Thursday, October 20, 2011

Star is not squared to GO PURPLE

Today is Spirit Day (October 20). Star is wearing purple today to take a stand against bullying, and to show support for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) youth. 

Spirit Day was started in 2010 by teenager Brittany McMillan as a response to the young people who had taken their own lives. Please visit to learn more about #spiritday, and for more details.

Monday, October 17, 2011

In case you missed the Squaredy Cats on WPIX :)

 We were waiting as patiently as we could since we did this interview with Francesca Maxime around a month ago. It was finally produced, and aired on October 13 on the WPIX channel morning news Dunkin Donuts Studio On The Run segment.

Francesca and her production team made us feel very comfortable on the set, and Elaine did an amazing job explaining what Squaredy Cats are all about. We couldn't have been happier with how it turned out :)
They even flashed our Squaredy Cats Facebook page across the screen.

Francesca Maxime with Elaine de la Mata and Kurt Marquart, the inventors and designers of Squaredy Cats.

It seems everyone there had fun with the new plush line that's out now, and available at Toys R Us. Linda Church held, Tiger Lily, and Frances Rivera and Sukanya Krishnan really had a ball with a few others. Below you'll find a link to the broadcast piece, but directly below that check out what else we found. Someone posted a YouTube link of the team goofing off with the cats on the set, but we think it was terrific! How great that they had so much fun with our fun-loving toys.

Thank you to everyone at the WPIX Channel 11 Morning News in New York!

Here's a link to the embedded video below.


And here's the YouTube video of the fun banter.

Frances Rivera and Sukanya Krishnan a few of the Squaredy Cats.

Sukanya Krishnan holding Sandy (not squared to make waves) from series 2.

Sukanya Krishnan holding Honey (not squared to BEE smart) from series 1.

A Pink Kitty blog review

We'd like to take a minute to recommend a great blog called A Pink Kitty. Arianna posted about what she thinks of Squaredy Cats, and we couldn't be happier with what she wrote :)

Monday, September 19, 2011

National Talk Like A Pirate Day

Yar, me hearties, it's National (International, even) Talk Like A Pirate Day, and we be participatin' to our best abilities. Make yerself savvy to it, and speak to us in the respectful pirate way, ya landlubbers!

Visit our Facebook page, and say something snarky, and visit the interNational Talk Like a Pirate Day Facebook community page, and mention where ya heard of it.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

It's National Running Day

To everyone who runs for fun, for fitness, for school, for competition: Have a great run today :)

Happy National Running Day! Why do YOU run?

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Happy Memorial Day

We'd like to wish everyone a happy Memorial Day. Thank you to all the service men and women who have given their lives for our country, and to those who served in any capacity. Some people forget what this weekend is about, but we're not squared to remember.

This one is inspired by the iconic image of General Patton giving his speech in the film with George C. Scott.

Friday, May 20, 2011

Yo yo, NoDak!

Our 50 states of Squaredy Cats project is finally winding down. Just a few to post. We just finished designing them. We finally ended up getting at least one vote for every state. That means we have a fan in every state in the US! That's pretty awesome! So, thank you to the fans on North Dakota. We posted yours on our Facebook Page yesterday.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

May The Fourth Be With You!

Happy National Star Wars Day from Squaredy Cats (with apologies to George Lucas)! We always wanted to make some Star Wars Squaredy Cats, and now we found the perfect excuse. Maybe we'll add some more to our "Fandom" collection down the line, but for now, here's the personification of Star Wars, Darth Vader himself (with apologies to David Prowse, James Earl Jones, Sebastian Shaw, Hayden Christensen and Jake Lloyd)!

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Thank you, NY1

We were so happy with the report that Jeanine Ramirez of NY1 News did on Monkey Doodle Dandy and Squaredy Cats! In case you missed it, we were on New York Tonight on NYC Time Warner Cable station NY1.

Squaredy Cats fans should take note: There may be some things you see in the video that just might be clues to a future scavenger hunt contest. Just sayin' ;)

Here's a link to the video and article.

And here's the best way we can think of to show our appreciation :)

Friday, April 22, 2011

Earth Day - Electric boogaloo

It's Earth Day, everybody! We can't all drive electric cars like Squaredy Cats (the creators actually drive a Mini Cooper). We, at the company, Monkey Doodle Dandy do everything we can to be as green as possible. We reuse scrap paper as often as possible, and use recycled materials whenever we can What kinds of things do you suggest we do to be even more green as the inventors of Squaredy Cats?

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Creators interview on Ideas Uploaded podcast

Elaine and Kurt (the Squaredy Cats creators) were recently interviewed by Tara of the Ideas Uploaded blog. The blog is a valuable source for creative types. You'll find out what inspires designers, inventors, licensors, and anyone else in the toy industry.

We were both a bit squared about being interviewed via Skype, not knowing what to expect. We were given an outline of the questions we'd be asked; but between not being fully prepared despite that fact (because we're always working), and both of us being somewhat "camera shy" we were somewhat nervous. Elaine did a fine job of speaking for both of us as I stumbled through confused thoughts, irrelevant tangents and unfinished run-on sentences ;)

Listen to the podcast interview or take a look at the blog post if you're interested in hearing more about how Squaredy Cats came about and our experiences making it happen.

Monday, April 4, 2011

Speak for Autism

It's Autism Awareness Week. Please take a minute to look at these links to familiarize yourself with the disorder or to donate to the mission to find a cure.

