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Catnapped! The Movie (1995)

Totsuzen! Neko no kuni banipal witt (original title)
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Anthropomorphic cats abduct little kids' dog to use him as a weapon for their Mistress who wants to control the fantastical cat world. Young boy and his sister must travel to this world to save their pet and the cat world.

Director:

Takashi Nakamura
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Credited cast:
William Bassett ... Magician (voice) (as Fred Bloggs)
Brianne Brozey ... Toru (voice) (as Ian Hawk)
Christopher Carroll Christopher Carroll ... Additional Voices (voice) (as Sam Strong)
Louise Chamis Louise Chamis ... Mother (voice)
Dorothy Elias-Fahn ... Toriyas (voice) (as Dorothy Melendrez)
Michael Forest ... Suttoboke (voice) (as Alfred Thor)
Sandy Fox ... Meeko (voice)
Barbara Goodson ... Queen / Toru's Friend (voice)
Noriko Hidaka Noriko Hidaka ... Buburina
Hiroaki Hiro Hiroaki Hiro ... Toriyasu
Mitsuo Iwata ... Do-Do
Mayumi Izuka ... Chu-Chu (as Mayumi Iizuka)
Sukekiyo Kameyama Sukekiyo Kameyama ... Suttoboke
Steve Kramer ... Additional Voices (voice)
Mary Elizabeth McGlynn ... Burburina (voice) (as Melissa Williamson)
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Anthropomorphic cats abduct little kids' dog to use him as a weapon for their Mistress who wants to control the fantastical cat world. Young boy and his sister must travel to this world to save their pet and the cat world.

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese | English

Release Date:

10 June 1995 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Catnapped! See more »

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Stereo | Dolby (35 mm prints)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Meeko: So you're the ones! You're the space aliens who abducted our family pet!
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Extremely imaginative and visually rewarding
14 June 2000 | by franknseusSee all my reviews

I am not a big fan of anime outside of Miyazaki's films, but the fanciful designs on this DVD caught my eye. I'm glad they did because although this movie doesn't seem to have built up much of a reputation it is a real gem.

The story involves a boy and his younger sister whose dog Papadoll is missing. They find out that he has been abducted by anthropomorphic cats to be brought to a world called Banapal Witt, which is built on top of a giant sleeping cat. There the sun turns poor Papadoll into a bizarre giant monster. He becomes the weapon and beloved pet of a spoiled Princess who turns everything she touches into balloons. She plans to use Papadoll and a giant inflatable mouse to control the sleeping cat and thus Banapal Witt itself.

Sound weird enough for you? This story is dreamy and fun in a way reminiscent of Winsor McCay's Little Nemo stories. I like the way it is full of weird touches like the Princess's balloon curse, which at first are nice because they are so nonsensical, but which then are explained in sad flashbacks. The film did not have as powerful of an emotional effect on me as Miyazaki's classics like Kiki's Delivery Service and Porco Rosso, but it is so jampacked with interesting gimmicks and inventive imagery that its charms are irresistible. The animation is of a much higher quality than your average anime, but it doesn't even have to be because the designs are so superb. I will definitely be looking out for more from the designers of this film, who have created some the most interesting contraptions and creatures I have seen in a long time.


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