Narrated by: Spike Milligan
Directed by: Charles Jenkins
Cat Out of the Bag Alert! This review contains some spoilers for this film!
Synopsis: Based both on the album Teaser and the Firecat and the children’s book by Cat Stevens (Yusef Islam). A young boy named Teaser and his pet Firecat attempt to rescue the moon when it falls from the sky.
Cartoon Cat: Firecat is an adorable orange cat which is Teaser’s friend. The two are seen sitting together by a fence, as is portrayed on the cover of the Cat Stevens’ album named for them.
The moon falls from the sky with a crash and they rush to find it lodged in the roof of a barn.
After dislodging the moon the pair chase it as it rolls down a hill and is swept down the Purple River. At one point Firecat falls on the moon and is swept away.
Eventually the moon floats off with both Teaser and the Firecat, taking them on a fantastical journey.
It’s fun to note that throughout the film Firecat keeps trying to get the fishbone which Teaser has with him. A very adorable film and perfect companion to this lovely song!
Final Mewsings: Carry a fishbone and your cat will follow you anywhere!