Do you love animated movies? Many of those Disney 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 charming, precocious furball has become so popular that there is now a whole day dedicated to her. February 22nd is Marie Day! A vet discusses this cute feline below.
Marie packs a lot of character into a tiny package. Although this little kitten is somewhat spoiled, she is also quite romantic. Like most cats, Marie is extremely curious. And, like many kittens (and children) she sometimes bickers with her siblings.
Have you forgotten Marie’s tale? Along with her brothers, Marie embarks on a series of harrowing misadventures, which almost end with her being shipped to Timbuktu in a box. This made for some nail-biting moments in the movie, though it all worked out in the end. Just don’t let your pet take after this fluffy film star. Keep your kitten safe and sound inside!
Have you ever wondered what kind of cat Marie is? She’s a Turkish Angora! These pretty cats have fluffy white fur and blue eyes. We also don’t recommend dressing them like Marie, who wears a pink ribbon, as this can be a choking hazard. (Note: Marie’s ribbon also has time-travel capabilities, but we’re fairly sure most cats just use wormholes for this.) A pink collar, however, would be a cute homage to the cartoon kitty.
Marie has a taste for music, and enjoys playing piano. This isn’t entirely fictitious: there are other feline pianists out there, as a Youtube search will reveal. However, most cats are more prone to singing. Unfortunately, Fluffy is a terrible singer. We recommend sparing yourself this sound, by getting your pet spayed or neutered.
The Aristocats wasn’t Marie’s only onscreen appearance. The fluffy feline also appeared in the manga Miriya & Marie, in which that pink bow transports its ‘passenger’ back to 1910 Paris. She’s also appeared in logos and promotions, along with other Disney celebrepets Pascal and the Cheshire Cat. Marie also appeared live at many Disney parks throughout the world. The sassy little kitten has captured hearts all over the world. There’s also quite a bit of Marie merchandise, from coffee cups to framed prints. We love it!
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