The Cat Came Back

1988, Cordell Barker

Posted by John Martz, October 18, 2020

Outside of Looney Tunes cartoons, if there was one animated short I watched as a kid more than any other, it was Cordell Barker's NFB classic The Cat Came Back. It was truly a formative piece of art—from its wiggly lines and noodly limbs to its dark humour, this short captivated me, worked its way into my bloodstream, and has influenced maybe everything I've created since I first saw it. It just won't go away.