures that wind up making he and his young owner a rich person. It's a neat little cartoon and a lot of fun to watch. You can't help but love this cat! I watched this as part of the UB Iwerks collection of "lost cartoons" and it was the last cartoon on a long DVD full of animated shorts. It was a good way to end the disc.

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