"The Black Cat" is a short story by Edgar Allan Poe. It was first published in the August 19, 1843, edition of The Saturday Evening Post. It is a study of the psychology of guilt, often paired in analysis with Poe's "The Tell-Tale Heart". In both, a murderer carefully conceals his crime and believes himself unassailable, but eventually breaks down and reveals himself, impelled by a nagging reminder of his guilt.
Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats is a collection of whimsical poems by T. S. Eliot about feline psychology and sociology, published by Faber and Faber. It is widely known as the basis for the record-setting musical Cats. The poems were written during the 1930s and included by Eliot, under his assumed name "Old Possum", in letters to his godchildren.
Hello Kitty, is a fictional character produced by the Japanese company Sanrio, first designed by Ikuko Shimizu. She is a staple of the kawaii segment of Japanese popular culture. The character is portrayed as a female white Japanese bobtail cat with a red bow and no drawn mouth. She lives in London, England with her parents and twin sister, Mimmy. Her first appearance on an item, a vinyl coin purse, was introduced in Japan in 1974 and brought to the United States in 1976.
The name Snowball refers to five fictional cats that have been owned by the Simpson family in the TV show The Simpsons. The differences between them are: Snowball, a white female cat who died and only briefly appeared in a flashback in the series, but has been mentioned numerous times. Snowball II, a dark grey female cat which was the cat owned from the first episode up until her death in the episode "I, (Annoyed Grunt)-Bot".
Pete (also known by variations of his name, including Peg-Leg Pete, Bad Pete, Big Pete, Big Bad Pete, Black Pete, Bootleg Pete and Mr. Peter Pete) is a Disney character from the Walt Disney Company studios. He is an anthropomorphic cat (since 1928; earlier drawn as a bear) and is sometimes depicted with a peg leg, and known as the arch-of Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck, and Goofy.
Sylvester J. Pussycat, Sr. , or simply, Sylvester the Cat, or Sylvester, or Puddy Tat (as in I tawt I taw a puddy tat, a sentence often repeated by his arch-nemesis Tweety Bird) or gringo pussy-gato/Senor Pussycat (a sobriquet attached by another antagonist, Speedy Gonzales), is a fictional character, a three-time Academy Award-winning anthropomorphic Tuxedo cat in the Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies repertory, often chasing Tweety Bird, Speedy Gonzales, or Hippety Hopper.
Top Cat is a Hanna-Barbera prime time animated television film series which ran from September 27, 1961 to April 18, 1962 for a run of 30 episodes on the ABC network on Wednesdays [8:30-9pm Eastern]. Originally co-sponsored by Kellogg's and Bristol-Myers. Re-runs can be seen on Boomerang (a sub-division of Cartoon Network) and also on DVD from Warner Home Video.
The Cheshire Cat is a fictional cat popularised by Lewis Carroll's depiction of it in Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. Known for his distinctive mischievous grin, the Cheshire Cat has had a notable impact on popular culture.
The Cat in the Hat is a children's book by Dr. Seuss and perhaps the most famous, featuring a tall, anthropomorphic, mischievous cat, wearing a tall, red and white-striped hat and a red bow tie. He also carries an umbrella. With the series of Beginner Books that The Cat inaugurated, Seuss promoted both his name and the cause of elementary literacy in the United States.
Felix the Cat is a cartoon character created in the silent film era. His black body, white eyes, and giant grin, coupled with the surrealism of the situations in which his cartoons place him, combined to make Felix one of the most recognized cartoon characters alongside Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck, Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Tom and Jerry and Woody Woodpecker. Felix was the first character from animation to attain a level of popularity sufficient to draw movie audiences.
ThunderCats was an animated television series produced by Rankin/Bass Productions debuting in 1985, based on the characters created by Tobin "Ted" Wolf. The animation was provided by Pacific Animation Corporation, the working name for a collective of Japanese studios including Topcraft, a group who would later go on to form Studio Ghibli. of the show aired in 1985 (65 episodes), followed by a TV movie entitled ' in 1986.
The Amazing Maurice and his Educated Rodents is the 28th novel in Terry Pratchett's Discworld series, published in 2001. It was the first Discworld book to be aimed at the younger market; this was followed by The Wee Free Men in 2003. This book is not the first time that Maurice and his Educated Rodents are mentioned: they are referenced as early as Reaper Man, which was published in 1991. The novel won the Carnegie Medal in 2001, providing Pratchett with his first major award.
Thomas "Tom" Cat is a fictional character and half of the academy-award winning Tom & Jerry cartoon cat-and-mouse duo. He is a blue/grey anthropomorphic cat who first appeared in the 1940 animated short Puss Gets the Boot. Tom was originally known as "Jasper" during his debut in that short, however, beginning from his next appearance in The Midnight Snack and onwards, he is known as "Tom". Unlike popular belief, "Jasper" is not his last name.
The Aristocats is an animated feature produced and released by Walt Disney Productions in 1970. The twentieth animated feature in the Walt Disney Animated Classics series, the film is based on a story by Tom McGowan and Tom Rowe, and revolves around a family of aristocratic cats, and how an alley cat acquaintance helps them after a butler has kidnapped them to gain his mistress' fortune which was meant to go to them.
Sagwa is the name of a cat in the children's book Sagwa, the Chinese Siamese Cat by author Amy Tan. Sagwa's popularity with children prompted an educational animated series of the same name on PBS Kids. In the series, which is set circa 1900 during the Qing Dynasty, Sagwa has fun in her day-to-day life while learning and teaching valuable life lessons. The show is notable for its setting and messages about familial obligations and loyalty.
Marc Antony (referred to as Marc Anthony on his food dish in Feed the Kitty) and Pussyfoot (sometimes called "Kitty", but in some of the WB animation history books, he is referred to as "Cleo") are animated characters in the Warner Bros. Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies series of cartoons. Marc Antony is a burly bulldog that is usually brown with a tan belly and black ears, though his coloration varies in some shorts.