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The AristoCats -- Upon Madame Adelaide Bonfamille's passing her cat Duchess and 3 kittens stand to inherit her fortune. But not if Edgar the butler can help it.
The AristoCats -- Upon Madame Adelaide Bonfamille's passing her cat Duchess and 3 kittens stand to inherit her fortune. But not if Edgar the butler can help it.
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Writers:
Larry Clemmons (story) and
Vance Gerry (story) ...
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Release Date:
24 December 1970 (USA) See more »
Tagline:
A purr-fectly wonderful new cartoon feature See more »
Plot:
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. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
3 wins & 1 nomination See more »
User Reviews:
The Paris Book See more (88 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Phil Harris ... O'Malley (voice)

Eva Gabor ... Duchess (voice)

Sterling Holloway ... Roquefort (voice)

Scatman Crothers ... Scat Cat (voice)

Paul Winchell ... Shun Gon- Chinese Cat (voice)
Lord Tim Hudson ... Hit Cat- English Cat (voice)

Vito Scotti ... Peppo- Italian Cat (voice)
Thurl Ravenscroft ... Billy Bass- Russian Cat (voice)
Dean Clark ... Berlioz (voice)
Liz English ... Marie (voice)
Gary Dubin ... Toulouse (voice)

Nancy Kulp ... Frou-Frou (voice)

Pat Buttram ... Napoleon (voice)

George Lindsey ... Lafayette (voice)
Monica Evans ... Abigail (voice)

Carole Shelley ... Amelia (voice)

Charles Lane ... Georges Hautecourt (voice)

Hermione Baddeley ... Madame (voice)
Roddy Maude-Roxby ... Edgar the Butler (voice)
Bill Thompson ... Uncle Waldo (voice)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Ruth Buzzi ... Frou-Frou (singing voice) (uncredited)
Robie Lester ... Duchess (singing voice) (uncredited)
Peter Renaday ... Milkman / Le Petit Cafe Cook (voice) (uncredited)

Directed by
Wolfgang Reitherman 
 
Writing credits
Larry Clemmons (story) and
Vance Gerry (story) &
Ken Anderson (story) and
Frank Thomas (story) &
Eric Cleworth (story) and
Julius Svendsen (story) &
Ralph Wright (story)

Tom McGowan (based on a story by) &
Tom Rowe (based on a story by)

Produced by
Winston Hibler .... producer
Wolfgang Reitherman .... producer
 
Original Music by
George Bruns 
 
Film Editing by
Tom Acosta 
 
Production Design by
Ken Anderson 
 
Production Management
Don A. Duckwall .... production manager (as Don Duckwall)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Dan Alguire .... assistant director
Edward Hansen .... assistant director (as Ed Hansen)
 
Sound Department
Robert O. Cook .... sound
 
Visual Effects by
Dick N. Lucas .... effects animator (as Dick Lucas)
Dan MacManus .... effects animator
 
Animation Department
Eric Cleworth .... character animator
Basil Davidovich .... layout artist
Al Dempster .... background artist
Don Griffith .... layout artist
Fred Hellmich .... character animator
Ralph Hulett .... background artist
Ollie Johnston .... directing animator
Milt Kahl .... directing animator
Hal King .... character animator
Eric Larson .... character animator
Bill Layne .... background artist
John Lounsbery .... directing animator
David Michener .... character animator (as Dave Michener)
Sylvia Roemer .... layout artist
Walt Stanchfield .... character animator
Julius Svendsen .... character animator
Frank Thomas .... directing animator
John Emerson .... layout artist (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Evelyn Kennedy .... music editor
Walter Sheets .... orchestrator
Edmundo Santos .... lyrics: Spanish version (uncredited)
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Los aristogatos" - USA (Spanish title) (imdb display title)
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Runtime:
78 min
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Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

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Trivia:
The last film in which Eric Larson worked as a supervising animator. From then on he concentrated on training the younger animators that came to the studio during the seventies and eighties.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: In the country lane shot right before we first meet Napoleon and Lafayette, Edgar's motorcycle's side car switches sides. This is due to the series of cells being photographed backwards while editing.See more »
Quotes:
Scat Cat:[singing] Everybody wants to be a cat / Because a cat's the only cat who knows where it's at.
Thomas O'Malley:Tell me! Everyone is picking up on that feline beat / 'Cause everything else is obsolete.
Scat Cat:Strictly high-buttoned shoes.
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Soundtrack:
Ta Ra Ra Boom De AySee more »

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3 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
The Paris Book, 28 September 2013
Author: Shawn Watson from The Penumbra

In 1920s France an eccentric Duchess plans to leave her estate to her privileged kitties (Cattingtons?). Her nefarious, Prince Charles-lookalike butler overhears her plans and schemes to have the cats disappeared. He drugs them, for some reason, and dumps them in the countryside. Surely a quick warm up in the oven would have been a more foolproof plan. And why even bother disposing of the cats? Surely getting rid of the Duchess should be his first priority. I mean she could potentially live for another 25 years.

Once out in the French countryside they meet up with jiving, self-confident stray Tom (that's an original name for an animated cat) who makes it his mission to take them back to Paris. He's basically a feline Baloo. He's even voiced by Phil Harris. Along the way they meet various characters and eventually confront the Butler who plotted against them.

If it sounds familiar that's because it's basically a rewritten version of Disney's Jungle Book. It even has King Louie type of cat. This isn't really a bad thing, but it lacks the necessary spark to make it a classic. The animation is colorful and the period French setting provides some lovely backgrounds. It's just not anything too special, sadly.

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