Long before cats took over the internet, filmmakers were were aware of the appeal of felines on screen. BBC Culture recently rounded up some of the most famous movie cats in a piece titled “Why cats are really man’s best friend – in film, at least.” From the Godfather’s Don Vito Corleone stroking a tabby cat on his lap to Jonesy, Ellen Ripley’s cat in Alien, cats have long been part of many successful movies. Visit for a delightful article about the history of cats in movies.

If you missed any of the stories featured on the Conscious Cat this week, here’s a recap: on Monday, we published part three in our series of reports from the Winn Feline Symposium on FIP, on Tuesday, Dr. Lynn Bahr answered reader questions, on Wednesday, mystery author Clea Simon shared how the cats in her life became the inspiration for the feline characters in her books, and on Friday, we reviewed What Holds Us Together. And don’t forget to enter our giveaway to win a Martingale Cat Walking Harness from Sleepypod.

Today’s video of best buds Comet the horse and Louis the cat is sure to bring smiles – enjoy!

Have a great weekend!

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7 Comments on Mews and Nips: Cats in Movies

  1. Seeing the Siamese cats in original That Darn Cat and Bell, Book and Candle inspired our family to get a Siamese cat. 🙂 We named her Pyewacket. 🙂

  2. The BBC Culture article was very interesting, but missed some important, qualifying, films and felines of importance. Mr Bigglesworth was very important to Dr. Evil, enemy of Austin Powers in all the Austin Powers films. Mr. Bigglesworth, Dr. Evil’s pet cat provided needed support to Dr. Evil and appeared in the films a number of times. Keanu is the name of the kitten and the title of the film starring comedy duo Keye and Peel. the plot involves the duo infiltrating a gang to retrieved their beloved pet kitten, Keanu. A Street Cat Named Bob is the movie adaptation of the first book in the series written about a struggling street performer whose life changed dramatically after adopting Bob, the street cat. Bob, obviously is the star of the show, but the relationship between the two is riveting. Adventure films like Milo and Otis and Homeward Bound (I and II) are endearing. Cats play significant roles, here. There are many other qualifying films, but special mention must be given to Harry and Tonto. Harry’s relationship with his pet cat Tonto makes this movie a classic. I must admit, I was surprised as to just how much cats figured into the history of films and film-making as a whole.

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