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The Aristocats

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Overview

The Aristocats was the first Disney Studios animated feature to be produced after Walt Disney's death. A wealthy woman leaves her vast fortune to her four cats: the well-bred Duchess and her kittens, Berlioz, Toulouse, and Marie. Jealous butler Edgar, eager to get his mitts on the cats' legacy, abandons the felines in the French countryside. The four lost kitties are aided in their efforts to return home by the raffish country pussycats Thomas O'Malley and Scat Cat. In keeping with a tradition launched by The ...
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Overview

The Aristocats was the first Disney Studios animated feature to be produced after Walt Disney's death. A wealthy woman leaves her vast fortune to her four cats: the well-bred Duchess and her kittens, Berlioz, Toulouse, and Marie. Jealous butler Edgar, eager to get his mitts on the cats' legacy, abandons the felines in the French countryside. The four lost kitties are aided in their efforts to return home by the raffish country pussycats Thomas O'Malley and Scat Cat. In keeping with a tradition launched by The Jungle Book 1967, The Aristocats is top-heavy with celebrity voices, including Phil Harris, Eva Gabor, Scatman Crothers, Hermione Baddeley, and the ineluctable Sterling Holloway. Assembled by the "nine old men" then in charge of animation, The Aristocats was a commercial success, essentially proving that Disney animated features could succeed without the involvement of the company's founder.
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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Donald Liebenson
Disney's 20th animated feature is even more of a jazzy romp than The Jungle Book, and once again, the voice cast makes as much of an impression as the animation. Phil Harris (essentially reprising his free-spirited Baloo character) is alley-wise cat Thomas O'Malley, who comes to the rescue of Parisian-bred feline Duchess (Eva Gabor) and her three kittens after they are dumped in the countryside by a scheming butler out to steal their rightful inheritance. The musical highlight is the stylized tour de force "Everybody Wants To Be a Cat." As in "101 Dalmatians," The Aristocats boasts a menagerie of memorable animal characters, including bohemian Scat Cat (Scatman Crothers), the veddy British geese Agatha and Abigail, and hound dogs Napoleon and Lafayette (Pat Buttram and George "Goober" Lindsay). Not vintage Disney, but still a breed apart, The Aristocats will enjoy more than nine lives in this pristine, re-mastered edition. Only the most finicky viewers will resist its considerable charms.
All Movie Guide
Shortly after Walt Disney's death, his studio released The Aristocats, near the beginning of a period of decline for Disney Studios. It's a cheery, straightforward entertainment vehicle that, like many of the most successful Disney films, centers on animals. In this case, it's a family of disinherited cats fighting to regain their rightful fortune from a conniving butler. Something of a feline French road movie, The Aristocats features Maurice Chevalier singing the title song and Eva Gabor as the prissy pussy Duchess. No less than four directors are credited on this collaborative effort, a perennial favorite in the second tier of Disney successes.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/23/1996
  • UPC: 786936008395
  • Original Release: 1970
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  • Source: Walt Disney Video
  • Format: VHS

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Phil Harris Voice Only
Eva Gabor Voice Only
Sterling Holloway Voice Only
Scatman Crothers Voice Only
Vito Scotti Voice Only
Thurl Ravenscroft Voice Only
Dean Clark Voice Only
George Lindsey Voice Only
Bill Thompson Voice Only
Maurice Chevalier Voice Only
Tim Hudson Voice Only
Roddy Maude-Roxby Voice Only, Voice Only
Hermione Baddeley Voice Only
Pat Buttram Voice Only
Gary Dubin Voice Only
Liz English Voice Only
Monica Evans Voice Only
Nancy Kulp Voice Only
Charles Lane Voice Only
Carole Shelley Voice Only
Paul Winchell Voice Only
Technical Credits
Milt Kahl Director, Animator
John Lounsbery Director, Animator
Wolfgang Reitherman Director, Producer
Tom Acosta Editor
George Bruns Score Composer
Larry Clemmons Screenwriter
Eric Cleworth Animator, Screenwriter
Basil Davidovich Consultant/advisor
Vance Gerry Screenwriter
Terry Gilkyson Score Composer, Songwriter
Don Griffith Consultant/advisor
Ed Hansen Asst. Director
Fred Hellmich Animator
Winston Hibler Producer
Floyd Huddleston Score Composer, Songwriter
Ollie Johnston Animator
Ken Anderson Producer, Production Designer, Screenwriter
Hal King Animator
Eric Larson Animator
Dick Lucas Animator, Special Effects
Daniel MacManus Animator, Special Effects
Tom McGowan Screenwriter
Dave Michener Animator
Al Rinker Score Composer, Songwriter
Sylvia Roemer Consultant/advisor
Tom Rowe Screenwriter
Walter Sheets Musical Direction/Supervision
Richard M. Sherman Score Composer, Songwriter
Robert B. Sherman Score Composer, Songwriter
Alt Stanchfield Animator
Julius Svendsen Animator, Screenwriter
Frank Thomas Animator, Screenwriter
Ralph Wright Screenwriter
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Customer Reviews

Average Rating 4.5
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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 19, 2012

    A classic Disney with classic voices!

    Disney fans will surely list this one near the top of their "view again and again" list. Who can forget the voices of Phil Harris, Sterling Holloway, Scatman Crothers, etc.?

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    old time fav

    Some classics never die, a must have disney movie.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    Enjoy the story and music in this Disney classic film. The elite of the cat world provide the perfect backdrop to the imaginative adventure. You don't have to be a cat-lover to thoroughly enjoy this feline tale.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A Cat Lovers Must

    This is one of Disney's masterpieces. The adorable Cats and kittens in this movie are a must see for any child or cat lover. An all star cast!!!

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