Cats on Film Pod

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Movie reviews from a cat’s perspective for cat-lovers & cinephiles alike! Kitty Skipper & human Ray discuss the felineness of the cats, the humaneness of the humans, and what that reveals about the people on screen & behind the scenes.

Movie reviews from a cat’s perspective for cat-lovers & cinephiles alike! Kitty Skipper & human Ray discuss the felineness of the cats, the humaneness of the humans, and what that reveals about the people on screen & behind the scenes.

Episodes

APR 20, 2021 Cat Cameo! Planetarium
BONUS! Skipper & Ray highlight a brief feline appearance in film Planetarium (2016) Transcript https://bit.ly/CFPtranscript-Planetarium Support Skipper & Ray at https://pod.fan/catsonfilmpod and get exclusive bonus content! Our videos have captions & illustrations to help you follow along with e…
APR 6, 2021 Cat Cameo! By the Sea
BONUS! Skipper & Ray highlight a brief feline appearance in film By the Sea (2015) Transcript https://bit.ly/CFPtranscript-ByTheSea Support Skipper & Ray at https://pod.fan/catsonfilmpod and get exclusive bonus content! Our videos have captions & illustrations to help you follow along with each …
MAR 11, 2021 Pounce Forward Check-in
What are Skipper & Ray doing this spring? Transcript SKIPPER: Meow RAY: Hi everybody. I'm Ray Ilyn here with a quick update about what's goin' on with Skipper & me. We are going to have to take a month off because life has gotten BUSY. But we will be back in April with our review of "Tom & Jerry…
MAR 2, 2021 Cat Cameo! Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot
BONUS! Skipper & Ray highlight a brief feline appearance in film Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot (2018) Transcript https://bit.ly/CFP-DontWorryHeWontGetFar Support Skipper & Ray at https://pod.fan/catsonfilmpod and get exclusive bonus content! Our videos have captions & illustrations to he…
FEB 23, 2021 Zootopia: Where Any Cat Can be Anything
Skipper & Ray review Zootopia (2016), a world of adorable but human-like talking animals. Zootopians J.K. Simmons, Della Saba, Jackson Stein, Ginnifer Goodwin, Jason Bateman, Shakira. Directors/Writers Byron Howard, Rich Moore, Jared Bush. Transcript https://bit.ly/CFPtranscript-Zootopia Support …
FEB 16, 2021 Butt Biting on Madagascar
Skipper and Ray review Madagascar (2005), in which a lion’s love of a zebra triumphs over survival instincts. Lion Ben Stiller; Chris Rock, Jada Pinkett Smith, Sacha Baron Cohen, Cedric the Entertainer, Andy Richter, David Schwimmer. Co-Directors/ Co-Writers Eric Darnell & Tom McGrath. Transcript …
FEB 9, 2021 Lion Kings and Princes
Skipper and Ray review Disney’s animated The Lion King (1994), with the “King of the Jungle” playing the King of the Savannah. Lion Kings James Earl Jones, Jeremy Irons, Matthew Broderick. Jonathan Taylor Thomas, Nathan Lane, Ernie Sabella, Whoopi Goldberg, Hans Zimmer, Elton John, Tim Rice. Trans…
FEB 5, 2021 Cat Cameo! Blue My Mind
BONUS! Skipper & Ray highlight a brief feline appearance in film Blue My Mind (2017) Transcript https://bit.ly/CFP-BlueMyMind Support Skipper & Ray at https://pod.fan/catsonfilmpod and get exclusive bonus content! Our videos have captions & illustrations to help you follow along with each episo…
FEB 2, 2021 Foxy Robin Hood vs A Cowardly Lion
Skipper and Ray review Disney’s animated Robin Hood (1973), with the “King of the Jungle” playing the King of England. Peter Ustinov as King Richard & Prince John and Terry Thomas as Sir Hiss. Music by George Bruns, directors Wolfgang Reitherman & David Hand, writers Larry Clemmons & Ken Anderson. …
JAN 26, 2021 Ghostly Hearts & Souls Searching for Kitties
Skipper and Ray review Heart and Souls (1993), featuring countless cats helping ghosts solve a mystery! Ghosts Alfre Woodard, Charles Grodin, Kyra Sedgwick, Tom Sizemore, David Paymer. Live people Robert Downey, Jr., Janet MacLachlan, Elisabeth Shue, Wren T. Brown. Also B.B. King and Marc Shaiman. …
