The Aristocats
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 66%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"The animals' exuberance is so infectious and their "acting" so true to human life that by the fadeout The Aristocats does, indeed, give the audience paws for reflection."
‑ Stefan Kanfer, TIME Magazine
‑ Wally Hammond, Time Out
"A cute, feline version of "Lady and the Tramp" that should enthrall families . . . and, of course, cat lovers."
‑ James Plath, Movie Metropolis
"An enjoyable mix of fine animation, catchy songs, and outstanding voice characterizations."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
"A nice-enough Disney feature that some consider an under-appreciated classic and others view as a movie that's distinguished only by the inclusion of a handful of cool jazz tunes."
‑ Brian Webster, Apollo Guide
"This 1970 animated feature is dull, careless, and all too typical of the Disney studio's slapdash output before the unexpected renaissance of The Rescuers."
‑ Dave Kehr, Chicago Reader
"The real beauty of the picture, which is as amusing, smoothly machined and beautifully colored as any Disney should be, is in the characterizations, sustained within a sprightly but simple format."
‑ , New York Times
"Jazz and hijinks make this Disney cat tale meow."
‑ Carrie R. Wheadon, Common Sense Media
"One of the less successful Disney offerings from the beginning of the 70s."
‑ , Film4
"The Aristocats is largely an up-scale cat version of 101 Dalmatians minus the deliciously dastardly villain."
‑ Ryan Cracknell, Movie Views
"Helped immeasurably by the voices of Phil Harris, Eva Gabor, Sterling Holloway, Scatman Crothers and others, plus some outstanding animation, songs, sentiment, some excellent dialog and even a touch of psychedelia."
‑ Variety Staff, Variety
"Before the disastrous Aughts, was there a worse decade for Disney animated features than the 1970s?"
‑ Matt Brunson, Creative Loafing
"Insofar as the film has any real ambition driving it, that ambition seems to be that the Disney brand name must be kept alive until somebody could figure out what to do with it."
‑ Tim Brayton, Antagony & Ecstasy
"has a charm behind it that shines through"
‑ Kevin Carr, 7M Pictures
"Proves that even the studio's halfhearted larks still have life in them, thanks to golden-age animators...tunesmiths...and vocal talent."
‑ Peter Canavese, Groucho Reviews
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