History Animation / TheCatPiano

14th Apr '16 8:09:29 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* HeyItsThatVoice: Music/NickCave provides the voice of main character and narrator.
30th Jul '15 4:10:52 AM VenomLancerHae
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* [[FunnyBackgroundEvent Not So Funny Background Event]]: One scene had the narrator poetically telling "There was a hole in my heart and everything fell out of it...", while the background animation features another cat getting messily stabbed in the heart during a brawl.



* MeaningfulBackgroundEvent: One scene had the narrator poetically telling "There was a hole in my heart and everything fell out of it...", while the background animation features another cat getting messily stabbed in the heart during a brawl.



* [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair You Gotta Have Blue Fur]]: Possibly. It's a little hard to tell when ''everything'' is blue.

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* [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair You Gotta Have Blue Fur]]: YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Possibly. It's a little hard to tell when ''everything'' is blue.
30th Jul '15 4:07:11 AM VenomLancerHae
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* AluminiumChristmasTrees[=/=]BasedOnATrueStory: Sort of. Descriptions, drafts and suggestions on what to use the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cat_Piano cat piano]] for has appeared many times in different records, but there is no evidence that it has ever been built.

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* AluminiumChristmasTrees[=/=]BasedOnATrueStory: AluminiumChristmasTrees: Sort of. Descriptions, drafts and suggestions on what to use the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cat_Piano cat piano]] for has appeared many times in different records, but there is no evidence that it has ever been built.



* ColourCodedEmotions: While played straight with the protagonist, who is colored blue to symbolize his loneliness and calm nature [[spoiler: until the end]], every cat colored blue is seen partying and playing music. [[spoiler: Then played straight with everyone after a string of kidnappings sends the musical city into a depression.]]



* ColourCodedEmotions: While played straight with the protagonist, who is colored blue to symbolize his loneliness and calm nature [[spoiler: until the end]], every cat colored blue is seen partying and playing music. [[spoiler: Then played straight with everyone after a string of kidnappings sends the musical city into a depression.]]
31st Mar '15 8:01:36 PM DiscoGlacier
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* StealthPun: The Cat Piano is an instrument [[spoiler:of torture]].
30th Jan '15 9:13:40 PM Angeldeb82
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''The Cat Piano'' is a short animated film (running about eight minutes) about a [[BigAppleSauce New York]]-style city inhabited by anthropomorphic cats. The narration, written by Eddie White in the style of 1950s beat poetry and read by Music/NickCave, describes the plight of a lonely writer who falls in love with a beautiful singer. The mass abduction of all the singing cats and the resulting mass hysteria causes the town to fall apart. After struggling with despair, the writer sets out to rescue his beloved.

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''The Cat Piano'' is a short animated film (running about eight minutes) about a [[BigAppleSauce [[BigApplesauce New York]]-style city inhabited by anthropomorphic cats. The narration, written by Eddie White in the style of 1950s beat poetry and read by Music/NickCave, describes the plight of a lonely writer who falls in love with a beautiful singer. The mass abduction of all the singing cats and the resulting mass hysteria causes the town to fall apart. After struggling with despair, the writer sets out to rescue his beloved.



* ColdBloodedTorture: [[spoiler: A [[HumansAreBastards human]] drives nails into cats' tails to make them scream.]]

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* ColdBloodedTorture: [[spoiler: A [[HumansAreBastards human]] {{human|sAreBastards}} drives nails into cats' tails to make them scream.]]



* DamselInDistress: The female white cat singer is kidnapped [[spoiler: by a human for him to use in his cat piano]].



* DistressedDamsel: The female white cat singer is kidnapped [[spoiler: by a human for him to use in his cat piano]].



* HeyItsThatVoice: [[NickCave Nick Cave]] provides the voice of main character and narrator.

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* HeyItsThatVoice: [[NickCave Nick Cave]] Music/NickCave provides the voice of main character and narrator.



* HumansAreBastards: [[spoiler: The mad human pianist who is the main villain of the film]].
* InstrumentOfMurder: [[spoiler: The aforementioned [[TitleDrop Cat Piano]], a horrible piece of work that drives a sharp nail into a cat's tail to make it scream in pain whenever a key is pressed]].
* LaserGuidedKarma: [[spoiler: The mad human pianist who had been kidnapping and torturing cat musicians to make his music is attacked by those same cats and sent falling to his death]].

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* HumansAreBastards: [[spoiler: The mad human pianist who is the main villain of the film]].
film.]]
* InstrumentOfMurder: [[spoiler: The aforementioned [[TitleDrop Cat Piano]], a horrible piece of work that drives a sharp nail into a cat's tail to make it scream in pain whenever a key is pressed]].
pressed.]]
* LaserGuidedKarma: [[spoiler: The mad human pianist who had been kidnapping and torturing cat musicians to make his music is attacked by those same cats and sent falling to his death]].death.]]



* ProperlyParanoid: [[spoiler: The cat city starts banning music and destroying musical instruments after many cat musicians are kidnapped by the mad human piano player, leaving everyone fearful of becoming the next target]].

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* ProperlyParanoid: [[spoiler: The cat city starts banning music and destroying musical instruments after many cat musicians are kidnapped by the mad human piano player, leaving everyone fearful of becoming the next target]].target.]]



