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The Cat Came Back (1988)

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.

Director:

Cordell Barker

Writer:

Cordell Barker (story)
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 2 wins. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Richard Condie Richard Condie ... Mr. Johnson (voice)
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Storyline

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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Trivia

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

Quotes

[first lines]
Mr. Johnson: [yelling] What?
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Connections

Featured in Incredible Manitoba Animation (1989) See more »

Soundtracks

The Cat Came Back
Written by Harry S. Miller
Performed by John McCulloch, Ed Ledson, Richard Condie & Cordell Barker
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Typically great short from the NFB
2 July 1999 | by Tito-8See all my reviews

Canada's National Film Board has produced a seemingly endless number of terrific shorts over the years, and this is one of the best ones. There are numerous funny moments in this thoroughly enjoyable cartoon, and the closing scene is a perfect and appropriate end to the film. If you ever come across this film, please take a few minutes and give it a chance. You will not be disappointed.


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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 June 1988 (Canada) See more »

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Animation Greats! See more »

Filming Locations:

Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color
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