Cats Don't Dance (1997) - Rotten Tomatoes

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Cats Don't Dance (1997)




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A song-and-dance cat from Kokomo leads a musical animal revolution at a 1930s Hollywood studio in this miscalculated blend of parody and nostalgia from Turner Animation Features.

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Critic Reviews for Cats Don't Dance

All Critics (16) | Top Critics (4)

Cats Don't Dance, nor do they enchant.

January 1, 2000 | Rating: 1.5/4
Top Critic

Very cute animation with Randy Newman music.

December 22, 2010 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Cute kid-flick, and a must-see for Scott Bakula fans.

January 28, 2005 | Full Review…

For you fuddy duddies out there who think cartoons are for kids, I don't know when the last time you saw a cartoon was, but movie cartoons have never been for kids.

October 24, 2001 | Rating: 4.5

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 Edwards
Michael Edwards

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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
Aj V

Super Reviewer

the little girl is so fucking infuriating and creepy.

Nay Nay Bauer
Nay Nay Bauer

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