Goofy's Big Kitty

A Goofy Cartoon

Release Date : December 4, 1999

Synopsis

Goofy bring home a new kitty at the same time that a mountain lion has escped from the zoo. Of course, you know that Goofy will mistake the lion for his kitty.

Characters

Pete
Goofy
Louie, the Mountain Lion

Credits

Story
Jymn Magon

Television

Mickey Mouse Works: Season 2 - Episode 8
House of Mouse: Season 1 - Episode 13

Technical Specification

Comments

From Patrick Malone : A pretty standard plot; Goofy gets a new kitten who gets switched with a much bigger one. It was nice to see Louie back. (I'm calling this as a sighting of Louie the Mountain Lion; the physical nature and facial expressions pretty well match up.) This one could have almost been called "How to be a Cat" as Goofy tries to show his new "kitten" how to go about being a cat. Including using the litter box; a pretty funny bit, but one I'm not sure Disney himself would have let the artists get away with.

Nothing special here, but not a complete throwaway. Just a nice entertaining seven minutes.


From J. D. Weil : Mr Pettibone is the name of Goofy's new pet kitten who is suddenly replaced by a runaway puma from Pete's circus (I wonder if this the same puma from Lion Down). Unfortunately, this short doesn't work as well as it should. The timing is way off, the animation makes the characters move in fits and starts, as though afflicted with a case of the blind staggers, and the ending just isn't convincing.
From Davey-kins : I can hear Uncle Walt now: OH [Insert Deity Name Here] NOOOOOOOOO! I'm sorry, but seeing Goofy on the catbox is NOT what I'd like to see while eating my cereal. I'll pick up the Pitchforks, while you get the torches. We're storming Cinderella's Castle for this short. Tonight!
From Lee Suggs : This short has a very funny premise, and does a great job switching the real kitty with a mountain lion. After that it pretty much bogs down, and goes for cheap laughs by putting Goofy in a litter box. The short's ending was good too, but the rest of the short was very muddled.