* TorchesAndPitchforks: [[spoiler: The mob of angered cat citizens that is led by the writer to the lighthouse. This is, however, notably done without torches or pitchforks to keep the gritty atmosphere. Instead, the cats pounce at the mad human and claw him violently before he manages to fall out a window to his death]].
* WomanInWhite: The female cat singer, who symbolizes the heart of the musical cat city. [[spoiler: When she disappears, the loss of her voice sends the cat city into a paranoid hysteria]].

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* TorchesAndPitchforks: [[spoiler: The mob of angered cat citizens that is led by the writer to the lighthouse. This is, however, notably done without torches or pitchforks to keep the gritty atmosphere. Instead, the cats pounce at the mad human and claw him violently before he manages to fall out a window to his death]].
death.]]
* WomanInWhite: The female cat singer, who symbolizes the heart of the musical cat city. [[spoiler: When she disappears, the loss of her voice sends the cat city into a paranoid hysteria]].hysteria.]]
25th Jan '15 2:26:59 PM Randomfan11
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* AdultFear: [[spoiler: Even if you're a cat musician, getting yourself kidnapped by some random stranger without warning while not knowing what'll happen to you is a very real fear.]]



* BilingualBonus: During the verse where the poet narrates the torment of the imprisoned cats, the word "cat piano" is recited four times in German, French, Japanese and Chinese as a sort of MadnessMantra.

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* BilingualBonus: During the verse where the poet narrates the torment of the imprisoned cats, the word "cat piano" is recited four times in German, French, Japanese and Chinese as a sort of MadnessMantra. MadnessMantra.
* BookEnds: The protagonist is sitting alone at a window working at a typewriter. At the end of the movie, he is seen sitting at the same spot as he finishes his story...[[spoiler: and starts courting the female cat singer.]]



* ColorCodedForYourConvenience: Dark shades of "night" blue represent the cats and their city, while an ominous red wash colors the human and his lighthouse.

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* ColorCodedForYourConvenience: Dark shades of "night" blue represent the cats and their city, while an ominous red wash colors the human and his lighthouse. lighthouse.
* ColourCodedEmotions: While played straight with the protagonist, who is colored blue to symbolize his loneliness and calm nature [[spoiler: until the end]], every cat colored blue is seen partying and playing music. [[spoiler: Then played straight with everyone after a string of kidnappings sends the musical city into a depression.]]



* DistressedDamsel: The female white cat singer is kidnapped [[spoiler: by a human for him to use in his cat piano]].



* EarnYourHappyEnding

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* EarnYourHappyEndingEarnYourHappyEnding: [[spoiler: At the end of the movie, the protagonist is seen courting the female cat singer he fell in love with in the beginning.]]



* HumansAreBastards
* InstrumentOfMurder

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* HumansAreBastards
HumansAreBastards: [[spoiler: The mad human pianist who is the main villain of the film]].
* InstrumentOfMurderInstrumentOfMurder: [[spoiler: The aforementioned [[TitleDrop Cat Piano]], a horrible piece of work that drives a sharp nail into a cat's tail to make it scream in pain whenever a key is pressed]].
* LaserGuidedKarma: [[spoiler: The mad human pianist who had been kidnapping and torturing cat musicians to make his music is attacked by those same cats and sent falling to his death]].
* LoveAtFirstNote: The female cat singer had a voice so beautiful that it made the angels sound "tone deaf", which was one of the reasons why the protagonist falls in love with her.



* ProperlyParanoid: [[spoiler: The cat city starts banning music and destroying musical instruments after many cat musicians are kidnapped by the mad human piano player, leaving everyone fearful of becoming the next target]].



* TorchesAndPitchforks: [[spoiler: The mob of angered cat citizens that is led by the writer to the lighthouse. This is, however, notably done without torches or pitchforks to keep the gritty atmosphere. Instead, the cats pounce at the mad human and claw him violently before he manages to fall out a window to his death]].

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* TorchesAndPitchforks: [[spoiler: The mob of angered cat citizens that is led by the writer to the lighthouse. This is, however, notably done without torches or pitchforks to keep the gritty atmosphere. Instead, the cats pounce at the mad human and claw him violently before he manages to fall out a window to his death]]. death]].
* WomanInWhite: The female cat singer, who symbolizes the heart of the musical cat city. [[spoiler: When she disappears, the loss of her voice sends the cat city into a paranoid hysteria]].
11th Aug '14 4:32:16 PM Snowsky
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* FurryConfusion: A drawing of non-anthro cats appears in the diagram of the cat piano.

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* FurryConfusion: A drawing Drawings of non-anthro cats appears appear in the diagram of the cat piano.
11th Aug '14 4:31:41 PM Snowsky
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* FurryConfusion: A drawing of non-anthro cats appears in the diagram of the cat piano.
18th Aug '13 9:40:06 AM MacronNotes
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* [[WhiteHairedPrettyGirl White Furred Pretty Girl]]: The protagonist's love interest.
10th Jul '13 2:02:25 PM jung_muny
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* HeyItsThatVoice: [[NickCave Nick Cave]] provides the voice of main character and narrator.
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