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Cats & Dogs (2001)

PG | | Action, Comedy, Family | 4 July 2001 (USA)
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A look at the top-secret, high-tech espionage war going on between cats and dogs, of which their human owners are blissfully unaware.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Professor Brody
... Mrs. Brody
Alexander Pollock ... Scotty Brody
... Sophie the Castle Maid
... Mr. Mason
Doris Chillcott ... Mrs. Calvert
... Pie Mom
... The Farmer
... Guard at Factory Gate
... Factory Receptionist
... Sophie's Sister
Randi Kaplan ... Sophie's Sister
... Sophie's Sister
... Mason Employee
... Mason Employee
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Storyline

A secret war between cats and dogs quickly peaks as Professor Brody a scientist tries to create a serum to cure dog allergies in humans. As the unsuspecting humans go through their busy lives, the cats make several attempts to possess the formula, as their canine foes try tirelessly to stop them. Caught in the crossfire, a young beagle named Lou, adopted by the Brody family, tries hard to succeed as a secret agent, and in being a friend to the young Scotty Brody. A evil snow white cat named Mr. Tinkles is planning to sabotage the efforts of Professor Brody to discover a cure for human allergies to dogs. And he'll even make every person on Earth allergic to dogs so that he can take over the world with his army of evil cats! Written by Anthony Pereyra {hypersonic91@yahoo.com}

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Cats Rule! Dogs Rule! The Fur Will Fly See more »


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Rated PG for animal action and humor | See all certifications »

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$60,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$21,707,617, 8 July 2001, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$93,385,515

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$200,687,492
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1.85 : 1
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In the soccer stadium scene, Production Designer Jim Bissell is the face of the fake cardboard standee of the parking lot guard. See more »

Goofs

When Mr. Tinkles is first introduced, the cats he is speaking to hide under the table when the maid suddenly comes into the room. However in the next shot when the table is shown again, the other cats are nowhere to be seen. They then reappear when Mr. Tinkles is being carried out of the room by the maid. See more »

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Sam: Doom Machine! You're still alive!
Peek: Yep, all five limbs. Sam, you owe me five pig ears, Hickory Smoked!
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References Pee-wee's Big Adventure (1985) See more »

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Happy Days Are Here Again
Written by Milton Ager and Jack Yellen
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Good for kids but fails to have any adult comedy
4 January 2002 | by See all my reviews

Scientist Brody is working on a formula that will wipe out dog allergies, thus making dogs the most popular pets on earth. When the dog agent protecting the house is kidnapped he is accidentally replaced by an untrained puppy Lou. Lou is trained up with the help of Butch, Peeps, Ivy and Sam. However with Mr Tinkles chasing the formula and Lou growing near to his family - can the formula be protected?

This had great potential - a good plot, a really strong cast and a good opportunity for children and adult jokes alike. The plot delivers what it has - a little silly but quite clever in places - but the comedy is seriously lacking for adults. For children there are some fart jokes and plenty of cat and dog slapstick but there are almost no jokes for adults that other films such as Shrek and Toy Story had in spades.

Given the cast this is very surprising - Jon Lovitz is a great voice but is hardly used at all, the character of Mr Tinkles could have been a great Dr Evil character, but even he is wasted. This is a great shame as all good children's films need to have something for adults to enjoy again. The great cast (Maguire, Baldwin, Clarke Duncan, Sarandon, Pantoliano, Charlton Heston, Lovitz) is a good draw for adults but having almost nothing to deliver for them is a big disappointment. The only funny scenes are the ninja cats and a handful of others but mostly it's wasted. The human actors are bland - Goldblum playing a scatty scientist? Surely not! That'll really push his barriers.

Overall a disappointing film that'll please children but needed a lot more work to keep adults entertained.


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