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With the help of a smooth talking tomcat, a family of Parisian felines set to inherit a fortune from their owner try to make it back home after a jealous butler kidnaps them and leaves them in the country.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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O'Malley (voice)
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Duchess (voice)
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Roquefort (voice)
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Scat Cat (voice)
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Shun Gon- Chinese Cat (voice)
Lord Tim Hudson ...
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Peppo- Italian Cat (voice)
Thurl Ravenscroft ...
Dean Clark ...
Berlioz (voice)
Liz English ...
Marie (voice)
Gary Dubin ...
Toulouse (voice)
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Frou-Frou (voice)
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Napoleon (voice)
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Lafayette (voice)
Monica Evans ...
Abigail (voice)
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Storyline

Retired madame Adelaide Bonfamille enjoys the good life in her Paris villa with even classier cat Duchess and three kittens: pianist Berlioz, painter Toulouse and sanctimonious Marie. When loyal butler Edgar overhears her will leaves everything to the cats until their death, he drugs and kidnaps them. However retired army dogs make his sidecar capsize on the country. Crafty stray cat Thomas O'Malley takes them under his wing back to Paris. Edgar tries to cover his tracks and catch them at return, but more animals turn on him, from the cart horse Frou-Frou to the tame mouse Roquefort and O'Malley's jazz friends. Written by KGF Vissers

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

butler | cat | mouse | dog | 1910s | See more »

Taglines:

DIG THESE CATS...and all that JAZZ! See more »


Certificate:

G | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

24 December 1970 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Los aristogatos  »

Box Office

Budget:

$4,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

SEK 9,320,000 (Sweden)
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound Recording)

Color:

(Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The Aristocats was inspired by the true story of a Parisian family of cats, circa 1910, that inherited a fabulous fortune. See more »

Goofs

In the beginning credits, they show that the song She Never Felt Alone by Robert B. Sherman and Richard M. Sherman is in the movie - but the song never played in the film. The first part was supposed to be played before the lawyer came into the bedroom that the will was created at by the old woman, and the second part was supposed to play when Dutches explaining to Thomas why she has to return to Paris. See more »

Quotes

[Edgar tries to grab his hat from off of Napoleon's head, but it lands on Lafayette]
Napoleon: [grabbing the hat] That's *my* hat! I'm the leader!
[puts it back on his head]
Lafayette: Well, shoot fire! Don't get sore at me! I ain't done nothing!
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There are no closing credits at the end of this film. See more »


Soundtracks

Ev'rybody Wants To Be A Cat
Words and Music by Floyd Huddleston and Al Rinker
Performed by Phil Harris, Scatman Crothers, Liz English, Thurl Ravenscroft, Lord Tim Hudson, Paul Winchell, Vito Scotti, and Robie Lester
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Soooo romantic!!!
21 October 2003 | by (Chicago, USA) – See all my reviews



Since cats have nine lives, I'll give you nine reasons to see this movie:

* The kittens Berlioz and Toulouse playing the piano together (so unbelievably cute!) * The car-chasing dogs Napoleon and Lafayette * Toulouse jumping like electrified every time he wants to be like a tough alley cat * Marie sighing romantically while alley cat O'Malley seduces her mom * Scat Cat and his jazz band, singing "ev'rybody wants to be a cat" * Stupid but proper and nice English geese Amelia and Abigail who make the cats walk like geese * O'Malley obtaining the "magic carpet" which puts the Cheshire cat to shame * Roquefort the brave mouse's journey to ask help from alley cats * Edgar the butler chase scenes and transition from a nice guy to an insane cat hater due to cat riddance plan gone bad


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