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15th May '18 6:42:19 PM LordDynasmon
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* In ''WesternAnimation/JosieAndThePussycats'' Sebastian the cat is definately mean.
* ''WesternAnimation/InspectorGadget'' Dr. Claw's cat Mad cat definately fits this,

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* In ''WesternAnimation/JosieAndThePussycats'' Sebastian the cat is definately definitely mean.
* ''WesternAnimation/InspectorGadget'' Dr. Claw's cat Mad cat definately definitely fits this,



* ''WesternAnimation/BooBoomTheLongWayHome'', one of the five animals assisting Boo-Boom is a cat named Aurelia, and she is definately on the side of the good guys.

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* ''WesternAnimation/BooBoomTheLongWayHome'', one of the five animals assisting Boo-Boom is a cat named Aurelia, and she is definately definitely on the side of the good guys.
23rd Apr '18 8:51:27 AM QuizzicalPieridine
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* [[spoiler: Meowser]], the OneWingedAngel form of [[spoiler: Bowser]] in ''VideoGame/SuperMario3DWorld''.
18th Apr '18 3:11:38 AM Khrunwahl02
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* Unikitty in ''WesternAnimation/{{Unikitty}}''.

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* Unikitty in ''WesternAnimation/{{Unikitty}}''.The eponymous character of ''WesternAnimation/{{Unikitty}}'' who goes as far as to promote happiness and compassion and kisses a lot of male characters.
17th Apr '18 6:37:04 PM ElSquibbonator
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** Cats aren't just mean, they're horror incarnate. This is unsurprising, given the purpose of the farm cat is to eat the rodents in the field, who happen to be the protagonists. What is weird, though, is that Dragon (the cat) is the only animal who doesn't ever say anything, and actually comes across as a big, dumb animal. Even the owl gets to speak (and is even more terrifying for it. Nothing like a creature big enough to be a freaking dragon, and wise to boot). What is very interesting about this is that, in the scene where Mrs. Fitzgibbon is hanging out the laundry and Dragon is sleeping near the back step (a scene which takes more of an omniscient camera view than the first-person view of the mice), he doesn't come across nearly so horrifying. Part of this may be due to him being drugged at the time, but it also comes across as him seeming a normal cat here but a monster in all his other scenes [[FridgeBrilliance because that is how a cat would look and sound to a mouse]].
** Played straight again in the sequel, to an extent, anyway. Troy and Muriel are more [[IneffectualSympatheticVillain anthropomorphic and bumbling]] than Dragon, what's more, they have been experimented on by the BigBad into doing his evil deeds. They ironically seem to be the only villains to meet their demise at the end of the film.



* ''WesternAnimation/TheSecretOfNIMH'':

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheSecretOfNIMH'':''WesternAnimation/TheSecretOfNIMH'':** Cats aren't just mean, they're horror incarnate. This is unsurprising, given the purpose of the farm cat is to eat the rodents in the field, who happen to be the protagonists. What is weird, though, is that Dragon (the cat) is the only animal who doesn't ever say anything, and actually comes across as a big, dumb animal. Even the owl gets to speak (and is even more terrifying for it. Nothing like a creature big enough to be a freaking dragon, and wise to boot). What is very interesting about this is that, in the scene where Mrs. Fitzgibbon is hanging out the laundry and Dragon is sleeping near the back step (a scene which takes more of an omniscient camera view than the first-person view of the mice), he doesn't come across nearly so horrifying. Part of this may be due to him being drugged at the time, but it also comes across as him seeming a normal cat here but a monster in all his other scenes [[FridgeBrilliance because that is how a cat would look and sound to a mouse]].
** Played straight again in the sequel, to an extent, anyway. Troy and Muriel are more [[IneffectualSympatheticVillain anthropomorphic and bumbling]] than Dragon, what's more, they have been experimented on by the BigBad into doing his evil deeds. They ironically seem to be the only villains to meet their demise at the end of the film.
17th Apr '18 6:34:44 PM ElSquibbonator
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* In the ''WesternAnimation/AnAmericanTail'' movies, all the cats (except Fievel's friend Tiger) are bad guys, looking to exploit and/or eat the heroic, downtrodden mice. The second movie included a good-natured dog, voiced by Creator/JimmyStewart. This movie runs this into the ground as well. Every antagonist in the film is a cat, from the Cossacks at the beginning to the American gangsters at the end.

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* In the ''WesternAnimation/AnAmericanTail'' movies, all the cats (except Fievel's friend Tiger) are bad guys, looking to exploit and/or eat the heroic, downtrodden mice. The second movie included a good-natured dog, voiced by Creator/JimmyStewart. This movie runs this into the ground as well. Every antagonist in the film is a cat, from the Cossacks at the beginning to the American gangsters at the end. It should be noted that this is the entire reason Tiger was added to the film: Don Bluth wanted to avoid implying that cats were somehow AlwaysChaoticEvil.



