Conrad the Cat
Looney Tunes character
First appearanceThe Bird Came C.O.D. (1942)
Created byChuck Jones
Voiced byMel Blanc (The Bird Came C.O.D. and Porky's Cafe)
Pinto Colvig (Conrad the Sailor)
In-universe information
SpeciesCat
GenderMale

Conrad the Cat is a fictional animated Warner Bros. character who was created by Chuck Jones,[1][2] and starred in three shorts in the 1940s.

He was voiced by Mel Blanc[3][4] in the first two shorts, and Pinto Colvig in Conrad the Sailor. Conrad having been voiced by Colvig, has been compared to Goofy,[5][1] but has been criticized as having "only mannerisms (he rubs his nose a lot and grins, and giggles foolishly), and not a personality."[5]

Shorts

He first appeared in the 1942 color short The Bird Came C.O.D.[5][2] before featuring in Porky's Cafe (in black and white)[2] and Conrad the Sailor (in color).[2][6] In Porky's Cafe, Conrad appeared with Porky Pig;[4] in Conrad the Sailor, he appears with Daffy Duck.[7] All shorts were released in 1942.

References

  1. ^ a b Davis, Amy M. (2007). "A Brief History of Animation". Good Girls & Wicked Witches: Women in Disney's Feature Animation. Indiana University Press. p. 59. ISBN 9780861969012. Retrieved 24 November 2019.
  2. ^ a b c d Sigall, Martha (2005). Living Life Inside the Lines: Tales from the Golden Age of Animation. Univ. Press of Mississippi. p. 39. ISBN 9781578067497. Retrieved 24 November 2019.
  3. ^ Lawson, Tim; Persons, Alisa (2004). The Magic Behind the Voices: A Who's Who of Cartoon Voice Actors. Univ. Press of Mississippi. pp. 55, 66. ISBN 9781578066964. Retrieved 24 November 2019.
  4. ^ a b Ohmart, Ben (2012). Mel Blanc: The Man of a Thousand Voices. BearManor Media. ISBN 978-1-59393-259-6. Retrieved 24 November 2019.
  5. ^ a b c Barrier, Michael (2003). Hollywood Cartoons: American Animation in Its Golden Age. Oxford University Press. ISBN 9780199839223. Retrieved 24 November 2019.
  6. ^ "Conrad Cat". TV.com.
  7. ^ Samerdyke, Michael (2014). Cartoon Carnival: A Critical Guide to the Best Cartoons from Warner Brothers, MGM, Walter Lantz and DePatie-Freleng. ISBN 9781312470071. Retrieved 24 November 2019.