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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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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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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

In the beginning of the movie when Danny receives his "script", it clearly says at the top that he is "Cat #1". However, when it comes time for the animals to sing the noises they make, Sawyer sings her sound before him, making her "Cat #1". See more »

Quotes

Woolie Mammoth: Did you know the peanut is not a nut at all? And not a pea, for that matter. It's rather odd that we call it a nut because it isn't a nut, you see. It's actually a member of the legume family. How about pea-legume? No, that doesn't make any sense, either. But whatever it is, it makes a splendid tea.
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Crazy Credits

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 »


Soundtracks

Tonight I'm Going Out with You
Written by Bill Elliott
Performed by Bill Elliott and His Orchestra
Published by Full Keel Music Co. o/b/o itself & Pacific Carr-tunes
Courtesy of Windswept Pacific Entertainment Co.
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A Cartoon Animal Tribute To Golden Age Hollywood
30 April 2005 | by See all my reviews

"Cats Don't Dance" is a delightful animated feature in the style of a 1930's musical comedy. The main character, Danny (voiced by Scott Bakula), is a high-spirited cat from Kokomo, Indiana who goes to Hollywood with dreams of becoming a movie star. But there he finds limited roles available for animals. The story is a sly message about discrimination. The imagery is bright and the music is catchy. The villainess is a wonderful Darla Dimple, a Shirley Temple parody of a child star with a dark side. Together with her monstrous manservant Max, they provide many laughs. Other funny animals include Tilly the Hippo (voiced by Kathy Najimy) and T.W. the Turtle (voiced by Don Knotts). So "Cats Don't Dance" is an enjoyable movie for everyone!


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