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Lorenzo (2004)

A gluttonous self-centered cat, Lorenzo, gets punished for his selfishness when his beautiful giant tail develops a personality of its own.


Mike Gabriel


Mike Gabriel (story by), Joe Grant (based on an original idea by)
Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 3 wins. See more awards »




Lorenzo, an arrogant tomcat, lounges indolently on his soft and satin-covered cushion, while flaunting shamelessly his wealth and abundance as well as his dazzling bushy tail to the needy alley cats passing by. However, when a mysterious and tailless black stray cat notices Lorenzo, unexpectedly and as if by magic, the pampered feline will have to go through hell and back before learning a lesson in humility. Written by Nick Riganas

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Lorenzo is based on an original idea by Disney artist and writer Joe Grant: he saw his cat dive into the middle of a fight between his two poodles, and wondered, "What if that cat lost its tail?" See more »

Crazy Credits

The film title appears at the end in a spray of cat hair. A curtain call moment occurs with Lorenzo, his tail and the black cat. See more »


Featured in The 77th Annual Academy Awards (2005) See more »

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Very enjoyable...but more so for adults
19 December 2015 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

"Lorenzo" is an interesting sort of experimental film but even though it's from Disney, it's an animated film that no doubt would appeal more to the adults out there than kids. This is because the film is set to very loud tango music and the usual sound effects and style are absent. This isn't a complaint...it's still a very nice cartoon.

The story begins with a very spoiled cat enjoying the life of luxury--and not caring the least for the poor and hungry cats just outside his house. When a cat missing a tail comes by, Lorenzo is sure to rub it in that he has a beautiful and long tail. And, because of this, he is taught a lesson as the tailless cat is magical...and makes Lorenzo's tail come to life on its own. Lorenzo is terrified because the tail wants to do his own thing and so he tries a bunch of funny (and brutal) methods to get rid of the pesky tail. A cute story about karma.

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Release Date:

28 May 2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Lorenzo the Cat See more »

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Walt Disney Pictures See more »
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Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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