|Name: Socks the
Age: Not determined
Episode 1.01: "The Pilot"
Socks the Cat
|Socks the Flying Cat. The big enigma on the show. Why can he talk?
How can he fly? Is he a real cat? Some sort of other-worldly creature that
just looks like a cat? Why are there no answers to these questions supplied on the
show? What's up with that?
It seems that every Saturday Morning Cartoon must have at least one anthropomorphic character, and Socks the Flying Cat is ours. Not even the talented Frank Welker, who supplied the voice of Socks, was able to shed light on the many questions fans have about Socks. At AniConDa '01 (The Dallas Animation Convention), Frank was part of a panel discussion about character voice work (also on the panel was his costar from the series June Foray). When asked whether or not he could answer some of the questions so many people have about Socks' background, he replied, "I wish I could tell you, but I never got any answers to the same question. In order to get into the character's head, I had to create a biography for the character where I imagined he came from another planet, wrapped in a red cloth which he later turned into a cape. Then I imagined how I would talk if I were a cat who landed on Earth and discovered I could fly. I watched the Disney movie The Cat From Outer Space several times as research."
Interesting facts about Socks the Flying Cat:
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