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Cat City (''Macskafogó'') is a 1986 Hungarian animated film created at Creator/PannoniaFilmStudio about mice being oppressed by cats.

The movie opens with a ''Franchise/StarWars''-syle [[OpeningScroll text scroll]], which [[{{Exposition}} tells the main situation]]: In year 80 AM Anno MickeyMouse, the mice of Planet X are threatened by humiliation and total apocalypse. The well-organized, fully equipped gangs of evil cats are aiming to wipe out the mouse civilization totally, not caring for the old conventions between mice and cats. But in the last moment, when the mouse leaders are beginning to consider leaving the planet, a new hope rises...

The film is a parody of several famous feature films, mainly the Film/JamesBond series. The main plot is about a special spy who is sent to the city of "Pokyo" to get the secret plan of a machine which could save the mouse civilization. Of course, the cats don't want this to happen, and send some rat gangsters to stop him, who don't always prove as efficient as their presentation showed.

In 2007, the film was followed by ''Macskafogó 2: A Sátán macskája'', a sequel that focuses on a mouse journalist, Stanley, who finds a tribe of untamed cats in the jungles of "Pafrika". The cats summon a demon cat, Moloch, to take the world back from the mice.
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!!The film provides examples of:
* TheAce: Nick Grabowski.
* AffectionateParody: Mostly of ''Film/JamesBond'' and western spy/action movies but basically everything that was popular in the 80s.
* AlwaysChaoticEvil: The cats, except for Cathy.
* AlternateCalendar: According to the text scroll, the movie sets in 80 AMM (After MickeyMouse).
* TheAmazon: The jungle where Lazy Dick's plane crashes. It must be Planet X's equivalent of Central America, as implied by the {{Mayincatec}} pyramids and the bats being [[UnfortunateImplications Mexican]] [[{{bandito}} bandits]].
* AnimalsNotToScale: There is no established hight scale between the characters except a vague mouse* ArtificialLimbs: Teufel has a metallic left hand with really sharp claws.
* BadBoss: Teufel to Safranek and Gatto to Teufel. Implied that Gatto tolerates failure even worse than Teufel, when Safranek immediately accepts Teufel's punishment instead of risking Gatto hearing about it.
* {{Bandito}}: The bats.
* BankRobbery: The film opens with one.
* BatOutOfHell: Subverted. While initially posing a threat to Lazy Dick (threatening him to suck his blood), the bat bandits eventually befriend him.
* BigBad: Mr. Gatto
* BigRedButton: There's one in the rats' CoolCar.
* BilingualBonus: Lots of it. Teufel's name is a classic example: it means "Devil" in German, but sounds like "tejfel", which means "sour cream" in Hungarian. For further examples see HurricaneOfPuns below.
* BodyHorror: Though there's no blood or visible damage, it's still rather disturbing to see [[spoiler: Grabowski with a ''lock through his lips'' during the climax at the party.]]
* BottomlessMagazines: The battle scene near the end of the movie.
* BrainwashingForTheGreaterGood: At the end of the film, this happens to the cats defeated by the Cat Catcher.
* BrainyBrunette: Pissy, the OnlySaneWoman among the rats.
* BroughtToYouByTheLetterS: Grabowski has a letter "G" on the shirt he wears in most of the film.
* ButtMonkey: Teufel regularly vents his anger on poor Safranek.
* CardCarryingVillain: The rats. They have an entire music video to promote themselves as gangsters. Which might be the invoking of this trope as they try to get work with it. Later they also mention that their choices are this or jumping around in a {{ballet}} making them pretty much {{Punch Clock Villain}}s. (For those curious ''Balettpatkány'' - ''Ballet Rat'' is slang for novice ballet dancer. Also their life choices being arts or crime pretty much underlines that they meant to be {{UsefulNotes/Romani}} [[UnfortunateImplications stereotypes]] albeit one not well known in the west.)
* [[ADogNamedDog A Cat Named Cat]]: Mr. Gatto. Cathy may also qualify.
* CatsAreMean: TheMovie.
** The only character who subverts this trope is Cathy, the daughter of Safranek.
* CatStereotype: Mr. Gatto, the high-class mafia boss, is a fat white Persian. Teufel, the dark grey cat, certainly means bad luck. Safranek, the ginger cat is the most humble and the least mean of the main cat characters.
* TheCavalry: The attack of Lazy Dick and the bat bandits on Mr. Gatto's party.
* ChekhovsGunman: Lazy Dick and the bat bandits. The bats are literal gunmen.
