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.
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
In the 2008 DVD re-release version, the main menu of the movie shows that Toulouse's and Berlioz's neckties are mixed up. See more »
Traffic lights are shown during Edgar's drive through Paris with the cats. Apart from a traffic light installed in 1868 (which exploded in 1869) in London outside the Houses of Parliament, traffic lights were first used in 1914 in Cleveland, Ohio, four years after this movie takes place. (with three-color traffic lights first used in Detroit in 1920.) See more »
Everybody wants to be a cat / Because a cat's the only cat who knows where it's at.
Tell me! Everyone is picking up on that feline beat / 'Cause everything else is obsolete.
Strictly high-buttoned shoes.
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There are no closing credits at the end of this film. See more »
No. I'm not kidding with this one. He was a guest reviewer for Entertainment Weekly and gave this movie positive marks. And who can blame him? This is a charming, upbeat, and rather funny Disney movie. Who doesn't love kittens? The music in Ev'rybody Wants To Be A Cat is jamming. It makes me want to snap my fingers or something. Only years later when Cats Don't Dance came out have I seen a movie that was that musically fun. What Aristocats lacks in animation and story, it makes up for in charm. Plus, everything moves at a relaxed pace, and even the villain isn't all that scary. It's perfect for the younger set while not being so sappy that adults can't like it. If Snoop was here, I'm sure he would say the same thing. Yeah. Dig those CRAZY cats, man.
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