Autism at Wikipedia  •  Autism Speaks, Home Page

Friday, March 18, 2011

Why so angrious?

This short photo essay was emailed to us from a professional photographer who happens to be a fan of Squaredy Cats and some other unknown thing called "Angry Birds." We LOLed!

Angry Birds meet Squaredy Cats!


"Must be one o' those Squaredy Cat things I've been hearing about."

Corned beef leftovers :P

We hope everyone had as great a St. Patrick's Day as we did! Not squared to go green!

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Happy birthday, Dr. Seuss!!!

We learned from our friends at Catsparella from their post today that it's Dr. Seuss' birthday! So, to celebrate, we made a Squaredy Cat in the hat ;)

Happy birthday Dr. Seuss! This is for you!

Monday, February 21, 2011

Happy Presidents' Day!

Wish we had off from school, but we don't go to school :/

Happy Presidents' Day! Happy birthday George Washington, and Happy birthday, Abraham Lincoln :)

Monday, February 14, 2011

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Happy Groundhog Day

Today is Groundhog Day, and we've gotten mixed results from all the groundhogs around the country. Some said spring is coming early, some saw their shadow, and said six more weeks of winter. Considering all the snow we've been getting we think it's obvious. What do you think?

It's Chinese New Year!

Happy New Year! It's the year of the rabbit in China!

Monday, January 24, 2011

Happy belated National Pie Day

Awww, we missed National Pie Day too. We lost internet over the weekend and couldn't post. So, happy belated National Pie Day (January 23). Did you eat pie? We had pizza :P

We missed National Answer Your Cat's Questions Day

Seriously. It's really a holiday. Did you answer your cats questions on January 22nd? Did your cat even ask you a question? Perhaps, "What are you squared of?"

Friday, January 21, 2011

Hugs to our fans

Thanks to our Facebook fan, Abigail who alerted us to this adorable national holiday. It's National Hugging Day, January 21, 2011. Hugs to everybody who loves Squaredy Cats!

Hug the Squaredy Cats as soon as you see one :)

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

The search for squares is on

We made this cat for our "Interwebs" series on our Facebook page, but we never posted it to the blog, Twitter or our Tumblr. There's something interesting about this cat because she rarely shows up in a Google image search, but there are a LOT of interesting results otherwise ;)  ...

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Fan art makes us happy

We got some new fan art emailed to us today from Juliette. Thanks, Juliette! We LOVE it!

It says, "Not squared to be a hound dog." Are you an Elvis fan?

Squaredy Cats ain't nothin' but a hound dog.

Monday, January 17, 2011

Share in the dream

The dream is unfolding. In 1963 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered a speech that will forever ring in America and the world. Take a moment today to consider what Dr. King's dream means to you as an individual, to us as a nation, and to the world we live in. It's our own responsibility to work toward this dream of peace and equality. Express yourself, and share in the dream :)

Friday, January 14, 2011

The Zodiac Series continues!

We welcome all our new Ophiuchus friends!

Last year when we finished our Zodiac Series we were sad because we had fun making them, and knew our fans were having fun seeing them as they came out. Now with some new astronomical discoveries that supposedly affect astronomy we have a constellation that is being recognized again after thousands of years of neglect.

A Squaredy Cat as the new Ophiuchus astrology sign!

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

We Love Love Love cats AND dogs

Even the creators of Squaredy Cats have a dog. Cats and dogs living together is a microcosmic example of peace. Hope you agree. Don't be squared of dogs (especially if they're just cats in dog costumes).

Squaredy Cat in a dog costume.

Monday, January 10, 2011

It's hip to be square

We're thinking of making a plush version of this one. What do you think?

Tie-dye Squaredy Cat

We LOLed all weekend

This past weekend we had so much activity on our Facebook page! It made us happy to see so many fans making their own Squaredy Cats. Who knew there were so many artists???

As a thank you, we're posting our favorite LOL Squaredy Cat that we did for our Facebook and Internet series. See more from the series on our page.

…And keep adding your own pix! We love to see what you come up with!

Your Squaredy Cats make us LOL! Thanks!!!

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Whipped Cream Kitty

Apparently there is a holiday of some sort every day. It's just a matter of popularity. Yesterday was National Whipped Cream Day. Here's the cat we posted on the Squaredy Cats Facebook page :)

Let us know what holidays are coming up that you want to see a Squaredy Cat made for...

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Who else is missing summertime?

We hate to bother Mother Nature while she's doing her thing, but maybe she could ask Jack Frost to lay off for a little while so we can enjoy some warm weather.

Squaredy Cats are not squared to make waves.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Happy National Spaghetti Day!

Thanks to our friends at Catsparella we know today is a very important National Holiday. Happy National Spaghetti Day to you, your dinner guests, Catsparella and Spaghetti Cat himself!

Enjoy the pasta and presents!

Squaredy Cats Spaghetti Cat.

Monday, January 3, 2011

Welcome to 2011

Two thousand eleven, twenty eleven, however you say it 2011 is going to be the year of the Squaredy Cats. We'll be making a big announcement soon regarding our plush Squaredy Cats, and we have our fans to thank for it.
So, thank you to everyone who has participated on our Facebook page, our Blog, our Twitter and our Tumblr. We've gotten so much support, and great comments since inventing Squaredy Cats in 2008. 2010 was the most productive year yet, and in just a couple of short months we'll be in sotres!

Thank you and Happy New Year to everyone who reads this!

These are each representational of 4 of the 8 plush coming soon. Here are the 2011 New Year Squaredy Cats we posted: