The Aristocats ()

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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O'Malley (voice)
Duchess (voice)
Roquefort (voice)
Scat Cat (voice)
Chinese Cat (voice)
Lord Tim Hudson ...
English Cat (voice)
Italian Cat (voice)
Thurl Ravenscroft ...
Russian Cat (voice)
Dean Clark ...
Berlioz (voice)
Liz English ...
Marie (voice)
Toulouse (voice)
Frou-Frou (voice)
Napoleon (voice)
Lafayette (voice)
Abigail (voice)
Amelia (voice)
Lawyer (voice)
Madame (voice)
Roddy Maude-Roxby ...
Edgar (voice)
Uncle Waldo (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Frog (uncredited)
Frou-Frou (uncredited) (singingVoice)
Robie Lester ...
Duchess (uncredited) (singingVoice)
Peter Renaday ...
Milkman / Le Petit Café Cook / Truck Movers (uncredited) (voice)

Directed by

Wolfgang Reitherman ... (directed by)

Written by

Larry Clemmons ... (story) &
Vance Gerry ... (story) &
Ken Anderson ... (story) &
Frank Thomas ... (story) &
Eric Cleworth ... (story) &
Julius Svendsen ... (story) &
Ralph Wright ... (story)
Tom McGowan ... (based on a story by) &
Tom Rowe ... (based on a story by)

Produced by

Winston Hibler ... producer (produced by)
Wolfgang Reitherman ... producer (produced by)
Harry Tytle ... producer (uncredited)

Music by

George Bruns ... (music)

Film Editing by

Tom Acosta ... film editor

Production Design by

Ken Anderson ... (production design)

Production Management

Don A. Duckwall ... production manager (as Don Duckwall)
Walt Disney ... executive in charge of production: development stage only (uncredited)

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

Dan Alguire ... assistant director
Edward Hansen ... assistant director (as Ed Hansen)

Sound Department

Robert O. Cook ... sound
James MacDonald ... sound effects (uncredited)

Visual Effects by

Dick N. Lucas ... effects animator (as Dick Lucas)
Dan MacManus ... effects animator

Camera and Electrical Department

Ed Austin ... camera operator (uncredited)
Jim Pickel ... camera operator (uncredited)

Animation Department

Eric Cleworth ... character animator
Basil Davidovich ... layout artist
Al Dempster ... background artist
Don Griffith ... layout artist
Fred Hellmich ... character animator
Ralph Hulett ... background artist
Ollie Johnston ... directing animator
Milt Kahl ... directing animator: "George"
Hal King ... character animator
Eric Larson ... character animator
Bill Layne ... background artist
John Lounsbery ... directing animator
David Michener ... character animator (as Dave Michener)
Sylvia Roemer ... layout artist
Walt Stanchfield ... character animator
Julius Svendsen ... character animator
Frank Thomas ... directing animator: "Duchess/O'Malley/Amelia and Abigail Gabble/Napoleon/Lafayette/Edgar"
John Ahern ... assistant animator (uncredited)
Hal Ambro ... animator (uncredited)
Wilma Baker ... final checker (uncredited)
Bernie Bonnicksen ... ink and paint (uncredited)
Bill Brazner ... xerox (uncredited)
Al Coe ... animator (uncredited)
Mary Jane Cole ... ink and paint (uncredited)
Diana Dixon ... xerox and paint (uncredited)
John Emerson ... layout artist (uncredited)
Maria Fenyvesi ... inker (uncredited)
Hugh Fraser ... animator (uncredited)
Jerry Hathcock ... animator (uncredited)
Bill Keil ... animator (uncredited)
Don Lusk ... animator (uncredited)
Burny Mattinson ... character animator (uncredited)
Charlene Miller ... xerox/ink and paint (uncredited)
Buf Nerbovig ... scene planner (uncredited)
George Nicholas ... animator (uncredited)
Charles A. Nichols ... animator (uncredited)
Cliff Nordberg ... character animator (uncredited)
Ken O'Brien ... animator (uncredited)
Marilyn Pierson ... cel painter (uncredited)
Carmen Sanderson ... ink and paint (uncredited)
Dave Suding ... assistant animator (uncredited)
Ruth Tompson ... scene planner (uncredited)
Don Towsley ... animator (uncredited)
Bob Tyler ... assistant animator (uncredited)

Music Department

Evelyn Kennedy ... music editor
Walter Sheets ... orchestrator
Ethmer Roten ... musician: flute (uncredited)
Al Teeter ... music editor (uncredited)

Additional Crew

Walt Disney ... conception (uncredited)
Boyce R. Doyle ... special consultant: end credits (uncredited)

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Plot Summary

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

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Additional Details

Also Known As
  • Los aristogatos (United States, Spanish title)
  • The Aristocats (United States, English title)
  • The Aristo Cats (India, English title)
  • The Aristocats (World-wide, English title)
  • Les Aristochats (France)
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  • 78 min
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Box Office

Budget $4,000,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend United States $3,168,071, 10 Apr 1987

Did You Know?

Trivia The Aristocats was inspired by the true story of a Parisian family of cats, circa 1910, that inherited a fabulous fortune. See more »
Goofs The character of Duchess is very different in the second scene (the will) than in the rest of the film. In particular she has her nose more clearly defined. The rest of the scene seems also to have been designed by different animators, who used a more "sketchy" style. See more »
Movie Connections Edited into Disney's Greatest Villains (1977). See more »
Soundtracks The Aristocats See more »
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 »
Quotes Marie: Ladies don't start fights, but they can finish them!
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