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

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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.


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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

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