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Cats Don't Dance (1997)

Danny, an ambitious singing/dancing cat, goes to Hollywood and overcomes several obstacles to fulfill his dream of becoming a movie star.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Danny (voice)
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Sawyer (voice)
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Sawyer (singing voice)
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Darla Dimple (voice)
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Darla Dimple (singing voice)
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Tillie Hippo (voice)
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Woolie Mammoth (voice)
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L.B. Mammoth (voice)
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Flanigan (voice)
Betty Lou Gerson ...
Frances (voice)
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Cranston (voice)
Matthew Herried ...
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T.W. Turtle (voice)
Rick Logan ...
T. W. Turtle (singing voice)
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Farley Wink (voice)
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Storyline

Danny, an ambitious singing/dancing cat, goes to Hollywood and overcomes several obstacles to fulfill his dream of becoming a movie star. Written by Anonymous

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It's a Jungle Out There! See more »


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Release Date:

26 March 1997 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A macskák nem táncolnak  »

Box Office

Budget:

$32,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$1,212,189 (USA) (28 March 1997)

Gross:

$3,562,749 (USA) (30 May 1997)
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Trivia

Ashley Peldon (Darla Dimple-Speaking Voice) guest starred in the final season of "Quantum Leap" which Scott Bakula (Danny) was the star of. See more »

Goofs

As Danny arrives in Hollywood at the beginning of the film, the Hollywood sign can be seen. The film is set in 1939 so the sign should still read Hollywoodland as it did until 1949. See more »

Quotes

T.W.: There's no use trying. Last night my fortune cookie said, "Give it up - you loser!"
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Crazy Credits

The closing credits are preceded by a dedication to Gene Kelly, who served as a consultant on the musical numbers' choreography, and died during the film's production. See more »

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Soundtracks

I Do Believe
Music and Lyrics by Simon Climie and Will Downing
Performed by Will Downing
Published by Polygram International Publishing, Inc. ob/o itself and Readyframe Ltd./ Blue Sky Rider Songs,
administered by Irving Music, Inc.
Produced by Simon Climie
Will Downing appears courtesy of Mercury Records
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A Cartoon Animal Tribute To Golden Age Hollywood
30 April 2005 | by (San Francisco, California) – See all my reviews

"Cats Don't Dance" is a delightful animated feature in the style of a 1930's musical comedy. The main character, Danny (voiced by Scott Bakula), is a high-spirited cat from Kokomo, Indiana who goes to Hollywood with dreams of becoming a movie star. But there he finds limited roles available for animals. The story is a sly message about discrimination. The imagery is bright and the music is catchy. The villainess is a wonderful Darla Dimple, a Shirley Temple parody of a child star with a dark side. Together with her monstrous manservant Max, they provide many laughs. Other funny animals include Tilly the Hippo (voiced by Kathy Najimy) and T.W. the Turtle (voiced by Don Knotts). So "Cats Don't Dance" is an enjoyable movie for everyone!


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