Sunday, May 1, 2011

That Darn Cat

That Darn Cat
Walt Disney Pictures
Publisher: Burbank, Calif. : Distributed by Buena Vista Home Entertainment, [2003?]

Plot Description:
            When a mysterious kidnapping occurs, the police have no clues or suspects.  But when D.C. finds a clue that could break the case, it’s up to Patti to make sure the cops pay attention.  The only problem is that the police don’t like to take clues from cats….and D.C., despite being a man about town, is a cat.  Hilarity ensues as Patti teams up with FBI agent Kelso to try and solve the case. 

            That Darn Cat is a fun filled adventure about a girl and her crime-solving cat.  While the movie takes place in the 90s, it will still appeal to tweens   Christina Ricci pairs well with Doug E. Doug in this great remake of the original.  The movie’s humor will appeal to tweens of both genders.  It is a fun movie which is both wholesome and fun. 

Genre: Realistic Fiction

Viewing level: 4th Grade

Similar Movies: Aquamarine, Milo and Otis

Reader’s Advisory:
Personal thoughts- cute
Subjects/themes- Cats, Friendship, Kidnapping, Fiction
Character names/descriptions-
            Patti- 16 year old who hates the town her parents move her to
            Kelso- the FBI agent who is teamed with Patti to solve a kidnapping
            D.C.- short for Darn Cat, who is crucial to solving the kidnapping
Annotation: D.C. might have all the answers, but if only they could get him to talk!

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