JAN 19, 2021 Cats Dying to Reach Peachtopia
Skipper & Ray review Cats (2018), full of adorable talking animals who experience both great joy and great sorrow. Not suitable for small children. Writer/Director Gary Wang, kitties Dermot Mulroney and Nicole Tompkins. Transcript bit.ly/CFPtranscript-CatsPeachtopia Get exclusive bonus content by…
JAN 12, 2021 Breakin’ 2: Electric Kitty Boogaloo
Skipper and Ray review Breakin’ 2: Electric Boogaloo (1984), featuring a fluffy kitty who gets to meet the Shabba-Doo and Boogaloo Shrimp in person! Dancers Adolfo Quinones, Michael Chambers, Lucinda Dickey, and many, many more! Music from Michael Linn, Ollie & Jerry, Ice-T, Chris The Glove, Afrika…
JAN 5, 2021 Space Barbie & Pupcorn on a Hero’s Journey
Skipper and Ray review Barbie: Star Light Adventure (2016), which features adorable animals who would make the cutest Mattel toys! Barbie Erica Lindbeck, Pupcorn Lucien Dodge, Barbie Daddy Michael Chandler, Space King Dwight Schultz, writers Kacey Arnold & Kate Boutilier. Transcript bit.ly/CFPtran…
JAN 1, 2021 Happy Kitty Year!
Skipper & Ray give a behind the scenes check-in on what'll be happening on the show in 2021! Transcript bit.ly/CFPtranscript-happykittyyear2021 Get exclusive bonus content by supporting Skipper & Ray at pod.fan/catsonfilmpod Our videos have captions & illustrations to help you follow along with …
DEC 29, 2020 Stay Tuned for Robo-cat
Skipper & Ray review Stay Tuned (1992), which shows what happens when a robotic cat gets a flamethrower. Musical performance by Salt & Pepa & Spinderella. John Ritter, Pam Dawber, Eugene Levy, Don Pardo, Lou Albano, April Winchell, Peter Hyams. Transcript bit.ly/CFPtranscript-StayTuned Get exclus…
DEC 22, 2020 A Whisker Away from Love
Skipper & Ray review A Whisker Away (2020), which takes secret-identity romance to a whole ‘nother level – the feline level. Jun'ichi Satô, Tomotaka Shibayama, Mari Okada, Cherami Leigh, Johnny Yong Bosch, Keith Silverstein. Get exclusive bonus content by supporting Skipper & Ray at pod.fan/catson…
DEC 15, 2020 I, Robot; You, Kitty
Skipper & Ray review I, Robot (2004), which features a friendly ginger who never asked for this killer robot nonsense. The Will Smith vehicle was inspired by the work of Isaac Asimov. Bridget Moynahan, Alan Tudyk, James Cromwell, Bruce Greenwood, Chi McBride, Shia LaBeouf, Alex Proyas, Jeff Vintar,…
DEC 8, 2020 The Last Unicorn Meets Pirate Cat
Skipper & Ray review The Last Unicorn (1982), which features a wise & witty kitty played by Don Messick. Writer Peter S. Beagle & Directors Rankin & Bass. Mia Farrow, Alan Arkin, Tammy Grimes, Jeff Bridges, Angela Lansbury, Christopher Lee, America The Band. Transcript bit.ly/CFPtranscript-LastUni…
DEC 1, 2020 Dark Knight vs Cat Burglar
Skipper & Ray review The Dark Knight Rises (2012), which has a Catwoman-type character played by Anne Hathaway, but no cats. The last Christopher Nolan Batman movie. Christian Bale, Tom Hardy, Nestor Carbonell, Michael Caine, Ben Mendelsohn, Marion Cotillard, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Jonathan Nolan, D…
NOV 24, 2020 April & the Extraordinary Best Cat EVER
Skipper & Ray review April and the Extraordinary World (2015), which brings the best cat ever to the screen! Based on the graphic novels of Jacques Tardi, with Tony Hale as Darwin. Angela Galuppo, Susan Sarandon, Paul Giamatti, J.K. Simmons, Christian Desmares, Franck Ekinci, Benjamin Legrand, Mark…
NOV 17, 2020 Poetic Justice Loves Her Fluffy White Boy
Skipper & Ray review Poetic Justice (1993), who lives with a soft fluffy kitty but doesn’t interact with him much. Director John Singleton, stars Janet Jackson & Tupac Shakur, poet Maya Angelou. Regina King, Tyra Ferrell, Joe Torry, Stanley Clarke. Transcript bit.ly/CFPtranscript-poeticjustice Ca…
NOV 10, 2020 Again with The Witches & Black Cats!
