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The Cat From Outer Space

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103 mins (NTSC)
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The Cat From Outer Space (1978)

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Mysterious visitor with unknown powers on our planet for supplies.... A six-pack of tuna?

A close encounter of the 'furred' kind!

Zunar J5/90 Doric 4-7, also known as Jake, is an alien cat who crash-lands on earth. He heads off to the nearest scientist to find gold ($120,000 worth!) in order to repair his spaceship. Jake reveals that he can predict the winners in sporting events and soon the military is trying to track him down. The plot becomes more complicated when a wacky veterinarian inadvertently puts Jake into a deep sleep; now he must hide the alien cat from government authorities. The Cat from Outer Space was written by cartoonist Ted Key, who also wrote other Disney family fare, including Gus and The $1,000,000 Duck.

Release Date: June 29, 1978

Distrib: Walt Disney

While this came to be as a spoof of 1977s CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND, it also seems, ironically, the template on which Spielbergs E.T. was based upon.


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