Cat and Rat:The Legend of the Chinese Zodiac

Background

The Cat and Rat is an upcoming short animated film which is currently being made by five third year Animation students at Ravensbourne in London, England. The film is due to be completed in May of 2012 and will be screened at Ravensbourne2012, the end of year degree show at Ravensbourne in June of this year.

The Plot

The Cat and Rat: The Legend of the Chinese Zodiac tells the legendary story of the great race across the wild river to determine the twelve animals of the Chinese Zodiac.

Two best friends; the Cat and the Rat decide to take part in this race, with the hopes of having a year in the zodiac named after them. Being two of the smallest animals in the zodiac, they stand no chance. Fortunatley, they strike a deal with the Ox to ride on his back during the race.

Their deal seemingly works out for both of them as they quickly find themselevs ahead of all the other animals. But just as they reach the finish line, the Rat decides to betray his best friend, the Cat.