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Cats Don't Dance (1997)

Danny, an ambitious singing and 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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For a Bunch of Funny Friends Trying to Break Into Show Business... 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) (30 March 1997)

Gross:

$3,562,749 (USA) (30 May 1997)
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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

"Dedicated to Our Friend and Collaborator, Gene Kelly", who acted as a choreography consultant (uncredited) for the film shortly before he passed away in 1996. Kelly's cement hand and footprints at the Grauman's Chinese Theater forecourt are clearly seen in the opening musical number in Hollywood as a tribute (even though he didn't place his there until 1969). See more »

Goofs

In the beginning of the movie when Danny receives his "script", it clearly says at the top that he is "Cat #1". However, when it comes time for the animals to sing the noises they make, Sawyer sings her sound before him, making her "Cat #1". See more »

Quotes

Danny: But I thought Hollywood was always looking for new talent.
Woolie Mammoth: Ah, ah, talented *people*, not animals.
[sighs]
Woolie Mammoth: You see, the spotlight will never be on fellows like you and me, and it's foolish to think otherwise, Danny.
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Crazy Credits

During the credits, movie posters of the animals in different movies like the Witches of Eastwick or Singin' in the Rain appear. See more »

Connections

References Casablanca (1942) See more »

Soundtracks

Danny's Arrival Song
Music and Lyrics by Randy Newman
Performed by Scott Bakula
Arranged by Steve Goldstein
Produced by Randy Newman and Steve Goldstein
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Proof that movies are made from dreams.
4 November 2001 | by (UT, USA) – See all my reviews

I'll always be a hardcore Disney fan, but I can't help but have a real soft spot for movies which prove that dreams can come true. This movie about anthropomorphic characters (animals that are like people) is simply incredible- animation stylized, cute, and fun... with an incredible plot, great music (I bought the soundtrack), amazing voice talent (that includes singing!), and believable characters. This is a real keeper...and I'm surprised that it didn't get as much attention as it deserved. I'd reccomend it to anyone who's had a dream, or who has one... and those who just love cartoons.


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