Cats Don't Dance

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Overview

This animated comedy for the family, which gently parodies the movie musicals of the '30s and '40s, follows Danny voice of Scott Bakula, a cat from Kokomo, Indiana, who loves to sing and dance and longs to be in show business. One day, Danny decides to do something about his ambitions instead of just wishing, so he heads for Hollywood, convinced that he can become a star in a week. However, Danny quickly becomes aware of the species barrier in Tinseltown; the studios don't much care for animals, even ones with ...
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Overview

This animated comedy for the family, which gently parodies the movie musicals of the '30s and '40s, follows Danny voice of Scott Bakula, a cat from Kokomo, Indiana, who loves to sing and dance and longs to be in show business. One day, Danny decides to do something about his ambitions instead of just wishing, so he heads for Hollywood, convinced that he can become a star in a week. However, Danny quickly becomes aware of the species barrier in Tinseltown; the studios don't much care for animals, even ones with star quality, and the best Danny's agent can get for him is a tiny role in a movie with adorable child star Darla Dimple voice of Ashley Peldon, who turns out to be a mean-spirited brat who loathes animals as soon as the camera is turned off. Danny soon makes the acquaintance of several other animal performers stuck in the same bind as himself, including Sawyer voice of Jasmine Guy, a pretty but cynical cat; Woolie voice of John Rhys-Davies, a piano-playing elephant; Tillie voice of Kathy Najimy, a singing hippo; and Pudge voice of Mathew Herried, a performing penguin. Together, the critters struggle for acceptance and a chance to show the world what they can do. Sawyer's singing voice for the musical numbers was provided by Natalie Cole; Randy Newman wrote several original songs for the film, and Gene Kelly was a consultant for the character's choreography.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/2/1999
  • UPC: 053939656039
  • Original Release: 1997
  • Rating:

  • Source: Turner Home Ent
  • Presentation: SLIPSLEEVE PACKAGING
  • Format: VHS

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Scott Bakula Voice Only
Jasmine Guy Voice Only
Natalie Cole Voice Only
Ashley Peldon Voice Only
John Rhys-Davies Voice Only
Lindsay Rideway Voice Only
Kathy Najimy Voice Only
George Kennedy Voice Only
René Auberjonois Voice Only
Hal Holbrook Voice Only
Don Knotts Voice Only
Betty Lou Gerson Voice Only
Mathew Herried Voice Only
Frank Welker Voice Only
David Johansen Voice Only
Mark Dindal Voice Only
Technical Credits
Bill Bloom Associate Producer
Mark Dindal Original Story
Roberts Gannaway Screenwriter
Sandy Russell Gartin Executive Producer
Paul Gertz Producer
Steve Goldstein Score Composer
Jay Jackson Animator
Jim Katz Co-producer
David Kirschner Producer
Robert Lence Original Story
Elana Lesser Screenwriter
Brian McEntee Art Director, Original Story
Dan Molina Editor
Randy Newman Score Composer
Theresa Pettengill Screenwriter
Charles L. Richardson Executive Producer
Cliff Ruby Screenwriter
Rick Schneider Original Story
Michael Serrian Asst. Director
David Steinberg Executive Producer
Judy Taylor Casting
Barry Weiss Co-producer
David Womersley Original Story
Kelvin Yasuda Original Story
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Customer Reviews

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Rise to Fame Felines

    Cats Don't Dance is a true complete mix of 1930's Hollywood and Jazz Age sprikled with a dash of New Age. But the most part what I love about this film is Sawyer because she really stoled the whole show and has such a sweet endearing voice and also I think that Warner Bros. and Turner should do a prequel about her telling the story to Danny and the gang about her early years of becoming and singer and dancer before she gave up in on and ended up as a secretary and then met Danny.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 13, 2002

    An amazingly well-written animated classic

    Though I am not as familiar with animation as I'd like to be, I was quite impressed by this movie's writing. The style reminded me very much of Disney's new movie, The Emperor's New Groove, and I believe it was created by the same writer/character designer, but am unsure. With amazingly quick yet funny dialogue, wonderfully designed characters, and a plot that will touch the audience's hearts, ''Cat's Don't Dance'' is one of WB's lesser known, yet one of their better animated classics ever created.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 18, 2001

    Where's the DVD?

    This is one of my personal favorite animatied films. It is rare that you get to see such incredibly crafted animation. This film is stunning, with a very strong story and great songs that belong. This film is a masterpiece!

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