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The AristoCats -- CT Trailer for The Aristocats: Special Edition
The AristoCats -- Clip: O'Malley Extended
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.
The AristoCats -- Clip: Colors

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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 »
NewsDesk:
(31 articles)
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User Reviews:
Sweet, Romantic and Completely Underrated! 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)
John Emerson .... layout artist (uncredited)
Jerry Hathcock .... animator (uncredited)
Bill Keil .... animator (uncredited)
George Nicholas .... animator (uncredited)
Ken O'Brien .... 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:
1.75 : 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

Did You Know?

Trivia:
O'Malley's appearance was based on that of Phil Harris.See more »
Goofs:
Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): Near the end, after George notices the music coming from elsewhere in the house, the scene changes to the alley cats playing their instruments and dancing. Scat cat is two places at once - on the top of the piano with other cats (third from the right), and also on the floor in the bottom right of the screen.See more »
Quotes:
Toulouse the Orange Kitten:I told you it was Edgar.
Berlioz the Kitten:Aw, shut up, Toulouse.
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Movie Connections:
Soundtrack:
Rock A Bye BabySee more »

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14 out of 18 people found the following review useful.
Sweet, Romantic and Completely Underrated!, 23 March 2007
Author: Elswet from .: Fiendish Writings in the Dark :.

This is NOT the masterpiece that is Snow White, Cinderella, or Bambi, but it IS a very sweet, enjoyable, romantic, well-done Disney animated feature.

There are, of course, lessons included herein for the kiddies, and some very appropriate kiddie-cheek, but there is plenty herein for the adults, as well.

While this is somewhat of a regurgitation of the Classic Disney RomCom Adventure, it still holds some elements, which solely belong to the AristoCats. O'Malley is the "tramp" and Dutchess is the "lady," but Dutchess has several kittens and they are all trying to get home.

Phil Harris is our tomcat O'Malley. You may recognize his voice, as he also furnished the voice of Baloo the Bear in the Jungle Book, and Little John in Disney's Robin Hood. Eva Gabor lends her silky sweet voice to Dutchess.

Directed by Wolfgang Reitherman, who directed, or worked on, every Disney animated film worth mentioning until his death in 1985.

This is among my very favorite of the Disney animated feature films, and belongs in any Disney collection. The 2-Disk Special Edition Is Due Out This Summer (2007).

This rates an 8.4/10 from...

the Fiend :.

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