Conclusion: This is a fun but familiar movie from Disney that offers a lot of great songs from the Sherman Brothers which makes it a lot better than it has a right to be. The cast, led by Phil Harris and Eva Gabor does a great job in their roles. This Blu-ray offers some strong video quality and fantastic audio which is offset by the somewhat weak extras. This movie looks and sounds a lot better than it did on DVD so I highly recommend it to the fans of the movie.
Excerpt: Madame (Hermione Baddeley, Mary Poppins ) is an elderly, fabulously wealthy woman who is fully aware that she's in the final years of her life. As such, she's decided to draft a will and leave all of her vast fortunes to…her cats. Yes, the lovely feline Duchess (Eva Gabor, The Rescuers ) and her kittens Marie (Liz English), Toulouse (Gary Dubin, Jaws 2 ) and Berlioz (Dean Clark) will receive everything.
Conclusion: I enjoy 'The Aristocats' more for its style of animation than for its story. Its villain and plot are pretty ho-hum and nothing really memorable happens (besides the trippy color-changing musical number). It's never been considered amongst the cream of the crop when it comes to Disney animated titles. Yet, Disney has provided a faithful video presentation that has been coupled with a well-put-together audio presentation. Fans will no doubt be excited with the outcome.
Summary: Disney has long been one of the more conservative studios when it comes to releasing catalog titles on Blu-ray, especially its classic (and even its not-so-classic) animated films. The reasons are many -- some noble, others shrewd -- but chief among them is the sheer amount of time and level of care the studio invests in the restoration and remastering of its most treasured animated features.