|Original title: Top Cat
Characters: Top Cat, Agent Dibble, Benny, Choo Choo, Spook, Brain, Fancy - Fancy
Authors: William Hanna, Joseph Barbera
Hanna & Barbera
Regia: William Hanna, Joseph Barbera
Year: 27 September 1961
Duration: 25 minutes
Recommended age: Children from 0 to 5 years old
Top Cat is the cartoon character created by Hanna and Barbera which made its debut on American television on the ABC network
in September 1961, with two series of 30 episodes lasting 22 minutes each. Top Cat is a gang leader of the stray cats from Hoagy's Alley, in the borough of Manhattan
and lives inside a garbage can. Together with his friends he always tries to scrape together some money, with some expedient sometimes at the limits of legality, which is represented by the policeman Charlie Dibble, who would like to get rid of that gang of troublemakers, but who in most situations becomes a victim of the clever cats' plans. Among the friends of the Top Cat gang are the cantate Pierre, Cho Cho who always thinks he's sick, Benny the plump cat, Brain the thinker, Fancy-Fancy the artist with his head in the clouds and Goldie, the cat who has made Top Cat fall in love with Top Cat and his friends are also the stars of an animated feature film called "Top Cat and the Beverly Hills Cats".
In this film produced by Warner Bros., Top Cat and her gang enjoy life in Beverly Hills, when the rich and eccentric Mrs. Vandergelt leaves her property to Benny La Palla, because her only true heir, the cat Amy, she's gone missing. But Benny's legacy hides a catch: he has to stay alive for 48 hours, otherwise Snerdly, the evil butler, will be next in the line of succession ... and he is ready for anything!
It is currently broadcast on digital terrestrial Boing
and on the satellite channel of Boomerang.
Top Cat is Copyright © Hanna & Barbera