Did this cartoon character actually exist?
July 3, 2012 3:20 PM   Subscribe

Did this olde tyme cartoon character actually exist, or am I just imagining it?

About a year ago, my wife and I adopted a cat that reminded me strongly of a cartoon character I remembered seeing as a kid. When I mentioned it to my wife, though, she had no idea what I was talking about. I had only a vague memory of this character, and realized that it may not have even actually existed!

The character I'm "remembering" is a cartoon cat, black, tall and skinny, with long, spindly limbs and googly eyes. Kind of goofy looking and acting -- actually I guess resembles Goofy somewhat, but it's a cat, and I don't remember it wearing clothing, except maybe white gloves à la Mickey Mouse. In the cartoon, the cat was dancing in a loosey-goosey fashion. The style of the animation was very pre-1950s.

Did this character even actually exist? Multiple Google web/image searches have proven fruitless.
posted by El Sabor Asiatico to Media & Arts (6 answers total)
Krazy Kat?
posted by enn at 3:23 PM on July 3, 2012

posted by Ideefixe at 3:24 PM on July 3, 2012

Best answer: Scratchy from Itchy and Scratchy?
posted by griselda at 3:26 PM on July 3, 2012

Response by poster: Definitely not one of the more familiar classic cats like Krazy or Felix!

Scratchy...you know what -- I bet that's who I'm remembering. I remembered it being more of an old tymie cartoon, but I followed griselda's link and found "That Happy Cat", which is totally in that style.

Unless some definitive answer comes up, I'll go with that one, if only for the sake of my sanity. Thank you!
posted by El Sabor Asiatico at 3:32 PM on July 3, 2012 [1 favorite]

The Betty Boop cartoons had a similar cat/dog character. You can see a few examples here and here.
posted by jessamyn at 3:46 PM on July 3, 2012

Waldo the Cat?
posted by mwhybark at 9:57 PM on July 3, 2012

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