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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) | 9 more credits »
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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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Trivia

The only animated film directed by Mark Dindal to not release in the 21st century. See more »

Goofs

When Sawyer is explaining to Danny about how people don't care about the animals talents in Stage 13 after the rehearsal, during the conversation the shadow on Sawyer changes from curved in one frame, when it cuts to Danny and back to her, it is then straight. See more »

Quotes

Danny: Look, if you're going to accept what they think of you, then you can leave. I almost did.
Cranston: Well, you should have. Life here for animals is the pits. We're always playing the scapegoat.
Woolie Mammoth: Quickly forgotten.
Frances: Working for scale.
Danny: Then why are you still here? Because you can't get over that feeling, can you? That feeling you get when... when you two dance together. When you play. When you sing. They cursed you, humilliated you, even slammed the door on your face, but they haven't made you forget. Have they?
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Crazy Credits

The opening credits appear as signs along Danny's bus ride from Kokomo to Hollywood. See more »

Connections

References Superman (1978) See more »

Soundtracks

Pack Up Your Troubles in Your Old Kit Bag
Music by Felix Powell
Lyrics by George Asaf
Performed by Kathy Najimy
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Fresh and funny
27 September 2000 | by pmcollectorboySee all my reviews

Having grown slightly weary of Disney's modern formula, I was pleasantly surprised to find an animated movie that didn't try to be something BIG. The formula was fresh and original, despite the fact that the premise is as old as time, and the songs were jazzy and finger snapping. All in all, this was a fun movie. Fun and high energy. There was also not one single weak character. No stupid sidekicks here. Everybody makes the experience enjoyable. And the humor is priceless. They also managed to make the story thoughtful and even touching while still keeping the movie light and fun. Great direction. Great music. Great animation. Overall, just a great movie. Surprising for a WB movie. This movie came out the same year as Disney's own Hercules, but this is many times better.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 March 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Cats Don't Dance 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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Sound Mix:

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

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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