The Cat that Walked by Himself (1983)

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This wildly appealing animation by Sheila Graber is an adaptation of one of the best of Rudyard Kipling’s whimsical origin tales for children, published as the Just So Stories in 1902. And not surprisingly for an artist whose work is peppered with felines, Graber relishes the character of the outsider Cat, a trickster who walks the line between freedom and domesticity “waving his wild tail and walking by his wild lone”.

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