* ChekhovsSkill: Lazy Dick's musical skills, which earn him the friendship of the bats, and ultimately help to defeat the cats. Also, Grabowski's PhotographicMemory becomes useful once the cats destroy the blueprint for the Cat Catcher.
* ChildrenAreInnocent: Cathy the kitten is the only feline friendly to mice.
* CigarChomper: Teufel.
* CoolCar: The car of the rat gangsters. Too bad they can't use it properly.
* CutHimselfShaving: Safranek must do this all the time as his boss, Teufel brutally injures him for every mistake he makes, and pretends not to know about it subsequently.
--->'''Teufel ''': Not another accident? Oh dear. What happened to you this time, Safranek?
--->'''Safranek''': * gulps* I was shaving, sir.
--->'''Teufel''': But, your hand!
--->'''Safranek''': That's what I was shaving with, sir.
** The punchline is a bit different in the English dub, where he says he was ''holding'' the razor with his hand.
* CuteKitten: Cathy.
* {{Cyborg}}: Grabowski has a [[ElectronicEyes camera eye]] (that's PhotographicMemory for you) and a chest safe ''at least'' and the dialog also hints on enhanced strength and senses.
* DangerouslyGenreSavvy: Teufel immediately saw through the flaws of the experiments Safranek presented to him, as well as the mice's plan to help Grabowski get the plans into safety, and intercepted him on his way.
* DangerouslyShortSkirt: Pissy, the brunette rat girl wears one, resulting in many [[PantyShot panty shots]].
* DavidVersusGoliath: Around the end of the movie, Grabowski gets in a melee with Teufel.
* DeadpanSnarker: Many characters to some degree (Grabowski, the mouse police chief etc.). But the queen of this trope is Candy. She rarely talks but almost every line she has is snark.
* DeusExMachina: Blatantly used near the end, [[spoiler: with the bats coming out of nowhere and saving the day]].
* DisneyAcidSequence: The Four Gangsters song has much more [[DerangedAnimation surreal animation]] than the actual movie. Justified in that it's a [[ShowWithinAShow video clip watched by the cats]], thus may involve visual effects. Someone worded it as that video is 100% unadulterated {{Camp}}.
* TheDragon: Teufel.
* DubNameChange: Most of the characters have different names in the English dub.
** Nick Grabowski — Gary Gumshoe
** Mr. Fritz Teufel — Mr. D
** Safranek — Tweed
** Lusta Dick — Billy Bugle
** Buddy — Burns
** Billy — Bones
** Pissy — Candy
** Pukie - Cookie
* DumbBlonde: Cookie the girl rat and her SpearCounterpart Billy.
* EverythingTryingToKillYou: Lazy Dick's first impression of TheAmazon. Things that tried to kill him include: the road (actually a snake), the [[ManEatingPlant plantlife]], the [[InevitableWaterfall river]] and the [[OurVampiresAreDifferent locals]].
* EvilIsBigger: Both cats and rats are much bigger than mice.
* {{Expy}}/NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: Might be unintentional, but Lazy Dick looks suspiciously similar to Lajos Galambos, a famous Hungarian trumpet musician, including that Dick's favourite music instrument is a trumpet.
* EyepatchOfPower: Teufel wears one.
* FanService: The cat lady at Gatto's party, wearing a babydoll, sings a rather suggestive song.
* FantasticRacism: Cats and mice hate each other. But also Mr. Teufel gets accused being prejudiced against rats by their agent.
* FatBastard: Gatto. Also a FatCat.
* FauxAffablyEvil: Teufel, who acts cordially towards Safranek... when he's not torturing him for his mistakes. He even acts like he doesn't know what caused his injuries, and pretends to feel sorry for him.
* FemmeFatale: Pissy/Candy's specialty according to the music video. We don't see much of this, but she is effective enough in being a criminal that we're inclined to believe her.
* FullyDressedCartoonAnimal: Majority of the characters apply to this trope.
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: Check [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yqUCcjkNj_Q this music video]]. Especially the bed scene at 2:56.
** Pretty much anything involving the rat girls counts.
---> '''Buddy:''' What's rule number three of gangsters?
---> '''Cookie:''' I only know number six. Good gangsters commit adultery.
*** Might count as BadIsGoodAndGoodIsBad.
* GoodAnimalsEvilAnimals: [[NiceMice Mice]] are good, [[CatsAreMean cats]] and [[YouDirtyRat rats]] are bad.
* GoThroughMe: When cats break into a mouse bank with a tank, the clerk shouts: "No! Over my dead body!" The tank promptly shoots him.
* GunsAkimbo: Some of the bat bandits uses two guns while flying, holding the guns in their legs.
