Subtitled Versions

A big thanks to all the fans around the world out there who have created subtitled versions of The Cat Piano:

71 Responses to “Watch the Film”


  1. 1 Thomas J Bradley September 9, 2009 at 5:49 pm

    An amazing cinematic work! The noir feel and intensely contrasted colours mixed with the amazing voice narration create a fantastic lasting film. Congrats!

  2. 4 Calvin September 13, 2009 at 6:36 pm

    really fantastic

  3. 6 mutinykitty September 14, 2009 at 11:28 pm

    that was stunningly beautiful.

  4. 7 Anon September 15, 2009 at 10:11 pm

    That gave me chills. A mastery of all disciplines embodies in a wonderful work.

  5. 8 Grindzy September 15, 2009 at 10:33 pm

    Wonderously spun, wonderfully narated, and wickedly creative!

  6. 9 Sahkmet September 15, 2009 at 10:45 pm

    This is amazing. Beautiful animation style and music. This film deserves its rewards it has won!

  7. 10 Sonja September 17, 2009 at 3:03 am

    That was so wonderful! I loved it.

  8. 11 AdamNYC September 17, 2009 at 3:27 am

    Yeah, fantastic short. Alas, Vimeo’s far too choppy and eratic. Constant blips and stops destroyed your terrific rhyme scheme.

  9. 12 Haylee Dent September 19, 2009 at 4:50 am

    Amazing!..I love it!

  10. 13 Sarah September 19, 2009 at 2:41 pm

    Simply marvelous. I really enjoyed the narrator’s voice and the whole style of animation. The poem was fantastic. You deserve every award you’ve received for this masterpiece.

    • 14 Melissa December 16, 2010 at 3:36 am

      Hey if you liked the narrator’s voice you should check out some of his music! Just do a youtube search for Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds. 🙂

  11. 15 Emily September 19, 2009 at 8:13 pm

    This is truely an amazing short, probably the best i’ve ever seen. My friend, Annika and I fell in love with the style of the cats you all drew them in. My boyfriend, Charles absolutely adores the poetry as it is his life’s passion. I recited it to him over the phone and he loves it. The animation is so smooth, especially with the cigarette smoke throughout the film it looks almost alive.

    The dark and sinister themes sent chills up my spine as i watched it, and probably the darkest part of the whole film for me was when The cats all pounce on ‘the organ grinder’ and claw at him. Also, how you drew the waves gave the situation a feeling i get during a horrendous thunderstorm.

    Truely an amazing piece, i watch it to calm myself down if i’m ever filled with a negative feeling.

  12. 16 Komicks September 23, 2009 at 1:49 am

    This… was beautiful. My tongue was wrestling with my heart in my throat at some bits… it’s stunning. Absolutely, I cannot imagine what time it took to make this.
    I really am at a loss for colorful vocabulary, this speaks for itself.

  13. 17 lucy October 1, 2009 at 9:31 pm

    absolutely incredible loved it.

  14. 18 Garethp15 October 1, 2009 at 11:47 pm

    It’s beautiful… Inspiring and makes me want to create works just as breathtaking as this, I wish I knew where to begin.

  15. 19 Red26 October 11, 2009 at 12:34 am

    The question of free or paying for it brings in another element. ,

  16. 20 Lil May October 14, 2009 at 10:44 am

    Beautiful Work !
    Hope we’ll soon have french subtitles, to enjoy more the text ( which sounds great too )

  17. 21 Kujakuseki01 October 25, 2009 at 2:15 am

    That was marvelous.

    The most spectacular animated short I’ve ever seen.

  18. 22 Terpentine October 27, 2009 at 3:39 pm

    I would love this, but the narrator voice is so annoying and ugly, raw and ugh- sorry!
    The rest is just fabulous, but I just can’t listen.

  19. 23 Darion Conwell November 9, 2009 at 5:44 am

    This is absolutely beautiful. I had to watch it three times in a tow before I could sit back and reflect on it.

  20. 24 Darion Conwell November 9, 2009 at 5:45 am

    This is absolutely beautiful. I had to watch it three times in a row before I could sit back and reflect on it.

  21. 25 Toby November 15, 2009 at 12:14 am

    Fantastic piece of poetry, animation and musical brilliance!

  22. 26 Factopo November 18, 2009 at 11:49 pm

    This is a really interesting video. Kind of dark though… You might like the other stuff at http://www.factopo.com

  23. 27 Stephen November 21, 2009 at 8:12 am

    Wow! Really beautiful! Love the atmosphere!

  24. 28 Jordan November 21, 2009 at 11:42 pm

    I like that! I think it has a pretty good chance of winning at the Oscars. Even though I’m a big Pixar fan, I won’t be unhappy if The Cat Piano wins over Partly Cloudy.

