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National Cat Day was founded as a way to bring awareness to the number of homeless cats. It is a celebration that takes place annually on October 29th. The National Cat Day website states that the holiday was first celebrated in 2005 “to help galvanize the public to recognize the number of cats that need to be rescued each year and also to encourage cat lovers to celebrate the cat(s) in their life for the unconditional love and companionship they bestow upon us.” The day is founded by Pet and Family Lifestyle Expert, Colleen Paige supported by the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, a nonprofit organization which also works to encourage pet adoption.
Disney Adulting encourages you to discover 20 Ways to Celebrate National Cat Day to see how you can bring the celebration to your cat or home.
In the spirit of celebrating National Cat Day, we’ve put together this incredible list of cat and cat-inspired Disney characters. Celebrate with us by sharing this article and using the hashtag, #NationalCatDay
Marie is a major character in the 1970 Disney film the Aristocats. A favorite of Disney cats, she is a white-furred kitten who is the middle and only female kitten of Duchess, the older sister of Berlioz, and the middle sister of Toulouse.
Lucifer is the tertiary antagonist of Disney’s 1950 animated film, Cinderella. He has black fur, a toothy grin, and is portrayed as a sneaky, wicked, and cheating predator who loves nothing more than eating mice.
The Cheshire Cat is a mysterious pink and purple striped cat with a devious, mischievous personality in the 1951 Disney animated feature film Alice in Wonderland.
Si and Am
Si and Am are Aunt Sarah’s twin Siamese cats and minor antagonists in Disney’s 1955 film Lady and the Tramp.
Thomas O’Malley is the male protagonist in Disney’s 1970 animated feature film The Aristocats.
Figaro is Geppetto’s pet Tuxedo Cat in Disney’s 1940 animated film Pinocchio. He later appeared as Minnie Mouse’s cat in several cartoon shorts.
Duchess is the female protagonist of Disney’s 1970 animated film, The Aristocats. She is the mother of Marie, Berlioz, and Toulouse.
Berlioz is a major character in Disney’s 1970 film The Aristocats. He is a black-furred kitten, the youngest kitten of Duchess and the younger brother of Toulouse and Marie.
Toulouse is a major character in The Aristocats. He is an orange-colored kitten who is the oldest child of Duchess and the older brother of Marie and Berlioz.
Oliver is the main protagonist of Disney’s 1988 movie, Oliver & Company. He is Jenny Foxworth’s kitten and sometimes, Fagin’s (earlier in the movie).
Felicia is Ratigan’s fat, spoiled pet cat and the tertiary antagonist of Disney’s 1986 film The Great Mouse Detective. Ratigan keeps her happy by feeding her henchmen that make him mad and hostages.
Mittens is the deuteragonist of Disney’s 2008 animated feature film Bolt. She is a sassy and short-tempered street cat whom Bolt at first believed was an agent of Dr. Calico.
Dinah is Alice’s small red kitten from Disney’s 1951 animated feature film, Alice in Wonderland.
Fat Cat is the secondary antagonist of Chip n Dale Rescue Rangers to the Rescue and the main antagonist of the TV show. His master, Aldrin Klordane, is the main antagonist of the pilot. He is voiced by Jim Cummings, who later took over as the voice of Monterey Jack, replacing Peter Cullen.
Mr. Whiskers (also later known as the Vampire Cat) is the climatic and true main antagonist in Tim Burton’s 2012 feature film Frankenweenie. He is Weird Girl’s pet cat and is supposedly capable of psychic premonitions.
Sergeant Tibbs is a tabby cat from 101 Dalmatians. He is the sidekick of the Colonel and also an ally to Pongo and Perdita, as he helps the couple rescue their puppies.
Mochi is a minor character in Big Hero 6. He is the pet Japanese bobtail cat of Hiro, Tadashi and Aunt Cass.
Rufus is Penny’s elderly cat from The Rescuers. He first met Bernard and Miss Bianca and gave them the information of the whereabouts of Penny.
Sassy is a Himalayan cat and the tritagonist of the Disney film, Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey and its sequel, Homeward Bound II: Lost in San Francisco.
Duma is the animal protagonist in the 1989 film Cheetah. She is an orphaned baby cheetah that was adopted by the two human protagonists, Ted and Susan. She is later captured by corrupt gamblers and forced to run against greyhounds in a dog race.
Bagheera is the tritagonist of Disney’s 1967 film The Jungle Book. He serves as the guardian of “Man-Cub”, Mowgli for most of the original film, and is the somewhat reluctant companion of Baloo.
Lambert Lion is the titular main character of the 1952 cartoon short Lambert the Sheepish Lion.
Mayor Lionheart is a major character in the 2016 Disney animated feature film Zootopia. As his name suggests, he is the mayor of the eponymous city.
King Richard is a character from Disney’s 1973 film, Robin Hood. He is Prince John’s older brother.
Prince John is a lion, the brother of King Richard, and the main antagonist of Disney’s 1973 animated feature film Robin Hood.
Sarabi is a lioness who is Mufasa’s queen and Simba’s mother in Disney’s 1994 animated feature film The Lion King.
Nala is the deuteragonist of Disney’s 1994 animated film The Lion King. She is the lifelong best friend of Simba and later would become his queen. Upon entering adulthood, she would have two cubs with him; Kiara and Kion.
Mufasa is a major character in Disney’s 1994 animated feature film, The Lion King. He is Simba’s father, Sarabi’s mate, Scar’s older brother and King of the Pride Lands until his death.
Simba is the protagonist of the 1994 Disney animated feature film, The Lion King. The son of Mufasa and Sarabi, Simba was next in line to rule the Pride Lands. However, after his evil uncle Scar murders Mufasa and blames Simba for the former’s death, the young lion cub is sentenced to exile while Scar rules as king. It was then up to Simba to return to the Pride Lands and reclaim his throne and rightful place in the great circle of life.
Scar is the main antagonist of Disney’s 1994 animated feature film, The Lion King. He was the second son of Ahadi and Uru — who were, at one time, King and Queen of the Pride Lands — the younger brother of Mufasa, and the uncle of Simba.
Shere Khan is the main antagonist of Disney’s 1967 animated feature film The Jungle Book, and its 2003 sequel The Jungle Book 2. A powerful, suave Bengal tiger, Shere Khan had nothing but disdain for his victims. His reputation was such that he needed only to show himself to intimidate the inhabitants of the jungle. His only fears are guns and fire.
Tigger is an energetic, anthropomorphic stuffed tiger originally introduced in Disney’s 1968 short film Winnie the Pooh and the Blustery Day. He is one of the best friends of Winnie the Pooh.
Rajah is Jasmine’s pet tiger from Disney’s 1992 animated feature film, Aladdin.
Tiger (Swiss Family Robinson)
The Tiger is an animal that served as a minor antagonist in Disney’s 1960 movie Swiss Family Robinson.
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