Task # 1: A Dutch film
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A tune-filled animated extravaganza.
When Madame Adelaide Bonfamille leaves her fortune to Duchess and her children -- Bonfamille's prize family of domesticated house cats -- the butler plots to steal the money and kidnaps the heirs, leaving them out on a country road. All seems lost until the wily Thomas O'Malley Cat and his jazz-playing alley cats come to the Aristocats's rescue.
"Because I'm a lady, that's why."
Charming and funny even if slightly childish. I love the old-school, hand-drawn art style (very 101 Dalmatians) and the class consciousness, even if it demonizes the lower class as money-grubbing villains (the butler) or lazy party animals (the alley cats). That Asian cat is seriously offensive though. One of Alice's favorites, and part of me feels bad for not liking it more. Let's be honest: How to Train Your Dragon might have been cute, but The Aristocats pulls off cute with the added classiness of ♪Abraham de Lacy♪ ♪Giuseppe Casey♪ ♪Thomas O'Malley♪ ♪O'Malley the alley cat♪
Review In A Nutshell:
Cats have always been an unpopular subject for the Disney studio, most of them are found in an antagonistic position, at times even incapable of redemption. I think it was about time that the studio did something about this; a film that would show diversity in depicting other animals, exploring more of their community and the culture they follow, and doing so that would balance education and entertainment. The Aristocats would be the film to provide the experience that dog-lovers had with 101 Dalmatians and Lady and the Tramp; but does it succeed in doing so? In a way, yes, there is many to cherish in Disney’s 20th animated feature, but there is also lingering flaws…
Anyone who walked out of this film and claimed they didn't want to be a cat is an outright liar.
The only thing that holds this film from perfection is not having this .
This movie made me take a catnap
Thanks to Disney re-releasing all their classic animated films on Blu-Ray I’ve been able to relive my childhood all over again. The Aristocats was never a favourite, and is in fact one of Wolfgang Reitherman’s weakest feature films, but its qualities still shine through. It is essentially a more swinging, less iconic, version of Lady and the Tramp but with a feline twist. Watching it now with a more critical eye you realise how uneventful and slight the film is, yet whilst it fails to compete with the studio’s true greats this is still a film with bags of charm.
The cast are all brilliant, and whilst the episodic nature of the story means many go by the wayside (the…
Do mi so mi do me so mi fa la so it goes
When you do your scales and your arpeggios
Remember those lines from the song Scales and Arpeggios? Now imagine a little girl singing them so that every word is mumbled gobbledygook and you've basically got my childhood. I never knew most of the words to Disney songs but I memorised pretty much all the tunes and would sit in front of my tv for hours, mesmerised by the music and characters. This film was one of my favourites and so I'm massively biased whenever I revisit it. I find it hard to think objectively about it because every single sound and image is so familiar and homely,…
This is a fun classic Disney Animation film. It's beautiful style makes it a piece of artwork to watch. This is a cute tail about a Mama cat and her kittens trying to get home and deal with a villainous butler while discovering new friends and expanding their world. A fun film to watch for all ages.
Beautiful animation and a romantic story.
A jazzy masterpiece! Definitely one of Disney's bests.
Everybody wants to be a cat!
this was my favorite one when i was seven. talking cats...cats that talk....
A childhood classic which is as charming as I remember from all those years ago.
This was my favourite Disney movie growing up. I had a major love for cats growing up and always wanted one. This movie fulfilled the wish of having a cat. Also Marie is adorable and perfect.
Una de mis películas Disney favoritas, con una de las canciones que más recuerdo con cariño. La cinta es muy clásica y blanca, pero gracias a que es corta (1h y 18 min) cuenta con un buen ritmo y no paran de pasar cosas. Eso sí, al ser tan blanca, tiene un tono muy infantil, sobretodo indicado para los más pequeños. Recomendable para todo amante de los gatos... ¡y de Disney!
I know, I know, I'm letting nostalgia get the best of me. But damn it, I love this movie. Everybody wants to be a cat, it's true.
Let's not talk about the Chinese cat though.
Task # 1: A Dutch film
Excluding these because they are not in Letterboxd's library:
My Man (1928) The Battle of Paris (1929)
Footlights and Fools…