The Boy who drew cats

United States, 1991

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Episode of Series “We all have tales”.
A scary Japanese tale from this multi-award winning series. It tells the story of the smallest child of a peasant family left in the care of the local priest. “Do not forget” his mother said to him, “avoid large places at night; keep to small”. With only these words to guide him, and his only talent of drawing cats, he sets out into the famine-ravaged countryside that is haunted by the spectre of a mysterious demon. Narrated by William Hurt with music by Mark Isham. Drawings and adaptation by David Johnson.

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Credits

director

C W Rogers

producer

Ken Hoin

production company

Rabbit Ears Productions

Duration

00:30:00:00

Production places
United States
Production dates
1991

Appears in

We all have tales

Group of items

We all have tales

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Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

325351

Language

English

Audience classification

G

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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