Cartoon – Declawing – Vet’s Clinic

Cartoon on declawing cats

This is a draft 9 second (!) cartoon video of the inside of a veterinary clinic where they declaw cats. I made it as a trial video. A draft, if you will. The cartoon is on a website where it was made: Go Animate.

Please click on this link to see it: Declaw Vet’s Clinic.

It opens a new tab or window.

When you get to Go Animate please click on full screen view:

Cartoon on declawing cats

Before I sign up to Go Animate, I’d like your opinion on this little one scene cartoon video. I can extend the video by creating more scenes; make it a story. I think cartoons like this have potential for educating especially the children.

A longish video of this type, say about 2 minutes in length, on declawing or cat behavior or some other fundamental topic of cat caretaking may have merit. I think the key is that cartoons attract children and they are the future for improved cat welfare.

However, before I commit to paying quite a hefty subscription ($39 per month) I would like your opinion as to whether this sort of presentation of information could make a worthwhile impact to improve cat welfare. Please be very honest and brutally critically, if you want to be.

I have to link to the video rather than embed it on PoC because PoC makes money through advertising and I have to pay for a business subscription to embed it.

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Cartoon – Declawing – Vet’s Clinic — 5 Comments

  1. Not sure what to say Michael, it’s very clever and it could be a good idea in that it’s sort of like my anti declaw posters come to life, but whether it would be worth paying that much a month for I just don’t know.
    Who can put monetary value on savings cats claws? But would enough people spread it around?
    The Paw Project film seems to be going well, watching a film has impact, I wish we could see it in other countries but of course here it would be preaching to the converted.
    Are you allowed just a month’s contract to see how it goes? Good luck anyway if you decide to do it 🙂

  2. Well it’s unusual,and if you could explain from the start what is going on and who each person is maybe it WOULD have a big impact, it’s so hard to say and such a pity you have to pay a monthly fee, I’ll be interested in the USA opinions as this is where such a cartoon would be aimed at.

    • Thanks Barbara. This is just my initial attempt. I think they could be good but….will enough people watch them and justify the cost and time because it took me at least 3 hours to produce that. It is quite labour intensive because it is a different programme (application) and a different medium. You have to become a film maker. I am not sure how good a film maker I am 😉

  3. True, kids pay attention to animation and videos are educational.
    But, is the children following really enough to bear the cost of subscribing?

  4. Hmm I can’t decide if it’s a good idea or not as it’s quite a bit of money to fork out a month and the people who come to POC are mostly against declawing anyway.
    Posters can be printed off to share but not moving cartoons.

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