Kitty Is Not a Cat

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Kitty is Not a Cat
Genre
Created by
  • Bruce Kane
  • Maurice Argiro
Written by
  • Jessica Hopcraft
Directed by
  • Maurice Argiro
  • Roberto Fino
Starring
Narrated byMarg Downey
Theme music composer
  • Quan Yeomans
Composer(s)Brandon King
Country of originAustralia
Original language(s)English
No. of series1
No. of episodes52 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)
  • Bruce Kane
Producer(s)
  • Laura DiMaio
  • Judith Whittle
Running time11 minutes
Production company(s)BES Studios
Kitty is Not a Cat Productions
Seven Productions
Release
Original network7TWO
Picture format16:9 1080i
Audio formatStereo
Original release20 April 2018 (2018-04-20) –
present
External links
7plus

Kitty is Not a Cat is an Australian animated television series which first aired on 7TWO in Australia on 20 April 2018.[1]

On 21 September 2018, it was announced that it was renewed for a second season which will be released in 2020.[2]

History[edit]

Kitty is Not a Cat follows the story of a little girl called Kitty who has a big imagination who feels like she can be anything she wants, even a cat. Kitty arrives at a house full of partying felines, who suddenly find their lives turned upside down. They attempt to teach Kitty how to be a human when she actually prefers to live her life as a cat.[3]

Characters[edit]

Main[edit]

  • Kitty (voiced by Roslyn Oades)
  • King Tubby (voiced by Rove McManus)
  • Timmy Tom (voiced by Rachel King)
  • The Nazz (voiced by Stephen Hall)
  • Miley (voiced by King)
  • Cheeta (voiced by McManus)
  • Ginsburg (voiced by Vincent Milesi)
  • Pierre (voiced by Rupert Degas)
  • Petal (voiced by Cal Wilson)
  • Ming (voiced by Degas)
  • Mr. Clean (voiced by Degas)
  • Happy (voiced by Degas)
  • Last Chance (voiced by McManus)
  • Thorn (voiced by Wilson)
  • Spook (voiced by Jamie Aditya)
  • Luna (voiced by King)

Recurring[edit]

  • The mice (both voiced by Jamie Aditya) are a pair that work for King Tubby and wheel him out of places in which they don't do happily. They frequently complain about how they aren't given a break.
  • Harold Stinkleton (voiced by Rupert Degas)
  • Olive Stinkleton (voiced by Rachel King)
  • Stanley "Stan" Stinkleton (voiced by Marg Downey)

Episodes[edit]

No.TitleStory byWritten byStoryboard byOriginal air date[citation needed]
1"Surprise for Tubby"TBATBATBA20 April 2018 (2018-04-20)
Kitty's plan to throw a surprise party for King Tubby gets misconstrued by him as an attempt to seize his throne.
2"Teddy's Bear"TBATBATBA20 April 2018 (2018-04-20)
The cats decide Kitty needs a teddy bear, but mistakenly end up getting her a grizzly bear.
3"Dancey Pants"Bruce KaneJacklyn BassanelliNick Simpson23 April 2018 (2018-04-23)
When Kitty takes her love of the reality TV show 'Dancey Pants' all the way to the TV studio, the cats must rally to get her home. This proves harder than they thought.
4"Spook Saves Kitty"Bruce KaneDavid Breen and Bruce KaneSasha Mutch23 April 2018 (2018-04-23)
When Spook is left to look after Kitty, his fear of danger is taken to the extreme and he alters everything to be more 'safe'. That is until Spook gets bumped on the head and his attitude changes.
5"All About the Bass"Maurice ArgiroDavid BreenMark Petlock and Maurice Argiro24 April 2018 (2018-04-24)
When Kitty can't seem to progress past one, very loud, flat note on the bass, the cats rally to try to expand her repertoire. Unfortunately, nothing seems to work, leaving Kitty disheartened.
6"Gaming & Shaming"Maurice ArgiroJessica HopcraftMIchael Harris24 April 2018 (2018-04-24)
King Tubby is convinced that Kitty needs to get her hands on the latest handheld console 'Frog with a Moustache'. Kitty becomes addicted to the game.
7"The Truth About Cats and Birds"Bruce KaneMaik HempelMIchael Harris25 April 2018 (2018-04-25)
Despite the cats telling Kitty the birds are their friends; she scares them off trying to prove her cat abilities. But now she has to get them home as they've been caught and are stuck in cages at the neighbour's house.
8"Scared of the Dark"Bruce KaneBradley SlabeIan Milne25 April 2018 (2018-04-25)
When Kitty's nightlight goes missing, Kitty's fear of the dark comes creeping out. In the end it won't be a nightlight that saves the day.

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Result
2018 SPA Awards Animated Series Production of the Year Won
2019 Kidscreen Awards Best New Series Nominated
2019 Pulcinella Awards Best Kids TV Series Nominated

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Airdate: Kitty is Not a Cat". TV Tonight. 16 April 2018. Retrieved 29 March 2019.
  2. ^ "BES pounces on season two of Kitty is Not a Cat". kidscreen.com. Retrieved 29 March 2019.
  3. ^ "Kitty Is Not a Cat (2018) - The Screen Guide - Screen Australia". www.screenaustralia.gov.au. Retrieved 29 March 2019.

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