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The Cat Came Back

Cordell Barker
1988 | 7 min
This hilarious Oscar®-nominated animation is based on the century-old folk song of the same name. Old Mr. Johnson makes increasingly manic attempts to rid himself of a little yellow cat that just won't stay away... Also won the 1989 Genie Award for best animated short film.

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Awards and distinctions

  • Silver Apple Award - Category: Animation
    National Educational Film and Video Festival, Oakland
    1990
  • A.T.O.M. Award - Highly Commended for Children's Award - Category: Overseas
    A.T.O.M. Awards for Short Educational Films & Videos, Melbourne
    1990
  • Special BACA Certificate for Outstanding Animation
    BACA Film and Video Festival / The Brooklyn Arts Council, Brooklyn
    1990
  • Chris Award - Category: Arts and Culture / Animation
    International Film and Video Festival, Columbus
    1989
  • Third Prize - Category: Animation
    Annual Independent Film and Video Makers Competition, Baltimore
    1989
  • Blue Ribbon Award - Category: Humour and Satire
    Itinerant - American Film and Video Festival, Chicago
    1989
  • First Prize - Category: Debut Works - with a cash prize of 200$US and an Amiga Computer System.
    International Animation Celebration, Los Angeles
    1989
  • Los Angeles Film Critics' Award (Tied with Vykrutasy directed by Garri Bardin, USSR) award sponsored by Eastman Kodak - with a 2,500$ worth of film stock
    International Animation Celebration, Los Angeles
    1989
  • Second Prize - Category: Work for Children
    International Animation Film Festival, Shanghai
    1988
  • Silver Hugo - Category: Animation
    International Film Festival, Chicago
    1988
  • Prix Animé - prize given by the general public for the Best Animation Film of the Festival
    Festival du cinéma int’l en Abitibi-Témiscamingue, Rouyn-Noranda
    1988
  • First Prize - Category: Short Animation (under 10 minutes)
    International Children's Film Festival, Chicago
    1988
  • Public's Award
    World Festival of Animated Films, Zagreb
    1988
  • Special Jury Award for Humour
    World Festival of Animated Films, Zagreb
    1988
  • Special Jury Award for Music (John McCulloch)
    World Festival of Animated Films, Zagreb
    1988
  • Genie Award for Best Animated Short
    Genie Awards, Toronto