The Aristocats is a American animated romantic adventure musical comedy film directed by Wolfgang Reitherman. The 20th Disney animated feature film , the film is based on a story by Tom McGowan and Tom Rowe, and revolves around a family of aristocratic cats, and how an alley cat acquaintance helps them after a butler has kidnapped them to gain his mistress's fortune which was intended to go to them. Following two years of re-writes, Walt Disney suggested the project would be more suitable for an animated film, and placed the project in turnaround as The Jungle Book advanced into production.
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In the heart of Paris, a kind and eccentric millionairess wills her entire estate to Duchess, her high-society cat, and her three little kittens. Laughs and adventure ensue as the greedy, bumbling butler pulls off the ultimate catnap caper. Now it's up to the rough-and-tumble alley cat, Thomas O'Malley, and his band of swingin' jazz cats to save the day. When a boy named Kenai is turned into a bear, he must literally walk in another's footsteps until he learns some valuable life lessons. Quasimodo leaves the solitary safety of his tower to save the city of Paris from his master, Frollo. Stitch becomes the mischeivous friend of a girl named Lilo and learns about loyalty, and 'ohana, the Hawaiian tradition of family. Skip Navigation Disney.
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Disney began production of a sequel, The Aristocats II , in December , set to release in , but production was cancelled in early The film is noted for being along with The Jungle Book the last film project to be approved by Walt Disney himself, as he died in late , ten months before the film was released. While the film gained overall favorable reviews and a solid box office performance, it did not match the earlier success of Dalmatians or The Jungle Book. Today, while the film is very iconic, it is seen as a modest success by the Disney company. The year is She early on settles her will with her lawyer, Georges Hautcourt - an aged, eccentric old friend of hers - stating that she wishes the "faithful" Edgar to look after her beloved cats until they die. Only then will he inherit the fortune himself.