Banjo is a curious and rebellious kitten who is always getting into trouble. When he decides to jump off a roof of a chicken coup to see if he can land on his feet, he is ordered to "fetch a switch". Thinking his parents wouldn't care if he gets hurt, he hitches a ride on a feed truck, all the way to Salt Lake City. After he finds the excitement of the city, he soon finds it cold and lonely and wishes to be home. With the help of stray cat Crazy Legs and a trio of singing cat girls, he finds the truck and returns home. Written by
Did You Know?
This film was started as a side project while Don was still working at Disney. He invited several other young animators to his house on nights and weekends to discover secrets of animation that he felt had been lost at Disney. Eventually, he resigned from Disney along with 17 other animators to finish this film and begin The Secret of NIMH
(1982). That bold walk-out caused a delay in the release of Disney's The Fox and the Hound
(1981), that was in mid production at the time. See more
I'll stick with you, kid. You stick with me. Now together we'll overcome adversity. And old man trouble: well, he'll have to let you be, cause you're gonna come out smiling
if you stick with me.
[Holds up Banjo
So keep your chin up and look up high. You'll find your troubles will pass you by.
Music and Lyrics by Don Bluth
Performed by Jackie Ward
, Sally Stevens
and Sue Allen See more