A cat must investigate brutal murders of other cats in a neighborhood he has moved into with his owner.

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Francis (voice)
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Blaubart (voice)
Helge Schneider ...
Jesaja (voice)
Wolfgang Hess ...
Kong (voice)
Gerhard Garbers ...
Pretorius (voice)
Ulrich Wildgruber ...
Joker (voice)
Mona Seefried ...
Felicitas (voice)
Manfred Steffen ...
Gustav (voice)
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Archie (voice)
Michaela Amler ...
Nhozemphtekh (voice)
Christian Schneller ...
Mendel (voice)
Tobias Lelle ...
Hermann 1 (voice)
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Hermann 2 (voice)
Alexandra Mink ...
Pepeline (voice) (as Alexandra Ludwig-Halm)
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Pascal / Claudandus (voice)
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After his owner relocates, the cat Francis in involved in a series of cat murders in the new neighborhood. Francis tries to solve the murder cases with others - including Claudandus, a very knowledgable and old cat. Written by Thomas Meyer <i03a@zfn.uni-bremen.de>

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In the English dubbed version, Pascal is played by Sir John Hurt. See more »

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In the beginning when the Citroen ID19 is leaving with the luggage on top, the car turns right at a junction. The blinking indicator light is integrated in the lights on top of the bumper, but in reality it was in the roof. See more »

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Kong: [to Francis] And as for you cutie pie, you can bet your sweet whiskers, that you and me, just the two of us, got a date. And in the not too distant future, that you won't forget in a hurry. So, until then, sweet thing.
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Referenced in Phineas and Ferb: Sidetracked (2013) See more »

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Felidae
Written by Boy George and John Themis
Produced by John Themis
Sung by Boy George
Thanks to Tony Gordon, Wedge Music
Courtesy of Virgin Records Ltd.
Published by EMI Music Publishing
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Blown away by Felidae...
7 November 2010 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Comparisons to Watership Down and The Plague Dogs, films that are also adult-oriented and dark are inevitable. I'll keep my comparison brief, I do not think Felidae is quite as good as good as either one of those movies, but it is an extremely good animated film. The story structure occasionally doesn't always flow, but the concept and a vast majority of scenes are brilliant.

When it comes to the effective scenes, the dream sequences were incredibly haunting and I think surrealistic as well. Felidae is also quite daring, there is not only violence(and bearing in mind this is not cartoony violence, the violence here dependent on who you are is quite shocking) but also some sex and crude language. That is not a bad thing at all, as has been said already, Felidae is very adult-oriented.

It wasn't just the story that impressed me. The animation was great. True, like The Plague Dogs it does have a dark and haunting visual style seen especially in the colours. The colours are very bold and atmospheric, and the character designs of the cats are surprisingly excellent. Felidae also contains for me one of the darkest music scores I have heard in an animated film(not quite like Hunchback of Notre Dame dark, but some of the motifs are really quite dark), and this works wonderfully. Plus in the more tense moments it never feels intrusive.

The writing is strong, it takes quite a lot of risks, and I admit I admire the writers for doing that. The characters are really quite unique and engaging, I think the title character is likable and interesting without being too perfect. And the voice acting is very emotive, both in the German and English versions. I'd say the German is slightly better in terms of darkness and authenticity, but the English version never feels sloppy and none of the actors feel like they're playing themselves.

In conclusion, this mayn't be quite the best animated film I have ever seen, but I was blown away by it. It is unique, dark and very daring. 9.5/10 Bethany Cox


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