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20 Most Memorable Cats in Disney History

All of our favorite Disney Cats, whether heroes or villains, domestic or wild, have one thing in common: each has its own “purrrsonality.” This is why, I suppose, each person in my family has a different favorite. My little one likes Tigger from The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh. My older boy likes Simba from The Lion King. My husband likes Bagheera from The Jungle Book. And my favorite is Mufasa from The Lion King.

What about you? Do you have a favorite Disney cat?

In honor of National Cat Day on October 29th, I thought it would be fun to share a gallery of our favorite Disney cats.

If you’d like to find out a little about National Cat Day, which aims to find new homes for 10,000 cats across the nation, click on the link after you purrrruse this gallery:

The Cheshire Cat

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Image Source: The Walt Disney Company

His penchant for appearing and disappearing qualifies the Cheshire Cat, from Alice in Wonderland, as mischievous. Sometimes helpful and sometimes not, like many cats, he’s definitely independent. His mischievous personality is solidified by his recitation of verses from the “Jabberwocky” poem.

Si and Am

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Image Source: The Walt Disney Company

Si and Am are Aunt Sarah’s pets. She thinks they can do no harm, but they are very naughty with Lady in Disney’s Lady and the Tramp.

Tigger

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Long before Alan Greenspan, Tigger was the definition of irrational exuberance in Disney’s The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh. He bounces and pounces with an energy not totally unlike the sun’s.

Lucifer

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Lady Tremaine’s spoiled and gluttonous cat has two purposes in life in Walt Disney’s Cinderella: making Cinderella’s life miserable, and eating. He takes pleasure in making Cinderella suffer and tries to eat her friends, the mice.

Simba

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Image Source: The Walt Disney Company

Simba’s fun-loving personality delights, but Mufasa’s courageous son ultimately finds the courage to confront his demons and become the king in Disney’s The Lion King.

Mufasa

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Image Source: The Walt Disney Company

King Mufasa, wise and majestic, is a loving husband and a proud father. I love his father-son talks with Simba in Disney’s The Lion King.

Sarabi

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Always watching out for her little ones from a safe distance, she is calm, loving, and courageous in the face of adversity in Disney’s The Lion King.

Nala

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Nala, Simba’s spirited friend from Disney’s The Lion King, is fun-loving and energetic. But most of all, she is loyal. She doesn’t give up on Simba, and together they conquer Scar and build a life together.

Scar

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Scar is King Mufasa’s resentful brother in The Lion King. He would do anything to become king, even betray his own family.

Shere Khan

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It seems like Mowgli is the only one who doesn’t appreciate Shere Khan’s power in Disney’s The Jungle Book. And how is it that he doesn’t seem to be drawn in by Kaa’s hypnotic gaze?

Bagheera

bagheera
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Wise Bagheera, from The Jungle Book, knows what must be done and can be counted on to do it. He can be ferocious when necessary, but is kind at heart.

Figaro

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Figaro is the classic playful and curious cat in Walt Disney’s Pinocchio. He loves Geppetto, Pinocchio, eating fish, and drinking milk.

Rajah

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What wouldn’t we give for a Rajah in our corner, right? He’s silent, loyal, sweet, and protective of his true friend Jasmine in Disney’s Aladdin.

Duchess

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Duchess is the epitome of grace in The Aristocats. She is sweet, kind, and a good mother.

Toulouse

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Toulouse, Duchess’ artistic son from Disney’s The Aristocats, really gets into his work, which makes for paint splattered all over the house. He’s creative, playful, and energetic.

Berlioz

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Berlioz, another one of Duchess’ sons from The Aristocats, plays the piano and is a bit tidier than Toulouse.

Marie

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Marie, from The Aristocats, inspired such classic lines as, “You’re not a lady, you’re nothing but a sister.” She delivered a couple other memorable lines, too, like this nugget: “Ladies do not start fights, but they can finish them.

Thomas O’Malley

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The Aristocats’ O’Malley is the kind of guy you’d like to sit around and have a pitcher of milk with. He’s fun and happy-go-lucky, but you can count on him.

Rufus

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Rufus, in Disney’s The Rescuers, comforts Penny with the gentle wisdom that can only comes from age and grace.

Dinah

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Dinah, in Walt Disney’s Alice in Wonderland, is sweet and tender — just the sort of cat you’d want to cuddle up with.

Happy National Cat Day!

 

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