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The Aristocats (1970)

The AristoCats (original title)
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With the help of a smooth talking tomcat, a family of Parisian felines set to inherit a fortune from their owner try to make it back home after a jealous butler kidnaps them and leaves them in the country.

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Larry Clemmons (story), Vance Gerry (story) | 7 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Phil Harris ... O'Malley (voice)
Eva Gabor ... Duchess (voice)
Sterling Holloway ... Roquefort (voice)
Scatman Crothers ... Scat Cat (voice)
Paul Winchell ... Chinese Cat (voice)
Lord Tim Hudson Lord Tim Hudson ... English Cat (voice)
Vito Scotti ... Italian Cat (voice)
Thurl Ravenscroft Thurl Ravenscroft ... Russian Cat (voice)
Dean Clark Dean Clark ... Berlioz (voice)
Liz English Liz English ... Marie (voice)
Gary Dubin ... Toulouse (voice)
Nancy Kulp ... Frou-Frou (voice)
Pat Buttram ... Napoleon (voice)
George Lindsey ... Lafayette (voice)
Monica Evans ... Abigail (voice)
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Storyline

Retired madame Adelaide Bonfamille enjoys the good life in her Paris villa with even classier cat Duchess and three kittens: pianist Berlioz, painter Toulouse and sanctimonious Marie. When loyal butler Edgar overhears her will leaves everything to the cats until their death, he drugs and kidnaps them. However retired army dogs make his sidecar capsize on the country. Crafty stray cat Thomas O'Malley takes them under his wing back to Paris. Edgar tries to cover his tracks and catch them at return, but more animals turn on him, from the cart horse Frou-Frou to the tame mouse Roquefort and O'Malley's jazz friends. Written by KGF Vissers

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Taglines:

DIG THESE CATS...and all that JAZZ! See more »


Certificate:

G | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 December 1970 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Los aristogatos See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$4,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,168,071, 12 April 1987

Gross USA:

$35,452,658

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$35,459,543
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.75 : 1
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Trivia

Originally there was meant to be a direct-to-video sequel titled AristoCats II. It was intended for a 2007 release, but production was canceled back in 2006 after John Lasseter became CEO of both Disney and Pixar. See more »

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The truck at the end of the film is a Morris-Commercial FE Series, which wasn't made until 1955, which was 45 years after the film is set, and 15 years before the film was released. See more »

Quotes

Napoleon: Where's my hat? Where? And somebody stole my bumbershoot!
Lafayette: Well, where's my beddy-bye basket?
Napoleon: And whoever it is, is gonna get it and get it good!
Lafayette: And this time, *I* get the tender part.
Napoleon: Hush your mouth! Now come on!
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Crazy Credits

At the end of the final reprise of "Everybody Wants to Be a Cat" Lafayette says, "Hey, Napoleon. That sounds like the end". Napoleon responds, "Wait a minute. I'm the leader, I'll say when it's the end". The title "The End" bumps into Napoleon's head and he says, "It's the end". The title then throbs to the music. During the final fade out we hear Toulouse say "Oh, yeah." See more »

Alternate Versions

In the UK VHS version of The Aristocats, the opening song "THE ARISTOCATS" by Maurice Chevalier is sung half in English and half in French, differently from the soundtrack. See more »

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Featured in DTV Monster Hits (1987) See more »

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Sweet, Romantic and Completely Underrated!
23 March 2007 | by ElswetSee all my reviews

This is NOT the masterpiece that is Snow White, Cinderella, or Bambi, but it IS a very sweet, enjoyable, romantic, well-done Disney animated feature.

There are, of course, lessons included herein for the kiddies, and some very appropriate kiddie-cheek, but there is plenty herein for the adults, as well.

While this is somewhat of a regurgitation of the Classic Disney RomCom Adventure, it still holds some elements, which solely belong to the AristoCats. O'Malley is the "tramp" and Dutchess is the "lady," but Dutchess has several kittens and they are all trying to get home.

Phil Harris is our tomcat O'Malley. You may recognize his voice, as he also furnished the voice of Baloo the Bear in the Jungle Book, and Little John in Disney's Robin Hood. Eva Gabor lends her silky sweet voice to Dutchess.

Directed by Wolfgang Reitherman, who directed, or worked on, every Disney animated film worth mentioning until his death in 1985.

This is among my very favorite of the Disney animated feature films, and belongs in any Disney collection. The 2-Disk Special Edition Is Due Out This Summer (2007).

This rates an 8.4/10 from...

the Fiend :.


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