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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.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Danny (voice)
... Sawyer (voice)
... Sawyer (singing voice)
... Darla Dimple (voice)
... Darla Dimple (singing voice)
... Tillie Hippo (voice)
... Woolie Mammoth (voice)
... L.B. Mammoth (voice)
... Flanigan (voice)
... Frances (voice)
... Cranston (voice)
Matthew Herried ... Pudge the Penguin (voice)
... T.W. Turtle (voice)
Rick Logan ... T. W. Turtle (singing voice)
... 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.

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For a Bunch of Funny Friends Trying to Break Into Show Business... See more »


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26 March 1997 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A macskák nem táncolnak  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$32,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,212,189, 30 March 1997, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$3,562,749, 30 May 1997
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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The poster parodies at the end, are all of movies either from Warner Brothers, its subsidiary New Line Cinema, or owned by Turner Entertainment. The filmmakers originally conceived of parodies of other famous films such as The Sound of Music (1965) and Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977), but ultimately abandoned them because it would have required paying licensing fees to the owners. See more »

Goofs

When stage 13 gets flooded, it's Friday at 3pm. Then it goes by one day and they say the premiere of Lil Ark Angel is on Friday. But it must be a Saturday. See more »

Quotes

Max: [clenching Danny in his grip] How does the kitty cat go?
Danny: Meow?
Max: Very Gooood.
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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 Gone with the Wind (1939) 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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The most hyperactive movie I've ever seen!
11 February 2002 | by See all my reviews

Wow! What a fun movie! I love "Cats Don't Dance" with a passion. I found it so refreshing to see animation like this after such a long string of Disney films so bent on realism. Here, the animation is cartooney, way-overblown, and UNBELIEVABLY manic! The story is wonderfully carried out with anthropomorphic animal characters (something you don't often see in features), and the uplifting message is catching. It's very entertaining and very funny! I recommend you view "Cats Don't Dance" while feeling very energetic. Otherwise, it'll just make you tired. Probably not everybody's cup of tea, but it sure is MINE! An enthusiastic 10/10 stars!

P.S. Did you know that Scott Bakula can sing? He sure can!


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