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Product Details

  • Actors: Mel Blanc, Donna Christie, Roger Carel, Patrick Poivey, Stan Jones
  • Directors: Bruno Bianchi
  • Writers: Bruno Bianchi, Alan Swayze, Ann Elder, Bob Rosenfarb, Bob Wilson
  • Format: Box set, Color, NTSC
  • Language: English (Unknown)
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 4
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: Shout Factory
  • DVD Release Date: September 20, 2005
  • Run Time: 30 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (30 customer reviews)
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S. and to APO/FPO addresses. For APO/FPO shipments, please check with the manufacturer regarding warranty and support issues.
  • ASIN: B000A345DA
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #192,086 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Heathcliff and the Catillac Cats" on IMDb

Special Features

  • 24 episodes on four discs
  • Interview with Heathcliff's cartoonist, Peter Gallagher
  • Heathcliff Through the Years: click-through gallery of cartoon panels
  • Original series promos

Editorial Reviews

The Original Crabby Tabby is Back!

King of the ’80s nostalgia explosion, Heathcliff and his pals The Catillac Cats are back, ruling the neighborhood with an iron paw and a sense of adventure. Voiced by the legendary Mel Blanc, Heathcliff And The Catillac Cats is just as you remember: fun, feisty and full of laughs and entertainment for the whole family!

Heathcliff And The Catillac Cats 4-disc set will feature the first 24 complete episodes, sure to please fans as this is the first time Heathcliff (featuring the Catillac Cats segments) will appear as it aired originally on TV.

SPECIAL FEATURES: Interview with Heathcliff cartoonist Peter Gallagher Heathcliff Through The Years Click-Thru Gallery Original Promos

PROGRAM LISTING: Disc 1 1. The Great Pussini / Kitty Kat Kennels 2. Chauncey's Great Escape / Carnival Capers 3. Mad Dog Catcher / Circus Beserkus 4. Rebel Without A Claws / The Farming Life Ain't For Me 5. Heathcliff's Middle Name / Wishful Thinking 6. King Of The Beasts / Cat Can Do

Disc 2 7. Smoke Gets In My Eyes / Much Ado About Bedding 8. City Slicker Cat / House Of The Future 9. Spike's Cousin / For The Birds 10. Heathcliff's Pet / Swamp Fever 11. Teed Off / Monstro vs. The Wolf Hound 12. Say Cheese / Cat's Angels

Disc 3 13. Meow Meow Island / Iron Cats 14. Family Tree / Who's Got The Chocolate? 15. Be Prepared / Cruisin' For A Bruisin' 16. Heathcliff Gets Canned / Whackoed Out 17. Brain Sprain / Cat Balloon 18. May The Best Cat Win / Comedy Cats

Disc 4 19. Revenge Of The Kitty / Jungle Vacation 20. Hospital Heathcliff / Hector's Takeover 21. Going Shopping / Cat In The Fat 22. Wild Cat Heathcliff / Kitten Around 23. Cat Burglar Heathcliff / Lucky's Unlucky Day 24. The Blizzard Bandit / Harem Cat

Customer Reviews

Loved watching this cartoon as a kid.
David Orth
This four disc set from Shout Factory is well done and a welcomed addition to any DVD collection.
The Critic
Wish cartoons where like this nowadays.
jaz_edl

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

17 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Robin Orlowski on July 31, 2005
Format: DVD
My younger brother and I watched this cartoon growing up in the 1980s. Because it wasn't a superblockbuster (GI JOE..etc) I am glad that it is being released on DVD.

Even though we never figured out why Iggy Nutmeg (the young boy in the "Heathcliff" segments) always was dressed up while Jennifer went casual and Grandma and Grandpa also looked (for their generation) informal, the series was great. Heathcliff was a cat who lived with the Nutmegs and, although generally well behaved, and wanting to impress his girlfriend Sonia (also a cat) got into trouble around the neighborhood.

He obviously wasn't content with being just a housecat because Heathclif was always cooking up some kind of 'get-rich-quick' scheme, but the family always forgave him and loved him exactly for who he was.

I loved the car which the Cadilac Cats had, it litterally changed into anything. Sure they lived in a junkyard and knew how to fend for themselves if need be, but the Cadilac Cats weren't hooligans. They were usually well-mannered cats and their leader Rif-Raf, honestly wanted nothing more than to be with his beloved Cleo, who worked at a music store. Plus (again to the perspective of a little kid) their makeshift house from an old airplane looked really cool.

