The Secret Lives of Waldo Kitty(later calledThe New Adventures of Waldo Kitty) is an Americananimatedand partially live-actiontelevision series, produced byFilmation, which originally aired for one season on theNational Broadcasting Company (NBC)from September 6 to November 29, 1975.Howard Morris,Jane Webb, andAllan Melvinprovided voices for the three main characters on the series. The show follows a cat named Waldo who daydreams of being a superhero and defeating the villainousbulldogTyrone. It was inspired byJames Thurber's 1939 short story "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty", and his wife Helen Thurber sued Filmation in 1975 for creating the series without the permission of her late husband's estate. The outcome of the decision resulted in the series being retitled in future broadcasts asThe New Adventures of Waldo Kitty.
The Secret Lives of Waldo Kittywas produced byLou ScheimerandNorm Prescottand directed byDon ChristensenandRudy Larriva. Critically, positive response was aimed at the show's imaginative story lines and its ability to parody pop culture events well. However, producer Scheimer was extremely upset by the series' final result, listing the issues that arose during production and the minimal number of episodes produced as reasons why among others. The series has a total of just 13 episodes. In 1989, three episodes fromThe Secret Lives of Waldo Kittywere featured on aVHStape released byUnited American Video.