Mouse tightrope

I remember a specific animated scene where there is a father mouse (might not be a mouse) and his daughter who perform for royalty in a big circus. Their performances starts with the father playing an instrument and the daughter dances, as this happens the scene is enveloped in black and white flowers and nature the more she dances. Everyone likes it but the princess doesnt. As a result the princess wants the daughter to wall on the tightrope but she doesnt know how to. But the daughter still attempts- everyone was worried and the daughter ends up falling off. I dont think the scene had any dialog but was very dramatic.

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  1. This tightrope scene is a pivotal moment in the Japanese anime movie CATNAPPED! (original title is Totsuzen! Neko no Kuni Banipal Witt) which was released in the US dubbed into English. It tells the story of a little girl and boy who are kidnapped by talking cats and taken to the planet of the cats to help them overcome a tyrannical princess with evil powers. A wizard puts on a magic show at the royal court (which resembles a circus) and his daughter performs a spectacular dance with flowers magically appearing around her; the malevolent princess, jealous of the acclaim accorded the daughter, demands that she walk the tightrope from which she falls to her death.

    You can see the whole movie on YouTube ( The performance by the wizard and his daughter begins at 29.38
    (There is a better quality copy in Japanese at

    Totsuzen! Neko no Kuni Banipal Witt (とつぜん!猫の国 バニパルウィット Totsuzen! Neko no Kuni Baniparu Uitto), known outside Japan as Catnapped!, is a 1995 Japanese anime feature film

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