Cats and Dogs (2001) [English (MPEG Layer III, 147 kBit/s, 48 kHz, Stereo)]
Genre: Family / Animation / Comedy
Length: 1h 27m 0s
Director: Lawrence Guterman
Tagline: Things Are Gonna Get Hairy!
Plot outline: There's a secret war being waged in the homes and neighborhoods of Earth that the humans don't even know about; an eternal struggle between two great armies: the Cats and the Dogs. The film follows a Cat's plan to destroy a new vaccine, that if developed, would destroy all human allergies to Dogs, and the Dogs' efforts to stop the Cats. Specifically, it's the story of a young pup (Tobey Maguire) whose job it is to guard the vaccine. Other dogs include a wise older dog who watches out for him (Susan Sarandon), a large friendly dog (Michael Clarke Duncan), and a small dog who serves as an electronics expert (Joe Pantoliano). Jeff Goldblum is the human scientist that invented the vaccine. Summary written by {Laffz00@aol.com} Cats and dogs, known to mankind only as cuddly pets and man's best friend, have engaged in a fierce and merciless battle: Mr. Tinkles, a ruthless cat, is plotting intensively to achieve nothing less than world domination. His main target is Professor Brody, who is working on a medicine to rid people from dog hair allergies. Yet Mr. Tinkles strives to get to the substance, analyze it and then have it turned into a means of rendering all humans of the world aggressively allergic to any kind of dog. Cats would rule, as dogs would then be exterminated. But Mr. Tinkles did not bother to waste any thoughts on little Lou, the Brody family's new puppy, who never before has heard of dog agents and the major protective mission they fulfill towards the unsuspecting Brody family. Together with Butch and a few other dog agents from the neighbourhood, Lou desperately tries to hinder Mr. Tinkles in his sinister plans to take over the world. Summary written by Julian Reischl {julian.reischl@tuquoque.de}
Comment: From the commercials and trailers to this movie, I thought it was going to be a live action (albiet long) cartoon. I was right, although I found out what cartoon it was trying to do. Not exactly Looney Tunes, although it takes from them often. I found a connection here with an old show from Nickelodeon called Ren and Stimpy where cats and dogs fought constantly, and while the dog was the smart one, the cat who also though he was smart was really and idiot (eediot really). That's why I give Cats and Dogs it's rating here because this is the type of family film that more often than not can work for the whole family because while the kids can laugh at the pratfalls the dogs and cats encounter, adults will find humor in the ninja cats, the dictator-like-boss cat and other small things. Like Spy Kids, it's more for kids, which I Highly reccomend this movie for, but maybe even parents will get a chuckle. I know I did. Voices include Tobey Maguire, Alec Baldwin, Sean Hayes, Michael Clarke Duncan, Joe Pantoliano, Susan Sarandon, Jon Lovitz and almost un-recognizable talents from Robert Stack and Sir Charleton Heston. B+ (strong one at that)
IMDB Rating: 5.5
Country: USA
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Actors:
Jeff GoldblumasProfessor Dad Brody
Elizabeth PerkinsasMrs. Mom Brody
Alexander PollockasScotty Brody
Tobey MaguireasLou the Beagle (voice)