A key piece of miscasting neuters this fluffy children's comedy.
"When you're 11, you believe in magic," proclaims Jed Martin (Michael Caloz), a shy new kid in town with no friends at school and timid around girls. Jed's constant companion is the mischief-making family cat, Whiskers. When he suspects, mistakenly, that his parents plan to get rid of the feline,
Jed makes a wish on a museum statue of the Egyptian cat goddess Bastet for Whiskers to be turned into a kid instead, so he won't be sent away. Jed doesn't realize a three-year-old cat is the human equivalent of an adult, and both are startled when the pet awakens one morning in Jed's room to find