Based on an old Cornish legend, The Mousehole Cat tells the story of Tom Bawcock through the eyes of his cat, Mowzer. One winter, the Great Storm-Cat comes snarling and leaping at the harbour walls so that no boat can go out to fish. When all the food in the village is gone, Tom decides he must brave the terrible weather. As they sail into the mountainous seas, Mowzer sings a lullaby to calm the Great Storm-Cat of the sea. Tom catches enough fish to feed the entire village. And to this day the people of Mousehole hold a procession and feast every Christmas in memory of brave Tom Bawcock.
Narration by Siân Phillips
Directed by Catherine Collis
Music by Ian Hughes
Adapted from the picture book by Antonia Barber and Nicola Bayley
Animation Producer and Editor: Max Whitby
Art Director: Chris Prior
Adapted and Produced by Joy Whitby
Special Feature: "The Making of The Mousehole Cat"
This mini documentary features Antonia Barber and Nicola Bayley. It explains how the book came to be written and illustrated and shows how the original illustrations were brought to life by computer animation.