The Cats of Grand Central Station

  • Format Feature Film
  • Status Optioned
  • Genre Drama | Children's
  • Language en
  • Audience Children | Tweens
  • Rating G
  • Synopsis

    By 1964 New York's Grand Central Terminal had developed an escalating RAT situation which called for a solution, so a team of twelve rescued cats was rounded up into a RAT disposing dozen, instructed to expel unwanted rodents from the station…

    With a Rag-Tag, Rat-Catching team of Cats assembled, we embarked in our mission to dispose of the minimal mammal... Our fine group of felines flung forth with frisky Brown and Grey Tabbies, Siamese, Tonkinese and Burmese Furs found frowning, and a Manx so large, it looked more like a giant ball of shag pile carpet... Just as well two hairy Persians with Fur so long it looked like hair, periodically mopped the station's marble floor with flair.

    As you probably suspected, the illegal rodent did not meet the ill fate whch humans expected...

    And the cats had fun! - the station at their command, in joyful days where snacks abounded, a daily ritual that often ended in oyster dinners below the stars - under the ceiling’s constellation.

    "It's a Cat's Life I tell you"... was the 'cat-cry’ the day!

    Alas our luck was minimal and we soon meowed in pain, as it was plain, that once again, we had been booted - banished from the station, "on the run" and searching for absolution from Humane Society frustrations!

    Hi, my name is Lucy. I'm the biggest, orangest, Tabby Cat you've ever met!

Synopsis

" If we don’t care about our past, how can we care about our future" – Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis

By 1964 New York's Grand Central Terminal had developed an escalating RAT situation which called for a solution, so a team of twelve rescued cats was rounded up into a RAT disposing dozen, instructed to expel unwanted rodents from the station…

With a Rag-Tag, Rat-Catching team of Cats assembled, we embarked in our mission to dispose of the minimal mammal... Our fine group of felines flung forth with frisky Brown and Grey Tabbies, Siamese, Tonkinese and Burmese Furs found frowning, and a Manx so large, it looked more like a giant ball of shag pile carpet... Just as well two hairy Persians with Fur so long it looked like hair, periodically mopped the station's marble floor with flair.

As you probably suspected, the illegal rodent did not meet the ill fate whch humans expected...

And the cats had fun! - the station at their command, in joyful days where snacks abounded, a daily ritual that often ended in oyster dinners below the stars - under the ceiling’s constellation.

"It's a Cat's Life I tell you"... was the 'cat-cry’ the day!

Alas our luck was minimal and we soon meowed in pain, as it was plain, that once again, we had been booted - banished from the station, "on the run" and searching for absolution from Humane Society frustrations!

Hi, my name is Lucy. I'm the biggest, orangest, Tabby Cat you've ever met!

  • Characters Lucy

    The Biggest orange Tabby that you've ever seen!

    The Conductor

    The Conductor pulled out his shining gold pocket watch upon arriving for his shift. As conductors would observe the time and board the engine of the train, all the while whistling a merry tune. The Conductor was happy and warm. The cats would follow the conductor to work every day.

    The Stranger

    Who was this mysterious person? A cat lover? A feline savior?

  • Producer Laura Archibald

    Laura Archibald is the CEO of Red Jasper Films, a film production company focusing on historic and biographically oriented feature films and documentaries. Their eclectic catalogue includes films that cover the history of music in the 60’s, Negro league baseball in the 40’s and the political and social history of Cuba through the eyes of an outsider.

  • Created By Laura Archibald

    Laura Archibald is the CEO of Red Jasper Films, a film production company focusing on historic and biographically oriented feature films and documentaries. Their eclectic catalogue includes films that cover the history of music in the 60’s, Negro league baseball in the 40’s and the political and social history of Cuba through the eyes of an outsider.