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

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Director:
Writers:
Annie M.G. Schmidt (novel)
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Release Date:
6 December 2001 (Netherlands) See more »
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Tagline:
always listen to your felines
Plot:
A cat who turns into a young woman helps a journalist protect their town from a factory boss with an evil plan. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
8 wins & 2 nominations See more »
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Heart-warming, funny and not only for children. See more (13 total) »

Cast

  (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

Kim van Kooten ... Leentje (voice)
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)
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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
 
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
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
 
Stunts
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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MPAA:
Rated PG for brief language, smoking and rude behavior
Runtime:
Germany:86 min | Japan:83 min | Argentina:86 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
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Trivia:
Georgina Verbaan and Nadja Hüpscher were other contestants for the lead role.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in "Zomergasten: Episode #22.4" (2009)See more »

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8 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
Heart-warming, funny and not only for children., 11 December 2001
Author: jroen from Nijmegen, The Netherlands

December 2001. Amidst the noise of the other novel adaptations (Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, Discovery of Heaven) comes a simple, loveable, heart-warming story of a cat that turned into a young lady.

Based on the famous children's book by Annie M.G. Schmidt, the movie tells of a young lady Minoes who takes shelter at Tibbe's house. Tibbe is a shy reporter on the verge of getting fired, because he is too afraid to go up to people to get any news. But Minoes turns out to be a big help. She still speaks with cats and in this way she hears about all the things happening in town. She tells tibbe the news and in return he lets her stay at his room. Things get complicated as Minoes and Tibbe find out about an evil plan of one of the town's most fore-standing men. But with help of the cats and Tibbe's neighbour-girl Bibi, they are too good a team to be beaten.

The story is one thing, but there is more to enjoy. The overall feeling of a small-town community comes through well. The characters are clearly drawn-out, the situations are simple and the world-events are fare away. People care about the fish-car that got crashed and a pot of golden coins found in the cemetary.

In that environment we get to know Minoes, played by Carice van Houten. She puts the problems and enjoyments of being a young lady with cat-qualities convincingly to the screen. She climbs roofs, is fond of fish and is terrified of even the smallest dog. Throughout the movie she more and more finds a balance between being human and cat at the same time. And that is the most important theme of the movie, being happy with your self and standing up for that. Tibbe, the reporter, has to overcome his shyness to stand up to the evil plans of mr. Ellemeet and convince the townspeople of those evil plans. But fortunately he has Minoes, Bibi and bunch of cats to back him up. Tibbe, played by comedian Theo Maassen, is fun to watch and really makes you feel for his problems.

And there is more, like the talking cats that all have different personalities, all the other actors that do great jobs, the typically dutch look and feel of the movie etc. But above all Minoes shows us the heart-warming qualities and timelessness of a well-made, old-fashioned, simple story. Treat yourself and take your kids or somebody elses.

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