Based in the novel by Akif Pirincci, this is a lavish hand-drawn widescreen animation, probably one of the last major hand-drawn works to be made before the advent of the CG age. It's dubbed into English, and the voice actors do a solid job. The plot becomes an allegory of some of the dark German history of the mid 20th century. It's basically a film noir murder-mystery, with cats and translated to an old town in modern Germany. The complexity of the plot, the strong language, the cat experiments, and graphic violence / mutilation, all means that it's certainly not for young children. I doubt if it would get a 12 age rating from the censors in the UK, if it was ever officially released here uncut. But that said, Felidae is an excellent peice of work, and the nightmare sequences are especially inventive. The framing and cameras are especially good throughout. Music is well integrated, and the sound effects are workmanlike. Sets and lighting are outstanding. There are no mechanical-looking or repeated bits in the animation, and the cats always move like cats. The only real let down is the abrupt ending - it's far too short, and is rather patronisingly preachy (in the English version). The audience needs another five minutes of voice-over/montage at the very end, to tie up some of the loose ends and to solidify their understanding of the complex plot.