Myron Natwick
Myron Natwick


Myron "Grim" Natwick


August 16th, 1890


October 7th, 1990



Film Director

Role in Cats and Dogs:

Mr. Mason

Myron "Grim" Natwick (August 16, 1890 - October 7, 1990) was an American artist, film director, and animator. He portrayed Mr. Mason in Cats and Dogs. This is Myron "Grim" Natwick yes, but he was not in Cats and Dogs, that is a different Myron Natwick.


Myron was born in Wisconsin Rapdis, Wisconsin, on August 16th, 1890. He attended the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and was a professional artist and poet. Myron worked for the Walt Disney company for many years, animating and designing characters such as Mickey Mouse, Mr. Magoo, Popeye, and Felix the Cat. He also worked on animating the bird character for Cocoa Puffs commercials. Myron died on October 7th, 1990, after suffering from a heart attack and pneumonia. The very last known movie he worked on as an animator was The Thief and the Cobbler, which was released in 1993.

Role in Cats and DogsEdit

Myron was set to portray Mr. Mason, a supporting deuterogonist in the 2001 film, Cats and Dogs. Mr. Mason was a comatose man who owned a very successful Christmas Tree Shop and who unknowingly helps set Mr. Tinkles plan to overthrow humanity in motion. This is Myron's only appearance in the series.


  • The very first credited film Myron ever worked as an animator for was "Fire Bugs", a short that was released in 1930.
  • Myron's brother, Frank, was one of the first athletes from Wisconsin to be invited to the Olympics. Frank was invited in 1908.
  • Myron was 100 years of age at the time of his death, and currently has a memorial dedicated to him at the Wisconsin Historical Society.
  • In 2010, a festival was started in honor of Myron, which goes by the name of the Grim Natwick Film Festival. The festival is now held annually in Wisconsin over the course of three days.
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