Skipper & Ray review Roald Dahl’s The Witches (2020), which uses a CGI kitty to continue perpetuating negative black cat stereotypes. Filmmakers Robert Zemeckis, Alfonso Cuarón, Guillermo del Toro. Grandma Octavia Spenser, Hero Jahzir Bruno & Chris Rock, Witch Anne Hathaway, Stringer Stanley Tucci.…
NOV 3, 2020 The Mummy vs. The Cat
Skipper & Ray review The Mummy (1999), who is no match for a brave kitty! Rachel Weisz plays a descendant of Patricia Velasquez. Brendan Fraser, John Hannah, Arnold Vosloo, Stephen Sommers. Transcript bit.ly/CFPtranscript-themummy Cats on Film Pod is voiced and produced by Ray Ilyn, with music by…
OCT 27, 2020 The Witches Work for the Cats
Skipper & Ray review The Witches (1990), which perpetuates negative stereotypes about sweet little black cats. Based on the book by Roald Dahl. Angelica Houston, Jane Horrocks, Rowan Atkinson, Bill Paterson, Brenda Blethyn, Jim Henson, Nicolas Roeg, Allan Scott. Transcript bit.ly/CFPtranscript-the…
OCT 20, 2020 Arsenic & Ginger & Old Lace
Skipper & Ray review Arsenic and Old Lace (1944), which uses a tabby as a punch line in a crazed household on Halloween. Director Frank Capra, newlyweds Cary Grant & Priscilla Lane. Peter Lorre, Julius J. Epstein, Philip G. Epstein, Joseph Kesselring. Transcript bit.ly/CFPtranscript-arsenicoldlace…
OCT 13, 2020 Enchanted by City Cats
Skipper & Ray review Enchanted (2008) features a whole menagerie of critters, including a brave city cat, in a 21st Century spin on the Disney Princess genre. Princess Idena Menzel, Prince James Marsden, and music by Alan Menken. Amy Adams, Patrick Dempsey, Timothy Spall, Susan Sarandon, Julie Andr…
OCT 6, 2020 Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Party at Holly’s
Skipper & Ray review Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1961), which is a character study of a patient ginger (Orangey) living with a self-destructive human (Audrey Hepburn). Based on a novel by Truman Capote and featuring the incessant use of “Moon River” by Henry Mancini & Johnny Mercer. Blake Edwards, Geor…
SEP 29, 2020 DJ Cinderella Knows Cat is Not Dog
Skipper & Ray review DJ Cinderella (2019), who uses a bike rather than magicked animals to travel to her prince. The Brazilian Netflix movie is based on a novel by Paula Pimenta. Cinderella Maisa Silva, Marley Estrada, Prince Filipe Bragança, Matt Anspach, Auntie Elisa Pinheiro, Step mom Fernanda P…
SEP 22, 2020 Catwoman Works with Some Real Whack-jobs
Skipper & Ray review Catwoman (2004), starring Halle Berry, which is a movie, of a sort. Loosely based on the DC Comics character created by Bob Kane. Sharon Stone, Alex Borstein, Benjamin Bratt, Pitof. Transcript bit.ly/CFPtranscript-catwoman Voiced & produced by Ray Allyn, music by The DōsMan, …
SEP 15, 2020 Cinderella Needs Some Real Friends
