[[caption-width-right:300:The image above pretty much sums up the entire movie.]]

''Catnapped!'' (original Japanese title: ''Totsuzen! Neko no Kuni Banipal Witt'') is a 1995 animated feature film distributed by Geneon and written, designed and directed by Takashi Nakamura, whose previous works include the animation art department of ''Akira''.

A boy named Toriyasu and his younger sister Meeko are contacted by [[FunnyAnimal three anthropomorphic]] [[CuteKitten cats]], who transport them to [[AnotherDimension their homeworld, Banipal Witt]], ruled by [[GodSaveUsFromTheQueen evil princess]] [[MeaningfulName Buburina]], whose instruments of domination are a [[PersonOfMassDestruction giant flying dog]] (that happens to be Toriyasu's missing pet dog, Papadoll) and her own grasp of magic.

The film is remarkable for [[DerangedAnimation its imaginative visuals]], often compared to ''WesternAnimation/YellowSubmarine'', and for being one of the few Japanese animated films for children among the glut of [[AllAnimeIsNaughtyTentacles sexual and violent animes]] of TheNineties.


!!This film contains examples of:
* ActionGirl: Chu Chu doesn't need Toriyasu to stand up to Buburina in a [[IncrediblyLamePun catfight]].
* AirJousting: the climax of the film.
* AlienSky: the moon is a vessel manned by a single person and the sun is a fireworks device!
* BrainwashedAndCrazy: Doh Doh was the apprentice of Sandada and the brother of Chu Chu, but saw a painting of Buburina that causes anyone to look at it to become her slave.
* BumblingSidekick: [[TheDragon Doh Doh]] isn't a completely useless henchman, but he's not too good either, and [[RoyalBrat Buburina]] shows [[NoRespectGuy zero respect]] for him.
* CatGirl: Most prominently Toriyasu and Meeko first simply gaining cat ears. Also Chu Chu
* CheshireCatGrin: a recurring decoration theme, as well as part of Buburina's NobleWomansLaugh and Doh Doh's EvilLaugh.
* DerangedAnimation: many and surreal!
* FisherKingdom: Toriyasu and Meeko gain [[CatGirl feline features]] when they arrive to Banipal Witt. Reversely, cats lose their anthropomorphism while on Earth.
** They don't so much lose their anthropomorphism than disguise themselves as ordinary felines so as not to attract attention. Even so, they admit that their disguises aren't foolproof, thus why Henogee begs Meeko not to wake up any adults.
* FloatingContinent: Banipal Witt is on top of a ''floating tower of continents''.
* IneptMage: [[GrumpyOldMan The old wizard Sandada]] leads LaResistance against Buburina but his magic is too weak to do anything on his own. His potions prove useless too.
* InflatingBodyGag: Owing to an enchantment placed on her, Buburina's touch causes anyone to inflate into a balloon.
* InterspeciesRomance: Toriyasu and Meeko receive a bit too much attention from [[GoodBadGirl Chu Chu]] and [[ChivalrousPervert Suttoboke]] respectively.
* IWasQuiteALooker: Doh Doh was a cute looking cat boy but immediately became adult and haggard after falling under Buburina's spell.
* KickTheDog: both litterally and figuratively. Likewise, PetTheDog.
* LawyerFriendlyCameo: WesternAnimation/ThePinkPanther appears briefly among a crowd fleeing Papadoll's attacks.
* {{Magitek}}: with a bit of BambooTechnology mixed in, Banipal Witt runs on [[ZeppelinsFromAnotherWorld blimps]] and [[RubeGoldbergDevice pellets]].
* MeaningfulName: Buburina owes her name to ''buburu'', bubble. Just wait to see her magic in action.
* OneWordTitle
* SugarApocalypse: Banipal Witt was a beautiful land ruled by two benevolent monarchs. [[AndThatsTerrible Then Buburina and Papadoll happened]].
* TimedMission: Toriyasu and Meeko must thwart Buburina's plans and return Papadoll to normal before sunrise. Otherwise they'll suffer [[BodyHorror Papadoll's fate]].
* TrailersAlwaysSpoil: If you were to see some of the early VHS trailers for this film prior to its distribution by Pioneer Entertainment, then there'd be no point in you seeing this movie in full.
* VerbedTitle
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: the film ends in a [[SequelHook cliffhanger]], but no sequels were made.
** A more benevolent way to see it is AndTheAdventureContinues.