Are your little ones always hankering for their daily feline fix? Do you have a gaggle of square-eyed little monsters? Then, never fear, because I may just come bearing the answers to all of your prayers. While your children are most likely going back to school in the near future; come next weekend, they'll probably be bored again all over again... So, read on to hear about TV and film's most malevolent moggies, animated and live action...
First aired in 1989, Chip 'n Dale: Rescue Rangers is an American animated adventure comedy franchise which enjoyed a tri-season television series, feature-length film, and video game. Chipmunks Chip and Dale start a detective agency called Rescue Rangers, along with their friends Gadget Hackwrench, Monterey Jack, and Zipper.
The pint-sized detectives deal with crimes that are often "too small" for the police to handle, usually with other animals as their clients. The gang frequently find themselves going up against two particular arch-villains: including non-other than Mafia-style tabby cat Fat Cat; an evil crime lord whose primary MO is, along with his army of multi-talented henchmen, to capture or defeat the rescue rangers.
First aired in 1983, Inspector Gadget is a DIC Entertainment media franchise. Over the course of its history, there have been many spin-off's, including television series, video games, and films, both animated and live-action.
The franchise follows the adventures of a powerful but dimwitted cyborg police inspector named Gadget, as he investigates and attempts to thwart the criminal schemes of the series main antagonist, Dr. Claw, the leader of an evil crime syndicate called M.A.D.
Real name Sanford Scolex, Dr. Claw is ruthless, murderous, sinister, dark, sadistic, and greedy, and will do anything to rule the world - and destroy Gadget. Though he later revealed his theory about Gadget's idiocy being an act to taunt him, Dr. Claw's face is almost never seen, with only his hands, arms and pet cat, M.A.D. cat, visible. At each conclusion, after Dr. Claw says “Next time, Gadget, next time!”, M.A.D cat even says the very last words.
Lady and the Tramp is a 1955 American animated musical romance film based on the 1945 Cosmopolitan magazine story "Happy Dan, The Cynical Dog". A direct-to-video sequel, Lady and the Tramp II: Scamp's Adventure, was released on February 27, 2001, and a live-action/CGI hybrid remake premiered on November 12, 2019, as a launch title for the Disney+ streaming service.
Lady and the Tramp tells the story of a female American Cocker Spaniel named Lady who lives with a refined, upper-middle-class family and a male stray mutt called Tramp. When the two dogs meet, they embark on many romantic adventures and fall in love. The path (to true love )does not always run smoothly, though, and they are held back every step of the way by various naysayers. A prime example arrives in the form of antagonists Si and Am; a sinister pair of Siamese cats who relish in causing mischief wherever and whenever they can.
The Cheshire Cat is a fictional cat popularised by Lewis Carroll in his 'Alice' books. It has transcended the context of literature and become enmeshed in popular culture, appearing in various forms of media, from political cartoons to television and film, as well as in cross-disciplinary studies, from business to science.
The first known use of the expression in literature appears in Francis Grose's A Classical Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue, Second, Corrected and Enlarged Edition (1788), which contains the following entry:
Cheshire cat. He grins like a Cheshire cat; said of any one who shows his teeth and gums in laughing.