Cats Don't Dance (1997)




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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 … More

Rating: G
Genre: Animation, Kids & Family
Directed By:
Written By: Roberts Gannaway, Cliff Ruby, Elana Lesser, Theresa Pettengill
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On DVD: Sep 3, 2002
Warner Bros. Pictures


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as Woolie the Elephant

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as Pudge the Penguin

as Cranston

as Flanigan

as T.W.

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as Farley Wink

as Bus Driver
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Critic Reviews for Cats Don't Dance

All Critics (28) | Top Critics (10)

Cats Don't Dance, nor do they enchant.

January 1, 2000
USA Today
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Globe and Mail
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Detroit News
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Chicago Sun-Times
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New York Times
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Audience Reviews for Cats Don't Dance

An underrated Gem in the animated world. This film is one of the greatest films ever created, and when I was little I never liked this film, but now I consider it one of my favorite movies. The music is fantastic, the animation is top-notch, the plot is decent, and characters and acting are wonderful. Randy Newman may have written some songs that aren't that impressive but these songs are some of his best songs, and they are all sung fantastically by the characters, they're either emotional songs, or energetic and fun songs, and combine that with the great animation and you have one heck of an awesome animated film.

michael e.
Michael Edwards

Super Reviewer


I wasn't that impressed with this movie as a kid, but now that I've seen musicals of the 30s and 40s, I want to see it again, as it's supposed to parody them.

Aj V

Super Reviewer

I liked the concept and the animation.

Lafe Fredbjornson

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