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The family cat, out for the night, stalks and catches a bird singing atop the weathervane, but it flies off, pulling the cat and weathervane down and knocking the cat out. The cat has a ... See full summary »

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Wilfred Jackson (uncredited)
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The family cat, out for the night, stalks and catches a bird singing atop the weathervane, but it flies off, pulling the cat and weathervane down and knocking the cat out. The cat has a vision of giant birds, lacking the tailfeathers he pulled out, tormenting him, and soon, everything in the autumn landscape is animated and scary. Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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English

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28 July 1931 (USA) See more »

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The Cat's Nightmare See more »

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Walt Disney Productions See more »
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A Silly Symphony with a eerie appeal for a Halloween cartoon
18 October 2009 | by ja_kitty_71See all my reviews

Here is a "Silly Symphony" that I thought has an eerie appeal for a Halloween cartoon. Well this short is not as eeire as in The Skeleton Dance, but still great to watch on Halloween; it's also another favorite black-&-white Silly Symphony cartoon.

Also known as "The Cat's Nightmare," this short is about a cat, who was put out for the night, was trying to catch a bird that was on top of a barn, but falls of the barn in the attempt. Unconscious from the fall, he has a nightmare that the bird has grown and begin to extract its revenge, along with creepy things too. I don't have any particular scene I like, because I love this cartoon from beginning to end.

And for you cat-lovers like me, as you watch this cartoon you feel sorry for the cat until the ending that is. And one thing I didn't get is why they would put "For He's a Jolly Good Fellow" as a title theme huh?


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