Web Animation / Cat Face

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Cat Face. He's got a big cat face. He's got the body of a cat and the face of a cat. And he flies through the air 'cause he's got a cat face. Cat Face!

Cat Face is a series of funny animated shorts starring a strange, floating, talking cat named Cat Face who gets into various misadventures in his neighborhood, together with his housemates Old Lady and Box Cat. Made by Jonti "Weebl" Picking, the episodes are on Weebl's Stuff.com and the Cat Face YouTube channel.


This series provides examples of:

  • And Knowing Is Half the Battle: Each episode ends with Cat Face giving some bit of advice to the "kids" watching the show, which is played for laughs because his tips never have anything to do with what happened in the episode.
  • Another Dimension: Cat Face has a cat flap leading to one. His counterpart there is named Facecat.
  • BRIAN BLESSED: Cat Face attends a pantomime Peter Pan show and BRIAN BLESSED is playing Captain Hook.
  • Buffy Speak: Cat Face often struggles to find the right words for things. For example, he refers to fireworks as "explodey-whizzy-bangs" at one point.
  • Camera Abuse: In "Spying Tonight", Posh Tom tips over Cat Face's garbage bin which splatters some garbage on the camera lens, and we see someone wiping it off with a rag. This leads Cat Face to notice he is being filmed.
  • Censor Box:
    • Along with Sound Effect Bleep, whenever Gordon starts cursing, a bar covers his mouth filled with words related to what he's saying ("something about your mother" or "sexual slur involving a dog") and sometimes not ("Hello") - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=idqunLHJ-Q0&feature=related
    • Played for laughs as well in "Spying Tonight", in which the television feed of a nature program spying on Cat Face while he showers includes a censor bar over where his private parts would be, despite him being a cat who has no external genitals to be seen and whose nakedness has never been considered indecent by other people.
  • Cloud Cuckoo Lander: Cat Face has some strange misimpressions about how the world works, and sometimes you don't know what the heck he's talking about:
    Cat Face: There is no ash flavored with fish in here. There is no pulpy wood products favoured with beef. What is this? This is no good for me. I must go to the shops, yes.
  • Cordon Bleugh Chef: In "Hell's Kitchen", Cat Face is making a pot of mishmash on the stove which is obviously producing black smoke, and Gordon Ramsay says it looks like something the proverbial cat threw up.
  • Cute Kitten: Tiny.
  • Expository Theme Tune: "Cat Face. He's got a big cat face. He's got the body of a cat and the face of a cat. And he flies through the air 'cause he's got a cat face. Cat Fave!"
  • Expressive Shirt: More like expressive BOX for Boxcat, who is never actually shown except for the box he's in. In one episode, his box sags when he becomes depressed.
  • Fan Disservice: During the first Halloween special, Old Lady dressed up as Princess Leia... in the slave bikini. There's also that one time where she took off her bath towel, letting the audience see her saggy butt, and forcing Cat Face who saw her in full frontal nudity to reach for the Brain Bleach.
  • Furry Confusion:
    • Cat Face acts pretty human, but it's clear Boxcat is a pet.
    • Some, however, try to treat Cat Face like a pet, like the crazy cat lady in the two-parter "The Collector".
  • Gratuitous French: Cat Face talks in a ridiculous French accent.
  • High On Catnip: Double Subverted. Cat Face rubs himself against some catnip, following with a close-up of his dilating eyes and psychedelic music, implying he's going on a trip. Then it automatically zooms out and Cat Face tells Boxcat to stop playing the "crappy music". After yelling at his friend, Cat Face flies up and purrs until he runs into a lit lightbulb.
  • Ho Yay: Invoked, as Cat Face tells Boxcat Cat Face is not his "man-wife" before admitting he is sometimes.
  • Intelligible Unintelligible: Cat Face is able to perfectly understand everything Boxcat says despite the box mumbling his dialogue.
  • Large Ham: Posh Tom.
  • Lower-Class Lout: The urban fox.
  • Mind Screw: The entire series of shorts runs on Rule of Funny rather than haing a story that makes any kind of sense.
  • My Brain Is Big: Cat Face's head is disproportionately larger than his small swaying body, which may also allow him to float off the ground. Not that he appears to have any brains (or at the least common sense) to back it up.
  • Never Mess with Granny: The Old Lady takes appropriate action when Cat Face is kidnapped by a Crazy Cat Lady.
  • Nightmare Face: Facecat. So much.
  • Paper-Thin Disguise: During a stakeout, Boxcat wears a box with a crudely-drawn bush on the side, and the words "Not a cat in a box" written on the front. Also, an infrequent recurring character is a spotted dog who dresses in various disguises to try to catch a cat to eat.
  • Ridiculously Cute Critter: Tiny the cat, Boxcat's youngest kitten.
  • Self-Induced Allergic Reaction: What happens when Boxcat provokes a wasp, even though he's allergic.
    Cat Face: Okay, I will get the adrenaline, honestly.
  • Shout-Out: The Snowman appears in an episode.
  • Sir Swears-a-Lot: Gordon Ramsay curses like a sailor every minute he's onscreen, Played for Laughs as all his swearing is bleeped out.
  • Sound Effect Bleep: Every time Gordon Ramsey yells out a curse, it's replaced by a bleep.
  • The Faceless: Boxcat, who lives inside a cardboard box and never comes out. So far, the only parts of him that have been shown are his legs and tufts of grey fur.
  • Talking in Your Sleep: The nature documentary catches Catface talking in his slumber while he's in bed.
  • Toilet Humour: Pops up occasionally, such as in episode 10.
    Cat Face: We are not playing "Poo Jenga" now!
  • Trilling Rs: Posh Tom speaks with trilling "r"s, a contrast between his upper-crust sounding speech and his habit of rooting through the garbage.
  • Trust Me, I'm an X: Cat Face often gives dubious advice while reassuring the viewer with his unofficial Catch Phrase, "Trust me, I'm a cat!"
  • The Unintelligible: Boxcat communicates in nothing but indistinct meowling, in contrast to Cat Face who speaks English and can be understood by humans.
  • Verbal Tic: Cat Face tends to end a lot of his sentences with "yes".
  • Very Loosely Based on a True Story: According to the creator on "Weebl's Stuff", http://www.weebls-stuff.com/catface/Cat+Face/, it's based on true events. It's unclear whether he's being sarcastic or not, though.

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