Bad Luck Blackie (1948)

USA, 1948
35mm film, Technicolor, 1.37:1
mono (Western Electric Sound System), English

An American short animated comedy fantasy film directed by Tex Avery.

Plot Summary

A kitten is bullied by a bulldog but is saved by the intervention of a black cat.


* = uncredited

Directed by: Tex Avery
© MCMXLVIII [1948] by Loew's Incorporated
A Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer cartoon
Produced by: Fred Quimby
Story: Rich Hogan
Music: Scott Bradley
Perspecta Sound, Westrex Recording System
Animation: Grant Simmons, Walter Clinton [real name: Walt Clinton], Preston Blair, Louie Schmitt

Tex Avery [dog] *
Dick Nelson [black cat] *

Extracts included in
Cartoon Logic (2005)
Return to Edge City (2005)
Roger Rabbit and the Secrets of Toon Town (1988)
Stray Cat Strut (1981)
Waking Sleeping Beauty (2009)



  • The Palgrave Encyclopedia of American Horror Film Shorts 1915-1976 by Gary D. Rhodes and David J. Hogan p.530-531
  • by Walt Lee p.23 – credits
  • The World of Fantasy Films by Richard Myers p.169