The Cat Piano

Title:
The Cat Piano
NFSA ID:
793840
Year:
2009
Category:
Access fees

The Cat Piano, which you can watch here in full, is a short animation narrated by Nick Cave.

In a city of singing cats, a lonely beat poet falls for a beautiful siren. When a mysterious dark figure emerges, kidnapping the town's singers for his twisted musical plans, the poet must save his muse and put an end to the nefarious tune that threatens to destroy the city.

The delivery of the poem by musician Nick Cave is reminiscent of poetry associated with the Beat Generation, such as 'Howl' by Alan Ginsberg. The music complements this approach.

The animation employs a limited colour palette of purple, white, green and red against shaded black.

Directors:
Ari Gibson and Eddie White
Production company:
The People's Republic of Animation
Narrator:
Nick Cave