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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)
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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

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24 December 1970 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Los aristogatos  »

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$4,000,000 (estimated)
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(RCA Sound Recording)

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(Technicolor)

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1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

O'Malley's appearance was based on that of Phil Harris. See more »

Goofs

Frou-Frou (the horse) bites off the tails on Edgars tux after he puts the cats in the trunk and tries to push them outside to be shipped to Timbuktu. Then in the next scene the tails re-appear. See more »

Quotes

Edgar: Morning, Frou-Frou, my pretty steed.
[whispers]
Edgar: Can you keep a secret?
[out loud]
Edgar: Of course you can.
[chuckles]
Edgar: I've some news straight from the horse's mouth. If you'll pardon the expression, of course.
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Crazy Credits

The opening title at first reads "The Aristocrats." As the three kittens go by, Toulouse notices the title, he removes the second r and pushes the letters together to form "The AristoCats." See more »

Connections

Featured in S.V.P. Disney: Episode #1.9 (1972) See more »

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Thomas O'Malley Cat
Words and Music by Terry Gilkyson
Sung by Phil Harris
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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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