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The AristoCats -- A pedigreed cat and her kittens are catnapped by a greedy butler.
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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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Release Date:
24 December 1970 (USA) See more »
A purr-fectly wonderful new cartoon feature See more »
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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  (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:

Mel Blanc ... Frog (voice) (uncredited)

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

Did You Know?

This was the last animated feature to be approved by Walt Disney and the studio's first animated feature to be entirely completed after his death. It should be noted, however, that Disney had spent time working on the story for The Rescuers (1977) (released seven years later) around the time The Jungle Book (1967) entered production.See more »
Continuity: During Edgar's first encounter with Napoleon and Lafayette, the wheel on the side car changes sides repeatedly after it is detached.See more »
Thomas O'Malley:Humans don't really worry too much about their pets.See more »
Movie Connections:
Featured in Disney Through the Decades (2001) (V)See more »
Ta Ra Ra Boom De AySee more »


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18 out of 23 people found the following review useful.
Overlooked?, 4 July 2007
Author: Atreyu_II from The world of artists

The 20th animated Disney classic is often criticized by many people as "mediocre" or poor in quality, but it is a good movie.

Despite being extremely underrated, it is one of the funniest Disney classics. It is full of hilarious (some of them, hysterical) moments.

Edgar, the greedy butler, is the villain but a perfect comic relief. He's one of my favorite Disney villains because he is so funny.

Every scene with Edgar and the two stupid hound dogs Napoleon and Lafayette chasing him are among the most hilarious you'll ever see, especially the one when Edgar drives his motorcycle into the river and around the bridge, with the dogs chasing him. That is hysterical!

But the classic humor doesn't just come from Edgar or the hound dogs. Other characters have their moments as well.

About the quality subject, it isn't perfect, but remains on a high level. Even after Walt Disney's death those artists knew how to keep faithful to Walt's spirit and "The Aristocats" is one of those examples. They no longer make them like this!

As usual, legendary Disney actors voice the characters. In this case, we have Phil Harris, Sterling Holloway, Paul Winchell, Eva Gabor and Pat Buttram.

The characters are generally cool: Thomas O'Malley, Duchess and her 3 kittens, the mouse Roquefort, the alley cats, the English geese, the hound dogs and the horse. The human characters are included as well: the eccentric and kind retired Opera singer Madame Adelaide Bonfamille, the comic Madame's old lawyer Georges Hautecourt and Edgar himself!

About the soundtrack, it has some nice and catchy songs such as Thomas O'Malley's theme (but I can't remember its name), "Everybody Wants to be a Cat" and "The Aristocats" (sung by Maurice Chevalier), for example.

This movie takes place in Paris (France), in the year of 1910. A classic, often underestimated and forgotten, but worthy.

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