Based on a whimsical novel by Paul Gallico, Disney's Three Lives of Thomasina is an imaginative tale of a resourceful cat. Thomasina is the pet of Karen Dotrice, the daughter of taciturn Scottish veterinarian Patrick McGoohan. When Thomasina falls ill, McGoohan coldly diagnoses the cat as suffering from tetanus and declares that the pet must be put out of its misery. As Dotrice and her friends sadly prepare to bury the "dead" Thomasina, backwoods girl Susan Hampshire, who is said to be a witch, shows up and runs off with the kitty corpse. Using equal doses of intuition and love, Hampshire revives Thomasina, who of course wasn't dead at all. While in limbo, Thomasina ascends to Cat Heaven, where her case is heard by the Cat Goddess (this is a wonderful piece of special-effects wizardry, even if you don't like cats). Returned to life, Thomasina has no memory of her previous existence. Thus, the cat runs off in terror when Dotrice sees her again during a torrential downpour. Now it is Dotrice who becomes seriously ill, necessitating a collaboration between the cold, cut-and-dried ministrations of her father and the tender loving care of the "bewitched" Hampshire. As it turns out, Thomasina is the catalyst for both Dotrice's recovery and the film's happy ending.
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More than 1 year ago
I love this movie to death. I can't wait until it comes out on dvd. It made me laugh, cry, and smile and it still does to this day. I have always been a lover of cats, and this movie is the reason why. The acting is fantastic. This is one of Disneys greatest acheivements.
More than 1 year ago
As a cat owner and pet lover, this has always been one of my favorite Disney movies. But be warned: it is a real tearjerker! Karen Dotrice is wonderful, as usual, as the little girl who finds love from her beloved pet cat and the late Patrick McGoohan is great as the distant father who learns to express his love for his child. The sub-plot of the so-called "witch" is a little much, but it works okay in the end.
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