Top 10 Characters, Top 10s — October 12, 2011 at 3:00 pm

HEATHER’S TOP 10 FAVORITE MOVIE PUSSY CATS

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People may not be privy to the knowledge that I’m a closet cat lady.  If you look in my phone you’ll probably find more photos of my cat(s) than of my kids.  I’ve even videoed them giving introductory monologues about their personalities.  I think I may have just shared too much……….either way…..being an avid cat lover it’s always been a source of contempt with me when big, little, animated, or any other kitteh interpretation goes wrong, so this week, I’m giving kudos to the kittehs that have made cinema better and given cats a great fictional representative.

10. “CATWOMAN” in “BATMAN RETURNS

If Michelle Pfieffer isn’t referred to as an actual cat by someone from her performance in Batman Returns, I condemn you a non cat lover.  Not only was she sensuous, mysterious, and enigmatic as Catwoman, she really took on the most subtle and simple ways of the cat bringing all cat qualities to life.

9. CAT IN “CAT’S EYE”

The stories in this film are awesome, but the cat really comes through in the scariest part of all, the evil wall troll that is stealing the poor sleeping girls breath away.   Terrifying in it’s simplicity, the cat saves the day sending the wall troll through the fan.  Mom and Dad find the little sword and realize shit is real.  This part haunted me as a kid and still gives me the chills as an adult.

8. “TIGER” IN “AN AMERICAN TAIL”

Fivel Mousekowitz was a sad lost little mouse abandoned in a new world, lost from his family in an unfamiliar place where supposedly no cats existed.  “There are no CATS in America!”  Sadly the family was mistaken, but in the midst Fivel made himself a friend of the least likely nature, Tiger, the jolly hysterical cat that didn’t want to eat mice.  The comedy relief of the film, he was unforgettable.

7. “JONES” IN “ALIEN”

It’s all that stupid cats fault.  It sounds insane, but who would risk their life with the creature that killed your entire crew and bleeds acid to save your cat?  Ellen Ripley, and instead of seeming lonely or insane Sigourney sells it to us in a way that seems totally reasonable.  And while Rip does make the ultimate sacrifice, she tells that little shit he’s gonna stay home in the sequel.

6. “ELSA” IN “BORN FREE”

Elsa the Lion, based on a true story with the sad theme music there is no doubt is an unforgettable cat in the cinematic world.  If the end of this film doesn’t make you shed a tear I deem you a soulless demon from the darkness of a dinosaur sized rectum.

5. “THE CHESHIRE CAT” IN “ALICE IN WONDERLAND”

This wickedly devious cat is known for a mischievous smile in the classic tale of Alice in Wonderland and perhaps some other popular insinuated innuendo.  There is a mystic creepiness while a subtle amusement in all interpretations of this cat, which is why it’s number five on this list. Meow.

4. “MILO” IN “MILO AND OTIS”

Otis the pug puppy finds himself in trouble with Milo, that cat on the farm that is nothing but trouble.  Their games and mystery lead to on a river that takes the two friends on an adventure of extreme events.  Milo is how I would imagine myself if I were a cat, and that self proclaimed vanity is what leads me to drop him so low on this pussy filled list.

3. “MR. BIGGLESWORTH” IN “AUSTIN POWERS”

The evil hairless cat that Dr. Evil finds himself stroking constantly.  If you were cryogenically frozen and lost all your hair, you’d be awfully cold too.  Dr. Evil makes this cat funnier than he actually is, but this sidekick is a funny addition to a very silly movie series.

2. “SASSY” IN “HOMEWARD BOUND”

Sassy was great.  Cats rule and dogs drool.  Homeward Bound is one of the best live action animal family flicks ever written and had some great voice overs.  Sally Field as Sassy this fru fru cat traveling across country with two dogs was not only hilarious, but the sweetness of Sally came through as Sassy.

1. “SCAR” IN “THE LION KING”

I think most people would say Simba gets this spot, but I’m giving it to Scar, my favorite Disney and animated villain of all time.  Disney just hasn’t made a film with a villain so malevolent since The Lion King was released.  Scar didn’t shy away from darkness and even murder.  Setting up his young nephew for murder, and looking into the very eyes of his brother and killing him, the cruelty and  determination for Scar to reign supreme made him maniacal, dangerous, and compelling.

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