January 2011

Cute Kitty Movies for Kids

My child is currently obsessed with “puppies and kittens.” She asks for new ones every day (though we’re perfectly happy with the “old” ones) and, even after we just got a third cat, a little five-month-old named River, she continues to beg for yet another a kitten or puppy. While we’re not about to do that, we can let her watch all the kitten and puppy movies that she wants (within reason; I’m not letting her watch Cats and Dogs for twenty hours a day, like she’d prefer). I have noticed, however, that there are many, many more movies that show dogs in a positive light than cats.

Here are some good kitten and cat movies for children who can’t get enough of the feline frenzy. If you can think of any others, feel free to add them in the comments.

Milo and Otis

The Domestic Cat: Ancestral History

In 2004 archaeologists investigating a Neolithic site in Cyprus discovered the grave of a small child, carefully buried with seashells, polished stones, and other decorative natural artifacts, and the skeleton of a kitten, apparently added to the grave a few months after the initial burial. The grave was made about 9,500 years ago, on the site of the Neolithic village of Shillourokambos. Previously, the earliest evidence of the close association between cats as domesticated animals and pets was Egyptian, and about 4,000 years later.