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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 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 opera star 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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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Meet the cats who know where it's at...for fun, music and adventure! See more »


Certificate:

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Trivia

When Duchess and the kittens are drinking the cream in the beginning of the movie, each bowl has a colored ring around it that matches the color of the bows/ties/collar of the cat drinking it. See more »

Goofs

In the beginning credits, they show that the song She Never Felt Alone by Robert B. Sherman and Richard M. Sherman is in the movie - but the song never played in the film. The first part was supposed to be played before the lawyer came into the bedroom that the will was created at by the old woman, and the second part was supposed to play when Duchess explaining to Thomas why she has to return to Paris. See more »

Quotes

Edgar: Morning, Frou-Frou, my pretty steed.
[whispers]
Edgar: Can you keep a secret?
[out loud]
Edgar: Of course you can.
[chuckles]
Edgar: I've some news straight from the horse's mouth. If you'll pardon the expression, of course.
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Crazy Credits

There are no closing credits at the end of this film. 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 »


Soundtracks

Scales and Arpeggios
Words and Music by Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman
Performed by Liz English, Gary Dubin, Dean Clark, and Robie Lester
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User Reviews

 
A lot of fun!
13 February 2018 | by jonconnormustlive-46298See all my reviews

The AristoCats follows a rich feline and her three kittens, after their elderly owner willed all of her belongings to the cats, her butler Edgar plots to get rid of the felines.

This movie is hilarious. The characters are loveable, the dialogue is great and there some fun slapstick action scenes. The music is great! The song "Everybody Wants to be a Cat" will be stuck in your head for days!

The plot isn't very realistic (Is Disney ever "Realistic"?) But it's a lot if fun. The kids will definitely enjoy it!

The voice-acting is good too. You may recognize Sterling Holloway, known for voicing Winnie the Pooh and the Cheshire Cat. Here he lends his voice to the cats' mouse friend.

The AristoCats definitely deserves it's place among the Walt Disney Animated Studios canon.


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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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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.75 : 1
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