• The Aristocats (2002)

The Aristocats

Release Date: May 24th, 2002

DVD Release Date: April 4th, 2000

G |1 hr 18 min

Plot Summary

When a retired opera singer leaves her inheritance to her cat, Duchess (Eva Gabor), and three kittens, the woman's butler drugs the cats and abandons them in the countryside in order to inherit the fortune himself. Lost in unfamiliar territory, Duchess and the kittens meet Thomas O'Malley (Phil Harris), an alley cat willing to help them return to their home in Paris. They meet several kooky characters along the way, including two English geese and an alley cat jazz band.

Cast: Phil Harris, Eva Gabor, Sterling Holloway, Scatman Crothers, Paul Winchell, Lord Tim Hudson, Vito Scotti, Thurl Ravenscroft

Director: Wolfgang Reitherman

Genres: Animated , Comedy , Children

Production Co: Walt Disney Productions

Distributors: Walt Disney Pictures

Keywords: Quest , Amusing , Lighthearted ,

Ratings & Reviews

  • 75
    Dave KehrChicago Tribune

    Children will not quibble over the fine points, and The Aristocats remains a first-rate entertainment for little ones. Compared to Saturday- morning television, the animation seems truly magical, although even in very young minds it probably will not linger with the same weight as "Snow White" or "Pinocchio." [13 Apr 1987, p.C3]

  • 75
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    It is light and pleasant and funny, the characterization is strong, and the voices of Phil Harris (O'Malley the Alley Cat) and Eva Gabor (Duchess, the mother cat) are charming in their absolute rightness. show more

  • 50
    Eric HendersonSlant Magazine

    If there isn’t a single element in the entire film that’s not derivative of the studio’s then-recent past, you can’t blame them for sticking with what worked best—business models-cum-creative habits conditioned by horsewhip die hard, if at all. show more

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