Via Jerry Beck, while some classic cartoon characters are still struggling to get people to notice them again, Top Cat appears to have his own all-animated feature film. It’s a Flash-animated 3D film from Mexico, where the Top Cat show has always been much more popular than in English-speaking North America.
Oddly, the U.S. show Hanna-Barbera ripped off to make Top Cat is also more popular outside the U.S.: syndication of The Phil Silvers Show was huge in the UK, not so much in the U.S. or Canada. Maybe there’s something about these lovable-loser con men that make them more beloved outside their own country? You’re better off in the U.S. if you’re just a loser (Ralph Kramden/Fred Flintstone) with no con man abilities.