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SynopsisEdit

The film takes place in Paris, set in the year 1910. An old woman named Madame Adelaide Bonfamille, along with her cats -- Duchess, Marie, Berlioz, and Toulouse -- are given a ride on a carriage that Edgar, her butler, drives, and her horse, Frou-Frou, pulls. On that same day, Madame Bonfamille's lawyer and long-time friend, Georges Hautecourt, arrives to her house. She tells him that with no living relatives left, she is leaving her fortune to her cats until their death, before reverting it to Edgar. Because of this, Edgar cooks up a scheme to get rid of the cats. First, he mixes sleeping pills with the cats' milk, then once the cats fall asleep, he sneaks them out of the mansion and drives into the countryside, where two farm dogs (Napoleon and Lafayette) chase him, also causing him to leave behind his umbrella, hat, and the basket with the cats. When Madame Bonfamille finds out that the cats have disappeared, she is saddened, but does not know that Edgar kidnapped them. The next day, the Aristocats meet Thomas O'Malley, an alley cat. He helps them get back home to Paris, first by riding the back of a milkman's truck. When Edgar returns that morning, he is the only one who is pleased that the cats are gone, but then realizes that he lost his hat and umbrella, and has to retrieve those items before anyone notices them as evidence that he is the catnapper. Meanwhile for the Aristocats, they are now seen crossing a bridge, but Marie falls off and lands in the river after they all hide under to avoid an incoming train, and O'Malley has to rescue her. Near the river, two geese (Amelia and Abigail Gabble) waddle by, and all together, the geese and the Aristocats waddle all the way to Paris, where they meet Waldo, the geese's uncle. That night, Edgar goes back to the farm to get back his items, where the dogs await. As for the Aristocats, they are seen walking on the rooftops, where in one of the houses, they find Scat Cat and his gang of alley cats. After a night of partying, and the departure of Scat Cat's band, O'Malley and Duchess share love with each other, until Duchess tells him that she and the kittens must return home to their owner. The next morning, they all return back home, but when Edgar sees them, he ties them up in a sack, which Roquefort notices. The little mouse runs to find O'Malley, and he tells them to warn Scat Cat and the alley cat gang about the second catnapping. Just after Edgar places the cats in a trunk which he plans to send to Timbuktu, Africa, O'Malley, Frou-Frou, and the alley cat gang barge in and fight Edgar, while Roquefort opens the lock and frees Duchess and the kittens. In the end, Edgar ends up inside the trunk, and is shipped to Timbuktu instead. Madame Bonfamille's will is rewritten to exclude Edgar, and include O'Malley and any future kittens he and Duchess would have. After posing a photo of the cats, Madame Bonfamille starts a charity foundation for all the stray cats in Paris.

CastEdit

Character's name Voiced by
Thomas O'Malley Phil Harris
Duchess Eva Gabor
Edgar Roddy Maude-Roxby
Toulouse Gary Dubin
Marie Liz English
Berlioz Dean Clark
Roquefort Sterling Holloway
Scat Cat Scatman Crothers
Chinese Cat Paul Winchell
English Cat Tim Hudson
Italian Cat Vito Scotti
Russian Cat Thurl Ravenscroft
Napoleon Pat Buttram
Lafayette George Lindsey
Madame Bonfamille Hermione Baddeley
Georges Hautecourt Charles Lane
Frou-Frou Nancy Kulp
Amelia Gabble Carole Shelley
Abigail Gabble Monica Evans
Uncle Waldo Bill Thompson

In Other LanguagesEdit

Language Title
Spanish Los Aristogatos
Portuguese Aristogatas
Japanese おしゃれキャット
Chinese 貓兒歷險記
Korean 아리스토캣
Thai แมวเหมียวพเนจร

Release timelineEdit

Format Country of origin Date
Original theatrical USA December 24, 1970
Original theatrical Chile October 1, 1971
Original theatrical Japan March 11, 1972
Re-issue in theaters USA December 19, 1980
Re-issue in theaters Japan July 20, 1985
Second re-issue in theaters USA April 10, 1987
Re-issue in theaters Chile August 20, 1993
Re-issue in theaters UK March 25, 1994
VHS Chile March 11, 1994
VHS UK February 1995
VHS France Q2 1995
VHS USA April 24, 1996
VHS Chile March 14, 1997
VHS Japan April 25, 1997
VHS Brazil May 1997
VHS South Korea July 13, 1999
VHS Australia November 1999
DVD USA April 4, 2000
DVD Taiwan November 14, 2000
DVD Latin America 2001
DVD UK October 29, 2001
DVD France October 31, 2001
DVD Australia November 21, 2001
DVD Japan July 19, 2002
DVD South Korea July 22, 2003
DVD Chile October 18, 2003
DVD (Special Edition) UK February 4, 2008
DVD (Special Edition) USA February 5, 2008
DVD (Special Edition) Brazil February 20, 2008
DVD (Special Edition) Thailand March 2008
DVD (Special Edition) Chile March 21, 2008
DVD (Special Edition) Taiwan May 5, 2008
DVD (Special Edition) Japan August 6, 2008
Trailer for Blu-ray Disc Worldwide May 30, 2012
Blu-ray Disc UK June 25, 2012
Blu-ray Disc Japan August 3, 2012
Blu-ray Disc France August 8, 2012
Blu-ray Disc South Korea August 8, 2012
Blu-ray Disc Taiwan August 10, 2012
Blu-ray Disc Latin America August 13, 2012
Blu-ray Disc USA August 21, 2012
Digital Download USA August 21, 2012
Blu-ray Disc Chile September 28, 2012
Blu-ray Disc Australia October 10, 2012
Digital HD USA November 20, 2012

Production of a sequel, The Aristocats II, began in December 2005, but was canceled a few months later. In addition, the movie was originally set for release as a 2-Disc Special Edition on March 27, 2007, but was delayed so Disney could add new, never-before-seen bonus features.

Television broadcast timelineEdit

Broadcast date Channel aired
  • July 13, 1997
  • July 18, 1997
  • August 3, 1997
  • August 14, 1997
  • August 27, 1997
  • September 21, 1997
  • October 4, 1997
Disney Channel 1997
October 24, 1999 Off-network syndication
  • February 10, 2003
  • May 21, 2003
  • June 22, 2003
  • October 12, 2003
  • December 26, 2004
Disney Channel
2011 Disney Junior

Home video timelineEdit

Main article: Home video timeline for The Aristocats

GalleryEdit

ScreenshotsEdit

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