Kitty Is Not a Cat
Kitty Is Not a Cat is an Australian animated television series which first aired on 7TWO in Australia on 20 April 2018.
On 21 September 2018, it was announced that it was renewed for a second season which premiered on 11 November 2019. The series was renewed for a third season in October 2019.
A little girl called Kitty, who has a big imagination, feels like she can be anything she wants, even a cat. Kitty arrives at a house full of partying felines, who suddenly find their lives turned upside down. They attempt to teach Kitty how to be a human when she actually prefers to live her life as a cat.
Why It Rocks
- The premise of a little girl believing she is a cat, who gets adopted by a family of talking cats, is very creative and the show makes great use of it.
- One way of which the show uses its premise to its advantage is by having King Tubby explain to the cats human concepts in each episode, so that they know what Kitty might be struggling with. These parts of the episodes are usually really funny.
- Kitty is ADORABLE.
- So is Timmy Tom.
- There are a lot of fan favourite cats in the show, especially Petal and Thorn. As mentioned below, Petal is a good motherly figure with a kind, timid personality, while Thorn is tough and protective with a Slavic accent. They both care an awful lot about Kitty.
- They are both shockingly voiced by Cal Wilson, who does a great job bringing life to both of these characters.
- The aesthetically pleasing line-less art style of the show looks like that of Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends.
- Catchy theme song.
- The other songs in the show are also spectacular, especially the rock tunes. That includes the background music too, which is very relaxing and soothing.
- At the end of each episode, The Nazz plays a soothing song on his piano while talking to Kitty about the lesson of the day. These are very sweet moments, and it proves that The Nazz is a good father figure to Kitty.
- As mentioned in WIR #8, the show has really good morals.
- Even harsh characters like Ming and Thorn also have some moments proving they care a lot about Kitty, even though they weren't optimistic about having Kitty in their mansion at first.
- Good Australian voice work, and incredibly impressive given that a lot of actors voice multiple characters, to the point where you would be surprised if you figured out who voiced who.
- Overall, the show has a very relaxed and heartwarming vibe. It's a perfect show to fall asleep to, in a good way.
- In season 2, they introduced Thorn's sister, Rose, who was originally one of the two characters that we know to have been left out of the pilot episode. They redesigned her, but made great use of her new purpose, and the episode she debuted in has some funny moments.
- Hand on your hip, like watering can. Bow to your sheep if he is a man!
- Speaking of the pilot, it seems to have been going for a more darker and edgier vibe than what we ended up with, which is a good thing that the tone of the show changed.
- Cheeta is the typical dumb "comedy relief" character, who isn't really that funny.
- The show was screwed over badly by The Roku Channel in the US. Though luckily, Kidoodle saved it.
- Disney Channel also screwed the show over internationally after treating it decently for a few years, to the point where season 1 can't be broadcast in those countries and is currently airing nowhere.