"Jellicle" cats join for a Jellicle ball where they rejoice with their leader, Old Deuteronomy. One cat will be chosen to go to the "Heavyside Layer" and be reborn. The cats introduce themselves.

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Elaine Paige ...
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Gus the Theatre Cat
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Rosemarie Ford ...
Bombalurina
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Phyllida Crowley Smith ...
Victoria
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Cats is a pop-cultural phenomenon that has been performed on stage for more than 50 million patrons in 26 countries for almost 18 years, resulting in more than two billion dollars in ticket sales. Now that Cats has finally made it to the small screen, attention must be paid not just by fans of this critic-proof show, but also by those entertainment mavens who have somehow avoided it until now. Written by Anonymous

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The World's Best-loved Musical - The Memory will Live Forever See more »


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The film was originally released theatrically by Universal Studios before being released on VHS and DVD, as well as broadcast on Public Television world-wide. See more »

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During the beginning of "The Awful Battle of the Pekes and the Pollicles," Victoria and Jemima can be seen sitting next to Old Deuteronomy watching along. In one scene, it shows them start to get up and leave, and they are gone in the next scene. The scene afterward, they are shown sitting there again, and gone again in the next. See more »

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All: If it happens the sun is shining bright...
Rum Tum Tugger: ...you'd say we had nothing to do at all!
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Credits show clips of each person in their characters costume from the video along with their name and character role. See more »

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Referenced in Six Degrees of Separation (1993) See more »

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The Naming of Cats
Written by Andrew Lloyd Webber and T.S. Eliot
Performed by Jacob Brent, Michael Gruber and chorus
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THIS MOVIE IS AWESOME
24 October 2004 | by (New Zealand) – See all my reviews

Cats is an awesome wonderful movie!!! i watch this every day and every time I get a chance! I totally recommend this to anyone who likes cats, music, dancing or all three! and even if you don't like these, watch your view change as you see the film! the male cats are really cute, especially munkustrap (michael gruber) and tumblebrutus (fergus logan)! all the cats are are amazing singers and dancers! this is totally worth buying, i have loved this movie ever since i first saw it! my favourite characters are Munkustrap, Tumblebrutus, Pouncival (karl morgan), Mistoffelees (jacob brent), Demeter(aeva may), Rumpelteazer (jo gibb), Etcetera (jo bingham), Jemima (veerle casteleyn).......OK the list goes on..and on... ;)


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