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Tabby McTat

Magic Light Pictures


- Animation: Preschool

Magic Light Pictures’ animated films have become an annual Christmas Day tradition in the UK, seen by millions of people. Tabby McTat was the eleventh most watched show on Christmas Day 2023 and it received a staggering 40% viewing share. Tabby McTat’s critical acclaim included The Mail on Sunday calling it a “charming animated adventure”, The Guardian declaring it an “enjoyable quirky tale packed with lovely voice acting” while The Daily Telegraph concluded that the film was “pretty much purrfect”. The film explores the power of friendship, and how life changes according to the choices we make. It gently illustrates to our audience that despite change, old friendships continue to flourish, and new ones can be formed.