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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 »
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Fun and entertaining Disney movie about pampered cats find themselves stranded in the countryside See more (102 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:

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: "George"
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
Hal Ambro .... animator (uncredited)
Al Coe .... animator (uncredited)
John Emerson .... layout artist (uncredited)
Hugh Fraser .... animator (uncredited)
Jerry Hathcock .... animator (uncredited)
Don Towsley .... animator (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Evelyn Kennedy .... music editor
Walter Sheets .... orchestrator
Ethmer Roten .... musician: flute (uncredited)
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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Runtime:
78 min
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Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound Recording)
Certification:
Argentina:Atp | Australia:G | Canada:G | Finland:S | Iceland:L | Netherlands:AL | New Zealand:G | Norway:5 | Norway:7 (2014) (DVD and Blu-ray rating) | Peru:Apt | Portugal:M/6 | Singapore:G | South Africa:A | Sweden:Btl (uncut) (1994) | Sweden:Btl (cut) (1971) | UK:U | USA:G (Approved No. 22634) | West Germany:0

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Trivia:
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 »
Goofs:
Continuity: When Toulouse is painting, he steps on the tube of blue paint and we see it squirt out and land on the floor next to Berlioz. Once Toulose has finished the painting, the paint on the floor appears red instead of blue.See more »
Quotes:
[Edgar is listening in on Madame discussing her will]
Madame Adelaide Bonfamille:As you know, I have no living relatives, and I want my cats to be well taken care of. And who can do that better than my faithful servant, Edgar?
Georges Hautecourt:Edgar? Adelaide, you mean you're giving your vast fortune to Edgar?All your stocks and bonds, this-this mansion, your country chateau, your jewels and gems...?
Madame Adelaide Bonfamille:No, no, no, George. To my cats.
Georges Hautecourt:To your cats?
Edgar:[gasping] Cats?
Madame Adelaide Bonfamille:Yes. I just wish for the cats to inherit first. Then at the end of their life span, the entire estate reverts to Edgar.
[...]
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Disney Magical World (2013) (VG)See more »
Soundtrack:
The AristocatsSee more »

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7 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
Fun and entertaining Disney movie about pampered cats find themselves stranded in the countryside, 6 July 2014
Author: ma-cortes from Santander Spain

Animated version about a family of beloved Aristocats filled with humor , action , musical numbers , entertainment and fun . 1910 Paris , retired opera star Adelaide Bonfamille enjoys her wealthy life in her Paris villa with cat Duchess (voice by Eva Gabor) and three kitten : pianist Berlioz (Dean Clark voice) , painter Toulouse (Gary Dubin) sanctimonious Marie . When the loyal butler learns that Madame is planning to give her entire fortune to them he attempts to take them . As the butler Edgar overhears her will leaves everything to the cats until their death, he abducts to eliminate them . However, his plans are ruined when a pair of dogs named Lafayette and Napoleon give chase . Edgar abandons the cats in a field before heading back to Paris. With the help of a smooth talking tomcat (voice by Phil Harris) 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 .

This amusing cartoon has great animated sequences well staged with stylish and vitality , adventure , romance , outstanding final and results to be pretty entertaining . There are great songs , enjoyable action sequences in countryside , including amusing ending confrontation at the climax of the film . An imaginative and jolly Disney adaptation being inspired by the true story of a Parisian family of cats, circa 1910, that inherited a fabulous fortune , including brilliant drawings and catching score by George Bruns .This was originally intended as a two-part, live-action installment of the TV series Disneyland (1954). Originally there was meant to be a direct-to-video sequel titled AristoCats II , it was intended for a 2007 release, but production got canceled back in 2006. The funny characters fascinating Visual Style and Humor in one of Disney's best of the 70s . 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 Jungle Book (1967) entered production. This agreeable animation movie contains a lively and enjoyable musical score by George Bruns .

motion picture was well directed by Wolfgang Reitherman helped by Eric Larson , in fact this was the last film in which 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 a good craftsman from Disney factory . Director Reitherman often animated fast action sequences or dances , and known for "re-using" animation from older films and placing them in newer films . He co-directed several Disney movies such as Aristocats , Jungle Book , 101 Dalmatians , Peter Pan , Cinderella , Dumbo , among others .

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