animated movie Cats Don't Dance © Warner Bros. / Turner Feature Animation
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Cats Don't Dance

A young ambitious cat named Danny comes to Hollywood with a song in his heart, dancing moves in his feet and a dream of becoming a movie star. When he gets there however he learns that the only parts he can get are the stereotypical cat roles with "meow" being his only line. With his new friends, Danny sets out to change that situation but Darla Dimple, the spoiled child star, is determined to make sure that the gang never gets a chance to become a threat to her own career.

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It's a grave shame that this film never really got the break it deserved. Whether it's because of poor marketing or because of the fact that people just didn't get...
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In Cats Don't Dance, surprisingly, there are dancing cats. Unfortunately, when the film came out in 1997, not many people saw them. Cats Don't Dance was a product of Turner...
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I've seen this a few times, and to be honest, I find it hard to give it four stars, yet it seems unfair to give it less. I'm used...
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One of my favorite animated movies. I have seen this movie many times and have enjoyed it each time. The animation is well done, the characters are good (Max is...
Created by: Warner Bros., Turner Feature Animation
Language: English
Country of Origin: USA
Featuring the voices of:
Scott Bakula ... Danny
Jasmine Guy ... Sawyer
Ashley Peldon ... Darla Dimple
Hal Holbrook ... Cranston
Belly Lou Gerson ... Frances
Don Knotts ... T.W.
Matthew Herried ... Pudge
Kathy Najimy ... Tillie
John Rhys-Davies ... Woolie
George Kennedy ... L.B. Mammoth
Rene Auberjonois ... Flanigan
Frank Welker ... Farley Wink
Mark Dindal ... Max
Natalie Cole ... Sawyer's singing voice
Lindsey Ridgeway ... Darla's singing voice
Rick Logan ... T.W.'s singing voice
Directed by: Mark Dindal
Produced by: David Kirschner and Paul Gertz
Executive Producers: Sandy Russell Gartin, Charles L. Richardson and David J. Steinberg
Musical Score by: Steve Goldstein
Songs by: Randy Newman
Writing Credits: Elana Lesser, Cliff Ruby, Mark Dindal, Robert Lence, Brian McEntee, Rick Schneider, David Womersley, Kelvin Yasuda, Robert Gannaway and Theresa Pettengill
Art Directors: Brian McEntee
Supervising / Directing Animators: Lennie K. Graves and Jay Jackson

animated movie Cats Don't Dance © Warner Bros. / Turner Feature AnimationThe late Gene Kelly (known for his work in numerous movie musicals) is credited with some of the choreography in the dance sequences. Also, despite its poor performance at the box office, Cats Don't Dance took home the Annie Awards (kind of like the Oscars of Animation) for Best Feature and Best Music in a Feature.

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