A Horror Story About Distant Fathers, Mysterious Step-Mothers, and the Power of Cats

Feature films as short cartoons.
Dec. 31 2013 7:15 AM

Neko: The Cat

A horror story about distant fathers, mysterious step-mothers, and the power of the purr.

Happy Horror Days! Welcome to this week’s 12 Panel Pitch feature, Neko: The Cat. The title reflects how Japanese horror movie titles are often translated into English (like Ju-on: The Grudge or Chakushin Ari: One Missed Call). Some might notice that Neko: The Cat is heavily influenced by Hausu, A Tale of Two Sisters (a Korean horror movie), and by Catwoman. Everyone should notice Hwei Lin Lim’s stunning illustrations!

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12 Panel PitchThe Center for Cartoon StudiesApril MaligHwei Lin Lim

Previous 12 Panel Pitch features:
Lost and Found
, a romantic comedy
Radiant
, a historical drama
Spy Mice
, an animated family adventure
Vampires vs. Zombies
, the title says it all
Oh, Brother, My, Sister!
, a romantic comedy about a very close family
Meek
, a sci-fi story where robots anxiously await their maker

James Sturm is the director of The Center of Cartoon Studies, a MFA Degree-Granting College in White River Junction, Vt.

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