Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Show Cats

From the July 24, 2016, Parade magazine by Alison Abbey.

From silent film stars to web wonders, these cool cats clawed their way to the top of the showbiz food chain:

FELIX THE CAT (1919)  Credited as the first animated celebrity, Felix got his start in the silent short film "Feline Follies" before going on to find his voice on both the big and small screens.

THE CHESHIRE CAT (1951)  Though he made his first famed arrival in Lewis Carroll's book "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" in 1865, the most recognizable version appears in the Disney movie adaption.

MORRIS (1969)  "The World's Most Finicky Cat" has been serving as the spokescat for 9Lives cat food for decades.  Each of the three cats who have played Morris has been a rescue.

GARFIELD  (1978)  As the star of the comic strip drawn by Jim Davis, he has had his own TV show and films.  Give Me food!!

GRUMPY CAT (2012)  Started as an internet sensation, but in 2014 got her own movie.

Of These, By Far My Favorite Is Morris.  --Cooter

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