Monday, August 17, 2009

Fabulous Feline Flicks!

Hello friends! If you like watching movies about cats, then I have a great flick to recommend for you! It's a Walt Disney classic, The Aristocats!

This fun film about fabulous felines is set in 1910, in Paris, France. It centers around a mother cat named Duchess and her three kittens Marie, Berlioz and Toulouse. They live in the mansion of a retired opera singer Madame Adelaid Bonfamille, along with her English butler Edgar.

Madame Adelaide prepares a will, stating that she wishes Edgar to look after her beloved cats until they die and then inherit the fortune himself. While she discusses her will with her lawyer, Edgar overhears this and believes that he will be dead before he inherits Madame Adelaide’s fortune, and plots to remove the cats from a position of inheritance. Edgar takes the cats and leaves them out in the country side to dispose of them. Meanwhile, Madame Adelaide discovers their absence.

The next morning, Duchess meets an alley cat named Thomas O’Malley, who ultimately offers to guide her and the kittens to Paris. Duchess is enamored of the handsome O’Malley, as he is with her. He immediately bonds with her little kittens as well.

The story revolves around the cats’ struggle returning to the city. The bond between them becomes even stronger during their many adventures.

Upon returning safely to the mansion in Paris, O’Malley sadly departs. Edgar recaptures the cats, and the resident mouse, Roquefort, is dispatched to pursue O’Malley for his help. Once finding O’Malley, Roquefort is then sent to recruit other feline helper friends of O’Malley’s.

Meanwhile Edgar has placed the cats in a trunk which he plans to send to Africa! O’Malley and his friends arrive in time to save the day - they all fight to save Duchess and her children, and in the end Edgar is booted into the trunk, locked inside, and sent to Africa himself!

Believing that Edgar has simply “disappeared”, Madame Adelaide rewrites her will to exclude Edgar and include O’Malley instead. She also starts a charity foundation providing a home for all the homeless and stray cats in Paris!

This film is riddled with adventure, comedy and fabulous music. The Aristocats is a story of friendship, loyalty and most of all a happy ending. I don’t think I’ve spoiled it for you by telling you that – you had to know I would only tell you about a movie with a happy ending! It’s worth seeing, even knowing things go well for Duchess and her babies. The animated cats are adorable and the adventures they encounter along their journey a delight!

So curl up with some popcorn and a fuzzy feline on your lap, and enjoy!

I’d give it 5 paws out of 5!




  1. This sounds like a great movie! Our parents say they remember this from when they were kids, but we have not seen it. They will rent it for us so we can watch it too. Thanks Creamsicle!

    Sadie & Sam
    Edmonton, Alberta

  2. it was a great movie, you've got good taste.