Cats Don't Dance

Cats Don't Dance

Scott Bakula
Director: Mark Dindal Cast: Scott Bakula
Scott Bakula
, Jasmine Guy
Jasmine Guy
, Natalie Cole
Natalie Cole
Mark Dindal


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This animated comedy for the family, which gently parodies the movie musicals of the '30s and '40s, follows Danny (voice of Scott Bakula), a cat from Kokomo, Indiana, who loves to sing and dance and longs to be in show business. One day, Danny decides to do something about his ambitions instead of just wishing, so he heads for Hollywood, convinced that he can become a star in a week. However, Danny quickly becomes aware of the species barrier in Tinseltown; the studios don't much care for animals, even ones with star quality, and the best Danny's agent can get for him is a tiny role in a movie with adorable child star Darla Dimple (voice of Ashley Peldon), who turns out to be a mean-spirited brat who loathes animals as soon as the camera is turned off. Danny soon makes the acquaintance of several other animal performers stuck in the same bind as himself, including Sawyer (voice of Jasmine Guy), a pretty but cynical cat; Woolie (voice of John Rhys-Davies), a piano-playing elephant; Tillie (voice of Kathy Najimy), a singing hippo; and Pudge (voice of Mathew Herried), a performing penguin. Together, the critters struggle for acceptance and a chance to show the world what they can do. Sawyer's singing voice for the musical numbers was provided by Natalie Cole; Randy Newman wrote several original songs for the film, and Gene Kelly was a consultant for the character's choreography.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/01/2016
UPC: 0888574445485
Original Release: 1997
Source: Warner Archives
Sales rank: 35,590

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Scott Bakula Danny
Jasmine Guy Sawyer [speaking]
Natalie Cole Sawyer [singing]
Ashley Peldon Darla Dimple
John Rhys-Davies Woolie
Lindsay Rideway Voice Only
Kathy Najimy Tillie
George Kennedy L.B. Mammoth
René Auberjonois Flanigan
Hal Holbrook Cranston
Don Knotts T.W.
Betty Lou Gerson Francis
Mathew Herried Pudge
Frank Welker Farley Wink
David Johansen Bus Driver
Mark Dindal Max

Technical Credits
Mark Dindal Director,Original Story
Bill Bloom Associate Producer
Roberts Gannaway Screenwriter
Sandy Russell Gartin Executive Producer
Paul Gertz Producer
Steve Goldstein Score Composer
Jay Jackson Animator
Jim Katz Co-producer
David Kirschner Producer
Robert Lence Original Story
Elana Lesser Screenwriter
Brian McEntee Art Director,Original Story
Dan Molina Editor
Randy Newman Score Composer
Theresa Pettengill Screenwriter
Charles L. Richardson Executive Producer
Cliff Ruby Screenwriter
Rick Schneider Original Story
Michael Serrian Asst. Director
David Steinberg Executive Producer
Judy Taylor Casting
Barry Weiss Co-producer
David Womersley Original Story
Kelvin Yasuda Original Story

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Cats Don't Dance 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
Cats Don't Dance is a true complete mix of 1930's Hollywood and Jazz Age sprikled with a dash of New Age. But the most part what I love about this film is Sawyer because she really stoled the whole show and has such a sweet endearing voice and also I think that Warner Bros. and Turner should do a prequel about her telling the story to Danny and the gang about her early years of becoming and singer and dancer before she gave up in on and ended up as a secretary and then met Danny.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
Though I am not as familiar with animation as I'd like to be, I was quite impressed by this movie's writing. The style reminded me very much of Disney's new movie, The Emperor's New Groove, and I believe it was created by the same writer/character designer, but am unsure. With amazingly quick yet funny dialogue, wonderfully designed characters, and a plot that will touch the audience's hearts, ''Cat's Don't Dance'' is one of WB's lesser known, yet one of their better animated classics ever created.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is one of my personal favorite animatied films. It is rare that you get to see such incredibly crafted animation. This film is stunning, with a very strong story and great songs that belong. This film is a masterpiece!