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Rudolf the Black Cat
Feature Films
Running time
89 min
Screen Size
Japanese Theatrical Release
August 6th, 2016
Mao Inoue
Ryohei Suzuki
Akio Ohtsuka
Nana Mizuki
Yuka Terasaki
Rio Sasaki
Naoto Yashima
Arata Furuta
Original Story: “Rudolf to Ippaiattena” “Rudolf Tomodachi Hitoridachi”
(Story by Hiroshi Saito Illustrated by Hanmo Sugiura / Published by Kodansha Ltd.)
Directed by Kunihiko Yuyama, Motonori Sakakibara
Screenplay by Yoichi Kato Music by Naoki Sato
Planning & Production: Nippon Television
Production Companies: Sprite Animation Studios / OLM / OLM Digitals

Humans don't know our secret.

It is based on a long-selling children's novel, first published in 1987. Parts of the novels are included in elementary school textbooks, and the books are offered at libraries. Feature film is produced by production company OLM (Pocket Monsters, Inazuma Eleven) and SPRITE/OLM Digital (PAC-MAN ). The tag of Director Kunihiko Yuyama (Pocket Monsters) and screenplay by Yoichi Kato (Yokai-watch) will bring a spectacular and adventurous 3DCG animated feature film in this summer.


Rudolf, a black cat, is suddenly separated from his beloved master.

He unexpectedly wakes up in a long-distance truck that takes him to metropolis Tokyo.

There, he meets Ippai-attena, a big boss cat feared by everyone in town.
Unable to return home, Rudolf starts a life as a stray with Ippai-attena.
But Ippai-attena isn't all that he seems to be -