Cat Tale (canceled), Original hand-drawn storyboards

original production artwork

This is the complete set of hand-drawn storyboards for a never-made CGI movie called Cat Tale. It was in production by Imagi Animation Studios (responsible for the Astro Boy movie and TMNT). The storyboards were made in 2005-2006 (drawn by Wendell Washer), and the film got as far as all (or at least most) of the voice over being recorded by actors such as Elisha Cuthbert, Jerry O'Connell, Sean Astin, Stanley Tucci and others. A trailer was scripted and finished, and some other animation work was done, but the film was canceled in 2007, and Imagi US shut down in 2010 and sold off all their assets. This film had an entry in IMDB (title tt0455379), but for some reason it's gone now.
These screen shots are from the finished trailer, and represent some of the scenes depicted by the storyboards above. Also pictured are 4 of 7 boxes that contain the storyboards. I also have promotional stills of the characters, full-size mock-ups of the theatrical poster and even copies of the trailer on 35mm film. Imagi still have this listed on the corporate website as an upcoming production, so it's possible they still plan to finish the film. A complete re-write of the script was done in 2009, if they go with that version, none of these storyboards or the existing VO recordings will work for the film (the character names have changed, the story is different (but with the same overall plot), etc.) They may not even use the same actors...

item: collector:
category: original / screen-used
type: production artwork
movie: Cat Tale (2007) (canceled)
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