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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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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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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

The Mammoth Pictures logo, a parody of MGM's logo, sports the Latin motto "Optimum Est Maximum" - "Bigger is Better". MGM's actual motto is "Ars Gratia Artis" or "Art for Art's Sake". See more »

Goofs

As day breaks at Grauman's Chinese Theatre, the Sun is obviously rising from the left, that is, from the West. See more »

Quotes

Pudge the Penguin: I would have slugged that big lug Max for you, but I didn't want to hurt the guy.
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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 The Carol Burnett Show (1967) See more »

Soundtracks

Our Time Has Come
Music and Lyrics by Martin Page
Performed by James Ingram and Carnie Wilson
Published by Sony/ATV Music Publishing / Martin Page Music (ASCAP)
Arranged by Steve Goldstein
Produced by Steve Goldstein and Clif Magness for Blue Iron Productions, Inc.
Carnie Wilson appears courtesy of Mercury Records
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Good fun if you give it a chance
2 February 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is a great movie for both kids and adults! I have 3 boys, ages 4, 9 and 14, and they ALL like the film, especially the songs. The strange thing is that my boys generally think musical numbers are girl-stuff. Well, girl-stuff or not, they get into this flic, and I sometimes catch them singing along with the catchy tunes.

Scott Bakula is a real surprise as Danny, the talented singing and dancing cat from Kokomo, Indiana, who comes to Hollywood with stars in his eyes, and ignites the fading dreams of the jaded animals who work as extras while humans get all the good scenes.

The principal characters are well cast and easy to like, except for Darla and Max, whom you'll love to hate! BTW - I don't know the name of the young woman who did the singing voice for Darla, but she has a set of pipes that will absolutely knock you on your seat. Big And Loud!

Take a look at this movie with an open mind and a young heart. You'll be glad you gave it a chance!


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