Wednesday, June 20, 2012

The Great Films # 5: Feed the Kitty (1952)

This animated short is directed by animation master Chuck Jones. It's only a little over 7 minutes long but it is considered one of the greatest pieces of animation ever. It's a very simple story about a tough-looking bulldog named Marc Anthony whose heart is softened by the cute and adorable kitten named Pussyfoot. When watching this film, look at the facial expressions of Marc Anthony, the animation is able to convey emotion and character in just a few seconds far better than words. This piece of animation has shown its influence in such diverse films as Gremlins and Monsters Inc.


Mark said...

I miss old Warner Brother's cartoons like this, and great old animation in general. The kitty was absolutely adorable and you were right about the facial expressions. That dog conveyed more emotion with his face than most actors can with theirs and words.

Bersercules said...

This video is blocked in Canada.