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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 befriends Tibbe (Theo Maassen), a shy bumbling cub reporter for the local newspaper.
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.
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 -- 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 befriends Tibbe (Theo Maassen), a shy bumbling cub reporter for the local newspaper.


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6 December 2001 (Netherlands) See more »
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Cute, Entertaining, Enjoyable! Especially for Cat Lovers See more (13 total) »


  (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
Other crew
Nienke Stuiver .... children caretaker
Cathrien Tromp .... legal advisor
Trix van Alphen .... publicist
Jeroen van Oostrom .... security coordinator
Tjarco van Wijck .... location scout
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:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:

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 »
Movie Connections:
Featured in 25 Jaar Burny Bos Filmfeest (2014) (TV)See more »


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4 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Cute, Entertaining, Enjoyable! Especially for Cat Lovers, 3 August 2012
Author: rannynm from United States

KIDS FIRST! Film Critic Brianna Hope Beaton (age 12) reviews the film below: Video review:

This is a very cute, entertaining and enjoyable film with lots and lots of cats. I like this film, because it has a little humor and creativity. I love how Miss Minoes (Carice van Houten) turns from a cat into a human and still has all her cat like instincts. To me this is a very challenging role to be able to switch back and forth like that throughout the film. I really start to enjoy this film when Miss Minoes become friends with the humans and see how she is communicating and reacting to them. This is really cool. I like how most of the background music is upbeat and goes beautifully with the specific scenes. Miss Minoes is a Siamese cat that is curious and gets herself changed into a young woman by drinking some dangerous chemicals. She dresses and talks like a young woman, but also eat and climb trees like a cat. She finds and helps a shy journalist, Tibbe (Theo Maassen), prove to his town that they have a villain for a factory boss that is not to be trusted. She gets all the latest and greatest information from all her little cat friends and passes it to Tibbe. Vincent Bal directs Miss Minoes which is an adaptation of the 1970 novel by Annie M.G. Schmidt and was released in the Netherlands in 2001. This film is dubbed in English, is easy for follow and enjoyable. Another main character is Bibi (Sarah Bannier) who is Tibbe's closest friend but also is a kid. A couple of great messages in this film are to respect each other's differences and to not judge a book by its cover, because Miss Minoes outside appearance is a woman, but underneath she is truly a cat. Miss Minoes is great for ages 8 to 12 and mostly girls who love cats will definitely enjoy this film. I give this film 4 out of 5 stars because, although it's a great cat film, I just think it has a little too many cats for a dog lover like me. Miss Minoes is overall a good film and I'm sure you will like it as well. So don't forget to get your copy on DVD or Blue ray and always listen to your felines.

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