Famous Fred is a 1996 British animated short film written and directed by Joanna Quinn. It is based on the children's book Fred by Posy Simmonds.


Fred, the pet cat of young siblings Sophie and Nick, has recently died. Word gets around in the street and the children and adults remember Fred, who took every opportunity to sleep. Together with their parents, Sophie and Nick bury Fred in the courtyard and paint him a simple gravestone.