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.
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,…
An enjoyable yet somewhat run of the mill animated film. Didn't do anything particularly wrong, yet also doesn't have a single moment that seems very memorable or captivating. Cute animation, some great vocal work by the actors, and a song or two that puts a smile on my face.
The beauty of a film like The Aristocats is, my daughter loves it, I like it enough to watch it with her, and it is only 78 minutes long.
First movie I've watched in about a month and a half. Totally worth it.
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…
With its recognizable vocal talent, memorable characters, and two very catchy songs, Disney's "The Aristocats" has plenty of charms. It lacks the energy, emotion, and depth of narrative that would place it among the best of the Walt Disney canon, but the film is, at least, fun. While younger audience members will undoubtedly be entertained by the jazzily scored feline hijinks, more grownup fans of the genre will enjoy the rough-hewn character animation and the gorgeously animated backgrounds. The French countryside and metropolitona Paris are utterly engrossing in their hand-drawn, two-dimensional manifestations.
When Walt Disney approved the production of The Aristocats, the last film he approved before his death, I doubt he intended for the film to be viewed by four college-aged males at 12:30 in the morning, but that's exactly what happened when I rewatched The Aristocats for the first time since childhood, and it of course was still an enjoyable experience.
Although the story, pampered pet Duchess and her kittens are kidnapped by their butler only to be saved by O'Malley the alleycat, is somewhat thinner and more superficial than many of the films from Disney's golden age, its still a fun and overall enjoyable experience, with lots of cute gags and a stellar voice cast that includes Eva Gabor…
Never one of my favourite Disney films when growing up but it's got some great vocal talent and it's a lot of fun.
A light hearted and easy to get through Walt Disney Animation classic. Plenty of great music and a cool visual style make this a film I will be returning to. Having seem to have been forgotten from Disney film history watching this was a real treat.
The Aristocats has always been a great memory of my childhood. Every time I re-watch it with my siblings we reminisce about our favorite scenes and moments, always bursting into laughter when these points in the film take place. There is allot to like about this film, and it is respectfully entertaining, but but lacking in greatness and originality.
I would basically call The Aristocats, One Hundred and One Dalmatians for cats. Cats are stolen, cats must journey home and defeat bad guy. Of course it takes a different, more comic and jazzy route than Dalmatians. But you still can't scratch the feeling that you have seen this before.
Acting: I love, love, love the voices used in this film.…
Awesomesauce beyond belief. Edgar is a character that should be on every Greatest Disney Character list but is forgotten, but he's just so damn amazing. Napoleon and Lafayette steal the show in their scenes with him, those three just had me bursting my gut with laughter.
The main cast were also phenomenal, with Eva Gabor producing a wonderful Duchess especially.
But basically Edgar should get all the praise. All, all the praise.
The dated animation is somewhat endearing, but the whole thing would be a bit dull if it wasn't for the psychedelic (and presumably drug-crazed) "Everybody Wants to be a Cat" routine, which is actually pretty awesome.
This movie is far worse than I expected. It's aged horribly. Unfunny, poor production values (by Disney standards), recycled voices and plot. Sigh.
Let me begin by saying this film is very sentimental for me. I remember seeing it advertised to be released on home video before finally getting it. The voice acting is great, the humor is good, the music is fantastic. What's lacking though is a decent story, or at least a decently developed one. It's not a very long movie and everything gets rushed a long very quickly, it's not bad per se, but I never felt involved in it. Maybe I'm just over thinking things. What the movie does have is great moments, the alley cats' jam session, the dogs with the southern accents, and of course Thomas O'Malley the Alley cat. It's not the *worst* Disney movie, and is worth a watch.
The movie The Aristocats is essentially just like a cat: it's a nice little ball of fur of a movie to cuddle up to. It will make you feel nice and cozy as you nestle your head up to it for its length. It will make you laugh with its cute animation, charming characters, and playfully adventurous segments. This is a Disney classic no doubt. Every single character here is special. The soundtrack is extremely catchy you won't be able to help but dance to it. Fantastic movie from the magical Disney company.
Also, Thomas O'Malley is the Barney Stinson of cats.
Mostly harmless and safe...
and sometimes, that's okay. I wish the few moments that defy that description were challenging and risky, instead of mildly offensive in its ethnic and gender stereotypes.