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'''''Heathcliff: Bad Kitty''''' is an unreleased animated feature film based on the comic strip of the same name. It was meant to be released in the holiday season of 2011 in an attempt to reinvigorate interest in ''Heathcliff'', but it was cancelled for unknown reasons.
  
'''Heathcliff: Bad Kitty''' is an unreleased animated feature film based on a comic strip by the same name.
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==Plot==
 
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Little is known about what the plot would have been, but based on the footage that has been released, it most likely revolved around Heathcliff returning three "annoying kittens" to their parents.
It was meant to be released in the holiday of 2011, but was never released for unknown reasons. It was to be part of a new wave of Heathcliff-themed products in an attempt to regain interest into the franchise.
 
  
 
==Production==
 
==Production==
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The film was going to be made by Waterman Entertainment/Magic Lantern Studios and distributed by 41entertainment. They were chosen because of their "impeccable track record" of ''Stuart Little'', ''Alvin and The Chipmunks'', and ''Casper the Friendly Ghost''. The film and its following spin-offs were meant to bring back interest in the ''Heathcliff'' brand.
  
The film was to be made by Waterman Entertainment / Magic Lantern Studios, and distributed by 41entertainment. They were chosen because of their "impeccable track record" of Stuart Little, Alvin and The Chipmunks, and Casper the Friendly Ghost. The film and it's spin-offs were meant to kickstart interest into the Heathcliff brand.
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A trailer was released in March of 2010 and was storyboarded by Swinton Scott and Barry Caldwell. Both were contacted regarding the film, and had no new information, stating it was done for fundraising. The film's approximate release date was in 2011's holiday season and was ultimately going to coincide with a 2D-animated cartoon that would be produced by Renegade Animation and released in spring 2013, but neither of these projects came to fruition and were canceled in the end.
 
 
A trailer was released in March of 2010, and was storyboarded by Swinton Scott & Barry Caldwell. Both were contacting regarding the film, and had no new information, stating it was done for fundraising.
 
 
 
The film was estimated to be release around the 'holiday' of 2011, coincided with a 2d-animated '13 x 52' episode television show in the spring of 2013. Neither of these projects were ever released, with news being noticeably absent in the subsequent years.
 
 
 
Other spin-offs included video game tie-ins by Storm City Games. Two out of three of them were released; Heathcliff: The Fast & The Furriest, Heathcliff: Frantic Foto, and an unnamed, unreleased iTunes app.
 
 
 
== Plot ==
 
 
 
According to the footage that has been released, the film's story would've revolved around Heathcliff returning 3 'bratty' kittens to their parents. These characters' appearance seem to be exclusive to this film.
 
  
 
==Existence==
 
==Existence==
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For a long time, no other footage of the film has been released, both of the storyboard artists who worked on the trailer said that they were never brought back, and one stated that it was done as a means to "raise dough" for the project. However, several press releases from the distributor of the film, then on March 11th, 2019 Youtube user Michael Dominguez uploaded a 12-hour loop a small piece of animation of Heathcliff in a fish store with the 1980's Heathcliff and the catillac cats intro played, before comments were off he replied to a user that he got it from footage of the film that was supposedly unfinished, unfortunately, said recorded footage of the film was deleted by the user who posted it, it could be possible that it may have been close to completion.<ref>[http://www.41e.tv/descargas/11_20110113_press_release_41_entertainment,_13_jan_2011.pdf January 2011 press release about the film.] Retrieved 26 Jul '16</ref><ref>[http://www.41e.tv/descargas/12_20110315_press_release_41_entertainment,_15_march_2011.pdf March 2011 press release about the film.] Retrieved 26 Jul '16</ref>
  
Because no other footage of the film has been released, it's extremely difficult to know if the film was actually produced. Both of the storyboard artists said to have worked on the trailer said that they were never brought back, and one stated that it was done as a means to 'raise dough' for the project. Still, several [[http://www.41e.tv/descargas/11_20110113_press_release_41_entertainment,_13_jan_2011.pdf press]] [[http://www.41e.tv/descargas/12_20110315_press_release_41_entertainment,_15_march_2011.pdf releases]] from the distributor of the film show evidence of the film at least getting close to completion.
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As for the animated series, there is no evidence that any material for it was made.
 
 
The 2d animated film has no evidence to it's existence, though was said to have been worked on by Renegade Animation.
 
  
 
==Gallery==
 
==Gallery==
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==References==
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[[Category:Lost films]]
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[[Category:Completely lost media]]
| {{#ev:youtube|https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LMb21GLFNVQ|320x240|center|Related episode of The Animation Warehouse}}
 
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Latest revision as of 21:45, 28 September 2020

Badkitty.jpg

A screencap from the Heathcliff: Bad Kitty trailer.

Status: Lost

Heathcliff: Bad Kitty is an unreleased animated feature film based on the comic strip of the same name. It was meant to be released in the holiday season of 2011 in an attempt to reinvigorate interest in Heathcliff, but it was cancelled for unknown reasons.

Plot

Little is known about what the plot would have been, but based on the footage that has been released, it most likely revolved around Heathcliff returning three "annoying kittens" to their parents.

Production

The film was going to be made by Waterman Entertainment/Magic Lantern Studios and distributed by 41entertainment. They were chosen because of their "impeccable track record" of Stuart Little, Alvin and The Chipmunks, and Casper the Friendly Ghost. The film and its following spin-offs were meant to bring back interest in the Heathcliff brand.

A trailer was released in March of 2010 and was storyboarded by Swinton Scott and Barry Caldwell. Both were contacted regarding the film, and had no new information, stating it was done for fundraising. The film's approximate release date was in 2011's holiday season and was ultimately going to coincide with a 2D-animated cartoon that would be produced by Renegade Animation and released in spring 2013, but neither of these projects came to fruition and were canceled in the end.

Existence

For a long time, no other footage of the film has been released, both of the storyboard artists who worked on the trailer said that they were never brought back, and one stated that it was done as a means to "raise dough" for the project. However, several press releases from the distributor of the film, then on March 11th, 2019 Youtube user Michael Dominguez uploaded a 12-hour loop a small piece of animation of Heathcliff in a fish store with the 1980's Heathcliff and the catillac cats intro played, before comments were off he replied to a user that he got it from footage of the film that was supposedly unfinished, unfortunately, said recorded footage of the film was deleted by the user who posted it, it could be possible that it may have been close to completion.[1][2]

As for the animated series, there is no evidence that any material for it was made.

Gallery

The 3D animated trailer for Heathcliff: Bad Kitty.
A small snitbit of the film looped for 12 hours.

References