Cat, Cat & Damawama

When my brother and I were little we used to play games as if they were TV shows. They always had an intro song we made up and ending credits. We went as far as scheduling our “shows” on certain days at certain times. One game we played was called Cat, Cat and Damawama – a show about two yellow and blue cats and a pink dog who were always entangled in some kind of shenanigan. They were little figurines with plastic heads and cloth bodies and to this day I have no clue what those toys were called or where I could find them! All I know is that they came in a set (cat, dog and bear – we always lost the bear!) and we got them at Toys R Us.

I thought it would be a cute idea to recreate these characters as if they were for a cartoon I was developing.

The end result was a story about a popular 60’s folk duo (Cat, the laid back hippy & Damawama, the diva) managed by  Cat’s uptight brother (Also named Cat). Although I’m not sure if I’d name the female character “Damawama” since it is a really unusual name (I have no clue how we came up with it in the first place) and rather name their band that name.

Maybe a mini comic and eventually a pitch for a cartoon? Haha… one can dream.

Lisa