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Dark, innovative, only for adults. Those are the major things that describes Michael Schaack's animated opus Felidae. The film mixes a classic film noir formula with mass murder, cult activities, large ranges of gore and surreal horrific nightmares and some raunchy sex all from the perspective of a society of cats. Though I would love to mention the English voice cast by name to really say how well of a job each one did, the interesting thing is that the English-speaking cast for this film is largely unknown, since they were never added to the credits. But besides this, the animation is much like that of hybrid of Don Bluth's An American Tail and Ralph Bakshi's Fritz the Cat, with its own unique vibe. The story moves surprisingly well, the narration is reminiscent of Billy Wilder's Double Indemnity with a feline twist, the characters are enjoyable and three-dimensional and the interlacing of genetics, breeding, scientific experimentation (especially on animals) and the complexity of the unknown to really make something as childish as a talking cat to really treat its audience with respect to their intelligence. Not only this, the jokes are actually pretty amusing and the dialogue is never really forced, usually something very evident in much of animated films in general. All in all, one of the best and most overlooked animated movies of the 1990s World Animation Renaissance.
|Felicitas:||I'm not blind. I just can't see.|
|Francis:||[observing a suicidal seremony] What I was watching wasn't exacly a scene out of The Aristocats.|
|Blaubart:||How frightening. I can see that you wanna show up for my friend Francis. So I better make this clear. That I won't stand by watching three take on one. So okay, come get it, asshole!|
|Francis:||I think this sect have a very spesific purose. As though they are prepaering for the arrival of something we can barely begin to imagine.|
|Blaubart:||Something like a fresh piece of fish?|