12. Crookshanks - Harry Potter
As a half-Kneazle, Crookshanks has the uncanny ability detect suspicious and distrustful people, is disconcertingly intelligent, and as a bonus is able to vex Ron Weasley.
11. Puss In Boots - Shrek
While not traditionally magical, Puss is cat assassin with an impressive grasp of sword-fighting techniques. Also, he talks. Close enough.
10. Eureka - Dorothy and the Wizard of Oz
Dorothy’s kitten gets Oz-ified during one trip, turning pink (or purple), picking up human speech and an impeccable fashion sense as a side effect. Being haughty and fabulous are her main powers.
9. Catbus - My Neighbor Totoro
Catbus’s most potent magic is the power of overwhelming cuteness, causing passengers forget how disturbing it is to be about riding around in a hollowed out cat.
8. Jake - The Cat From Outer Space
An alien species that only evolved as far as house cats because the 70s, Zunar-J-5/9 Doric-4-7 (Jake) crash lands on Earth and proceeds to use his magic collar to do everything from telepathically communicate to telekinetically break in to a military base.
7. Katz - Futurama
Part of an alien race of cats (no no, the other one), Katz is descended from the talking space cats who enslaved ancient Egypt. His powers include advanced technology and the devestating hypnotic “hyper-cuteness.”
6. Maurice - The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents
Granted the powers of speech and critical thinking by ingesting a rat made magical from eating wizard garbage, Maurice is a con artist with a heart of gold. Oh, and a posse of rats, naturally.
5. The Cat - The Cat in The Hat
Another talking house cat, The Cat’s main abilities include teleportation, the power of persuasion, and being the worst unexpected houseguest ever.
4. Salem - Sabrina The Teenage Witch
A former warlock, Salem’s current form is as a talking house cat/familiar. Stripped of his magical powers for attempting to take over the world, he retains his speech, using it to manipulate others into doing magic for him.
3. Luna and Artemis - Sailor Moon
Talking cats who were advisors to the Sailor Moon and Sailor Venus in their past lives, the cats current magical abilities encompass awakening the Sailor Senshi to their true identities, procuring magical items from thin air at the right moment, and being able to tolerate Serena.
2. Mogget - Sabriel
An immortal trapped in the guise of a white cat, Mogget serves as an advisor to the line of Abhorsens (a kind of anti-necromancer). When shed of his binding collar and bell, Mogget becomes one of the most powerful Free Magic creatures in existence.