Catch the Loveable Family Film Now on DIRECTV CINEMA®

‘Monster Family’ Coming 2018

AT&T* is giving DIRECTV customers an exclusive look at “Top Cat Begins,” the third family film with Viva Entertainment. Previous titles include “Monkey King” with Jackie Chan, “Ozzy” starring Jeff Foxworthy and Frankie Quinones, and coming next year, “Monster Family” featuring Jason Isaacs and Emily Watson.

Since 2012, DIRECTV has been co-financing films for DIRECTV CINEMA, a premium pay-per-view service bringing exclusive access to select new releases before they hit theaters. Animated movies for kids were so well received this year that DIRECTV is committed to premiering a kids exclusive each quarter in 2018.

“Animated exclusives for kids like ‘Top Cat Begins’ and ‘Monster Family’ are a perfect fit for our premium pay-per-view service offered only to AT&T customers,” said Hanny Patel, vice president, AT&T Video Marketing. “We’re excited to extend the strategic alliance we have created with Viva Entertainment and to offer family films to customers and their kids a month before they hit theaters.”

“We are extremely proud of the relationship we have with the talented team at AT&T and are excited to continue to bring quality family content to AT&T customers throughout 2018,” commented Victor Elizalde, president of Viva Entertainment. 

 Take a peek at the AT&T and Viva Entertainment family releases:

Watch “Top Cat Begins” now exclusively on DIRECTV CINEMA before it hits theaters Sept. 29.

“Top Cat Begins” Plot

Witness the beginning of the world’s most audacious cat, Top Cat! Based on the beloved Hanna-Barbera character, Top Cat is one sad cat -- poor, lonely and living on the streets, until a chance meeting with Benny, a naïve and good-hearted feline looking for adventure. The pair quickly become best buddies - and partners in crime - pickpocketing their way out of poverty. Setting their sights higher, they decide to steal from Mr. Big, who rules New York’s backstreets. As Top Cat and Benny hatch a plan, little do they know, success is just the start of their problems.

“Top Cat Begins” is available for 72-hour rental. View it in:

  • 1080p HD (Blu-ray format) for $10.99.
  • Standard-definition (SD) for $9.99.

“Monster Family” will be available for 72-hour rental in January 2018.

“Monster Family” Plot
After Emma Wishbone drags her family to a costume party on Halloween night, they are all cursed by an evil witch and transformed into monsters. Now Emma must fight to keep her Monster Family together and uncover the secret of their curse… leading them to the Prince of Darkness himself, Dracula!

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