CatDog is an American animated television series created by Peter Hannan for Nickelodeon. The series depicts the life of conjoined brothers, with one half being a cat and the other a dog. Nickelodeon produced the series from Burbank, California. The first episode aired on April 4, 1998 (following the Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards), before the show officially premiered in October that year. The Season 2 episode "Fetch" was also shown in theaters with The Rugrats Movie before airing on TV.
The series aired on Nickelodeon from April 4, 1998, to June 15, 2005, for four seasons and 68 episodes. The series was produced by Nickelodeon Animation Studio and Peter Hannan Productions and has been released on DVD.
Conjoined siblings - one a dog, the other a cat - deal with the unique challenges of their existence. Cat, the more clever of the two, frequently has a plan or a scheme in the works, and more often than not, that scheme goes awry. Together, the brothers face constant ridicule from the Greaser Dogs, as well as from Winslow, a mouse that lives in the wall of their house. Cat longs for fame and fortune, while Dog is happy chasing garbage trucks - a pursuit that always ends with Cat being towed helplessly along as Dog runs headlong after the next truck.
Why It's Considered Hi-Ho-Diggity!
- The idea of a conjoined cat and dog, while very weird, is interesting.
- Cat and Dog are both likable characters that have opposite personalities and work off each other very well.
- Unlike many sadist shows, it decently manages to pull off sadistic humor pretty well.
- Amusing slapstick.
- A catchy bluegrass theme song as well as amazing music.
- Very smooth animation with a neat artstyle.
- The voice acting is very good, as it utilizes the talents of Tom Kenny, Jim Cummings, and many more.
- Decent episode plots, such as Cat and Dog trying to sneak back into a taco restaurant they were banned from.
- It even had a movie called CatDog and the Great Parent Mystery, which reveals Cat and Dog's tragic backstory: they were separated from their foster parents when they were babies.
- There were many action packed episodes of the series such as "Adventures In Greaser Sitting", "CatDog 3001 / Cloud Bursting", "A New Cat In Town", "Showdown At Hole 18". .Had a handful of other great episodes like "Sweet and Lola", "Dog Ate It", "A Very CatDog Christmas" and "CatDog: The Great Parent Mystery" which served as the real series finale.
- As WIR #8 said, considering that this is usually a sadist show, the show is often very mean-spirited with that fact and the duo almost never win at pretty much anything (e.g Cat suffering from the irredeemable mistakes of others, such as Dog's obstinate ignorance for example).
- Some gross-out imagery.
- Winslow, the Greaser Dogs, and Rancid Rabbit can be very unlikable.
- Cat & Dog's personalities are very cliché, especially for 1998.
- Speaking of CatDog, they can also be very unlikable. Especially with Cat's arrogant, selfish, and petty behavior, and for how Dog's stupidity can get annoying and predictable in an irritating way.
- Some bad episodes such as