|Space Cat Hob.|
"Space Cat Hob" is a short film by French director Loïc Bramoullé featuring a weird-looking cat who is stranded on an alien planet and winds up having to fight off all sorts of aliens. The planet looks cool - but everything is hostile, whether intentionally or not. So all that keeps the cat going is his spacesuit, which is kind of a mini-robot kind of deal and actually a pretty good concept.
I'm not so sure I like how the cat looks, but the spacesuit rocks! I'm not sure if the little wings are part of the cat or the suit, but they're a good idea, too.
He's a curious little cat, chasing after a bumblebee kind of deal and, well, you know what they say about cats and curiosity. Pretty soon, they're chasing him and he finds all sorts of rusty old machinery and, well, it's a really weird planet that he crashed on.
It's kind of a cross between animation and video games, which means great animation in that pseudo-realistic style where nothing is actually realistic at all.
The cat is cute - don't get me wrong - but it seems a little weird in the suit. Maybe it is because he is a fat cat. He's certainly no kitten. And it is fighting some kind of alien bees which look like a cross between "Alien" and chickens. And there are lots of mushrooms - I think you get the idea.
Anyway, I know that doesn't sound like the best recommendation in the world, but it's colorful and fun and, best of all, original. And it has a cat. So it's got that going for it. Any time someone goes out of their way to create something watchable on their own dime, well, good for them. I think if you start watching it, you won't want to stop, and that's a pretty good recommendation.
The killer bees attack!
From the page:
Space cat Hob is an independant project done without money, on our spare time and over a course of two years.
more info & artworks : space-cat-hob.com/gallery.html
direction: Loïc bramoullé
Sound Design: Olivier Michelot
production: Delapost Paris
A huge thank to everyone who believed in the project and gave time and energy on it:
Martial Le Minoux, Hugo Cierzniak, Axel Digoix, Foehn Gallet, Aline Hanael, Adrien Kédochim, Paul Lavau, Quentin Rétif, Geoffrey Lerus, Larson liberlin, Zhen Li, Florent Penisson, Alexandre Wolfromm, David Atexide, Laurent Mercereau, Lisa Hulot, Samir Necib, Doris Bachelier, Mathieu Krysztoforski, thomas Arsene, Maxime Granger, André Delphin, Vincent Mineli, Alexis Beaudoin, François-Maxence Desplanque, Mathieu Gouget de Landres, Cedric Lenepveu, Louis Manjares, Fabian Nowak, Alexis Bechet, Aurélie Deconinck, Vivien Ebran, Marielle Santens, Rosita Soares, Tony Lacroix, Romain Leclerc, François Debonnet.