The Aristocats [Special Edition] [DVD] [1970]

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  • Release Date: 08/21/2012
  • Rating: G
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    Overall Customer Rating:
    100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (887 out of 892)

    Special Features


    • Disney virtual kittens
    • Virtual kitten DVD-ROM
    • The Aristocrats fun with language games
    • The great cat family (excerpt)
    • The Sherman brothers
    • The Aristocats scrapbook
    • Deleted song

    Synopsis


    The Aristocats
    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, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • Phil Harris
      Phil Harris - Thomas O'Malley
    • Eva Gabor
      Eva Gabor - Duchess
    • Sterling Holloway
      Sterling Holloway - Roquefort
    • Scatman Crothers
      Scatman Crothers - Scat Cat
    • Vito Scotti
      Vito Scotti - Italian Cat



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    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      Aristocats blu ray combo pack

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      Alex
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      I purchased The Aristocats 2 disc blu ray combo pack it comes with both blu ray and dvd versions of the film though I was expecting interviews with some of the remaining voice actors and a making of Arisocats feature I was disappointed to find that bit of information was left out what is included are The lost open , music video ,classic deleted song she never felt alone a look at The Sherman Brothers the Aristocats of Disney songs a excerpt on the great cat family and a bonus short bath day at least I learned a few things I didn't know about the movie for a 2012 release the digitally mastered colors light up the screen with incredible picture the sound is at most the best its ever sounded considering for most remastered from this era look dark or can clearly be seen lines that move across the tv screen I would say for Disney they have done a remarkable job with the HD transfer I remember watching Aristocats on disney channel in the early 90s it truly is a timeless treasure and now I can share it with my family because Everybody wants to be a cat !

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Wonderful film!

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      AandJ091108
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      Considering Disney's recent track record, it would appear that they think the average kid is maturing faster than before. Thus, they seem to put out movies that are dark and inappropriate for the average kid. The only exceptions to this trend are the wonderful Toy Story movies and A Bug's Life. Flashback a decade or two, and you'll find a different Disney, a Disney that made movies everybody could enjoy. Aristocats comes from that era. True the animation from this decade is weak, and the story loses a few points in some areas. The villain is also quite tame. All of that, however, disappears under the movie's charm, upbeat attitude, and general fun. It's certainly more fun than Hercules. People looking for something intense should avoid this. Families with small children and those who love adorable cats will love this movie. From this era, I also recommend Robin Hood. As I've said before, you just can't beat old school Disney.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Good movie, NOT Disney's best-ONLY FAIR package

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      CKCSWHFFAN
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      Not the best film Disney made. After Walt's passing this was the next release after 1967’s great "The Jungle Book". More music work from The Sherman Brothers. This was I say is more designed for kids only. No outstanding characters. The Marie character for girls. The return of the late Phil Harris as O'Malley does not have the appeal of Baloo. There are quite a few extras on both discs, nothing outstanding. No Making of but you would not need one really for this film since not the top of Disney films. Now, Disney is now going cheap on blu ray packages. For the last few years they have been bending over backwards to promote blu rays, but here as they did with the Pocahontas package & Rescuers packages we get plain jane discs with no artwork on them. So, it is a good Disney movie certainly not the best. Only fair package as Disney goes cheap again.

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    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      A disappointing DVD package to a good Disney film

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      CKCSWHFFAN
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      I have always enjoyed this film. Being a Disney fan it is hard not to. But, it is NOT among their best in my opinion. Remember, the 1st complete animated release after Walt’s passing in December 1966. He had worked on the MUCH better The Jungle Book. When I saw there was going to be this special edition I normally really love Disney’s special edition or Platinum DVD releases. Man, what a disappointment. For the price. Only a 1 disc package. WHERE IS THE 2CD DISC WITH SOME GOOD EXTRAS? There is no ’Making of” or “Behind the Scenes” on the film. I normally really enjoy watching these. Good to have the film in wide screen. About ½ of the “extras” on this 1 DISC DVD PACKAGE, AGAIN SAYING SPECIAL EDITION, were just fun activities for kids. How about the adults? ONLY kids want Disney films on DVD? Let’s hope Disney does a better job the next time they release this film on DVD.

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Very nice to see this movie all cleaned up!

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      GumbyB4
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      I never upgraded this VHS tape to DVD, so for me the changes were more dramatic then they may have been for others. I love this movie and thought the upgrade to bluray was necessary since my kids are getting to the age now to watch more movies. This was done very well, while it wasn't as breathtaking as the cleanup of The Lion King or Beauty and the Beast...it was created in a different era when computer graphics wasn't used but the actual drawing and coloring of the artists instead. Due to this I give it 5 out of 5 stars! It looked great for what it is, and the sound was so much cleaner in the movie as well. Well worth the $20 spend on it!

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    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Great Special Features

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      BrianJL
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      Even though everybody wants to be a cat, the Aristocats is probably a lesser-known Disney film, but it has a lot of charm and some great voice work that you'll definitely recognize. The best part of this disc though are the special features that feature Richard Sherman of the Sherman Brothers discussing the songs they wrote for this movie and how several of them were cut. It is very interesting for any fan of Disney music! Overall this is a nice package, but it would have been nice if it came with a Digital Copy as well.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      My Daughter's Favorite Movie

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      Frugal
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      I had this video on VHS years ago. It was my daughter's favorite movie when she was 3 years old. She would watch it over and over. Over time, I got rid of all the VHS movies but then I saw that the Aristocats was on a DVD so I had to buy it for my baby girl. I thought she would have forgotten all about the movie but when she saw that it came in the mail, she was so excited. She's now 11 and it's still her favorite movie.

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      ARISTOCATS IS A DARLING MOVIE!!!

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      LiveLaughLove

      Did you know that this was the LAST animated feature to get the nod from Walt Disney himself?! That must tell you that this is one of the great masterpieces of a fine Disney Collection! Aristocats is a film where the animators and artists took their time and put quality animation to work. It has songs from the same songwriters that composed for the movie Mary Poppins. The characters are adorable and they are well-voiced. This is yet another Disney movie that must be in your collection! "Great for all ages!"

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