Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr
Empire
Trending On Empire
The Big 2015 Movie Preview
The 50 Best Films Of 2014
Review Of The Year 2014
Subscribe To Empire!
Get 12 issues from just £25
Must-Have Movie Collectibles
Bid on some classic memorabilia
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
TODAY
Leonardo DiCaprio Moves To The Crowded Room
He'll produce and may star in the true-life tale
Avengers: Age Of Ultron Character Posters Fly In
Update: Here's Hawkeye!
James Franco In Talks For Why Him?
Could he be the boyfriend from hell?
Kristen Stewart On For Kelly Reichardt's New Drama
She'll play a lawyer
Adventure Time Heads To Cinemas
Finn and Jake go big (screen)
Meet Lady Penelope And Brains In New Thunderbirds Are Go! Images
Parker, fetch the Rolls...
Focus Is Sharp At The Top Of The US Box Office
The Lazarus Effect arises in fifth
More Movie News

RELATED REVIEWS
Top Cat (2012)
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

Top Cat Poster Hits The Webs
It's the return of the alley cat

04 April 2012  |  Written by Helen O'Hara  |  Source: Exclusive

submit to reddit

It hit most of South America last year, but the big-screen adaptation of Hanna Barbera's Top Cat is now poised to hit UK screens this summer, offering a big slice of nostalgia for all those '80s kids out there, and a primary-coloured feline-fest for all the younger newcomers. Yes, you heard us right. Top Cat has a film adaptation.

Top Cat, as many of you will remember, or T. C. to close friends, was a Manhattan alley cat always in search of a comfortable, easy life, along with his gang. They included the naive Benny, the devoted Choo-Choo, the dimwit Brain, the laidback Fancy-Fancy and the streetwise Spook.

The gang had occasional run-ins but, more often, a fairly close relationship with policeman, Officer Dibble, and the film's plot sees that cordial situation under threat from a driven new police chief with high-tech methods, who threatens to retire Dibble and clean up the alley once and for all.

Alberto Mar directed the film in both 2D and 3D for Mexico's Anima Studios, and it's already been a massive hit in Mexico. We'll see if it can replicate that success here on June 1.

Meanwhile, surely Dogtanian And The Three Muskerhounds can't be far behind.


Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

RT Features Find Blood On The Tracks
Bob Dylan album to be movie-ised
Denzel Washington Could Be The Equalizer
Update: He's in!

Your Comments

RE: About Time!
John Hurt as Officer Dibble?!?!?!??? Whos Directed this? David Lynch? More

Posted by Beno at 18:14 on 05 April 2012 | Report This Post

RE: About Time!
L: st3veebee L: Shifty Bench Williams as Choo-Choo ote] Sweet fancy Moses. This is a new low. ote] It's cool, it's not on Wikipedia any more. False alarm, folks More

Posted by Shifty Bench at 17:29 on 05 April 2012 | Report This Post

RE: About Time!
L: Shifty Bench Williams as Choo-Choo ote]   Sweet fancy Moses. This is a new low. More

Posted by st3veebee at 16:17 on 05 April 2012 | Report This Post

RE: "Hey T.C"
He's still a con artist. Plus, It wasn't 'mysteriously' called Boss Cat on the BBC, it was done so because there was a famous brand of cat food called Top Cat at the same time the show aired in the UK More

Posted by Shifty Bench at 19:49 on 04 April 2012 | Report This Post

RE: About Time!
I've seen it, it's very faithful to the original although the animation is a bit- 'blah'. Plus, the version I saw has no big name voices, it's all actual voice actors, which is awesome. According to Wikipedia, the UK voices are- David Tennant as Top Cat Robbie Williams as Choo-Choo Dominic Cooper as Brain Dominic West as Benny Jonathan Ross as Spook Matt Smith as Fancy-Fancy John Hurt as Officer Dibble Naomi Watts as Trixie Which sounds bollocks to me. At least, I More

Posted by Shifty Bench at 19:42 on 04 April 2012 | Report This Post


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
21 Great Movie Cons
Fleece your friends with these duplicitous devices...

Empire Podcast 150: Margot Robbie
The Focus (and Wolf Of Wall Street) star from the Top Gear track...

Empire's New Spectre Issue Covers
First look at Bond 24 in Empire's April issue

Vote For The Jameson Empire Awards 2015!
Your mission is clear...

The Oscars: Who Won What?
The winners, the losers, the dresses, the suits...

Sleeping Beauties: The Story Behind 12 Of Cinema's Unlikeliest Hits
They came, they saw, they surprisingly conquered

Writer / Director Dan Gilroy Reveals 8 Nightcrawler Secrets
On Jake Gyllenhaal's hand-slicing mirror smash and more...

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Get 12 Issues Of Empire For Only £25!

Get exclusive subscriber-only covers each month!

Subscribe today

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Get The Empire iPad Edition Today

Subscribe and save maney on annual digital subscription

Subscribe today
Buy single issues

Get 12 issues of Empire for just £25!
Get exclusive subscriber-only covers each month Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire iPad Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  iPad  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Editorial Complaints  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)