  25. 29 Lucia Santiago Dantes December 6, 2009 at 9:26 am

    snap! snap! snap! (just hear my beat fingers! ;O)
    The Cat Piano.. Just Brilliant!
    LSD

  26. 30 Monica December 22, 2009 at 4:30 pm

    The story reminds me somehow of Murakami’s Kafka on the Shore, where “Johnnie Walken” kills cats to collect their souls and make a special flute. Beautiful animation by the way.

  27. 31 alvaro December 27, 2009 at 4:37 am

    Gorgeous animation and quite an amazing noir feeling, only intensified by those final chilling moments. A beautiful poem and a pitch-perfect narration achieve a flawless overall execution.

  28. 32 Jan Yeap January 25, 2010 at 12:23 pm

    I was completely captivated! A stunning story enhanced by the astounding poem… and the beautifully crafted animation! Definitely a winner! Will be keeping my fingers crossed to see this animated shorts take home an Oscar statuette…

  29. 33 Tchitcherine January 26, 2010 at 2:35 am

    Lyrically and visually beautiful.

  30. 34 Amber January 29, 2010 at 11:17 pm

    Beautiful film! I haven’t been that entranced by an animated film since Cowboy Bebop! Absolutely brilliant.

  31. 35 Maik March 24, 2010 at 7:59 pm

    Great art.
    insane

  32. 36 daniel puhe March 24, 2010 at 8:06 pm

    schau dir das mal an! doll, was?

  33. 37 elke puhe March 24, 2010 at 8:07 pm

    schau mal bitte

  34. 39 Elizabeth Khouri May 6, 2010 at 4:40 am

    My heart sang with the beauty of this piece. Loved it, loved it, loved it.

  35. 40 DAN May 6, 2010 at 5:53 pm

    I’m sorry, but, for me, it was a great disappointment. My aural imagination goes crazy when I try to imagine a Cat Piano. I dearly wish the group had put more thought/heart/insanity into the sounds of the piano itself. We were told in the narration of the colors of various things. We would have liked to see those things as well.
    The nit pickiest of all: Too much blue. I love blue, but there was too much of it here/there. I would like to see the next creation!
    Good luck.

  36. 41 Ian June 3, 2010 at 1:25 am

    I love the way you use color to elicit emotion from this piece. By far one of the best work I’ve seen.

  37. 42 Star Cruz June 10, 2010 at 3:47 am

    Oozing with brilliance!

  38. 43 Caro July 14, 2010 at 7:46 am

    I disagree with Dan’s assessment. The piano sounded TERRIBLE and that is the point, cats in pain should never sound beautiful, not even horribly beautiful. I was a cat owner, nobody wants to hear a nail going through a cat’s tail. The shrieks used in the film were chilling enough and made me think of my old cat. Colour is over rated sometimes and the blues/greys/red and dash of white were sufficient for this piece. It is a brooding piece, told through the voice of a (starving) poet. Starving for sanity mostly in this short and starving for love. My world certainly looks that blue and grey when I’m depressed and have been driven to insanity. I do agree that it’d be nice to see colour in the NEXT piece but I love “The Cat Piano” as it is, noir-esque, almost like an old black and white film, jazzy and smokey, hazy with the dreams (or nightmares) of buskers and hookers.

  39. 45 Aaron Ruggeri December 15, 2010 at 12:08 am

    This has been the best short video, I have ever had the pleasure to watch to my leisure.

  40. 46 danny December 26, 2010 at 4:06 am

    loved it was so good =]

  41. 47 Ethan January 21, 2011 at 7:10 pm

    Utterly astounding, it has been quite a time since I was riddled a tale that could strike at the very heart of literature

  42. 48 Hashim January 30, 2011 at 5:01 pm

    It’s… It’s amazing!I simply don’t find words! I am shaken. Thanks you for work.

  43. 50 Piano Chords June 1, 2011 at 9:49 am

    Absolutely stunning and almost lyrical. A modern slice of poetry for the masses.

  44. 51 Robert Wolf June 27, 2011 at 7:48 pm

    Cats, great animation, grat style and fantastic words? I’m in 🙂

  45. 52 remeshram July 30, 2011 at 5:12 am

    this is very nice………………….

  46. 53 henry February 14, 2012 at 2:25 am

    loving the rhythm and alliteration

  47. 54 anon March 1, 2012 at 2:57 am

    Fantastically done

  48. 55 Janica Buenconsejo March 7, 2012 at 11:31 am

    The music, the animation, the narration, the poem, all brilliant and beautifully created!

  49. 56 tyler November 25, 2012 at 12:21 pm

    I love every…well mostly every thing about it,I hate that cursed organ grinder

  50. 58 tyler November 25, 2012 at 12:29 pm

    Ya know,if I we’re him id claw the organ grinders eyes out,rip all his guts out,feed them to him,then toss him out the window

  51. 59 tyler November 25, 2012 at 12:39 pm

    I realy liked that she-cat with the white pelt,and she ain’t exactly bad lookin.

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