I admire The AristoCats for the energy of it. The energy that it acquires from the essenricity of the characters which make the story quite off the wall and dramatic and funny. I like the scene when their in the flat the 'everybody wants to be a cat scene' is full of energy, is communicated and received well through music and bright colours and the actions of what the characters are doing in that scene and just sums up what that films about in the best light.
I think the silly chase scenes with Edgar the butler and the country hounds, Napoleon and Lafayette, children will endure in very much because it's comedy. Children love to laugh and they love to be entertained. They crave it and especially in the scene around the windmill. It's just couldn't be communicated in a more clearer way that this is meant to be identified as being funny. They're choreographed for lots of giggles; complete with failing-suspenders gags.
The AristoCats is a very jammy, jazzy, comedy classic and sure enough the highlight is the toe-tapping song "Everybody Wants to Be a Cat." There's little plot "cats journey home" and the characters are less memorable than other animated animal capers like (1955) and . Phil Harris, who plays Baloo from the original Disney , is fun as O'Malley, but lacks some of the rapscallion antics that would make him stand out better to an audience against all the odds. 8/10!
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