Miss Minoes (2001)
"Minoes" (original title)

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A cat who turns into a young woman helps a journalist protect their town from a factory boss with an evil plan.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Theo Maassen ...
Sarah Bannier ...
Meneer Ellemeet
Hans Kesting ...
Harrie de Haringman
Kees Hulst ...
Meneer van Dam
Olga Zuiderhoek ...
Mevrouw van Dam, Tibbe's hospita
Lineke Rijxman ...
Newspaper Editor
Jack Wouterse ...
Burgermeester van Weezel
Paul Haenen ...
Mevrouw Pastoor (voice)
Wim T. Schippers ...
Schele Simon / Simon de Schoolkat (voice)
Loes Luca ...
Tante Moortje (voice)
Hans Teeuwen ...
Tinus (voice)
Minoes' zus (voice)
Frits Lambrechts ...
Joop (voice)


A cat who turns into a young woman (Minoes) retains some of her feline characteristics and helps a journalist to gather news for the front page of a local newspaper. With the help of Minoes, who can talk to the cats in the small town, he soon discovers that the helpful and popular chairman of the "Club For Friends of Animals" and boss of a nearby factory has evil plans with the village. Written by <nbosboom@hotmail.com>

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always listen to your felines


Comedy | Family | Fantasy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for brief language, smoking and rude behavior | See all certifications »


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Release Date:

6 December 2001 (Netherlands)  »

Also Known As:

Miss Minoes  »

Box Office


€5,328,737 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$604,275 (Europe) (21 December 2001)


$6,541 (USA) (30 December 2011)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Carice van Houten is allergic to cat hair. See more »


In her opening scene, Miss Minoes is wearing heels, but the stunt jumper (from the tree) is wearing flats; look close, it happens fast. See more »


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Fantastical world and story for all ages
20 June 2003 | by (Seattle, Washington) – See all my reviews

This was my favorite film at the Seattle International Film Festival in 2002. This bright tale of a woman who is really a cat has all the charm of a fairy tale and the timeless and romantic feel of Amelie or Mary Poppins.

The story is simple. A cat turns into a woman after coming across some unknown nasty stuff spilled from a barrel. She finds herself stuck on the rooftops of her small town not sure which world she now belongs to - human or feline. She trips into the life of a struggling reporter and they both finds ways to help each other and expose the local business hero as the cad that he is.

Everything from the set designs to the action was well crafted. The result was such a treasure that I'd love to own a DVD copy but can't find any. Somehow I think if the US companies (please, not the new Disney!) got their hands on this they would ruin it's European charm. Please, please distribute this or release a DVD.

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