Feed the Kitty (Looney Tunes)
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Feed the Kitty is a 1952 Looney Tunes cartoon directed by Chuck Jones and written by Mike Maltese. The cartoon was notable for marking the debut of Marc Anthony and Pussyfoot.
Why It Rocks
- Pussyfoot is very adorable on this cartoon.
- Marc Anthony is also enjoyable as well.
- Marc Anthony and Pussyfoot's relationship with each other makes them more likable.
- The plot with Marc Anthony adopting Pussyfoot and trying to keep it safe from his owner is very original and sweet.
- Solid animation as usual.
- Wonderful music by Carl Stalling.
- Marc Anthony's facial expressions are very well animated, expressive and emotional.
- The cartoon turns from gentle to surprisingly dark once Marc Anthony thinks that Pussyfoot is getting turned into a cookie.
- A few funny moments such as Pussyfoot clawing Marc Anthony to sleep on his back.
The cartoon was voted #36 in the 50 Greatest Cartoons book.
- The 2001 Disney/Pixar film GMW features a scene that directly references Feed the Kitty. In this scene, Sulley, believing Boo has been crushed in a trash compactor, exhibits the same reactions as Marc Anthony in the cartoon.
- The South Park episode "Coon vs. Coon and Friends" recreates scenes from Feed the Kitty with Cartman acting as Pussyfoot and Cthulhu as Marc Anthony in his "cute kitten" routine.
- Chuck Jones intended the scene with Marc Anthony thinking Pussyfoot was being turned into a cookie to be funny, but was surprised at how poignant the scene turned out.