A tribe of cats called the Jellicles must decide yearly which one will ascend to the Heaviside Layer and come back to a new Jellicle life.


Tom Hooper


Lee Hall (screenplay by), Tom Hooper (screenplay by) | 2 more credits »
638 ( 186)
Bottom Rated Movies #25 | Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 11 wins & 6 nominations. See more awards »





Cast overview, first billed only:
Robbie Fairchild ... Munkustrap
Mette Towley ... Cassandra
Daniela Norman ... Demeter
Jaih Betote Jaih Betote ... Coricopat
Larry Bourgeois ... Plato
Laurent Bourgeois ... Socrates
Francesca Hayward ... Victoria
Jonadette Carpio ... Syllabub
Laurie Davidson ... Mr. Mistoffelees
Zizi Strallen Zizi Strallen ... Tantomile
Freya Rowley Freya Rowley ... Jellylorum
Idris Elba ... Macavity
Naoimh Morgan ... Rumpleteazer
Danny Collins ... Mungojerrie
Bluey Robinson ... Alonzo

The Cast of 'Cats' Play Our 'Cats Out of the Bag' Game

Francesca Hayward, Ian McKellen, Rebel Wilson, and the all-star cast of Cats let the cat out of the bag about their co-stars.

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A tribe of cats called the Jellicles must decide yearly which one will ascend to the Heaviside Layer and come back to a new Jellicle life.

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some rude and suggestive humor | See all certifications »

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Did You Know?


Jeremy Irons, Christopher Plummer, Geoffrey Rush, James Earl Jones, John Cleese, Sir Michael Caine and Michael Gambon, were considered for the role of Old Deuteronomy before deciding to make the character a female. See more »


When Jennyanydots is showing the marching roaches to the other cats, the roaches suddenly appear on the table despite not being there in the previous shot. See more »


Bustopher Jones: I'm Bustopher Jones. I'm not skin and bones. In fact, I'm remarkably fat. I don't haunt pubs, I have eight or nine clubs, for I'm the St. James' street cat.
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Crazy Credits

The Universal Pictures, Working Title Films and Amblin Entertainment logos are seen at the beginning of the film itself, but never appear in the film's trailers/TV spots. See more »

Alternate Versions

An "completely finished" version, which improves the VFX, replaces the "Early Preview" version with the use of the Digital Cinema Package (DCP) that with downloaded onto a satellite server after the opening weekend, as demanded by Universal Studios International (UIP). Hard drives copies will be released at indie cinemas on Christmas Eve. See more »


Prologue: Jellicle Songs for Jellicle Cats
Written by T.S. Eliot and Andrew Lloyd Webber
Additional Lyrics by Trevor Nunn and Richard Stilgoe
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User Reviews

Should be considered as a crime against humanity
25 December 2019 | by nxesciiSee all my reviews

Honestly I wish I was joking. Just everything was completely terrible. James Corden was cripplingly awful but that's nothing particularly surprising. Leaving the cinema I'd felt as if my soul had been sucked dry. Avoid at all cost.

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Release Date:

20 December 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office


$95,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,619,870, 22 December 2019

Gross USA:


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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | Dolby Atmos



Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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