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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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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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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

Darla's butler Max is clearly a reference, in name and appearance, to Erich von Stroheim's sinister character Max von Mayerling from the film Sunset Blvd. (1950). 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 »

Quotes

[after finishing "Big & Loud", to a stunned Danny]
Darla Dimple: [in cutesy voice] Kinda makes you speechless...
Darla Dimple: [in sultry voice] ... don't it?
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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 Oliver! (1968) See more »

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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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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