I hope that whoever took the initiative to bring the series to DVD also included the theme song. Many years later, the lyrics and beat are still memorable.
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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful By N. W. Hartung on October 4, 2005
Format: DVD
Finally a good eighties reissue!! This set actually is everything from the original episodes! From the theme song to the right back to the episode clips everything is here just like it was back in '84/'85 minus the commercials ;) Seems most cartoons from the eighties that have recently come out on dvd are missing key parts such as proper opening closing credits voice changes and other bad annoying things. But, fear not this set is exactly is how they were shown back then! This is one of the few cartoons that wasn't out every Saturday (then in the late eighties everyday in the afternoon) that wasn't messed up because there was no toys to dictate how the show should be made vs action toy cartoons (i.e. thundercats is a good example of that.) One can enjoy watching this in nostalgia of your childhood while enjoying it with your children now! Kid's of today and yesterday will find Heathcliff and the Riff Raff Gangs escapades quite enjoyable and funny! Oh yeah they even include the pet tips on this which is cool too!
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Kristin Thomas on January 26, 2007
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
i loved heathcliff growing up. the show always made me laugh.it is a shame that the cartoons of today are nothing like what i watched growing up.Heathcliff is a cat that thinks he owns the street where he lives with family. Heathcliff gets into all kind of trouble. the second half of the show is with the catillac cats who live at the dump on heathcilffs street. the gang is run by Riff Raff who has the hots for Cloe who lives in a music shop with a dog named Butch. Between heathcliff and riff raff you never no what is going to happen.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By The Critic on July 4, 2008
Format: DVD
Meeeeeow! Shout Factory has finally given fans of "Heathcliff and the Catillac Cats" something to MEOW! about. For the first time on DVD format fans will be treated to all 24 complete episodes of Heathcliff also containing all the Catillac Cats segments as they originally aired in the 80's. Voiced by the one and only Mel Blanc your family will be treated to hours of feline fun and frolic compliments of Heathcliff and The Catillac Cats.

To his feline friends Heathcliff is nothing more than a con-cat and neighborhood practical joker. For the rugged but loveable Bulldog Spike he's the constant thorn in his side and endless source of torment. The always scheming Riff Raff leader of "The Catillac Cats" is joined by sidekicks Hector, Wordsworth and Mungo. Riff Raff along with his girlfriend Cleo and the Catillac Cats live in a junkyard and drive a Cadillac car that can change into anything. Due to Riff Raff's cat brained ideas to get rich quick and eat gourmet grub, the Catillac Cats are constantly in and out of trouble.

This four disc set from Shout Factory is well done and a welcomed addition to any DVD collection. The disc packaging is well done and the disc artwork makes this set even more attractive to own. The picture is in its Aspect Ratio of: 1.33:1 has been remastered to DVD and other than some minor blemishes and speckling it's still very good. The sound in my opinion could have been much better; it's inconsistent throughout the episodes and distorted at times. Overall the quality is much better than I had hoped for and I'm giving "Heathcliff and the Catillac Cats" five stars and a bowl of milk.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Dark Helmet on February 16, 2006
Format: DVD
The cartoon: This is the first season from the syndicated cartoon that ran from around 1985 to 1988, and then was picked up by Nickelodeon (where I remember watching it as a kid). It was produced by DiC, and the animation was farmed to famous anime company Tokyo Movie Shinsha. While it's not movie quality, the animation is definitely several cuts above the quality level of TV cartoons on average. Heathcliff is voiced by cartoon legend Mel Blanc, and there are several other familiar animation voices in the cast. I personally have fond memories of watching this cartoon as a kid, but overall I think it's held up well.

The DVD: This is a four disc set made by Shout Factory with 24 episodes total. The full episodes are there, with the intro, commercial bumpers, one Heathcliff and one Catillac Cats segment per episode, the obligatory 80s morality segment at the end where Heathcliff gives a blurb about caring for your pets, then the closing. The episodes are arranged in chronological order by the date they aired. The pilot is on here too, though for some reason it was #18 in rotation. There are extras on discs 1-3, the first one being the most interesting by far. It's an interview with the current Heathcliff cartoonist. Heathcliff's creator George Gately retired in 1999 and passed away two years later, leaving his nephew Peter Gallagher to continue the comic. Peter discusses the history of the comic and gives a short tutorial on how to draw Heathcliff. On disc #2, there is a strip gallery with one comic from each year up until 2005. Disk #3 has the last segment, the promo clips that were used to sell the show to independant stations. IMHO this is the worst out of all the extras, since it just has clips from cartoons that are already on the discs, sans voices.
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