* HaveAGayOldTime: Sergeant Lazy Dick. (In Hungarian, of course, his name doesn't have a double meaning).
** His name may actually be a German BilingualBonus, where "dick" means "fat".
* HumongousMecha: the Cat Catcher, which is an enormous robot bulldog.
* HungryJungle: TheAmazon is portrayed like this. Snakes, caimans, [[ManEatingPlant mouse-eating plants]], InevitableWaterfall, and [[OurVampiresAreDifferent vampire bat]] {{bandito}}s who will either shoot you or suck your blood. Lazy Dick only survives because he befriends the bats.
* HurricaneOfPuns: In the Hungarian version.
** The secret password for the mice's council is "Egy aprócska kalapocska, benne csacska macska mocska" [say: edy op-roch-ko kolo-poch-ko, beh-neh choch-ko mach-ko moch-ko] (meaning "A tiny little hat with a silly cat's dirt in it").
** The original title "Macskafogó", although literally it means "Cat catcher", comes from the word "Egérfogó" meaning "Mouse trap", changing the word "egér" (mouse) into "macska" (Cat).
** The Police chief, Bob Poljakow promises that he would recruit again Grabowski and "bring back {{Cincinnatus}} from the yoke" -- a historic reference to Lucius Quinctius Cincinnatus, this patriotic elderly Roman patrician who left his plow in the field to come to Rome's rescue in its moment of need around 458 BC. However, "cin" or "cin-cin" is the equivalent of "squeaking" in Hungarian...
** The boss of the cats (the fat white one) is called Giovanni Gatto. Gatto is an Italian word, it means cat in English (and macska in Hungarian). Also, Giovanni is the Italian equivalent of the Hungarian first name János (John in English) – and if a Hungarian says "macskajancsi" (Johnny Cat in English), it means jerk, lame, loser, or a coward. Also, there existed a mafia clan named Gatti in New York.
** The daughter of Safranek, the lame assistant of Mr. Teufel is called [[MeaningfulName CAThy]].
** Mr. Teufel's name. Teufel means devil in German, but it's also pronounced very similarly to "tejfel" (sour cream), which cats like a lot.
** The name of Maxipotzac, the obese chief of the Mexican bats, is of course a play on "maxipocak", or "maxi-belly".
* IKnowYouKnowIKnow: Cookie delivers this line, pondering if Grabowski knows they're after him.
* IneffectualSympatheticVillain: The four rats.
* InevitableWaterfall: Sgt. Lazy Dick ends up in one in the jungle. He tries to avoid it by [[CrowningMomentOfFunny playing his trumpet]] [[YouFailPhysicsForever to blow his boat back]]. But he eventually gives up... because he's out of tunes.
* JerkAss: Every single cat character, except Cathy.
** The rats aren't particularly friendly either.
* LaughablyEvil: The rats, full time.
** [[AffablyEvil Teufel]] and [[ButtMonkey Safranek]] also provide a lot of dark comedy.
* LeafBoat: Lazy Dick improvises one for himself to ride a river in TheAmazon.
* LeanAndMean: Mr. Teufel.
* MacGuffin: The Cat Cather plans.
* [[ManEatingPlant Mouse-Eating Plant]]: Lazy Dick encounters one in the jungle.
* MassOhCrap: The cats' reaction to the enter of the Cat Cather.
* MasterOfDisguise: Billy boasts about being one in the music video. In practice... not likely.
* MissionControlIsOffItsMeds: The reason why the rats can't operate their CoolCar properly is because it comes with a DoorStopper manual and helpline like this. Its quirks range from the annoying like addressing any person as "My Lady" to giving advice like "Press the red button and rest in peace". [[spoiler:Turns out Grabowski hacked the system and trolled them from the beginning.]]
* MoreDakka: The battle scene again.
* MouseWorld: Subverted, since the Mouse World exists not on the edge of the human, but the cat society.
* MusicSoothesTheSavageBeast: Well, not really but it can convince a bunch of bandit vampire bats to not have you for dinner because they absolutely need you in their band!
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: Teufel means "devil" in German.
* NeverSmileAtACrocodile: Lazy Dick encounters a caiman in TheAmazon.
* NiceMice
* NotSoHarmlessVillain: Safranek was the ChewToy through the whole movie, but near the end Teufel assigned him to coordinate the battle, and he proved to be frighteningly effective.
* OneManBand: Due to their tight budget, the entire orchestra of the mouse police consists of one mouse, Lazy Dick.
* OnlySaneMan: Buddy thinks he's the one among the rats, but really Tissi is the one.
