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That Darn Cat

Why doesn't this old movie ever get played on the Disney Channel? I loved it as a kid. For that matter, what about all the Herbie, the Love Bug movies?

by Anonymousreply 70Last Wednesday at 3:49 PM

I loved those old Disney movies - The Computer Who Wore Tennis Shoes, The World's Greatest Athlete, The Barefoot Executive, Now You See Him, Now You Don't, The Strongest Man in the World, The Cat from Outer Space.

I'm betting they're not on Disney+ or Disney Channel because they're rife with "problematic" portrayals and they'd get ROASTED over them.

by Anonymousreply 103/21/2021

They're too old for most Disney Channel viewers to care about. Btw, I like That Darn Cat, too

by Anonymousreply 203/21/2021

I swear, it seems like Dean Jones was in ever Disney movie they made in that era.

by Anonymousreply 303/21/2021

I also loved the [italic]Herbie The Love Bug[/italic] movies, but mostly because my father gave my mother a VW as a gift after my difficult birth. I rode around in the cubby hole until she gave the car to my sister and I grew large enough to no longer fit.

by Anonymousreply 403/21/2021

Dean Jones and Kurt Russell

by Anonymousreply 503/21/2021

Did Dean Jones do blackface or portray an Oriental gentleman with fake teeth and glasses? Cuz that'll get you canceled.

by Anonymousreply 603/21/2021

The Million Dollar Duck. I'd forgotten about that one.

by Anonymousreply 703/21/2021

OP... Many of those you named are on Disney +. They post a warning about negative cultural references and images before the older films and cartoons.

by Anonymousreply 803/21/2021

Thanks R8. I don't know if I have Disney+ but I'll look into it.

by Anonymousreply 903/21/2021

And Swiss Family Robinson!

by Anonymousreply 1003/21/2021

Swiss Family Robinson had the swoony James McArthur. I had such a crush on him when I was little and didn't even know why.

by Anonymousreply 1103/21/2021

I so desperately wanted a treehouse after seeing Swiss Family Robinson.

by Anonymousreply 1203/21/2021

I had two treehouses, r12. I was loving my life.

by Anonymousreply 1303/21/2021

Agree, OP, That Darn Cat is an enjoyable movie.

Theme song by Bobby Darin.

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by Anonymousreply 1403/21/2021

I fell in love with Siamese cats because of that movie!

by Anonymousreply 1503/21/2021

I love That Darn Cat and The Love Bug.My favorite scene in That Darn Cat is the snack bar guy at the Drive-In Movie who trips with a cardboard tray of food and drinks.

by Anonymousreply 1603/21/2021

Was the Trouble With Angels a Disney movie?

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by Anonymousreply 1703/22/2021

R17, no, it wasn’t.

by Anonymousreply 1803/22/2021

Disney has rereleased Song of the South in a Classic Disney Box Set.

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by Anonymousreply 1903/22/2021

Local network tv channel would always play this movie on lazy Sunday afternoons as a kid -- I liked the movie, too.

by Anonymousreply 2003/22/2021

The Shaggy Dog was my favorite.

by Anonymousreply 2103/22/2021

[quote]Disney has rereleased Song of the South in a Classic Disney Box Set.

It comes with a free case of Aunt Jemima syrup.

by Anonymousreply 2203/22/2021

R11 You probably had a crush on him because he displayed his torso and cute nipples playing a Mohawk in a late 1950s movie whose name I've forgotten opposite Carol Linley.

PS I have gone googling

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by Anonymousreply 2303/22/2021

The Uncanny (1977) was a better movie.

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by Anonymousreply 2403/22/2021

Another favorite from that era is Child Of Glass.

by Anonymousreply 2503/23/2021

It seems funny now, but I remember having to go to the theaters to see "Now You See Him, Now You Don't", "The Apple Dumpling Gang", and my favorite from the early 70s, "Escape to Witch Mountain".

by Anonymousreply 2603/23/2021

I loved Gus, the first movie I saw at a Drive-In as a kid.

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by Anonymousreply 2703/23/2021

Disney has better cat movies, you know.

by Anonymousreply 2803/23/2021

Ahh Dean Jones!

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by Anonymousreply 2903/23/2021

I am the only darned cat!

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by Anonymousreply 3003/23/2021

R29, why did you show us that! You've ruined Dean Jones now. No one wants to see him in a Mr. Brady perm singing Broadway tunes.

by Anonymousreply 3103/23/2021

Dean Jones! Haven't thought about him in decades.

Yes, he seemed to be in all the Disney live-action movies of the 60s. If not him, then Kurt Russell.

WHET to Dean Jones?

by Anonymousreply 3203/23/2021

You don’t think a majority of DL queens didn’t already know Dean Jones was in Company?

by Anonymousreply 3303/23/2021

There was some Disney movie that involved an alligator. "That Darn Alligator" maybe?

Anyone remember this movie?

by Anonymousreply 3403/23/2021

Thomasina was a cat movie. It scared me as a child.

by Anonymousreply 3503/23/2021


Get a grip! Better yet turn in your gay card and are banned from DL. Everyone who knows anything about Sondhiem's musical Company knows Dean Jones was part of OBC, if only for several weeks.


Mr. Dean Jones passed away back in 2015, aged 84.

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by Anonymousreply 3603/23/2021

Dean Jones Wiki page

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by Anonymousreply 3703/23/2021

Washington Post....

