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The Cat Came Back

The Cat Came Back

The Cat Came Back (1988) Theatrical Cartoon The Cat Came Back

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  • Theatrical Short
  • National Film Board of Canada
  • Distributed by: National Film Board of Canada
  • Cartoon Characters: Mr. Johnson, The Cat.
  • Voice Actors: Richard Condie, Ed Ledson, John McCulloch.
  • Directed By Cordell Barker.
  • Produced By Cordell Barker, Richard Condie, Cyndi Forcland, Ches Yetman.
  • Animated By Cordell Baker.
  • Written By Cordell Barker.
  • Awards: Academy Award Nominee, Best Short Film (Animated), 1989.
    Genie Award, Best Animated Short, 1989.
    Prix Animé, prize given by the general public for the Best Animation Film of the Festival, Festival du cinéma international en Abitibi-Témiscamingue, Rouyn-Noranda, Quebec, 1988.
    Silver Apple Award, Animation, National Educational Media Network Competition, Oakland, California, 1990.
    Highly Commended for Children's Award, Overseas, A.T.O.M. Awards for Short Educational Films and Videos, Melbourne, Australia, 1990.
    Special BACA Certificate for Outstanding Animation, BACA Film and Video Festival/The Brooklyn Arts Council, Brooklyn, New York, 1990.
    Chris Award, Arts and Culture/animation, Columbus International Film and Video Festival, 1989.
    Third Prize, Animation, Annual Independent Film and Video Makers Competition, Baltimore, 1989.
    Blue Ribbon Award, Humour and Satire, Itinerant - American Film and Video Festival, Chicago, 1989.
    First Prize, Debut Works, with a cash prize of $200 and an Amiga Computer System, International Animation Celebration, Los Angeles, 1989.
    Los Angeles Film Critics' Award (Tied), sponsored by Eastman Kodak, with $2,500 worth of film stock, International Animation Celebration, Los Angeles, 1989.
    Second Prize, Work for Children, International Animation Film Festival, Shanghai, 1988.
    Silver Hugo, Animation, International Film Festival, Chicago, 1988.
    First Prize, Short Animation (under 10 minutes), International Children's Film Festival, Chicago, 1988.
    Public's Award, World Festival of Animated Films, Zagreb, Croatia, 1988.
    Special Jury Award for Humour, World Festival of Animated Films, Zagreb, Croatia, 1988.
    Special Jury Award for Music, John McCulloch, World Festival of Animated Films, Zagreb, Croatia, 1988.
  • Music: John McCulloch.
  • Originally Released in 1988 (Estimate).
  • Originally Released Theatrically.
  • Running Time: 7:37 minutes.
  • Color
  • Canada  Canada

Cartoon Summary:

This hilarious short is based on the century-old folk song of the same name. Old Mr. Johnson makes increasingly manic attempts to rid himself of a little yellow...  (more)

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Foreign Language Title: "Le Chat Colla..." (French).


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The Cat Came Back

Comments By: ohnoitsjim
This is an amazing cartoon...as someone has already said, it's the little touches that make this cartoon so watchable. One I never get tired of seeing. (I have it on DVD-good thing, I would have worn out a tape...  (read more)

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Comments By: cbrubaker
This is one of the best films I ever seen! I remember watching this on "O Canada" in Cartoon Network couple years ago. After my cable company cancelled Cartoon network, I never saw the film again until years later when they put CN back, and...  (read more)

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Comments By: axeman
This was once voted best cartoon ever on a British national cartoon show, and deservedly so. The compelling song, the Tex Avery style action and humour are combined in an unforgettable blend that appeals to adults as well as children. Little touches in...  (read more)

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