Western Animation: The Cattanooga Cats
's attempt to duplicate the success it enjoyed with The Banana Splits
. Running in 1969/70 on ABC
, this hourlong series had no live-action segments.
The headliners were an all-feline rock band, consisting of Country, a guitarist; Scoots, a bassist, and Groove, a drummer. Their female companion, Kitty Jo, looked like a feline version of Daphne Blakenote
; she also sang on a few of their songs. They had a few cartoon segments, but most of their appearances were in music videos, à la The Archie Show
Other segments were:
A season later, The Cattanooga Cats
was reduced to a half-hour airing on Sunday mornings, retaining Around the World in 79 Days
as a feature. Motormouse & Autocat
was split off into a separate show airing on Saturdays, taking It's the Wolf!