in about 100 words or less
US <1m, B&W
Directors: William Kennedy Dickson, William Heise; Cast: Henry Welton
Adorned with tiny boxing gloves and held in harnesses by their owner, handler and “corner man”, Professor Welton’s boxing cats is likely the first comedic cat “video” ever produced. Providing a brief glimpse into the future of one of the internet’s most popular themes, this early short film from the Edison studio would have enraged animal rights activist had there been any at that time (Klaus Ming April 2019).