Crazy Cats! - Cat Scratch Fever - Fri. July 11th - 8PM

Oddball Films presents Crazy Cats! - Cat Scratch Fever. This evening of crazy cats includes shorts films and cartoons about cats, starring cats and people dressed as cats!  The feline insanity includes: the Oddball favorite anti-drinking primer The Cat Who Drank (and Used) Too Much (1987); The Incredible Cat Tale (ca. 1960), a live action cat adventure from Hungary; The Perils of Priscilla (1969), a neglected pussy sets out on her own and hits the big city; Of Cats and Men (1968), an animated history of Felis Cattus Domesticus from Di$neyThe Cat’s Meow (1976), a hilarious educational short with acrobatic mice; stop-motion charmer Dick Whittington and His Cat (1965), the antique adorable adoption tale Mother Cat and her Baby Skunks (1958); cross-dressing Tom and Jerry cartoon Baby Puss (1943); The Fabulous Cat Girl burlesque and much more!

Date: Friday, July 11th at 8:00PM 
Venue: Oddball Films, 275 Capp Street, San Francisco 94110
Admission: $10.00 - Limited Seating RSVP to or  415-558-8117.

Feline Films Include: 

The Cat Who Drank and Used Too Much (Color, 1987)

Wacky anti-drug film about alcohol and drug using Pat the Cat. He hits the skids before finally reaching out for help. An all-time Oddball Films audience favorite! Narrated by Julie Harris and winner of 24 major awards!

The Incredible Cat Tale (Color, c.1960) 
This beautiful and heartwarming film from Hungary is the story of one incredible cat that will stop at nothing to be reunited with her kittens.  A young boy and girl set off in their horse drawn cart unwittingly carrying her newborn kittens.  It’s momma cat to the rescue!  Rivers, cat-trapper/fur skinners, merry-go-rounds, vicious dogs and long distances are no match for this cat.  I had no idea you could train a cat to do anything, let alone the amazing feats you will witness here.

Dick Whittington and his Cat (Color, 1965)
An adorable stop-motion puppet film based on the British folktale of 14th century three-time Mayor of London, Richard Whittington.  The story goes (and who knows how much of it is based in historical fact) that Richard Whittington was a poor boy who found fame, fortune and power by befriending a lonely cat with extraordinary ratting abilities.  The dozens of stop-motion mice will infect your heart with a plague of cuteness!

Of Cats and Men (Color, 1968) 
Technicolor Disn*y animation traces the history of the domesticated cat- from deity-worthy reverence, rat-catching respect, to superstition and fear, and today’s mix of feelings…

The Perils of Priscilla (Color, 1969) 
A poor, neglected pussy has to head out on her own when she is ignored and neglected by her family.  This live action short directed by Carroll Ballard (who went on to direct The Black Stallion, Never Cry Wolf, and was 2nd Unit Director of the original Star Wars) features another amazing cat trying to make her way in a tough world.  What will become of the adventurous, resilient Priscilla?

The Cat’s Meow (Color, 1976)
Engaging, well-shot educational film about alley cats and house cats was the surprise hit of the original Crazy Cats! program.  The deadpan, dry humor of the narration is a big part of the appeal of this British-made short, but the slow motion mouse acrobatics had the whole room in stitches. Oddball recently acquired a new, high quality print of this little gem.

Mother Cat and her Baby Skunks (B+W, 1958)
An incredibly adorable tale of adoption, acceptance and inter-species love.  A mama cat finds a trio of orphaned baby skunks and brings them into her own little of kittens.  When the baby skunks wander off into the forest, mama cat's got to find them and get them back to the safety of the barnyard before the hungry hawk makes a meal of one of her black and white babies.  Try not to squeal when the kittens and the baby skunks have playtime!

Baby Puss (Color, 1943)
Produced by the legendary team of Hanna and Barbera. Poor cat Tom! Not only does his young owner insist on dressing him like a baby, but he also has to bear the humiliation of being spotted by his cat friends. And Jerry can't believe his good fortune when he spies his foe in diapers and a bib. A raucous cross-dressing Tom and Jerry cartoon! 

The Fabulous Cat Girl (B+W, c. 1950s)
Exotic burlesque teaser featuring a blonde-haired cat-woman with all the right moves for the alley. 

About Oddball Films
Oddball films is the film component of Oddball Film+Video, a stock footage company providing offbeat and unusual film footage for feature films like Milk, documentaries like The Summer of Love, television programs like Mythbusters, clips for Boing Boing and web projects around the world.

Our films are almost exclusively drawn from our collection of over 50,000 16mm prints of animation, commercials, educational films, feature films, movie trailers, medical, industrial military, news out-takes and every genre in between. We’re actively working to present rarely screened genres of cinema as well as avant-garde and ethno-cultural documentaries, which expand the boundaries of cinema. Oddball Films is the largest film archive in Northern California and one of the most unusual private collections in the US. We invite you to join us in our weekly offerings of offbeat cinema.