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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.

Director:

Lawrence Guterman
2 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jeff Goldblum ... Professor Brody
Elizabeth Perkins ... Mrs. Brody
Alexander Pollock Alexander Pollock ... Scotty Brody
Miriam Margolyes ... Sophie the Castle Maid
Myron Natwick ... Mr. Mason
Doris Chillcott Doris Chillcott ... Mrs. Calvert
Kirsten Robek ... Pie Mom
Frank C. Turner ... The Farmer
Mar Andersons ... Guard at Factory Gate
Gillian Barber ... Factory Receptionist
Carol Ann Susi ... Sophie's Sister
Randi Kaplan Randi Kaplan ... Sophie's Sister
Mary Bogue ... Sophie's Sister
Alvin Sanders ... Mason Employee
Mark Schooley ... 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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Taglines:

Cats Rule! Feline Fighters See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA | Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 July 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Fighting Like Cats and Dogs See more »

Filming Locations:

Canada See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$60,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$21,707,617, 8 July 2001

Gross USA:

$93,385,515

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$200,687,492
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Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

To get the dogs to lick their genitals on demand, peanut butter was applied to the necessary areas. See more »

Goofs

When the cats pull up to the gate of the flocking company in the limo, there are two men standing and talking on the other side. A moment later, when the limo drives through they are nowhere to be seen. See more »

Quotes

Mr. Tinkles: Meow Meow Meow Meow Meow. How many dogs does it take to over throw mankind? Just one stupid puppy.
Lou: Where is my family?
Mr. Tinkles: Oh they're alive, for now, but it won't matter, you see I've-
[the limousine swerves all over the road Mr Tinkles hits the left side of the limousine]
Mr. Tinkles: Oh my. This isn't NASCAR you idiot.
[Clears throat]
Mr. Tinkles: I have seized the professor's formula, and in a mere hour I will reverse it, giving me the power to make all humans allergic to dogs.
Butch: What?
[the limousine swerves again]
Mr. Tinkles: How am ...
[...]
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Alternate Versions

The DVD extras feature the original, alternate ending where Sophie instead takes Mr. Tinkles to a pet hospital to be neutered, but the cats intercept her and Tinkles makes his escape. See more »

Connections

References Triumph of the Will (1935) See more »

Soundtracks

Rocky And The Circus
from Chicken Run
Written by John Powell and Harry Gregson-Williams
Courtesy of Dreamworks L.L.C.
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Not as bad as I was led to believe
12 December 2009 | by TheLittleSongbirdSee all my reviews

Cats and Dogs was a pretty entertaining film. I will admit it I think kids will enjoy it more than adults, but it is fun. It has a silly but clever plot, a commendable voice cast and some decent acting in the human cast. While there are some funny moments, there are some parts in the middle half that are lacking slightly in comedy, and the script is a tad weak in parts. Despite the film's short length, it goes along at a swift pace, and the characters are at least likable. I have to say Lou(voiced with earnest conviction by Tobey Maguire) is adorable for a dog, and while you certainly don't want to mess with villainous feline Mr Tinkles (Sean Hayes seems to having a whale of a time here), though he is cute to look at. I have to say I think the best lines came from Mr Tinkles, they were often hysterical. As I said, the voice cast do a commendable job with the material they are given, and Jeff Goldblum and Elizabeth Perkins turn in decent human performances as well. The technical aspects are very well done indeed, and the music is good. Laurence Guterman does well directing, better than he did in the dreadful Son of the Mask four years later. All in all, not perfect, but it is cute and has a great concept. Kids will love it, adults might. 7/10 Bethany Cox


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