Everybody wants to be a cat! Disney’s unforgettable classic The Aristocats
swings like never before in high definition. Share all the heart, humour and irresistible music with your family in this jazzy Special Edition! In the heart of Paris, a kind and eccentric millionairess wills her entire estate to Duchess, her high-society cat and her three kittens. When her greedy, bumbling butler attempts the ultimate catnap caper, the rough-and-tumble alley cat Thomas O’Malley and his band of swingin’ jazz cats must save the day. It’s the purrfect blend of comedy and adventure.This timeless treasure boasts remarkable picture and sound quality, fun-filled bonus features and memorable songs the whole family will enjoy. It’s the cat’s pyjamas on Disney Blu-ray!
Often forgotten about in the Disney back catalogue, The Aristocats
is actually a fun, lively feline adventure, with plenty of zest and some terrific tunes too. Arriving in the wake of The Jungle Book
, its not vintage Disney, but it still sets itself a high standard.
The Aristocats is set in France in 1910, and tells the tale of a high society cat and her trio of kittens who are dumped into the backstreets of Paris by an angry Butler when they inherit a fortune from their owner. Here, theyre soon befriended by Thomas OMalley (voiced by the unforgettable Phil Harris, who also lent his tones to Baloo in The Jungle Book) and a wild cast of characters, and its as much a cue as is needed for some jazzy tunes, fast-paced animation and a fun family adventure.
As the last film to have been supervised by Walt Disney before his death, The Aristocats inevitably has a significant place in the back catalogue at Disney HQ. Yet many still overlook it, and thats a real shame. There are well-realised Parisian locations, a good few chuckles, and a genuinely strong soundtrack thatll stick in your head long after the credits have rolled. Its good, too, to see Disney finally give the film the special edition it richly deserves. --Simon Brew
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