* OpeningScroll: The film opens with one.
* OurVampiresAreDifferent: They are vampire bat {{bandito}}s.
* PettingZooPeople: The characters are Borderline Petting Zoo People.
* PhotographicMemory: Grabowski's ChekhovsSkill. Might be a literal example (he seems to have a camera eye, although it might just be a visual gag).
* QuirkyMinibossSquad: The rats. The boss who believes to be surrounded by idiots while not that bright himself, two {{Dumb Blonde}}s, and a HyperCompetentSidekick.
* RammingAlwaysWorks: Grabowski sunk the cat pirates' submarine by ramming it with the ship they thought to have captured, and had in a tow.
* RedRightHand: Exaggerated with Teufel, almost to the level of parody. He has an EyepatchOfPower (with a ruby under it, nonetheless), a [[ArtificialLimb robotic hand]], a torn ear, and even his tail seems to have its tip cut off.
* RuthlessModernPirates: The pirate cats attacking Grabowski's ship. Other than having a Jolly Roger flag on their submarine, there's nothing romantic about them.
* SensitiveGuyAndManlyMan: The bossy and arrogant Buddy opposed to the DumbBlonde guy Billy.
* SliceOfLife: The main plot lines are constantly interrupted by scenes of average mice living their everyday life, who are then abused, robbed and threatened by cats.
* ScreamDiscretionShot: Whenever Teufel vents his anger on Safranek.
* ShoutOut: The film opens with a ''StarWars''-style text scroll.
** When the lab mouse defeats the cat hit by the ShrinkRay, he does {{Tarzan}}'s yell.
* ShrinkRay: The cats test one at the beginning of the film, so they could get into mouseholes. It works, but it also weakens the test subject who's easily beaten up by a mouse.
* SmartPeoplePlayChess: Grabowski beats himself in chess in eight out of ten games. In the other two, he wins.
* TheStoic Pissy and Grabowski.
* TheSyndicate: Cat organization.
* StockingMask: Buddy says that they'll have to use it if they work in public. Cookie complains that she only has fishnets.
* SubmarinePirates: The pirate cats use a submarine rather than a ship.
* TemptingFate: At the beginning, a bank clerk assures a worrying client that to this bank, cats could only break into with a tank. [[ThereWasADoor Guess what happens next]].
* [[ThirtySecondsOverTokyo Thirty Seconds Over Pokyo]]: Portrayed as a hi-tech metropolis, home of the professor designing a HumongousMecha, an attractive female assistant in kimono, and a cat trying to catch Grabowski with karate moves using chopsticks.
* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: While both rat girls are hyper sexualized, but Cookie is DumbBlonde, girly and environmentally conscious (she is almost ValleyGirl) wile Candy is {{Stoic}}, {{Hyper Competent|Sidekick}} and a legitimate {{badass}}.
* TooDumbToLive: Billy. When the car gets stuck in a pit, Buddy asks the computer what to do:
-->'''Computer:''' In this situation, push the red button and rest in peace.
-->'''Buddy:''' Wait!
-->'''Billy:''' ''(pushing the button)'' For what? ''(car explodes)''
* [[WhatHappenedToTheMouse What Happened To The Cat?]]: The lady cat singing at the party is ''bitten'' by one of the bats and apparently passes out from blood loss. She isn't seen in the finale, leaving one to wonder if she died or not.
* YouDirtyRat: The four gangsters.
* YouHaveFailedMe: Subverted with Teufel and Safranek. Mr. Gatto, however, has the mounted heads of Teufel's predecessors on his wall.
* YourSizeMayVary: The size difference between cats and mice varies. Most jarringly, Grabowski fits comfortably into a bottle that one of the rats drank empty in one scene, and later stands face to face with him, coming up to the rat's shoulder.

!!The sequel provides examples of:
* AnimalsNotToScale: Torzonborz is a badger about the same size as a mouse. [[spoiler: Justified since [[SamusIsAGirl she]]'s a mouse in disguise]].
** Also the film begins with Stanley, a mouse, cutting his way trough the jungle, and accidentally chopping off the tail of a leopard and a python that are in scale with him as if he was a human. Then he runs into the cats, are as big compared to him as real life cats compared to real life mice - which means they're gigantic compared to the leopard. Made even weirder, when the cats leave the jungle and enter the savannah, they're immediately attacked by a rhino, and later by an elephant herd, that are in scale to them, as if the cats were humans.
* AppliedPhlebotinum: The cats are forced to wear ribbons, which are oppressing their violent nature.
