The Cat came back (K)

Canada, 1988

Film
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Cordell Barker’s animated film is based on a century old folk song. Poor old Mr Johnson becomes increasingly manic as he tries and tries again to rid himself of a little yellow cat. His desperate attempts to find solitude become an obsession, with tragic consequences. Winner of the Special Jury Prize for Humor and Music at the 1988 World Festival of Animation in Zagreb. Fourteen awards, including Chicago; Shanghai; Quebec; Genie, Toronto; Oscar nomination.

Credits

director

Cordell Barker

co-producer

Ches Yetman

Cordell Barker

Richard Condie

production company

National Film Board of Canada

Language

English

Duration

00:08:00:00

Colour

Colour

ACMI Identifier

35924

Subject categories

Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → Film festivals - Canada - Toronto - Awards

Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → Film festivals - United States - Chicago - Awards

Animals & Wildlife → Cats

Animation

Animation → Animated films - Canada

Childrens Films

Childrens Films → Children 12+

Childrens Films → Children 6-12

Childrens Films → Children's films - Canada

Music & Performing Arts → Folk music

Short films

Short films → Short films - Canada

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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