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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.


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





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


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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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In a lot of instances, the puppeteer was in shot only to be digitally erased afterwards. See more »


When Lou says, "Oh. Of course." his mouth doesn't move. See more »


Lou: [Lou has been taken outside my Scotty] Okay, here's the plan: Get off this patio. Get back to the barn. Get a better pitchfork. Huh?
[Lou sees a bone with balloons floating to the ground]
Lou: Cool...
[He walks up to the bone once it lands and is about to touch it when he is interrupted by Butch]
Butch: I wouldn't do that if I were you.
Lou: Huh? What?
Butch: I like your spirit kid. But do me a favor and step back.
Lou: Hey wait, that's my biscuit...
[Lou steps back and Butch kicks a stick to the bone causing it to explode]
Lou: ... bone!
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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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Fun film....for the kiddies.
17 November 2001 | by LumberjackylSee all my reviews

Cats and Dogs is a movie that is fun for the little ones. However, older children and adults will get tired of this movie very quickly. The effects are fantastic, and there are some certain scenes that are quite amusing, however, overall, it is a film for small children.

Dr. Brody (played by Jeff Goldblum) is a scientist, who in his basement, is working on a formula to fight allergies to dogs. This sets the scene for the battle between cats and dogs (who can all talk when there are no humans around). The dogs see the advantage that this formula would give them in the world of household pets, so it is their duty to protect the formula from the evil cats. The cats wish to get the formula, and change it to make all humans allergic to dogs. This sets the scene for the war between the species.

The movie is rather dull, and overblown. Dogs and cats with James Bond-like gadgets? The writers of this movie must have been severely traumatized as children, or been smoking something very illegal.

Parents, drop your young ones in front of the television set for this movie, however, remove yourselves from the room so you don't have to watch it. After this one is done, watch Shrek, a film that will appeal to both you and your kids, as Cats and Dogs certainly does not.

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Release Date:

4 July 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Fighting Like Cats and Dogs See more »

Filming Locations:

Canada See more »


Box Office


$60,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$21,707,617, 8 July 2001

Gross USA:


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Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS


Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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