** Cats aren't just mean, they're horror incarnate. This is unsurprising, given the purpose of the farm cat is to eat the rodents in the field, who happen to be the protagonists. What is weird, though, is that Dragon (the cat) is the only animal who doesn't ever say anything, and actually comes across as a big, dumb animal. Even the owl gets to speak (and is even more terrifying for it. Nothing like a creature big enough to be a freaking dragon, and wise to boot). What is very interesting about this is that, in the scene where Mrs. Fitzgibbon is hanging out the laundry and Dragon is sleeping near the back step (a scene which takes more of an omniscient camera view than the first-person view of the mice), he doesn't come across nearly so horrifying. Part of this may be due to him being drugged at the time, but it also comes across as him seeming a normal cat here but a monster in all his other scenes [[FridgeBrilliance because that is how a cat would look and sound to a mouse]].
** Played straight again in the sequel, to an extent, anyway. Troy and Muriel are more [[IneffectualSympatheticVillain anthropomorphic and bumbling]] than Dragon, what's more, they have been experimented on by the BigBad into doing his evil deeds. They ironically seem to be the only villains to meet their demise at the end of the film.



** Cats aren't just mean, they're horror incarnate. This is unsurprising, given the purpose of the farm cat is to eat the rodents in the field, who happen to be the protagonists. What is weird, though, is that Dragon (the cat) is the only animal who doesn't ever say anything, and actually comes across as a big, dumb animal. Even the owl gets to speak (and is even more terrifying for it. Nothing like a creature big enough to be a freaking dragon, and wise to boot). What is very interesting about this is that, in the scene where Mrs. Fitzgibbon is hanging out the laundry and Dragon is sleeping near the back step (a scene which takes more of an omniscient camera view than the first-person view of the mice), he doesn't come across nearly so horrifying. Part of this may be due to him being drugged at the time, but it also comes across as him seeming a normal cat here but a monster in all his other scenes [[FridgeBrilliance because that is how a cat would look and sound to a mouse]].
** Played straight again in the sequel, to an extent, anyway. Troy and Muriel are more [[IneffectualSympatheticVillain anthropomorphic and bumbling]] than Dragon, what's more, they have been experimented on by the BigBad into doing his evil deeds. They ironically seem to be the only villains to meet their demise at the end of the film.
17th Apr '18 6:30:50 PM ElSquibbonator
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* Of all the cats in the play, only Macavity in the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical ''Theatre/{{Cats}}'' could really be called "mean".
17th Apr '18 6:15:34 PM ElSquibbonator
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* Add to that [[TheWoobie Penelope Pussycat]], who is perpetually harassed by ChivalrousPervert Pepe Le Pew. Maybe the lore of Looney Tunes was less "Cats Are Mean" and more "Cats Are {{Butt Monkey}}s").

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* Add to that [[TheWoobie Penelope Pussycat]], who is perpetually harassed by ChivalrousPervert Pepe Le Pew. Maybe Overall, it seems as though the lore of Looney Tunes was may have been less "Cats Are Mean" and more "Cats Are {{Butt Monkey}}s").
14th Apr '18 6:17:28 AM Khrunwahl02
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* Unikitty in ''WesternAnimation/Unikitty''.

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* Unikitty in ''WesternAnimation/Unikitty''.''WesternAnimation/{{Unikitty}}''.
14th Apr '18 6:16:33 AM Khrunwahl02
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* Unikitty in ''WesternAnimation/Unikitty''.
12th Apr '18 9:10:45 AM thecarolinabull01
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* An early episode of ''Series/Bewitched'' called "Ling Ling" had Samantha turn the eponymous Siamese Cat into a beautiful Asian woman when Darrin was struggling to find a model for his "Jewel of the East" campaign. [[BitchInSheepsClothing Ling Ling puts on a charming, sensual facade]], which causes Wally the photographer to fall in love with her. When Samantha tells her to lay off, Ling Ling reveals that she [[GoldDigger intends to seduce Wally in exchange for his pampering]].

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* An early episode of ''Series/Bewitched'' ''Series/{{Bewitched}}'' called "Ling Ling" had Samantha turn the eponymous Siamese Cat into a beautiful Asian woman when Darrin was struggling to find a model for his "Jewel of the East" campaign. [[BitchInSheepsClothing Ling Ling puts on a charming, sensual facade]], which causes Wally the photographer to fall in love with her. When Samantha tells her to lay off, Ling Ling reveals that she [[GoldDigger intends to seduce Wally in exchange for his pampering]].
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