- Kat Nipp
- Tight End, Linebacker, Kicker
- Current Team
- Football, Postseason
- 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015
Mischievous tight end and kicker of the Catamounts Football team, and co-star of the three 1929 Disney Shorts: The Opry House, The Karnival Kid and When the Cat’s Away.
Kat Nipp a mischievous member of the Catamounts football team. He is an often-impaired backwoods tough cat who has always been a violent rival of the Walt Disney Bowl I MVP.
Although he respects the decision of his teammate and oldest recurring Disney character growing towards being a family man, Kat Nipp still hopes the football field will ignite a flashback to the days of Black Pete.
1929 Disney Animated Shorts
Outside of Mickey Mouse Athletics, Nipp was introduced in the 1929 animated short The Opry House, in which he acted as a snake for a snake-charming routine, continuing to smoke his pipe all the while, until his cover falls over.
Nipp’s other two appearances in animation also came in 1929, with When the Cat’s Away and The Karnival Kid. The latter introduced the intensity of Kat and Mickey’s rivalry with Nipp’s habit of physically harming Mickey, here by stretching out Mickey’s nose to a ridiculous length.
Mickey Mouse vs. Kat Nipp
Their rivalry continued in 1931, known by the newspaper headline, “Mickey Mouse vs. Kat Nipp“. When Mickey started meddling near Kat Nipp’s residence, Kat Nipp retaliated by constantly putting Mickey’s tail in knots. Afterwards, Mickey vowed to not untie any of the knots until he got even with Kat Nipp.
The ONE TIME Mickey Mouse helped Kat Nipp: The Paint Job (2002)
For the most part, Mickey Mouse and Kat Nipp are hostile towards one another. For example, after his first incursion in the town of Mouseton, Nipp was chased out of town by dogs set on him by Mickey.
But despite all of this, there is at least one occasion in which Mickey helped Kat Nipp out: after Nipp dumped paint on someone’s car, Mickey told the person not to beat up Kat Nipp without any proof, even though Mickey found Kat Nipp’s footprint himself. As it turned out, Nipp had also painted Mickey’s car, but, grateful, he offered to help Mickey clean it off.
- But other than a few incidents in Britain for the Mickey Mouse Annual, Kat Nipp’s appearances and rivalry faded away until Pete invited him to use that aggression on the football field.
- Due to the league’s player conduct rules and guidelines, the rivalry between Kat Nipp and Mickey hasn’t escalated to the point of concern up to this point in their football careers.