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Figaro is Geppetto's mischievous pet kitten in Pinocchio. He later appears as Minnie Mouse's pet kitten in the Classic Disney Shorts, as well as the TV series House of Mouse and Mickey Mouse Clubhouse.
Originally intending Figaro as a minor character in Disney Animated Canon feature film Pinocchio, Walt Disney took note of the cat's popularity and placed him in three shorts of his own. Figaro often acted as a rival of Pluto the Pup.
Figaro and Cleo (one of Figaro's own three shorts)
Bath Day (one of Figaro's own three shorts)
Figaro and Frankie (one of Figaro's own three shorts)
Cat Nap Pluto
Media Featuring Figaro:
- Pinocchio: Debut
- Mickey's Once Upon a Christmas
Tropes That Apply to Figaro:
- Accessory-Wearing Cartoon Animal: Figaro wears a red bow in Bath Day. In the Mickey Mouse Clubhouse episode "Minnie's Bowtique", he wears a pink bowtie.
- Bratty Half-Pint: Non-anthro example, being a rambunctious kitten.
- Breakout Character: A bit player in Pinocchio. Figaro appeared as lead character in at least three Classic Disney Shorts.
- Bow Ties Are Cool: In the Mickey Mouse Clubhouse episode "Minnie's Bowtique", he wears a pink bowtie.
- Canon Immigrant: From previous Disney Animated Canon feature film Pinocchio.
- Cats Are Mean: He sure looked that way in Figaro and Frankie, but to be fair, Frankie's singing irritated Figaro. But in the end, he saves Frankie.
- Cute Kitten
- Furry Confusion: When he's Minnie Mouse's pet kitten. Also, if he and Gideon ever appeared together.
- The Golden Age of Animation: Where the bulk of his appearances can be found.
- Hates Baths/Cats Hate Water: In Bath Day.
- Little Lord Fauntleroy: He thinks he looks that way in the mirror when he's wearing that bow around his neck in "Bath Day".
- Screwy Squirrel: Figaro acts as this at times around Pluto. The latter's own occasional Jerkass traits can lead to an Escalating War, however.
- Smelly Skunk: He imagines himself as one at the end of "Bath Day."
- Spin-Off: His three theatrical shorts that he got to himself.