6.5/10
454
16 user 17 critic

Tamala 2010: A Punk Cat in Space (2002)

A cerebral and existential story of Tamla, a kitten from the Planet of Cats, who sets out to solve the mystery of her birth.

Director:

Tol

Writer:

Tol
2 wins. See more awards »

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Cat Soup (2001)
Animation | Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

A young anthropomorphic cat goes on a psychedelic journey with his sister in order to save her soul.

Director: Tatsuo Satô
Animation
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A series of short animations by some of Japan's best animators comments to life in this collage of beautiful works of art.

Directors: Masahiro Maeda, Kôji Morimoto, and 3 more credits »
Stars: Arata Furuta, Akiko Suzuki, Shôko Takada
Animation | Action | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Saya is a Japanese vampire slayer whose next mission is in a high school on a US military base in 1960s Japan, where she poses as a student. She uses a katana/samurai sword to kill vampires.

Director: Hiroyuki Kitakubo
Stars: Yûki Kudô, Saemi Nakamura, Joe Romersa
Kaiba (TV Mini-Series 2008)
Animation | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

In a futuristic dystopian world where memories are literally stored, bought and sold and rich have all the privileges, a young amnesiac is trying to find out who he is.

Stars: Houko Kuwashima, Mamiko Noto, Romi Pak
Animation | Action | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A young girl requests the help of a vampire hunter to kill the vampire who has bitten her, and thus prevent her from becoming a vampire herself.

Director: Toyoo Ashida
Stars: Kaneto Shiozawa, Michie Tomizawa, Seizô Katô
Mind Game I (2004)
Animation | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

After a deadly encounter with two yakuza, a loser with a crush on his childhood girlfriend goes to heaven and back, embarking on a psychedelic self-discovery experience with her and his friends.

Directors: Masaaki Yuasa, Kôji Morimoto
Stars: Kôji Imada, Sayaka Maeda, Takashi Fujii
Animation | Action | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

In a future where energy is made from fecal matter, the government rewards defecation with "juicybars". Small-time hustlers try to get rich while fending off the mutated Diaper Gang.

Director: Jo Beom-jin
Stars: Nick Ainsworth, Hyeon-yeong, Gyu-hwa Lee
Angel's Egg (1985)
Animation | Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

A mysterious young girl wanders a desolate, otherworldly landscape, carrying a large egg.

Director: Mamoru Oshii
Stars: Mako Hyôdô, Jinpachi Nezu, Kei'ichi Noda
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

In 1830, forty years to the day since the last manifestation of their dreaded vampirism, the Karnstein heirs use the blood of an innocent to bring forth the evil that is the beautiful ... See full summary »

Director: Jimmy Sangster
Stars: Barbara Jefford, Ralph Bates, Suzanna Leigh
Steamboy (2004)
Animation | Action | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

In 1860s Britain, a boy inventor finds himself caught in the middle of a deadly conflict over a revolutionary advance in steam power.

Director: Katsuhiro Ôtomo
Stars: Anna Paquin, Patrick Stewart, Alfred Molina
Tamala on Parade (Video 2007)
Animation | Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Director: Tol
Tamala's Wild Party (Video 2007)
Animation | Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Director: Tol
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Béatrice Dalle ... Tatla the Machine God (voice)
Takeshi Katô Takeshi Katô ... Zombie Cat (voice)
Hisayo Mochizuki Hisayo Mochizuki ... Tamala (voice)
Shinji Takeda Shinji Takeda ... Michelangelo (voice)
Edit

Storyline

It's the year 2010 on the planet of cats, where lies Meguro City, a megalopolis entirely controlled by the super-corporation Catty & Co. The nefarious influence of this corporate empire extends malignantly across the feline galaxy. Tamala, a carefree, one-year-old kitten, decides to flee this cruel reality and boards her spaceship in search of her planet of origin. Written by Bruce Osborne <saitoh-hajime@neo.rr.com>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Official Website

Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

19 October 2002 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Tamala 2010 See more »

Edit

Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,386, 4 April 2004

Gross USA:

$3,386

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$3,386
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

See full technical specs »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Pure Japanese Art!
3 April 2007 | by thebeastoburdenSee all my reviews

Granted this is not for everyone since many have poor attention spans and cannot tolerate sub-captions but for the rest of us that appreciate good art no matter what country it is from this is the bee's knees! This jumps from rich animation in deep vivid color and detail and realism to black and white very simplistic 'hello kitty style animation with mouths and moving eyes. The music is pretty damn good as well. keep in mind this is not only done by Japanese it has never really been adapted to fit American culture so do not think this will have the same feel as other Animation titles such as Nausical or Pom Poko. This is the most unique piece of animation I have ever seen so far hands down. In a way it is an homage to classic animation and the modern age as the two differences in animation style constantly converge and diverge throughout. Some scenes are very Fantasia like. Tamala herself is very much a cat in the way she acts and subjects she speaks about. She comes off as cute but has a serious potty mouth at times and she smokes. it is like cute collided head on with reality. Imagine Dot Warner of Animaniacs smoking and letting out four letter expletives while going on freaky adventures. Well I hate to tell Dot Warner this but Tamala IS Cuter than she is! Sorry Dot... The story may come off as undirectional but keep this in mind, Japan is a country of coming to a point indirectly. This is one story that is about the subtleties, the art, the characters, and describes the human condition well in many of the smaller elements in it like references to human extinction and Catty and Co. running everything in an iron fisted monopoly. This is not for children as there is violence and sexual references. Also do not watch this one with huge expectations. It is a lite piece in comparison to say Akira nor is it as direct in story as Kiki's Delivery Service but it is different and for those that are into the different, bazaar, and strange (as well as the non-xenophobic viewers out there) this is a animation that needs to be in your collection. No serious collector of Japanese cinema or animation should be without this even if it is not only tough but expensive to get. I had to look HARD for this one but Yesasia came through for me! Try Amazon Japan as well. It can be had but you got to look. Even though it is my personal opinion I loved this animation and hope more comes from this studio! It was food for my mind!


6 of 6 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 16 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series

Stream Trending TV Series With Prime Video

Explore popular and recently added TV series available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed