The Cat Came Back

This hilarious animated short is based on the century-old folk song of the same name. Old Mr. Johnson makes increasingly manic attempts to rid himself of a little yellow cat that just won't stay away. Oscar nominee!
Cordell Barker
English [CC]
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Cordell BarkerRichard Condie
National Film Board of Canada
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Sean RamsdellReviewed in the United States on December 31, 2019
5.0 out of 5 starsOne of NFB's Best Ever
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Pros: Seen this multiple times and it never gets old; there's a good reason why it's on the 50 Greatest Cartoons book
Cons: Please add my favorite NFB short The Big Snit next time
errin spellingReviewed in the United States on April 20, 2019
5.0 out of 5 starsLove the Sousaphone
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The music is wonderful and a catchy tune. This is a very colorful film. The man reminds me of Homer Bedlow from Petticoat Junction. The cat is adorable. Some people are just mishuginah.
4everFunReviewed in the United States on February 21, 2021
5.0 out of 5 starsCats....
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Funny and entertaining
Ciclista21Reviewed in the United States on May 9, 2020
1.0 out of 5 starsMean Spirited
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This leaves a bad taste. Don't watch it.
Mr. GreenlakeReviewed in the United States on February 16, 2019
5.0 out of 5 starsVery funny Oscar-nominated short!
This Canadian animated short is very funny. Nominated for the Oscar but lost to Pixar's then-groundbreaking Tin Toy. This, however could have easily won the award.
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