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Director:
Writers:
Kevin Seccia (screenwriter)
Timothy McKeon (screenwriter)
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Release Date:
2 August 2013 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
The Cat is back! (UK release) See more »
Plot:
Top Cat and the gang face a new police chief, who is not at all happy with the poor officer Dribble's performance trying to prevent Top Cat's scams. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
2 nominations See more »
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Cast

  (in credits order)

Jason Harris ... Top Cat / Griswald / Lou Strictland / Choo Choo / Brain / Big Gus / Maharaja / Lobster (voice: English version)

Chris Edgerly ... Benny / Robot (voice: English version)

Bill Lobley ... Officer Dibble (voice: English version)
Ben Diskin ... Spook (voice: English version)
Matthew Piazzi ... Fancy Fancy (voice: English version)

Melissa Disney ... Trixie (voice: English version)
Bob Kaliban ... Judge / Police Chief / Mayor (voice)

Brian Scott McFadden ... Gerry (voice) (as Brian McFadden)

Fred Tatasciore ... Robot / Gorilla (voice: English version)
Chris Phillips ... Vinny / Spectrum (voice)
Jim Conroy ... Additional Voices (voice)

Sondra James ... Other Voices (voice)

Danny Mastrogiorgio ... Other Voices (voice) (as Danny Mastrogeorgio)

Ron McClary ... Other Voices (voice)

Rob Schneider ... Lou Strickland (voice: English version)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Rául Anaya ... Don Gato (voice)
Jorge Arvizu ... Benito / Cucho (voice)
Mario Castañeda Partido ... Lucas Buenrostro (voice)
Rolando de Castro ... Juez de la corte (voice)
Eduardo Garza ... Panza (voice)
Guzmán Jesús ... Demóstenes (voice)
Sebastián Llapur ... Official Matute (voice)
Luis Fernando Orozco ... Espanto (voice)
Rosalba Sotelo ... Trixie (voice)
Ricardo Tejedo ... Rugelio (voice)

Danny Trejo ... Griswald (voice)

Peter Pamela Rose ... Miss Kitty (uncredited)
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Directed by
Alberto Mar 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Timothy McKeon  screenwriter (as Tim McKeon)
Kevin Seccia  screenwriter

Produced by
Fernando de Fuentes .... producer
Jose C. Garcia de Letona .... producer
Alan Ituriel Perez .... assistant producer
José Luis Massa .... co-producer
 
Original Music by
Leoncio Lara 
 
Film Editing by
Andrés Fernández (edited by)
 
Art Direction by
Mario Pons Morales 
 
Art Department
Arturo Alejandro Orendain Ruiz .... props (as Orendain Ruiz Arturo Alejandro)
 
Sound Department
Alejandro de Icaza .... dialogue editor
Brook Lynn Fraser .... adr recordist
Brook Lynn Fraser .... dialogue recordist
Micah Johnson .... dialogue editor
Justin Kaupp .... adr recordist
Justin Kaupp .... dialogue recordist
Roberto Migone .... sound re-recording mixer assistant
Jaimie Siedow .... adr recordist
Jaimie Siedow .... dialogue recordist
Pomann Sound .... adr recordist
Pomann Sound .... dialog recordist
 
Visual Effects by
María Inés Borgnino .... digital compositor
Luis De Gennaro .... visual effects
Juan Carlos Lepe .... modeling supervisor
Agustin Scipione .... digital compositor
 
Animation Department
Hector Amavizca .... animator
Keith Chamberlain .... animator
José Alejandro García Muñoz .... animation director
Ariel Orea .... key animator
Philippe Tardif .... animator
 
Casting Department
Jason Harris .... voice casting
 
Editorial Department
John Bryant .... story reel editor
 
Music Department
Lynn Fainchtein .... music supervisor
Rodrigo Garibay .... musician
 
Other crew
Colin Brady .... head of story
Jason Harris .... voice director
Navid Salimian .... distribution assistant
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Don gato y su pandilla" - Mexico (original title)
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MPAA:
Rated PG for some mild rude content
Runtime:
Argentina:90 min
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1.78 : 1 See more »
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Trivia:
In the international English-language versions, Lou Strickland and Griswald were both voiced by Jason Harris, who voiced Top Cat and others in the film. In the American version, Rob Schneider and Danny Trejo dubbed over Harris' voice role as Strickland and Griswald, respectively.See more »
Goofs:
Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): The spiked armband on the muscle dog (Don Gato/Top Cat's cell mate) constantly changes from his left arm to his right in every instance he's seen in the movie.See more »
Quotes:
Officer Dibble:Thanks a lot fellas! Now I'm never going to be chief.
Brain:Uh, Officer Dibble, I didn't know you cooked.
Officer Dibble:Chief, not chef! That is why I've been working overtime. Now I'll never get the job.
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The epitome of fast food filmmaking, 7 March 2014
Author: Steve Pulaski from United States

Top Cat is a seriously lame and lackadaisical attempt to revive an animated program from the 1960's that is probably a very miniscule pile of nostalgic dust in the minds of those who watched the show in its original run. The film was released in Mexico under Warner Bros., who handed the distribution rights over to Viva Pictures in the US and Vertigo Films in the UK, who wound up seeking out the talents of Rob Schneider and Danny Trejo for the releases outside of Mexico. Quite a lot of effort for an animated film that doesn't look good enough to sit next to the throwaway direct-to-DVD efforts and Asylum releases crowding a lonely Redbox machine at a grocery store near you.

Not since the legendary animated disaster Foodfight! has there been such a lazy, affront to the wondrous medium of animation. In such a colorful, limitless medium, Top Cat reduces itself to what looks like characters animated using hand-drawn animation placed over real-life backgrounds and ordered to function normally. However, the backgrounds are indeed animated; they just look blocky and bland enough to be considered real, especially seeing as the film looks like the colorful characters exist on a crystal clear camera lens while the backgrounds appear to be captured on a filthy, damaged lens.

To compliment the fourth-rate animation is a story barely fit for a short film. Sadly, it's stretched out to eighty-two minutes, making its narrative slimness make such a short runtime feel astronomically longer than it really is. The story follows Top Cat (Jason Harris Katz) and his gang of other cats that work to take money and power from those who don't deserve it and give it to those who hurt the other common animals of the neighborhood.

So this wacky gang of socialist felines get entangled in a messy circumstance involving a controlling villain who tries to take down Top Cat and his buddies. That's as deep as I'm willing to read into the story.

The issue here, however, isn't so much the narrative simplicity since it's outshined by the dreary animation. The issue is that the story moves at a glacial pace and the jokes in the film are anything but frequent. They feel as if they're rejected jokes from sitcoms gone past, involving puns, cheap references, and goofy toilet humor with no wit or soul.

Top Cat also appears to have a serious identity problem in the regard that it doesn't seem to know who it's catering to. Is this show geared to the adults who grew up watching the show? If so, this film had far too modest of a release - at least in the US and the UK - to even get their attention. If it's catered to the new generation, the film fails to give them something even in the same realm as a work by Pixar or Dreamworks, rendering this film even further down the later of bottom-barrel fare. It's a film that effectively pleases few and irritates many.

Voiced by: Jason Harris Katz, Rob Schneider, and Danny Trejo. Directed by: Alberto Mar.

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