Peruvian-born musician Flor Bromley first saw a-ha’s influential music video for their song “Take On Me” when it hit MTV in 1985. In the back of her mind, Flor knew that someday she would pay it forward how much the animation technique meant to her. That day has come with the release of her video “Kitty,” from her bilingual children’s music album Chiqui Boom Boom.
The video finds Flor in a diner, where she is drawn into an animated adventure with a friendly kitten. Much like the a-ha song that inspired it, “Kitty” cuts back and forth from live action to hand-drawn characters. There is even a happy ending—although not to the degree that a-ha ripped off from the seminal 1980 Ken Russell movie Altered States. “Kitty” was directed by Jesse Judy from Genesius Studios and animated by Tommy Cha.
Here is the video for “Kitty”: