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Film / The Richest Cat in the World

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A 1986 comedy that originally aired as an episode of The Disney Sunday Movie.

Deceased millionaire Oscar Kohlmeyer left five million dollars to his cat Leo. How far will Oscar's nephew go to grab that money?

This film contains examples of:

  • Free-Range Children: Bart and Veronica can go to the house whenever they want, and no one questions them taking a cab 50 miles away.
  • Henpecked Husband: Mr. Rigsby. If not for his wife pushing him around, he wouldn't have contested the will and the movie wouldn't have a plot.
  • Never My Fault: Mrs. Rigsby forced her husband to contest his uncle's will and later blamed him for losing the money he'd have inherited if the will remained uncontested.
  • On One Condition: Mr. Kohlmeyer's nephew would have inherited twenty-five thousand dollars if he hadn't contested the will.
  • Passed-Over Inheritance: Mr. Kohlmeyer chose his cat over his nephew.
  • Pet Heir: Leo.
  • Really 700 Years Old: Leo the cat is "much older" than a normal cat.
  • Secret-Keeper: The few characters who knew Leo was a talking cat.
  • Self-Made Man: Oscar Kohlmeyer was merely the owner of a roadside diner until some land developers decided to buy it. They granted his request to let him keep all rights over minerals found on the land. They found oil.
  • Worst News Judgment Ever: Leo the cat manages to make the cover of Time, People and other publications.