“Don Gato” on Facebook

The intriguing new Mexican hand drawn 3D Top Cat movie (Don Gato y su Pandilla) has just started a Facebook page. It’s in Spanish, but the producers are adding some nice looking production images and poster art. It’s worth a “Like”.


  • http://stringstornasunder.blogspot.com Chris Powell

    O my Gosh Im loving these! Especially the one you posted here!!

    the 3D is a little too distinct from the 2D characters but I am SO ready to see more!

  • http://rodtejada.wordpress.com Rod Tejada

    I fond in the Facebook page about what the movie will be about:

    “Top Cat and the rest of the gang will need to face off with a new chief of the Police forces, which happens to be not happy at all about the performance of the current chief officer regarding the scams of Top Cat.

    Lucas Goodface, the new police chief, has a never-ending stock of technological resources and their real intention is to seize the city, imposing ridiculous laws. This guy will test the Top Cat Gang and the previus chief Matute, in a film full of adventure, action and fun.

    Only on Theaters, September 16th”

  • Chris Sobieniak

    Count me in!

  • http://juan-bauty.blogspot.com Juan Bauty

    Looks amazing, even better than the previous HB movies

  • Steven M.

    Those are great stills, but now I’m alittle disappointed that the movie IS going to be 2D characters on 3D backgrounds.

    • Chris Sobieniak

      I wanted to think that way at first, but then I have to stop myself with the thought that at least someone out there in the world cares enough about Top Cat to want to have a movie with these guys in it, and that’s all that matters for me.

  • Mewzilla

    Im really hoping that this part Mexican production does well.
    2D characters over 3D backgrounds is common here at Mexico, is some kind of novelty.
    I have good expectations for this movie.

    • snip2354

      “2D characters over 3D backgrounds is common here at Mexico, is some kind of novelty.”

      Is that sho?

      I see it used a lot in student and indie films, but basically never in expensive features.

      • Mewzilla

        They do it cause they think it reduces costs (I don’t know why they think that or where did they heard this) And they can also re-use the backgrounds as many times as possible.

        I know that this working method it has been used in shortfilms and other sort of animation but, for the executives/directors its novelty (Many animated film producers don’t even watch/know about animation, Im telling by experience).

      • http://www.gamanimation.com Gamanimation

        In Mexico we use 3D backgrounds often because they provide possibilities to feature sophisticated camera moves that 2D layouts can also achieve but would take a long time to generate making that single scene too expensive.

        It’s not like it’s a sin to use CG backgrounds, as long as the shader treatment integrates the character and the scenario in a cohesive way. Let’s hope it does in this film.

        Cheers,

  • http://twitter.com/dongatopelicula Leo

    They also have an official twitter
    @dongatopelicula

  • Murray Bain

    After seeing the fantastic 2d stereoscopic of KFP2, it would be great to see this in realD; the hand drawn in KFP2 looked like a lush popup book or a viewmaster!

  • Clint H

    It is kinda weird to see 2D characters in 3D backgrounds, but as long as the characters are hand-drawn, count me in. I hope Warner Bros gets wise and releases an English dub.

  • Trevor

    Release this in the US
    subtitle it, dub it
    theatrical, direct to video
    make it happen!

    • Chris Sobieniak

      There’s already an English version that was prepared ahead of time. At this point, it’s more a matter of whether or not WB has any interest in releasing it here or not. And if it does get a theatrical release, we can only hope for the best.

      • http://www.animehell.org danno

        I kinda wish Warner would release stuff like Lucky Luke Go West (2007) over here. Why sit on the English dub?

      • Chris Sobieniak

        We only wonder.

  • Tom

    I believe much of the animation was done at Cartoon Saloon in Ireland.

    • Joe

      where did you read that information?

  • Interestingly

    The Facebook page lists the writers as Tim McKeon and Kevin Seccia. Between the two of them, they’ve done a ton of good stuff– Foster’s Home For Imaginary Friends, Adventure Time, Billy and Mandy, Fish Hooks, Reanimated/OOJH, Duck Dodgers, the upcoming Kung Fu Panda tv show on Nickelodeon… Interesting that they chose American writers to do a Spanish-language movie… But promising.

  • C. Stulz

    Looks good! Any chance this will be re-dubbed in english!

  • http://MrFun'sBlog Floyd Norman

    How refreshing. I’m loving this!

  • http://arschblog.blogspot.com Steffi-Alien

    Looks really good so far!!!=) Like how the characters are drawn too! I want to see the whole movie now!!!!:3

  • http://fernandopventura.blogspot.com/ Fernando Ventura

    I want to see this so much!

  • Randy Koger

    IT looks freakin’ fantastic! Count me in!

  • Matt Sullivan

    Isn’t this an American property? Why was it made by a Mexican studio for apparently..the SOUTH American market?

    (Not that top cat is popular in the US or anything)

    • Chris Sobieniak

      I was hoping Japan was going to put out that Wacky Races feature by now myself!

  • http://elblogderg.blogspot.com Roberto

    Visually it looks really good. And the 2D in 3D scenarios also seems to work fine.

    Problem is…will the script be any good?

  • Mister Twister

    Still waiting for actual footage.

  • Tony C

    Are you all being sarcastic? It looks ridiculous on those 3D backgrounds!!! Especially the one where they’re all in that hole.

  • Frank M

    Top Cat was one of H-B’s biggest dropped balls. The characters, writing and even stock music were worthy of better animation and just didn’t get it. Could be why Top Cat was never the hit the Flintstones was. It took Mexico to do a decent job with it, all these years later.

  • ADEMAR DEL POZ

    DEAR FRIENDS AND TOP CAT/DON GATO LOVERS: REALLY FANTASTIC AND WONDERFUL!
    CONGRATULATIONS MEXICANS AND ARGENTINES! A VERY GOOD WORK. A TOP WORK. WE ALL MISS TOP CAT SINCE THE 60′s. AMERICANS OUGHT TO HAVE DONE TOP CAT AGAIN. NOW WE HAVE THIS SENSATIONAL AND LOVELY MOVIE FROM OUR FRIENDS MEXICANS AND ARGENTINES. WE ALL LOVE TOP CAT AND HIS GANG. TO ME THE BEST MOVIE/TV CARTOON HANNA-BARBERA CHARACTER OF ALL TIMES. I AM LOOKING FORWARD TO BUYING SEVERAL TOP CAT/DON GATO DVDs AND I WISH NEW MOVIES/EPISODES WILL COME SOON.
    THANK YOU TO ALL THE PEOPLE WHO PRODUCED AND HAND DREW TOP CAT/DON GATO Y SU PANDILLA.
    GOD BLESS TOP CAT/DON GATO AND YOU ALL!
    Sincerely,
    Ademar Del Poz (São Paulo, Brazil)