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Cats Don't Dance (1997)

Danny, an ambitious singing and dancing cat, goes to Hollywood and overcomes several obstacles to fulfill his dream of becoming a movie star.

Director:

Mark Dindal

Writers:

Mark Dindal (story), Robert Lence (story) | 10 more credits »
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3 wins & 13 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Scott Bakula ... Danny (voice)
Jasmine Guy ... Sawyer (voice)
Natalie Cole ... Sawyer (singing voice)
Ashley Peldon ... Darla Dimple (voice)
Lindsay Ridgeway ... Darla Dimple (singing voice)
Kathy Najimy ... Tillie Hippo (voice)
John Rhys-Davies ... Woolie Mammoth (voice)
George Kennedy ... L.B. Mammoth (voice)
Rene Auberjonois ... Flanigan (voice)
Betty Lou Gerson ... Frances (voice)
Hal Holbrook ... Cranston (voice)
Matthew Herried Matthew Herried ... Pudge the Penguin (voice)
Don Knotts ... T.W. Turtle (voice)
Rick Logan Rick Logan ... T. W. Turtle (singing voice)
Frank Welker ... Farley Wink (voice)
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Storyline

Danny, an ambitious singing and dancing cat, goes to Hollywood and overcomes several obstacles to fulfill his dream of becoming a movie star.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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It's a Jungle Out There! See more »


Certificate:

G | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 March 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A macskák nem táncolnak See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$32,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$939,781, 30 March 1997

Gross USA:

$3,566,637

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$3,566,637
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Company Credits

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

DTS (uncredited)| Dolby Digital | SDDS (uncredited)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Celebrities caricatured were (in order): Jimmy Durante, Bette Davis, Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Mae West, Joan Crawford, Cary Grant, W.C. Fields, and Clark Gable. See more »

Goofs

As Danny arrives in Hollywood at the beginning of the film, the Hollywood sign can be seen. The film is set in 1939 so the sign should still read Hollywoodland as it did until 1949. See more »

Quotes

Woolie Mammoth: [after Pudge lands on the piano keys] That's it! B-flat. You have a natural rear for music, little fellow.
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Crazy Credits

No animals were harmed during the making of this film. Although, some were erased and had to be redrawn. See more »

Connections

References Beetlejuice (1988) See more »

Soundtracks

Our Time Has Come
Music and Lyrics by Martin Page
Performed by James Ingram and Carnie Wilson
Published by Sony/ATV Music Publishing / Martin Page Music (ASCAP)
Arranged by Steve Goldstein
Produced by Steve Goldstein and Clif Magness for Blue Iron Productions, Inc.
Carnie Wilson appears courtesy of Mercury Records
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Good fun if you give it a chance
2 February 2004 | by einsteins_steinSee all my reviews

This is a great movie for both kids and adults! I have 3 boys, ages 4, 9 and 14, and they ALL like the film, especially the songs. The strange thing is that my boys generally think musical numbers are girl-stuff. Well, girl-stuff or not, they get into this flic, and I sometimes catch them singing along with the catchy tunes.

Scott Bakula is a real surprise as Danny, the talented singing and dancing cat from Kokomo, Indiana, who comes to Hollywood with stars in his eyes, and ignites the fading dreams of the jaded animals who work as extras while humans get all the good scenes.

The principal characters are well cast and easy to like, except for Darla and Max, whom you'll love to hate! BTW - I don't know the name of the young woman who did the singing voice for Darla, but she has a set of pipes that will absolutely knock you on your seat. Big And Loud!

Take a look at this movie with an open mind and a young heart. You'll be glad you gave it a chance!


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