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.~Hal Erickson
It is fun to watch old Disney movies. One neat thing I noticed this time around was familiar voices from other Disney movies from this era.
Graphics are solid, story easy to follow. Hold up to even today.
Blu ray sound holds up. Picture solid but for 60 year old movie not much one can do.
A catnapping to gain an inheritance and good music
Owned for 1 month when reviewed.
Disney at its professional best pre-Pixar. The butler attempts to dispose of a family of cats in order to gain their inheritance of a wealthy estate. Like all of Disney’s best from the pre-Pixar period, the plot focuses on a romance and on action without realistic violence. It also includes several good musical numbers by the Sherman brothers. “Everyone Wants to be a Cat” with Scatman Crothers singing and playing the lead is outstanding. The movie is set in 1910 Paris, but the’“French” context shows only in little touches most of the time.
I like This movie Very Much. I like the music and Artwork Very Much.
I like the characters, the Actors' and Actresses' performance.
This has been a Memorable Movie to me since i was Younger had first seen It. It is Among one of my favorite Disney movies from the 1970's.
Oh, what a treat!! This movie was so touching!! I watched it with my parents and I'm no kid! We fell in love with this adorable tale of 3 little kittens and their Mama and new Papa. The new male in their lives found his place in life, found his family with those four. Heart-warming, well thought-out story. And I so miss the way Disney drew cartoons like this. Moana has her place, however, so does this movie, Robin Hood, The Black Cauldron...I wish movies like Tangled went back to this drawing style. This part of Disney seems forever lost in their films...how sad for the movie and Disney world. It amazes me with all the great things they create, they haven't thought about going back to their roots.