Did you grow up on Disney cartoon movies? Those animated classics feature some adorable animals! While icons like Bambi, Dumbo, and Eor may get top billing, Marie, the cute kitty from the Aristocats, also has a lot of fans. In fact, this little ball of fur has become so popular that there is a whole day dedicated to her. February 22nd is Marie Day! A vet discusses this charming feline below.
Marie may be small, but she packs a lot of character into a tiny package. While the little kitten is a bit spoiled, she is also quite romantic. Like most baby cats, Marie is extremely curious. And, like many kittens (and children) she doesn’t always get along with her siblings. Along with her siblings, Marie embarks on a series of harrowing misadventures, which almost end with her being shipped in a box to Timbuktu. This made for some nail-biting moments in the movie! However, don’t let your pet take after this fluffy film star. Keep your kitten safe and sound inside!
Have you ever wondered what breed Marie is? She’s a Turkish Angora! These pretty cats have fluffy white fur and blue eyes. We don’t recommend dressing them like Marie, who wears a pink ribbon: this can be a choking hazard. A pink collar, however, would be a cute homage to the cartoon kitty.
Marie also has a taste for music, and enjoys playing the piano. This isn’t entirely fictitious: there are other kitty pianists out there, as a Youtube search will reveal. However, most cats are more prone to singing. Unfortunately, our feline friends are terrible singers. We recommend sparing yourself this sound, by getting your pet spayed or neutered.
The Aristocats wasn’t Marie’s only onscreen appearance. She also appeared in the manga Miriya & Marie, in which it is revealed that her pink bow gives her the ability to time travel, at least to 1910 Paris. She’s also appeared in logos and promotions, alongside other Disney celebrepets Pascal and the Cheshire Cat. She’s also appeared live at many Disney parks throughout the world. There’s also quite a bit of Marie merchandise, from coffee cups to framed prints. The sassy little kitten has captured hearts all over the world. That’s definitely worth celebrating!
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