Sunday, August 12

There was a Top Cat movie?

Top Cat was an animated series by Hanna-Barbara that aired from September 27, 1961 to April 18, 1962 for a run of 30 episodes on the ABC network. A frequent plot-line revolved around the local beat policeman, Charles "Charlie" Dibble, NYPD and his ineffective attempts to evict the gang from the alley. The only reason that he wanted to be rid of them was that Top Cat and his gang were constantly attempting to earn a quick dollar—usually through an illegal scam.

 But there was a movie? And only released in Mexico and the UK?! Top Cat: The Movie is a 2011 3D Mexican flash-animated action-comedy film. The original Spanish dub was released throughout Mexico and Latin America in 2D and 3D selected theaters on September 16, 2011 and it was a critical and box office success, and the English version released in the United Kingdom in June 2012. It is also to be released in Australia and already released in Spain. Maybe the creators didn't think Americans would remember it but it is surprising that they chose Mexico. It is almost unheard of for a major American animation studio to make a film exclusively for Mexico.