Mexican animation producer Anima Estudios has announced production on Top Cat Begins, a sequel to its 2011 hit Top Cat: The Movie. Both are based on the early-Sixties Hanna-Barbera TV cartoon character designed by Ed Benedict.
“It’s not a sequel but rather a companion piece to the first Top Cat, and will be in CGI, not 2D like the original,” Anima executive v-p Jose Carlos Garcia de Letona told Variety.
Although the 2011 film was only the 27th highest-grossing film at the Mexican box office, it was the top-grossing Mexico-made film of the year, earning $8.2 million from Mexican filmgoers. In Mexico, the film performed nearly as well as Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked and did better than American family pics like Hop, The Adventures of Tintin, The Muppets, Happy Feet Two and Gnomeo and Juliet.