Excerpt: Oh how we love to give life to our most beloved pets and domestic cats are just the kind to entertain. This 1970 Disney animated offering features a bunch of posh felines living it up in high society who go on their own adventure while still enjoying the spoils. Just like cats in real life with the various ways of pampering your cat. The movie itself is a bit slow but the young ones still enjoy it.
Excerpt: THE MOVIE: The Aristocats is somewhat of a genuine classic. Although it's plot is sort of a Dalmatians ripoff it's done with a lot of creativity and artistry. The characters are great playing off on each other and the voice acting is nothing short of spectacular. A lot of adult humor in here as well, albeit hidden deep.
Excerpt: The Aristocats was made after Walt Disney's death and was the first animated film without his involvement. His last film, The Jungle Book, released one year after his death was very well received and in the way to become a classic (which now is). The Aristocats, released in 1970 does not enjoy the same status as its predecessor but is still a perfectly nice family film with great characters, catchy songs and delightful antics.
Excerpt: One of the worst of the Disney cartoons, save The Black Caludron, Atlantis and that damned cow movie. The story is pretty basic--cats standing to inherit millions are kidnapped by the butler, who's next in line. The animation is all over the place, the songs dull to dated, and the pacing as bland as could be. The blu-ray is about as good as you're going to get to see this mess, but I'd recommend skipping it altogether.
Summary: The fact that it's taken me this long to finally review this shows you how memorable this "forgotten" Disney film really is. If you really want to round out your collection, more power to you, but I can't say I would recommend this over many other animated films.