A short animated film inspired by an old Icelandic folktale, Kris the Cat tells the story of the beloved and pampered Queen’s male cat, who is a skilled mouse catcher. The cat has everything he could want except a mate. One day, while hunting a mouse, he becomes lost and lonely for the first time in the countryside, where his adventure begins. During his journey, he walks through an unknown land, chases a bee, falls into a stream, gets lost in a forest, and falls asleep. He is plucked up by a little girl, who takes him home to her farmhouse, which she shares with her father. He meets a female cat who is not happy he showed up. She gradually takes to him. The little girl and her father name him Kris. Several days pass before Helga, the Queen’s Head of Household, finds him living at the farmhouse. Despite the little girl’s objections, Helga buys the female cat, named Freyja, and takes both Kris and Freyja back to the castle, promising to give the little girl one of their kittens. Kris discovers that love, in its many forms, surrounds him.
Directed by Aimee Todoroff (USA)