Heathcliff and the Catillac Cats

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(ended 1987)

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Heathcliff and the Catillac Cats

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Heathcliff and the Catillac Cats was a popular cartoon loved by many. Heathcliff was a big orange striped cat who went around his neighborhood playing practical jokes on a lot of people. He tormented his owner, Grandpa, but was friendly to Grandma, and Iggy Nutmeg. When he wasn't stealing fish from the fish market, he was out on a romantic evening with his girlfriend Sonja, or outsmarting the neighbor's bulldog Spike. Heathcliff got his start as a comic strip in the newspaper. He was created by George Gately and the strip continues to this day. Check out the links section to see where you can read the Heathcliff comic strip online. Even though Heathcliff has been in a few different Saturday morning cartoons, this page focuses on the Monday through Friday syndicated cartoon from 1984 by DiC Entertainment. Each half hour show consists of two 11 minute episodes, and a minute long "pet tips" segment at the end of the show. The first episode stars Heathcliff and the second episode was Cats and Co. about a gang of cats named the Catillac Cats. Although both episodes take place in the town of Westfinster, Heathcliff and family never appeared in the Cats and Co. episodes, and Riff Raff and Cleo never appeared in a Heathcliff episode. The Catillac Cats starred Riff Raff, a short cat who had a tall girlfriend named Cleo, and a Cadillac car that could change into anything. Riff Raff's friends included Hector, a Himalayan cat who felt that he should be the boss of the gang, not Riff Raff. Wordsworth was a white cat who wore headphone and rollar skates and usually spoke in rhyme, and Mungo, a big dumb purple cat. A dog lived in the junkyard named Leroy, who felt the cats shouldn't live in the junkyard, and was often trying to chase them out. Cleo lived in a music store with a hairy sheepdog named Bush.

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Mel Blanc

Mel Blanc

Heathcliff

Stanley Jones

Stanley Jones

Riff Raff, Milkman, Wordsworth

Derek McGrath

Derek McGrath

Spike, Muggsy

Russi Taylor

Russi Taylor

Voice of Barbie Winslow(1981-1982)

Marilyn Lightstone

Marilyn Lightstone

Sonja, Grandma

Danny Wells

Danny Wells

Bush

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  • I may love animals but this one makes me want to kick an orange cat.

    1.0
    Many may probably think shows from the good old days, around the era of Mickey Mouse to the 80's animation, are usually great and have good ratings. Not really.



    I first watched this "thing" in Nickelodeon, the Nick at Nite segment (it airs at 8:30 but I'm glad it's now at 11:30), the cat caught my attention. I knew he looked familiar, just to find out he's that same character I saw in KidsCo (I still hate that network, even if Australians or Brits made it). At first, I watched around 2 or 4 episodes of this show; so, what's my verdict? Boring! The characters may be cute, except for Heathcliff, but the voice acting is completely pathetic, much like the ones you would see in French cartoons. And that white cat on skates, Wordsworth I guess, he really really really annoys me, he sounds like a lousy rapper, he rhymes his lines everytime... in a cheesy manner! Heathcliff's the worst! Besides his laughter that makes me throw a pillow to the T.V. screen, he also has a very unfair advantage. I mean come on... In one episode, a dog challenged him to a fight, so the fight began and blah blah... The dog didn't even get to attack that jerk Heathcliff, and for your information, Heathcliff usually starts the problem! You shouldn't let a cat like that win!



    The story or plots are just as lame as Wordsworth's rhymes. I don't get some of it. It's hard for me to imagine this show got a 7.8 for a rating, I was expecting higher, in which I don't want to happen.moreless
  • This was when television still had good cartoons on Saturday mornings.

    9.3
    Heathcliff was an excellent show. I use to watch it as a child and I always loved all of his adventures. His practical jokes were great and his girlfriend Sonja was fun. This was one of the good saturday morning cartoons. Saturday morning cartoons just aren't the same these days, where did all the good cartoons go too? Anyways, I always thought that Heathcliff was the better cat, when comparing him to Garfield. Heathcliff was so much better and more entertaining. I loved the theme song to this show, but I don't really remember it much, I just remember I liked it. Great show, I wish it was still on tv in reruns or something.moreless
  • A great show that was in the shadow of a bigger cat.

    7.0
    Heathcliff and his gang were always going on adventures in the local dump. The characters were very likable and the stories were always fun to watch. I beleive this show was always under appreciated becuase of Garfields sucsess. Garfield was a huge sucsess and even though Heathcliff was a totaly different type of show it always seemed to be in Garfield's shadow. The Heathcliff series is finally making its way to DVD in 2005 and I hope people will watch this show with a new appreciation. I highly recommend this show for fans of the era or families with small children. Kids today will have fun watching Heathcliff and his gang get into trouble.moreless
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