Skipper & Ray review Cinderella (1950), which features a vilified kitty who remains true to his nature to the end. The second Disney Princess movie is based on the public domain classic by Charles Perrault. Ilene Woods, Mike Douglas, Betty Lou Gerson. Transcript bit.ly/CFPtranscript-cinderella Vo…
SEP 8, 2020 Batman Returns with a Kitty
Skipper and Ray review Batman Returns (1992), which showcases Miss Kitty and Ray’s all time fave Catwoman – Selina Kyle played by Michelle Pfeiffer. Director Tim Burton and Batman Michael Keaton; Danny Devito, Christopher Walken, Danny Elfman. Transcript bit.ly/CFPtranscript-batmanreturns Get 15%…
SEP 1, 2020 Stuart Little talks to the butt
Skipper & Ray review Stuart Little (1999), which uses CGI well in making live cats look like they’re talking like Nathan Lane, Steve Zahn, David Alan Grier & Chazz Palminteri. Script by M. Night Shyamalan & Greg Brooker based on the book by E.B. White. Michael J. Fox, Geena Davis, Hugh Laurie, Jona…
AUG 25, 2020 Empire of Dirt for catching fishies
Skipper and Ray review Empire of Dirt (2013), which uses a cat as a symbol for what a Canadian First Nations lady is going through with her mom. Mother Jennifer Podemski, mother/daughter Cara Gee, daughter Shay Eyre; Jordan Prentice, Luke Kirby, Peter Stebbings, Shannon Masters. Transcript bit.ly/…
AUG 18, 2020 Shrek gets a kitty arrested!
Skipper and Ray review Shrek 2 (2004), which introduces the world to the cutest little sword-wielding Spaniard played by Antonio Banderas. Based on the book by William Steig. Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy, Cameron Diaz, Julie Andrews, John Cleese, Rupert Everett, Jennifer Saunders, Joan Rivers, Larry Ki…
AUG 11, 2020 Josie & 8 seconds of cats
Josie & the Pussycats (2001) shows a prescient depiction of 21st century consumerism, but not a lot of cats. Co-written & co-directed by Deborah Kaplan & Harry Elfont based on Archie Comics characters. Cameos by Harry Elfont & Babyface Edmonds. Rachel Leigh Cook, Rosario Dawson, Tara Reid, Parker P…
AUG 4, 2020 Toy Story 4 chasing & biting
Toy Story 4 (2019) showcases an adorably realistic CGI cat in a world of twisted Pixar weirdness. Some feisty toys voiced by Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Annie Potts, Joan Cusack, Tony Hale, Christina Hendricks, Keegan-Michael Key, Jordan Peele, Bonnie Hunt, Kristen Schaal, and Keanu Reeves. Transcript b…
AUG 4, 2020 Keanu to die for
Keanu (2016) fully fleshes out what could have been a one-note comedy sketch with fuzzy cuteness and DEATH. A Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele joint; Peter Atencio, Alex Rubens, Tiffany Hadish, Method Man, Will Forte, Luis Guzmán, Nia Long, Keanu Reeves, Anna Faris. Transcript: bit.ly/CFPtransc…
JUL 25, 2020 Like Cats?
Kitty cat Skipper & human lady Ray review how cats are represented in films – the felineness of the cats, the humaneness of the humans, and what that reveals about the people on screen and behind the scenes =^..^= New FREE episodes every Tuesday in your favorite pod app and at https://www.catsonfi…