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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 overview, first billed only:
Jeff Goldblum ... Professor Brody
Elizabeth Perkins ... Mrs. Brody
Alexander Pollock Alexander Pollock ... Scott Brody
Miriam Margolyes ... Sophie
Myron Natwick ... Mr. Mason
Doris Chillcott Doris Chillcott ... Mrs. Calvert
Kirsten Robek ... Pie Mom
Frank C. Turner ... The Farmer
Mar Andersons ... Guard at 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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Things Are Gonna Get Hairy! See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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American Humane Association monitored the animal action. No animals were harmed. Scenes appearing to place animals in jeopardy were simulated. AHA ® 00133 See more »

Goofs

At 47 minutes Lou the beagle changes from a girl to a boy and back to a girl in three straight scenes. See more »

Quotes

Russian Blue: What do they know? I work hard, bring home the Meow Mix...
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Alternate Versions

German version was released to cinemas with a "Not under 12" rating. A few days after its release the film was edited by the distributor to remove some violence (for a younger and larger audience) and was re-submitted to the German ratings board (FSK) which gave the cut version a "Not under 6" rating. This version was also used for the DVD & video release. The uncut version is currently not available in Germany. See more »

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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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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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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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Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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