Banjo the Woodpile Cat (1982) - Rotten Tomatoes

Banjo the Woodpile Cat (1982)

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A rare TV project from animator Don Bluth, Banjo the Woodpile Cat begins in somewhere in the Great Midwest, where the title character, a mischievous kitten, pulls one too many pranks on his mom and dad. Fearing severe punishment, Banjo hops a truck bound for Salt Lake City. Here he is befriended by a brace of worldly street cats named Crazy Legs and Zazu, not to mention a bevy of jazz-club showgirls. Wearying of scrounging for food, dodging dogs and braving thundershowers , Banjo prevails upon his new friends to help him get back to his old farm. Originally shown back to back with another animated special, Stanley the Ugly Duckling, Banjo the Woodpile Cat first aired May 1, 1982, on ABC.
Rating:
G
Genre:
Animation , Kids & Family , Science Fiction & Fantasy , Television
Directed By:
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Runtime:

Cast

Scatman Crothers
as Crazy Legs
Jerry Harper
as Papa Cat
Mark Elliott
as Announcer
Jackie Ward
as Vocalist
Sally Stevens
as Vocalist
Sue Allen
as Vocalist
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Critic Reviews for Banjo the Woodpile Cat

All Critics (1)

Great animation, so-so story.

Full Review… | January 2, 2011
Common Sense Media

Audience Reviews for Banjo the Woodpile Cat

Don Bluth's first official film without Disney. The animation is very smooth and has Don Bluth's distinct stylized characters.

Christal  Jewel
Christal Jewel
½

Wow, seeing that I am the first person to review this on flixster is very odd. This is Don Bluth's first film apart from Disney and is considered a piece of animation history! I great debut apart from Disney!

Kyle S
Kyle S

Super Reviewer

½

Massively enjoyable first outing from Don Bluth, and even in my 20's I still love it. Its one of those things that you can keep seeing and seeing and not get bored. The biggest issue is you can see it was done in mr. Bluth's garage over 4 years in some scenes but past the small bugs this is a great short and a good voice performance from Scatman Crothers.

Brandon Mistler
Brandon Mistler

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