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by Anonymousreply 3803/23/2021

Obituary on

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by Anonymousreply 3903/23/2021

Along with Dean Jones and Kurt Russell, Fred MacMurray was in those Disney movies. Shaggy Dog and The Absent-Minded Professor. Wasn’t he in others, too?

by Anonymousreply 4003/23/2021

Cheryl's upcoming autobiography is called "That Darn Pussy."

by Anonymousreply 4103/23/2021

Harrison Ford looks a lot like Dean Jones. I could have mistaken DJ in R37’s pic for a young HF.

by Anonymousreply 4203/23/2021

Ah, Dean Jones. I remember when he and his brother, Jim, used to host large gatherings.

by Anonymousreply 4303/23/2021

Like one of the posters above, seeing “That Darn Cat” as a kid introduced to the beauty of the Classic Siamese Cat (I have two!).

Pyewacket in “Bell, Book and Candle” came later for me. Plus, “That Darned Cat” had a catchy Bobby Darin theme song, and cute Tom Lowell!

by Anonymousreply 4403/23/2021

I remember the Christina Ricci version from 1997 that would play on Disney Channel. They also had a 90s remake of Freaky Friday and The Computer That Wore Tennis Shoes.

by Anonymousreply 4503/23/2021

I *own* this thread.

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by Anonymousreply 4603/23/2021

I loved Thomasina, I don’t remember it being at all scary.

by Anonymousreply 4703/23/2021

r44 Fun fact: Tom Lowell's real name was Lowell Thomas. Eldergays will understand why he had to change it.

by Anonymousreply 4803/23/2021

R47 Wasn't there a scene in Tomasina where there was a giant gold statue of a cat with glowing green eyes?

by Anonymousreply 4903/23/2021

R44 I had Siamese cats growing up, too, due to my love of That Darn Cat.

by Anonymousreply 5003/23/2021

Wasn’t that the Cat from Outer Space, R49?

I loved that movie.

by Anonymousreply 5103/23/2021

These Siamese cats from Disney that have been cancelled.

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by Anonymousreply 5203/23/2021

Tom Lowell had an EXCELLENT ass! I used to have a cap of it, but I can't find it. It was in that Disney movie, though.

by Anonymousreply 5303/23/2021

53 posts and no mention of That Darn Cat's own Grayson Hall....Dr. Julia Hoffman??????

by Anonymousreply 5403/23/2021

Two of the most memorable stars of “That Darn Cat”!

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by Anonymousreply 5503/23/2021

R52 No! I love them!

by Anonymousreply 5603/23/2021

Seven cats died while making that movie, that would never be allowed today.

by Anonymousreply 5703/23/2021

On the set, with the boss! No DC, alas, but Tom Lowell is showing some leg!

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by Anonymousreply 5803/24/2021

What's the big deal with the siamese cats? They are the best part of the movie. They are Asian and cats. Nothing particularly "cancel" worthy. Cats being cats and they have an accent. What's next? The Aristocats because she's a stereotypical upper crust French cat with an accent?

by Anonymousreply 5903/24/2021

R57...Utter bullshit!

by Anonymousreply 6003/24/2021

There's a rumor that they used several cats to play DC because the cats kept getting killed on set, but I've seen nothing confirming that. At least two of the cats belonged to people who bred cats specifically for acting, I don't think they'd let their cats just get killed.

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by Anonymousreply 6103/24/2021

[quote]Tom Lowell's real name was Lowell Thomas. Eldergays will understand why he had to change it.

Can you explain it to those of us who don’t understand?

by Anonymousreply 6203/24/2021

[quote] Disney has rereleased Song of the South in a Classic Disney Box Set.

Disney has done no such thing. This is some kind of bootleg set.

by Anonymousreply 6303/24/2021

R62 Lowell Thomas was a host of travel/explorer shows.

by Anonymousreply 6403/24/2021

r64 Well, more than that.

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by Anonymousreply 6503/24/2021

R59 et al

"Grammy winner Janelle Monae will contribute new music to the Disney Plus streaming title “Lady and the Tramp,” in addition to her voice role in the live-action reboot.

Monae will perform two original songs for the film, led by Tessa Thompson and Justin Theroux. Monae’s artist collective Wondaland is also “reinventing” a track from the original 1955 animated movie, individuals close to the project said.

That would be “The Siamese Cat Song,” originally recorded by Peggy Lee for the feline duo Si and Am in the animated version. Those characters and their famous refrain — “We are Siamese if you please / We are Siamese if you don’t please” — have long been considered a cringe-worthy depiction of Asian culture."

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by Anonymousreply 6703/24/2021

Lady and the Tramp is one of the films Disney flags with warnings about "racist" content.

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by Anonymousreply 6803/24/2021

[quote] Why doesn't this old movie ever get played on the Disney Channel?

Because it is too White, that's why.

The Millennials HATE All-American, White, Patriotic, family movies with Moms and Dads.

I didn't think much of the movie either but it did give employment to newly-widowed Elsa Lanchester.

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by Anonymousreply 69Last Wednesday at 2:17 PM

Disney has expressly and explicitly stated Song of the South full film will not be released or shown in any format pretty much ever again. It was cancelled before that became a thing, and now since things have heightened you can kiss any chance of them doing so good bye.

You can find bits and pieces here and there such as on YT, and IIRC you can find recordings...

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by Anonymousreply 70Last Wednesday at 3:49 PM
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