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Cats Don't Dance (1997)

G  |   |  Animation, Comedy, Family  |  26 March 1997 (USA)
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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 overview, first billed only:
Danny (voice)
Sawyer (voice)
Sawyer (singing voice)
Darla Dimple (voice)
Darla Dimple (singing voice)
Tillie Hippo (voice)
Woolie Mammoth (voice)
L.B. Mammoth (voice)
Flanigan (voice)
Betty Lou Gerson ...
Frances (voice)
Cranston (voice)
Matthew Herried ...
T.W. Turtle (voice)
Rick Logan ...
T. W. Turtle (singing voice)
Farley Wink (voice)


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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Release Date:

26 March 1997 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A macskák nem táncolnak  »

Box Office


$32,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


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

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1.33 : 1
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Darla Dimple: [singing] I've seen 'em come and I've seen 'em go / There's one thing that I know / You gotta give the people what they want / Or you'll wind up back in Kokomo, Nebraska.
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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 »


References Grumpy Old Men (1993) See more »


Animal Jam Session
Music and Lyrics by Randy Newman
Performed by Scott Bakula
Arranged by Larry Blank
Produced by Randy Newman and Steve Goldstein
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The most hyperactive movie I've ever seen!
11 February 2002 | by (Chattanooga, Tennessee) – See all my reviews

Wow! What a fun movie! I love "Cats Don't Dance" with a passion. I found it so refreshing to see animation like this after such a long string of Disney films so bent on realism. Here, the animation is cartooney, way-overblown, and UNBELIEVABLY manic! The story is wonderfully carried out with anthropomorphic animal characters (something you don't often see in features), and the uplifting message is catching. It's very entertaining and very funny! I recommend you view "Cats Don't Dance" while feeling very energetic. Otherwise, it'll just make you tired. Probably not everybody's cup of tea, but it sure is MINE! An enthusiastic 10/10 stars!

P.S. Did you know that Scott Bakula can sing? He sure can!

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