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Pluto's Judgement Day
Public Enemy #1! (hisses) You're on trial today for the crimes that you've committed! We're gonna prove you're GUILTY!! Just try and get acquitted!
~ The Cat Prosecutor taunting Pluto of his incoming fate.

The Demon Cats are the main antagonists of the 1935 Disney short Pluto's Judgement Day, in which they attempt to take revenge on Pluto for his prejudice against cats in a rigged trial.

They were voiced by the late Walt Disney, while the prosecutor was voiced by late Billy Bletcher and the judge was voiced by late Clarence Nash.

History

In the beginning of the cartoon, Pluto is chasing a young kitten into Mickey's house. Mickey angrily scolds Pluto for bullying cats and warns him that he will have much to answer for on his "judgement day" if he keeps this up. Mickey then orders Pluto to lie down near the fireplace as punishment for his actions while he goes to clean the kitten, which left Pluto very bitter towards Mickey. But as he falls to slumber, he dreams of a full-grown cat coming into the house and provoking Pluto into chasing him. Ignoring Mickey's pleas not to do so, Pluto chases the cat but then falls into a trap leading into Hell itself, where he is chained to several iron balls and a crowd of hellish felines appears around him with angry expressions, including a large orange cat wearing a wig, a black cloak and cap serving as the judge, eight small black cats serving as jurors, and a large black cat wearing a red cloak serving as the prosecutor.

The cat prosecutor proclaims that Pluto is on trial for the numerous crimes that he has committed against their kind, and they all promise that he shall be found guilty and receive "justice", and dares him to try to prove himself otherwise. They then roll out other cats who've been victimized by Pluto, but all their testimonies are all dubious at best. The first was a fat cat who claimed that Pluto assaulted him for his obesity and then chased him under a steamroller, which squashed him to death. The second is a shaking cat strapped to a wheelchair whose caretaker claims has developed "dog-shock" from Pluto's abuse and demonstrates by using a toy dog to send him into a panic attack. Then the last victims were three orphaned kittens who claim that Pluto not only stole their milk and food but also murdered their "Uncle Tom" by drowning him in the river. Despite being stated earlier by the cat prosecutor that he can try to defend himself for these actions, Pluto is too scared to do so, which adds up to his guilt, much to the cat prosecutor's amusement.

At this point, the cat judge declares they've seen enough to reach a verdict. Without even giving time for thought, the Jury quickly declares Pluto guilty and he is dragged off to meet his fate in the "hot seat", much to his complete horror. In the real world, Pluto whimpers in his sleep until a flint from the fireplace jumps unto his behind, waking him up. He crashes into the bucket where Mickey is cleaning the kitten. When he sees it, he becomes terrified and tries to run away, but Mickey insists that they get along. The kitten licks Pluto and he licks back, showing that he has ended his bullying ways.

Quotes

"Psst! Hey, ya big bully! Wake up!" (Pluto wakes up and sees the cat) "Come on outside, and I'll knock ya block off." *laughs evilly* (Pluto starts running, but Mickey appears and stops him) "What's the mattah? Are ya yella?!"
~ The Grey Cat provoking Pluto to chase him.
We want Pluto! We want Pluto! We want Pluto! We want Pluto!
~ The Demon Cats chanting to convict Pluto for his prejudice against their kind.
Judge: "Swear in the prisoner!"
Prosecutor: "You solemnly swear to tell the whole truth... *gibberish* ...so help you?"
(Pluto's paw gets snapped and howls painfully, then Judge bonks him with his gavel)
Judge: "Shut up!"
~ Judge and Prosecutor "swearing in" Pluto
Prosecutor: "We'll now hear from the witnesses, and when they've testified.... the verdict will be left up to the jury to decide!!"
Jury: "And we promise... he'll get justice!!"
Prosecutor: "Justice!"
Judge: "Justice!"
~ The Prosecutor, Judge and Jury preparing to start the trial against Pluto.
Prosecutor: "You'll now see what this fiend has done to victim number one!"
(Curtains unfurl to reveal a stage, and a fat cat with a balloon appears onstage)
Victim #1: "That great big bully picked on me because I was so fat! He chased me under a steamroller, and then he left me
flat!"
(Turns sideways to reveal his literal flatness then disappears.)
~ The Prosecutor introducing the first witness, who reveals what Pluto did to him.
This poor guy has Dog-Shock; he's scared out of his wits! And every time a dog barks, ha, he throws a dozen fits. Watch him!
~ Victim #2's caretaker before using a dog-shaped barking toy to send the victim into a panic attack.
Kittens: "He drank our milk and stole liver, and then pushed poor Uncle Tom in the river!"
(Kittens sing sadly as they literally drag their uncle's grave with them, then Tom's nine lives jump out from the grave)
Tom: "One little, two little, three little angels; four little, five little, six little angels; seven little, eight little, nine little angels; All that's left of Uncle Tom!" (spins around while limping) "All that's left of Uncle Tom!"
~ Victim #3 and his nieces.
Judge: "STOP!! We've seen and heard enough! Jury, do your duty!!"
Jury: "And watch us do our stuff!" (all jurors walk to and back from a revolving door) "We find the defendant guilty! He's guilty! He's guilty! G-U-I-L-T-Y! Guilty, guilty, guilty!
~ The Cat Judge and Jury convicting Pluto of his crimes.

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