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How come they never made a Catillac Cats comic book?

 
 
Reply Fri 4 Mar, 2011 11:35 am
I remember watching Catillac Cars as a kid:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Catillac_Cats

It was part of Heathcliff. Heathcliff was popular and he had a comic book-why didn't they have a Catillac Cats one, or at least have Catillac Cat stories featured in the Heathcliff comics?

They weren't popular enough?
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JGoldman10
 
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Reply Fri 4 Mar, 2011 11:54 pm
No one here remembers the Catillac Cats?:

http://rpmedia.ask.com/ts?u=/wikipedia/en/thumb/7/74/Riff_Raff_and_Cleo_-_Catillac_Cats.jpg/180px-Riff_Raff_and_Cleo_-_Catillac_Cats.jpg
http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s36/MAvericker/riffraffandgang.jpg
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JGoldman10
 
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Reply Sun 6 Mar, 2011 03:04 pm
No one here is a Heathcliff fan?
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JGoldman10
 
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Reply Tue 8 Mar, 2011 04:46 am
Does anyone else here remember '80s cartoons?
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JGoldman10
 
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Reply Wed 9 Mar, 2011 04:17 am
The only problem I had with the cartoon was that there weren't enough ethnic characters in the show-they should have had some "black" characters for instance so black audiences could relate.
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Sturgis
 
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Reply Wed 9 Mar, 2011 06:32 am
@JGoldman10,
JGoldman10 wrote:

I remember watching Catillac Cars as a kid:
never heard of that make
of car. Where did you watch them...at a race track?

JGoldman10 wrote:
It was part of Heathcliff. Heathcliff was popular and he had a comic book-why didn't they have a Catillac Cats one, or at least have Catillac Cat stories featured in the Heathcliff comics?
Heathclff was an irritating rip-off trying to be Garfield and failing.(Garfield was also irritating).


JGoldman10 wrote:
They weren't popular enough?
They were, they were! Sadly, they were so insanely popular that they were all gathered and thrown in a giant bonfire and the remains were hurtled into space with failed cereal brands. If that hadn't been done they'd have replaced 60 Minutes om Sunday nights. Rumor has it that they landed in a galaxy far far away where George Lucas keeps a summer home.


JGoldman10
 
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Reply Wed 9 Mar, 2011 11:50 am
@Sturgis,
I remember watching Catillac Cats as a kid. Thank you for poining out that typo.

Do you remember this show?
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JGoldman10
 
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Reply Wed 9 Mar, 2011 12:28 pm
I remember watching Catillac Cats as a kid:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Catillac_Cats

It was part of Heathcliff. Heathcliff was popular and he had a comic book-why didn't they have a Catillac Cats one, or at least have Catillac Cat stories featured in the Heathcliff comics?

They weren't popular enough?

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JGoldman10
 
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Reply Wed 9 Mar, 2011 02:38 pm
I am wondering if Cleo started the whole furry craze?
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JGoldman10
 
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Reply Sat 12 Mar, 2011 08:18 am
I remember watching Catillac Cats as a kid:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Catillac_Cats

It was part of Heathcliff. Heathcliff was popular and he had a comic book-why didn't they have a Catillac Cats one, or at least have Catillac Cat stories featured in the Heathcliff comics?

They weren't popular enough? - FIXED

Cleo was probably the most popular character in this show:

http://www.toplessrobot.com/cleo.png

Why WOULDN'T they have a Catillac Cats comic?
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Aldistar
 
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Reply Sat 12 Mar, 2011 08:08 pm
I remember them and the cartoon. I just don't think they were popular enough to print more than the newspaper strips.

The artist may not have had time to work on a comic. Those daily strips in the paper are a hell of a deadline to the artists.
JGoldman10
 
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Reply Sun 13 Mar, 2011 02:52 am
@Aldistar,
The Catillac Cats never appeared in comic form- comic strips or books. They were featured in the old Heathcliff/Heathcliff and the Catillac Cats/Heathcliff Cats and Co. cartoons.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Catillac_Cats

Although both Heathcliff and the Catillac Cats were set in the city of Westfinster, only Hector, Wordsworth and Mungo appeared in both segments. When the trio appeared in Heathcliff episodes, Hector was depicted as the leader of the group. Riff-Raff and Cleo never appeared in a Heathcliff episode (though Riff-Raff is present in a crowd scene cheering for Heathcliff as he fought a dog, and is mentioned a couple of times), and neither Heathcliff nor any other characters from the Heathcliff series (with the small exception of the fish store owner who did have a brief cameo in one Catillac Cats episode) ever appeared in a Catillac Cats episode. The reason is unclear, but some suspect that the McNaught company who owned Heathcliff did not want any outside characters appearing on Heathcliff. Riff-Raff and Cleo were primarily invented by Jean Chalopin and Bruno Bianchi, while Hector, Wordsworth, and Mungo were created specifically so they could appear in either series. The only time in which Heathcliff and Riff-Raff appear on-screen together is in the end credits, when Riff-Raff snatches his hat back from Heathcliff.

Geo Gately, the man who created Heathcliff comics, had nothing to do with the Catillac Cats. Heathcliff and the Catillac Cats had two different owners.
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JGoldman10
 
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Reply Sun 13 Mar, 2011 03:20 am
If they had made a Catillac Cats comic book, or at least had the Cats as a back-up feature in the Heathcliff comic books, they should have made the comics multicultural. The cartoons didn't have any blacks or people of color, or had any cats or dogs that represented people of color (they had the Siamese Twins, but they only appeared with Heathcliff). I think the show's creators only assumed white kids watched the show-that's cultural bias.

They could have had "black" cats like:

http://www.rockandpop80s.com/images/Mc%20Skat%20Kat.jpg
http://static.rateyourmusic.com/album_images/76728e9358a211187b35229a36097c6f/299651.jpg

but they'd be cleaned up for the show, or course.

Multiculturalism, as far as I know, wasn't a big thing till the '90s.
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