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A look at the top-secret, high-tech espionage war going on between cats and dogs, which their human owners are blissfully unaware of.

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Storyline

A secret war between cats and dogs quickly peaks as Professor Brody a scientist tries to create a serum to cure dog allergies in humans. As the unsuspecting humans go through their busy lives, the cats make several attempts to possess the formula, as their canine foes try tirelessly to stop them. Caught in the crossfire, a young beagle named Lou, adopted by the Brody family, tries hard to succeed as a secret agent, and in being a friend to the young Scotty Brody. A evil snow white cat named Mr. Tinkles is planning to sabotage the efforts of Professor Brody to discover a cure for human allergies to dogs. And he'll even make every person on Earth allergic to dogs so that he can take over the world with his army of evil cats! Written by Anthony Pereyra {hypersonic91@yahoo.com}

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Rated PG for animal action and humor | See all certifications »

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4 July 2001 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$60,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$21,707,617 (USA) (6 July 2001)

Gross:

£22,887,228 (UK) (2 November 2001)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Tobey Maguire's performance in this film was inspired by Keanu Reeves in the Matrix See more »

Goofs

When Mr. Tinkles is first introduced, the cats he is speaking to hide under the table when the maid suddenly comes into the room. However in the next shot when the table is shown again, the other cats are nowhere to be seen. They then reappear when Mr. Tinkles is being carried out of the room by the maid. See more »

Quotes

Mr. Tinkles: Hello, my puny-minded, dog-faced opponents. I'm sure you're wondering to yourselves who it is that will defeat you. Who it is that possesses the intellect to win at this chess game of wits and might? It is I!
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Rocky And The Circus
from Chicken Run
Written by John Powell and Harry Gregson-Williams
Courtesy of Dreamworks L.L.C.
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One of the better family films I've seen recently
6 July 2001 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

From the commercials and trailers to this movie, I thought it was going to be a live action (albiet long) cartoon. I was right, although I found out what cartoon it was trying to do. Not exactly Looney Tunes, although it takes from them often. I found a connection here with an old show from Nickelodeon called Ren and Stimpy where cats and dogs fought constantly, and while the dog was the smart one, the cat who also though he was smart was really and idiot (eediot really). That's why I give Cats and Dogs it's rating here because this is the type of family film that more often than not can work for the whole family because while the kids can laugh at the pratfalls the dogs and cats encounter, adults will find humor in the ninja cats, the dictator-like-boss cat and other small things. Like Spy Kids, it's more for kids, which I Highly reccomend this movie for, but maybe even parents will get a chuckle. I know I did. Voices include Tobey Maguire, Alec Baldwin, Sean Hayes, Michael Clarke Duncan, Joe Pantoliano, Susan Sarandon, Jon Lovitz and almost un-recognizable talents from Robert Stack and Sir Charleton Heston. B+ (strong one at that)


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