Two children learn their recently deceased cat, was actually a famous rock star in the cat world.



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Complete credited cast:
Fred (voice)
Kenneth (voice)
Ginger (voice)
Jessica Lynam ...
Sophie (voice)
David John Barker ...
Nick (voice)
Dad (voice)
Joanna Quinn ...
Mum (voice)
Fiona Allen ...
Additional Voices (voice)
Additional Voices (voice)
William Grant ...
Additional Voices (voice)
Henry Grant ...
Additional Voices (voice)
Finn Ros ...
Additional Voices (voice)
Ruby Turner ...
Additional Vocals (voice)
Kym Ryan ...
Additional Vocals (voice)
Tim Whitnall ...
Additional Vocals (voice)


Two children learn their recently deceased cat, was actually a famous rock star in the cat world.

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Release Date:

24 December 1996 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

El famoso Fred  »

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One Last Song
Music by Danny Chang
Co-Written by Rob Reed
Lyrics by Nigel Crowle
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For kids only
12 February 2008 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

Nice animation, decent production values but not much appeal for anyone over age 12.

FAMOUS FRED seems to be, in some ways, the life of Elvis in cat form! Fred is a cat who can sing and charm the ladies like The King and over time, he puts on weight and lets himself The King. Aside from these parallels and some nice animation, there wasn't much about this British cartoon that appealed to me. Like ROCKADOODLE, this film seemed to be aimed just at the kids and would have extremely limited appeal to adults. In fact, it was a real chore for me to watch it. So why did I do this? Well, I have recently begun watching as many of the recent Academy Award winners in the category of Best Animated Short Film and this one was nominated for the Oscar in 1998.

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