Cat’s Out, The (film) Silly Symphony cartoon; released on July 28, 1931. Copyrighted as The Cat’s Nightmare. Directed by Wilfred Jackson. After a cat is put out of the house, it is knocked out by a falling weather vane. It has a nightmare in which giant birds, bats, scarecrows, huge spiders, and monstrous trees scare it. The cat awakens from the nightmare and goes back into the house, only to be put outside again.