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The Cat Came Back

The Cat Came Back

| 7 min

The NFB's 56th Oscar®-nominated film.

This hilarious animated short 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...

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  • director
    Cordell Barker
  • script
    Cordell Barker
  • animation
    Cordell Barker
  • producer
    Richard Condie
    Cordell Barker
  • executive producer
    Ches Yetman
  • animation camera
    Lorne Bailey
  • sound
    John McCulloch
    Ed Ledson
    Richard Condie
    Cordell Barker
  • sound editing
    Ken Rodeck
  • voice
    Richard Condie
  • re-recording
    Clive Perry
  • music
    John McCulloch



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