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NEKO NO HI - CAT DAYS (DIR.J.FRICKEY)

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NEKO NO HI - CAT DAYS (DIR.J.FRICKEY) is in the KIDS FIRST! Film Festival - it may not be a regular, endorsed title
Recommended age 5-12
11 minutes
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NEKO NO HI - CAT DAYS (DIR.J.FRICKEY) is in the KIDS FIRST! Film Festival - it may not be a regular, endorsed title
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I believe a child would enjoy this because of the cute animals and the cool animation. The most appealing thing about it is the animation and the boy's condition. The film flows well, has a structure and it is watchable, but some parts were confusing to me. It uses vocabulary and concepts suitable for the target audience. The sound and visual quality are very good. You can tell that there is a lot of work put into creating this production. I recommend this for the KIDS FIRST! Film Festivals because it is cute and simple enough for kids and families to enjoy, especially cat lovers. I recommend it for ages 4 to 9 and give it 3.5 out of 5 stars. Reviewed by Jolleen M, KIDS FIRST! Film Critic I love this adorable short film. From Germany, with dialogue in Japanese, the crisp animation is very modernistic and minimalistic. In fact, the art design is so clever that I could easily watch this film all day without the audio. Yet, the voice over talent is well cast and their voices enhance the characters in a remarkable way. The storyline is surprising, particularly when the doctor tells Jiro's father that he must be a cat because he has cat flu, which only cats get. Jiro's dad sends him outside to play and he has an encounter with a cat in the woods which could be frightening to younger kids. The ending has a comforting resolution and all is well. This would play well at KIDS FIRST! Film Festivals for ages 5 to 16, as well as adults. I give it 5 out of 5 stars. Reviewed by Julie S., KIDS FIRST! Juror
Jiro, a little boy, feels sick. His father takes him to see the doctor. She diagnoses a harmless case of cat flu. However, according to the doctor, this means that Jiro must be a cat. As father and son try to cope with the boy's new identity, things go awry. Jiro's father wishes him to connect with other cats at the animal shelter, but Jiro gets scratched. Complying with a handbook on raising cats, Jiro's father sends his son outside. This leads to encounters with a friend, with nature and with a wild white cat. In the end, though, everything will feel right again.
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