Except in werewolf movies, canines are portrayed as heroes, and on the evidence of National Velvet, Seabiscuit and countless westerns, horses can do no wrong.
Cats, have had a rough time of it since the first Tom and Jerry cartoons. Cunning, scheming, merciless and cowardly, predate on birds, mice and other defenceless creatures, cartoon cats usually meet a sick fate. Nowadays childs are enjoy live watch movies of animation and in this movie heyday of Loonie Tunes, Warner Bros’ animation trademark, when Sylvester matched wits with Tweetie Pie the cat was routinely squashed, grind, dismembered or blown to smithereens, much to the delight of young audiences and their parents.
It’s true cats had favorite supporting roles in Breakfast at Tiffany’s and achieved a certain cult status in The Incredible Journey and The Cat from Outer Space, and there have been feline bit parts in countless other films.