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Felidae (1994)

A cat must investigate brutal murders of other cats in a neighborhood he has moved into with his owner.

Director:

Michael Schaack

Writers:

Akif Pirinçci (novel), Martin Kluger (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ulrich Tukur ... Francis (voice)
Mario Adorf ... Bluebeard (voice)
Helge Schneider Helge Schneider ... Jesaja (voice)
Wolfgang Hess Wolfgang Hess ... Kong (voice)
Gerhard Garbers Gerhard Garbers ... Preterius (voice)
Ulrich Wildgruber Ulrich Wildgruber ... Joker (voice)
Mona Seefried Mona Seefried ... Felicity (voice)
Manfred Steffen Manfred Steffen ... Gustav (voice)
Uwe Ochsenknecht ... Archie (voice)
Michaela Amler Michaela Amler ... Nhozemphtekh (voice)
Christian Schneller Christian Schneller ... Mendel (voice)
Tobias Lelle Tobias Lelle ... Hermann 1 (voice)
Frank Röth ... Hermann 2 (voice)
Alexandra Mink Alexandra Mink ... Pepeline (voice) (as Alexandra Ludwig-Halm)
Klaus Maria Brandauer ... Pascal / Claudandus (voice)
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Storyline

After his owner relocates, the cat Francis in involved in a series of cat murders in the new neighborhood. Francis tries to solve the murder cases with others - including Claudandus, a very knowledgable and old cat. Written by Thomas Meyer <i03a@zfn.uni-bremen.de>

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Trivia

In the English dubbed version, Francis was voiced by Cary Elwes. See more »

Goofs

When Francis is being chased by Kong, Francis runs outside into the rain, where he immediately gets soaked. In the next shot, he is dry. See more »

Quotes

Kong: [laughs] Bluebeard! You ugly old furball! I see you've been cruising the gay scene for a change! That cute little thing behind you is a juicy little number!
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Connections

References The Piano (1993) See more »

Soundtracks

Felidae
Written by Boy George and John Themis
Produced by John Themis
Sung by Boy George
Thanks to Tony Gordon, Wedge Music
Courtesy of Virgin Records Ltd.
Published by EMI Music Publishing
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Can anyone tell me WHY there's been no American release?????
27 April 2006 | by maxeythecatSee all my reviews

I love this film! After spending nearly two years trying to track it down, I finally got a copy thru Amazon Germany, which wasn't the easiest thing to do when you don't speak or read a lick of German! Clever little me...I opened up two windows on my computer, one with American Amazon and the other with the German version and since both pages are laid out exactly the same, I just used the US one as a guide and went from there.

Anyway, I got my copy and I gotta tell ya, I was quite pleased with the film....the animation is great, the imagery at times quite stunning ( the dream sequences especially) and the English vocal cast ain't too bad. Obviously it's not a film for kids and should appeal to those adult animation nuts such as myself that prefer something a bit edgy, and most definitely a film that should've been seen on this side of the water ages ago. My question is why hasn't it? Is it possible that the House of Mouse had a hand in preventing this from being shown in the US just like they prevented the Jungle Emperor Leo theatrical film from being shown? Wouldn't surprise me..."Felidae" was released in 1994, and if I remember correctly Mr. Eisner was pretty heavy handed when it came to squelching all competition real or perceived when it came to any other "Disneyfied" animated film from a rival studio. Too bad, because this is a film that deserved a lot better than it got.


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Country:

Germany | Denmark

Language:

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Release Date:

13 August 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Felidae - O Gato Detetive See more »

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