Kat - Lovesick cat infatuated with a pesky brick-tossing
rodent who appeared in the daily syndicated newspaper comic strip "Krazy
Kat" created by George Herriman in 1913 for the Hearst papers. The
characters later appeared in a series of silent film cartoons
created by Hearst-Vitograph News Pictorial (1916) and then by
International Film Services Cartoons (1916-17), Bray Productions
(1920-21), Winkler Pictures (1925-27) and Paramount-Famous Lasky
The Krazy Kat franchise continued in a series of Columbia
Pictures sound cartoons ("talkies") produced from 1929-40 by Charles
Mintz and written by Manny Gould and Ben Harrison. The Krazy Kat cartoons
were later shown on television.
In the cartoons,
lovesick Krazy Kat (who lived in Coconino County) pursued Ignatz the
mouse who liked to toss bricks at Krazy Kat's head as a sign of his
Other residents of Coconino County were Offissa Bull Pupp
(who also loved Krazy Kat) and other zanies like Milton Mouse,
Marshall Mouse, Irving Mouse, Matilda Mouse, Marmaduke Mouse, Don
Kiyote (formerly Daniel of "Daniel and Pansy"), Joe Stork, Kolin
Kelly (Maker of Bricks), Krazy Katbird, Krazy Katfish, Gooseberry
Sprig, J. Turtle, Joe Bark (the moon hater), Pauline Parrot, Mrs.
Kwak Wak, Mr. Kiskidee Kuku, Kitten Kat, Mr. Meeyowl, Anita Gata
Blanca, Terry P. Turtle, and Bum Bill Bee.
Ignatz Tossing a Brick
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