CATS DON’T DANCE (1997)

Ben Meyers’ rating: 2.4|5.0 Starsìì

Cats Don’t Dance is fair entertainment work with some comedic elements. The introduction plays well until Danny, the cat, arrives in Hollywood; then, the story seems to fall apart little by little with only a few scenes that seem ‘cool’ or interesting. It’s like the writers borrowed from other movies and mixed scenes and dialogue to make a ‘cookie-cutter’ movie. With the exceptions of the Noah’s Ark scene, Darla Dimple and her butler scene, and Max scenes, there is little in this movie to pique interest. The movie lacks charisma and charm. The single film highlight is the comedic coupling of a sweet Shirley-Temple-look-a-like with a very mean, un-Shirley-Temple-like personality. This unique rendition is well-executed by character Darla Dimple.

Storyline

Danny the cat (voice of Scott Bakula), new to Hollywood, is lucky enough to land a movie part but angers Darla Dimple (voice of Ashley Peldon), the star of the film.

Additional Thanks

Thank you to Director Mark Dindal for directing efforts. Thank you to Executive Producers for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include: Sawyer (voice of Jasmine Guy), Sawyer (singing voice of Natalie Cole), Darla Dimple (singing voice of Lindsay Ridgeway), Tillie Hippo (voice of Kathy Najimy), Woolie Mammoth (voice of John Rhys-Davies), L.B. Mammoth (voice of George Kennedy), and Flanigan (voice of Rene Auberjonois).

Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?

Maybe. There seems to be no focal point or real reason for this movie.

Ben Meyers

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