Famous Fred

Famous Fred

by Michael
(London, UK)

The poster- please see base of post

The poster- please see base of post

"Famous Fred" is a cat cartoon film made in the UK. The central role of Fred is voiced by the comedian Lenny Henry. He's a secret superstar cat who performs by singing for the neighborhood cats. It had a run time of 30 minutes and has an appeal to audiences of under about 12 years of age. The animated short musical was made in 1996 and was directed by Joanna Quinn. The writers were: Posy Simmonds (book), Joanna Quinn (written by).

Famous Fred was nominated for an Oscar in 1997. It is the story of a cat who can sing and it mirrors, it seems, the life of Elvis Presley in that Fred lets himself go and becomes fat!

Famous Fred -- Members of the cast (voices) were:

Lenny Henry ... Fred
Tom Courtenay ... Kenneth
David Robb ... Ginger
Jessica Lynam ... Sophie
David John Barker... Nick
Matthew Marsh ... Dad
Joanna Quinn ... Mum

Additional Voices:
Fiona Allen
Rob Brydon
William Grant
Henry Grant
Finn Ros

My thanks to an anonymous visitor who brought this character to my attention. Picture heading page: This is copyright material but the justification under fair use for reproducing it here is that the image is small, the site is for charity and this short article promotes the film.

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