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Cats Don't Dance (1997)

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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)
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Farley Wink (voice)
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Bus Driver (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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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cat | star | hollywood | child star | animal | See more »

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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

In one scene Danny lands on a cement block from Grauman's Chinese Theater that has Gene Kelly's feet and hand prints (although he did not arrive in Hollywood until 1941, two years after this film takes place and did not place his feet and hands in cement until 1969). This movie was Kelly's last film project. See more »

Goofs

When Sawyer is explaining to Danny about how people don't care about the animals talents in Stage 13 after the rehearsal, during the conversation the shadow on Sawyer changes from curved in one frame, when it cuts to Danny and back to her, it is then straight. See more »

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Sawyer: Well, well. Run of the soundstage, use of Darla's ark, costumes... I don't know. Something seems fishy.
Frances: I beg your pardon?
Sawyer: Sorry. It's just that I smell a rat.
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Sawyer: Oh, never mind.
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Crazy Credits

No animals were harmed during the making of this film. Although, some were erased and had to be redrawn. See more »

Connections

References Sunset Blvd. (1950) See more »

Soundtracks

Tell Me Lies
Music and Lyrics by Randy Newman
Performed by Natalie Cole
Arranged by Mort Lindsey
Produced by Randy Newman and Steve Goldstein
Natalie Cole appears courtesy of Elektra Entertainment Group
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Fresh and funny
27 September 2000 | by (San Antonio, TX) – See all my reviews

Having grown slightly weary of Disney's modern formula, I was pleasantly surprised to find an animated movie that didn't try to be something BIG. The formula was fresh and original, despite the fact that the premise is as old as time, and the songs were jazzy and finger snapping. All in all, this was a fun movie. Fun and high energy. There was also not one single weak character. No stupid sidekicks here. Everybody makes the experience enjoyable. And the humor is priceless. They also managed to make the story thoughtful and even touching while still keeping the movie light and fun. Great direction. Great music. Great animation. Overall, just a great movie. Surprising for a WB movie. This movie came out the same year as Disney's own Hercules, but this is many times better.


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