Some of the weird, wonderful and woefully crap films that my daughter, Ellie likes. In the order, she thought of…
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♪
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 .
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…
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,…
A classic Disney animation, great catchy songs, very colourful and lovable characters
"Ladies don’t start fights, but they can finish them!"
I wouldn't of never of known of this film if it wasn't for this website. It was honestly the cutest thing i've watched in a while. I loved the cute yet simple storyline. It was a very exciting and cute watch.
I was in the mood for something short, light and fun, and this always fits that bill. This is one of my personal favorite Disney films, even though I'm well aware that it's considered a 'lesser' film in their catalog. Yet, I'm never sure why. I like all the characters, even spoiled little Marie who is always the one in danger. The villain is truly bumbling but has believable motivation. The two dogs are hilarious. Sure, the tale is a pretty simple one, but the romance is genuine, the voice acting is good, and I come to appreciate the art style and animation more each time I watch it.
this was the first Disney film I watched when I was 5 years old
Dull at first, but kicking into high gear once the leading cats start to develop feelings for each other; upper class Duchess and streetwise groover O'Malley feel like shades of Lady and the Trump, but with a more contemporary social context, and an adult subtext to their relationship. This is tonally and visually a huge detour for Disney, but the animation, which features a rougher style of drawing and flow looks terrific in HD. Jazzy tune "Everybody wants to be a cat", sung by Scatman Crothers, is huge psychedelic fun. Yeah, baby!
SAW: at home
A lovely little animal Disney film. It loses momentum by the third act and the songs are rather lackluster. But there is some great voices and animation.
The Aristocats is probably the most bare to bones forgettable film you can imagine. I don’t even remember watching it as a kid, but watching it as an adult, I have absolutely no idea how this film has so many people liking it when I watch it and it has very little to offer at all. Maybe it did, you know when you were a kid. But I hardly remember watching this movie and I can’t even remember names, or anything like that. Why don’t we get down to the story.
The film is about a family of cats who lives with a retired opera singer in Paris, upon her will she said that she’s leaving the fortune to their…
Toulouse is the greatest cat ever. The way he tries to be tough sums it all up. He is awesome. Thomas is also epic with is poetic stuff. The music is great and the BUTLER, SPOILER, THE BUTLER DID IT!!!!
He is pure evil that man. Obsessed with money. Never expected that from a Disney film. And the songs, o boy, their unique and great.
Also I'm very tired and don't feel like writing :( I will just let you know, you can't skip this one!
(Last Updated: 31 January 2016)
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