Pussyfoot it may be to millions of fans, but to Chuck Jones Pussyfoot had no permanent name, “…call [him] Everykitten.” Jones continues, “All the kitten had was the ability to love, so drawing him was comparatively simple. A kitten’s ears are much bigger in relation to the face than an adult cat’s, and as in all young mammals, his forehead is very high. I wanted him to be so darling that you feel you must pick him up and hug him, which is precisely what I wanted Marc Anthony to want to do.”
Pussyfoot first appeared in the short animated film, Feed the Kitty, directed by Chuck Jones and written by Michael Maltese. It bowed (and me-owed) in theaters nationwide on February 2, 1952. Robert Gribbroek was the animator and Philip DeGuard created the backgrounds. Carl Stalling was the musical director and with Bea Benaderet as the voice of Marc Anthony’s mistress.
Charles Martin “Chuck” Jones (September 21, 1912 – February 22, 2002)