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Top Cat 3D: Update shows no sign of the loveable classic

There's not much to entertain about Top Cat, either for children or adults.

Top Cat 3D gives the lovable classic cartoon a clunky modern-day setting. Courtesy Lightning Entertainment
Top Cat 3D gives the lovable classic cartoon a clunky modern-day setting. Courtesy Lightning Entertainment

Director: Alberto Mar

Voices: Jason Harris, Chris Edgerly, Bill Lobley

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The sweet 1960s cartoon about a mischief-making cat named TC, his feline gang and the put-upon policeman Officer Dibble is given an update that will make you wish you'd stayed home and watched the classic episodes.

It lacks all the charm of the original show, giving it a clunky modern-day setting. Worst of all, it's boring.

Despite being aimed at youngsters, it doesn't do much to entertain them. Nostalgic parents will be annoyed by the lack of jokes and the tedious plot - a new chief of police replaces all the nice cops with crime-fighting robots and has TC in his sights.

Haphazard 3D, lacklustre animation and poor characterisation leave no sign of the cute, cheeky and loveable cat we all know and love.