Top Cat: The Movie review

Feature-length frolic for Hanna-Barbera’s felonious feline

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Re-dubbed from the original Mexican, this feature-length frolic for Hanna-Barbera’s felonious feline had only a few pesos to rub together judging by its primitive toonery and makeshift 3D.

Yet what really raises the hackles are its tatty attempts to update the character to a modern New York filled with mobile phones, surveillance cameras and robot cops.

The latter are the brainchild of a vile new police chief whose plans to revolutionise the force impact on kindly Officer Dibble. But why revive an old fave if (a) the tweaks soil the original and (b) you lack the means to do it justice?

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Neil Smith is a freelance film critic who has written for several publications, including Total Film. His bylines can be found at the BBC, Film 4 Independent, Uncut Magazine, SFX Magazine, Heat Magazine, Popcorn, and more.