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Cats & Dogs (2001) Poster

(2001)

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Most of the night scenes were shot during the day. At night, dogs tend to go to sleep wherever possible.
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The electronic press kit for the film sent to media included a video showing an increasingly irate Mr. Tinkles screentesting unsuccessfully for several famous movie roles. These scenes can be found on the special features on the DVD.
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The animation of the animals' mouths was done by Rhythm & Hues, who had previous experience with this style. They had provided the animation for the animals in Babe (1995).
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Tobey Maguire's performance in this film was inspired by Keanu Reeves in the Matrix.
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  • Buddy is a Bloodhound.
  • Butch is a Karabash (Anatolian Shepherd Dog).
  • The agent puppies and their commander are Dobermans.
  • Lou is a Beagle.
  • Peek is a Chinese Crested Hound.
  • Sam is a Bearded Collie or an Old English Sheepdog.
  • Ivy is a Saluki.
  • The HQ dog is a Collie.
  • The dog in charge of operations is a Mastiff.
  • Mr. Tinkles is a Persian.
  • Calico is an Exotic Shorthair.
  • The Ninjas are Siamese (Oriental Shorthairs).
  • The Russian is a Russian Shorthair.
  • At the world Dog Council, the countries are represented by the following breeds : China - Shar Pei. Germany - Alsatian (German Sheperd). South Africa - Airedale. Cote d'Ivore - Cairne Terrier. Albania - Dalmatian. Afghanistan - Afghan Hound. Wales - English Bulldog. Mexico - Chiuahaha. Belgium - American Bulldog. Malta - Basset Hound. France - Poodle.
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Prada, the Beagle who played Lou, also played Porthos in Star Trek: Enterprise (2001).
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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.
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In a lot of instances, the puppeteer was in shot only to be digitally erased afterwards.
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To get the dogs to lick their genitals on demand, peanut butter was applied to the necessary areas.
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The mother in the film wears an "Ask me a real estate question" pin. She would remove it between takes, because the crew on-set would relentlessly ask her real estate questions.
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The scene where Sophie revives Mr. Mason, by pounding on his chest, was filmed in reverse.
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The cat puppet in the film cost 4,221 dollars. The director wanted to do the film entirely in CGI. However, that would have put the film twenty-five thousand dollars over budget.
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Robert Rodriguez turned down the opportunity to work on this film, in order to continue work on the Spy Kids franchise.
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The red cell phone, used by Elizabeth Perkins, was the Nokia 8290.
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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
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