* ArsonMurderAndJaywalking: The following exchange
--> '''Grabowski after watching a recording of Moloch breaking into the "civilization"''' Did you notice anything strange?
--> '''Edlington''' Strange? Well besides cats breaking through our outer defense, and pressing two of our guards into a DVD, nothing!
--> '''Harvey''' Those cats are not wearing ribbons.
--> '''Edlington''' Harvey! No, you're right, they aren't wear ribbons.
--> '''Grabowski''' True, but what I meant was that giant cat had red eyes. However only albino cats have red eyes, but there is no such thing as a black albino.
* AssInALionSkin: [[spoiler: Torzonborz, a mouse disguised as a badger.]]
* ConspicuousCG: Several examples, the titular robot dog being the most obvious.
* DarkerAndEdgier
* DarkestAfrica: Pafrika.
* DemotedToExtra: Almost the entire cast of the original movie, Grabowski being the only one that has any influence on the plot.
* DevilButNoGod
* FamilyUnfriendlyViolence: Stanley accidentally cutting off a leopard's and a snake's tail.
** The battle scene between the rebelling cats and the mice is a lot more violent than the [[PlayedForLaughs first movies's]] [[BloodlessCarnage battle]], including a scene, when a cat is shown to be preparing to eat a [[WouldHurtAChild mouse child alive]].
* FixFic: One of the reasons people dislike the movie because it fixed what wasn't broken (the fate of the cats) according to most. [[spoiler:Also it ends with a signing of a peace treaty between cats and mice]] which for people remembering the first movie's opening text meant: HereWeGoAgain... with all the problems this implies.
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: Nothing too raunchy, mostly just quick, juvenile gags, like the gay soldier saying goodbye to his male partner, or the random nude mouse girl that someone throws into the air.
* {{Gonk}}: Cookie, the blond rat girl from the first movie became one after the twenty years TimeSkip. [[FanDisservice Made even worse]] by the fact, she's [[BareYourMidriff even more]] {{Stripperific}} now.
** Lazy Dick's wife.
* HurricaneOfPuns: Even more than in the original film.
* InterspeciesRomance: Lazy Dick is married to the sister of Maxipotzac, a vampire bat.
* KarmaHoudini: Moloch and the city cats get away scot-free with the carnage and destruction they caused. The wild cats, who summoned Moloch, on the other hand are dragged down to hell by him.
* MediumAwareness / LeaningOnTheFourthWall: The following exchanges:
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--> '''Chief Cat''': Did you notice, that this herd was really only one bison filmed many times?
--> '''Mioka, the wizard''': What did you expect? This is a [[BlatantLies low-budget production]].
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--> '''Mouse general''': Where are the Stormtroopers? Answer me? Where are the [[StarWars Imperial Stormtroopers]]?
--> '''Mouse soldier''': Sir, in another movie, Sir.
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--> '''Stanley as Grabowski paints a large number "2" on the chest of the Cat Catcher''': What are you doing?
--> '''Grabowski''': This way everyone will now, that this is the [[TitleDrop Cat Catcher 2]].
* MisplacedWildlife: A sloth in Pafrika.
* MythologyGag: The sequel opens with a ''StarWars'' text roll just like the original. This time, it is pushed in space by a pair of astronaut cats.
* NatureHero: Torzonborz.
* NotSoDifferent: So what did the mice do with their freedom won in the first movie? Enslave the cats of course.
* {{Satan}}: Mentioned a few times, under the name of Cicufer. Moloch is his servant.
* SamusIsAGirl: [[spoiler: Torzonborz is Grabowski's daughter.]]
* SequelGap: The movie came out 21 years after the original.
* ShoutOut: More than in the original film... to ''{{Franchise/Tarzan}}'', ''Disney/TheLionKing'', ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'', ''StarWars'', just to mention a few. The title (meaning ''Satan's Cat'') itself is a ShoutOut to [[Literature/SherlockHolmes The Hound Of The Baskervilles]] (called ''A Sátán kutyája'' (''Satan's Hound'') in Hungarian).
* [[SummonBiggerFish Summon Bigger Cat]]: Mioka after learning that the mice had defeated the cats, summons Moloch who is a black cat ten times taller than normal cats, with [[RedEyesTakeWarning red eyes]], who can [[HealingFactor regenerate his body]], and shoots laser beams from his finger tips.
* TimeSkip: The second movie takes place 20 years after the first one. Almost all characters are redesigned to look older.
* TransformingMecha: The Cat Catcher is revealed to be one near the end of the movie.
* VineSwing: Torzonborz is a FunnyAnimal parody of {{Franchise/Tarzan}}, so he often travels like this.
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