More Shorts For Cats

A follow-up to the popular "Shorts For Cats" collection, this enjoyable edition features short films that showcase the creative work of a diverse group of talented, up-and-coming filmmakers. Highlights include "All's Fair," centered on two dedicated soldiers forced to confront the harsh realities of torture; and "The Evaluation," a hilarious look at a work performance evaluation gone horribly wrong.

Painting is for the Cats 1961

This is one of three 15 minute cat films made by Bretislav Pojar in 1960-61. It features mime artist Ladislav Fialka as the painter Honza. He gets into all sorts of trouble when he has to look after two little kittens. It's a mixture of live action and animation. The other two films in the trilogy are Cat’s Promise Cat School Narrator Rudolf Deyl also provided the voice for the first series for Pojar’s Pojdte Pane films in the mid 60s.

Cool for Cats

Cool for Cats was one of the first shows on British TV to feature music for a teenage audience. It was produced by Associated Rediffusion, part of the ITV network, and ran from December 1956 to February 1961. The show was presented by Kent Walton. It lasted 15 minutes. Discs were played and then commented upon. Sometimes The Dougie Squires Dancers, which included the unknown Una Stubbs, performed dance routines to the music. The programme was originally broadcast on Mondays at 7:15pm and later moved to Thursdays. Due to its success it was a twice weekly show, later expanding to half an hour. The show's initiator was director Joan-Kemp Welch, the drama innovator, and the first—and the show's longest-running—choreographer was Dougie Squires. Kent Walton took the title from a show of the same name he hosted on Radio Luxembourg.