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Miss Minoes -- This utterly charming classic family film tells the tale of Miss Minoes, a cat who is transformed into a young woman (Carice van Houten) and must save her feline friends from the evil chairman of the "Club For Friends of Animals."
Miss Minoes -- A cat who magically turns into a young woman retains some of her feline characteristics and helps a journalist gather news about a factory boss who has evil plans for their village.


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Release Date:
6 December 2001 (Netherlands) See more »
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  (in credits order)

Carice van Houten ... Minoes

Theo Maassen ... Tibbe
Sarah Bannier ... Bibi

Pierre Bokma ... 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)

Katja Schuurman ... Minoes' zus (voice)
Frits Lambrechts ... Joop (voice)

Annet Malherbe ... Jakkepoes (voice)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Maile Butteling ... Girl in gym
Bianca Krijgsman ... Roddeltante
Joep Onderdelinden ... Leraar
Plien van Bennekom ... Roddeltante
Wim Van den Heuvel ... Meneer Pastoor
Joey van der Velden ... Boy with blue cap
Marisa Van Eyle ... Mevrouw Ellemeet
Nina Van Hattum ... Jong katje (voice)

Kim van Kooten ... Leentje (voice)

Directed by
Vincent Bal 
Writing credits
Annie M.G. Schmidt (novel)

Tamara Bos (screenplay) &
Burny Bos (screenplay) &
Vincent Bal (screenplay)

Produced by
Burny Bos .... producer
Karen Jong .... assistant line producer
Jan Roelfs .... co-producer
Michiel de Rooij .... executive producer
Sabine Veenendaal .... line producer
Original Music by
Peter Vermeersch 
Cinematography by
Walther van den Ende  (as Walther Vanden Ende)
Film Editing by
Peter Alderliesten 
Casting by
Barbara Boomsma 
Job Gosschalk 
Martha Mojet 
Saida van der Reijd 
Production Design by
Vincent de Pater 
Costume Design by
Bernadette Corstens 
Makeup Department
Mariël Hoevenaars .... makeup designer
Production Management
Madelon Veldhuizen .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Michiel Collenteur .... first assistant director
Eddy Stevesyns .... assistant director: pre-production (uncredited)
Art Department
Marc Hammel .... assistant to production designer
Tryggvi Kristinsson .... set constructor
Albert Kuipers .... construction manager
Valesca Meist .... set dresser
Elsa Oskam .... painter
Edouard Pallardy .... painter
Edouard Pallardy .... scenic painter
Wilma Schuemie .... production art department
Diana van de Vossenberg .... carpenter
Dione van der Hoeven .... painter
Jan Willem van der Schoot .... carpenter
Sound Department
Thomas Gauder .... sound mixer
Mark Glynne .... sound recordist
Mark Glynne .... supervising sound editor
Luuk Poels .... foley editor
Luuk Poels .... foley supervisor
Luuk Poels .... sound effects editor
Philippe van Leer .... foley artist
Special Effects by
Roland Goddijn .... special effects technician
Rob Hillenbrink .... animatronics
Visual Effects by
Paul Boots .... visual effects coordinator
Rene Brouwer .... visual effects supervisor
Carlos dalla-Fiore .... 3D animator
Danny den Hartog .... 3D animator
Joël Einhorn .... matchmove artist
Ivor Goldberg .... 3D animator
Martijn Grootendorst .... rotoscoping
Bas Uterwijk .... technical director
Winet van den Akker .... 3D animator
Job van Nuenen .... digital compositor
Willem de Beukelaer .... stunt coordinator
Marco Maas .... stunts
Ronald Schuurbiers .... stunt rigging
Michel Struik .... utility stunts
Skadi van Paasschen .... stunt double
Camera and Electrical Department
Luc Brefeld .... first assistant camera
Bas Buisman .... truss rigger
Ruben Impens .... clapper loader
Antoine Petiet .... grip assistant
Pierre Rezus .... video operator
Marc Roodhart .... best boy
Michel Struik .... camera car operator
Kris Theuwis .... key grip
Stef Tijdink .... camera operator: second unit
Franc van Zutphen .... gaffer
Herman Verschuur .... assistant camera: second unit
Jasper Wolf .... clapper loader
Animation Department
Arjan Wilschut .... animator
Editorial Department
Judith de Boer .... colorist
Synco Schölvinck .... assistant editor
Sonja ten Boom .... assistant editor
John Thorborg .... colorist
Petro van Leeuwen .... color timer
Location Management
Tjarco van Wijck .... location scout
Other crew
Nienke Stuiver .... children caretaker
Cathrien Tromp .... legal advisor
Trix van Alphen .... publicist
Jeroen van Oostrom .... security coordinator
Elly Verduyckt .... script supervisor

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Minoes" - Netherlands (original title)
"Undercover Kitty" - USA (video title)
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Rated PG for brief language, smoking and rude behavior
Germany:86 min | Japan:83 min | Argentina:86 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

Carice van Houten is allergic to cat hair.See more »
Miscellaneous: 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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24 out of 26 people found the following review useful.
Fantastical world and story for all ages, 20 June 2003
Author: peffs from Seattle, Washington

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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