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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:
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 »


Referenced in De wereld draait door: Episode #2.4 (2006) See more »

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great movie when you like cats
12 December 2001 | by (leeuwarden. netherlands) – See all my reviews

Like all of annie m.g. schmidts novels, Minoes is a creative, crazy and fantastic children's story. I've read the story when I was a little girl, and I was very anxious when I heard they were going to make a movie of it. But when I saw it, I was rather disappointed, although I liked the cats and the actors. I think it's a nice movie for little children, and for people whom like cats, but when you're planning to get nostalgic, don't go see it!

All within a nice movie, certainly for Dutch understandings. Regrettably it appeared at the same time as the famous Harry Potter (great movie b.t.w)

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