When Tack upsets Zigzag the Vizier, the wizard drags him off to the royal castle, where Princess Yum Yum falls for the bashful boy and saves him from execution. Unfortunately, Zigzag plans ... See full summary »
A direct-to-video sequel was planned, but due to this film's poor box-office performance, it was ultimately shelved. See more »
As day breaks at Grauman's Chinese Theatre, the Sun is obviously rising from the left, that is, from the West. See more »
Ah, the recipe for a Darla Dimple movie. Begin with one part adorable character in jeopardy.
[inside the soundstage, Darla has tied up Pudge]
Sorry, penguin, but in everyone's life, a little rain must fall. Max, man the valves!
Yes, Miss Dimple.
[Max opens the water valves]
Add two parts perky determination...
More water, Max. More water!
Sprinkle in an air of innocence...
Wind, Max! We must have WIND!
Stir in with...
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The closing credits are preceded by a dedication to Gene Kelly, who served as a consultant on the musical numbers' choreography, and died during the film's production. See more »
This film does what few animated musicals attempt but fail to accomplish. The energy and feeling of an old silver screen musical. Gene Kelly would be proud.
The animation is quite the throwback to the Chuck Jones era of cartoons. The city is wonderfully drawn and given a slight art deco feel. The voice acting is spot on for all of the characters and the singing talent is some of the best. Randy Newman does a wonderful job of scoring this film. His musical arrangements are upbeat and fun when need be and pull at your heart's strings at the right time.
It's quite sad that this film was brushed under the carpet by Warner Bros. The lack of popularity, besides not being a Disney movie, could also be due to the fact that the story deals with a subject that not many kids are familiar with, Racism. But the older audience will really appreciate this movie on a whole different level.
Cats Don't Dance was a film that was destined to fail but at the same time left to be one of the best animations of our time.
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