Tamala 2010: A Punk Cat in Space
Tamala 2010: A Punk Cat in Space (2003)

The filmmaking collective Trees of Life (aka t.o.L.) created this stylish and offbeat anime adventure, which follows an interstellar, time-tripping kitty as she battles the forces of evil. In 2032, Tamala, a cute and cheerfully foul-mouthed… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: September 28, 2003
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Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel

Considered exclusively as storytelling, the movie barely exists.

Walter V. Addiego
San Francisco Chronicle

The anime Tamala 2010 asks a lot of the viewer, but it gives something back, though I'm not sure exactly what.

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Jean Lowerison
San Diego Metropolitan

The film makes no sense whatsoever.

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Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times

Tamala 2010: A Punk Cat in Space is a dark allegory and a dazzling example of Japanese anime.

Ty Burr
Boston Globe

Hello Kitty meets David Lynch in outer space.

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Luke Y. Thompson
New Times

Tamala 2010 is easily the most original and best film of the year . . . for its first hour.

Jon Strickland
L.A. Weekly

Japanese art collective t.o.L. (Tree of Life) have taken the hipster kitsch of Hello Kitty to a delirious extreme.

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Steve Schneider
Orlando Weekly

The movie is rarely as clever or interesting as it sounds.

Phil Villarreal
Arizona Daily Star

Greater effort on the visuals and story coherence would have made the film more accessible.

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