Cats & DogsJuly 4, 2001
A look at the top-secret, high-tech espionage war going on between cats and dogs, which their human owners are blissfully unaware of.
Release Year: 2001
Rating: 5.1/10 (23,189 voted)
Critic's Score: 47/100
Stars: Alec Baldwin, Tobey Maguire, Jeff Goldblum
A secret war between cats and dogs quickly peaks as Professor Brody a scientist tries to create a serum to cure dog allergies in humans. As the unsuspecting humans go through their busy lives, the cats make several attempts to possess the formula, as their canine foes try tirelessly to stop them. Caught in the crossfire, a young beagle named Lou, adopted by the Brody family, tries hard to succeed as a secret agent, and in being a friend to the young Scotty Brody. A evil snow white cat named Mr. Tinkles is planning to sabotage the efforts of Professor Brody to discover a cure for human allergies to dogs. And he'll even make every person on Earth allergic to dogs so that he can take over the world with his army of evil cats!
Writers: John Requa, Glenn Ficarra
Sophie the Castle Maid
Frank C. Turner
Guard at Factory Gate
Carol Ann Susi
Who Will You Love the Most?
Release Date: 4 July 2001
Filming Locations: Craigdarroch Castle, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
Box Office Details
Opening Weekend: $21,707,617
(8 July 2001)
Did You Know?
Buddy is a Bloodhound, Butch is a Karabash (Anatolian Shepherd Dog), the agent puppies and their commander are Dobermans, Lou is a Beagle, Peek is a Chinese Crested, Sam is a Bearded Collie (or possibly an Old English Sheepdog), Ivy is a Saluki, the HQ dog is a Collie breed and the dog in charge of operations is a Mastiff. Cat-wise, Mr Tinkles is a Persian, Calico is an Exotic Shorthair, the Ninjas are Siamese (Oriental Shorthairs) and the Russian is a Russian Shorthair, At the world Dog Council, the countries are represented by the following breeds. China – Shar Pei. Germany – Alsatian (German Sheperd). South Africa – Airedale. Cote d'Ivore – Cairne Terrier. Albania – Dalmatian. Afghanistan – Afghan Hound. Wales – English Bulldog. Mexico – Chiuahaha. Belgium – American Bulldog. Malta – Basset Hound. France – Poodle.
As the cats are driving the limo into the factory grounds the same hubcap falls off four times.
Mrs. Mom Brody:
I have a bat.
Prof. Dad Brody:
I have a mitt, and I'm not afraid to use it.
Clever, Likable Kids Movie
This was a pretty clever film mixing live characters and human voices
for the dogs and cats. The dubbing is extremely well-done, and so is
the humor. It's a funny story, although it displays the typical
whacked-out father, which is another political correctness feminist
agenda (mother = good; father = bad). Other than that, it is a very
entertaining film even with a bunch of silliness.
Check the cast out. How often to you see Susan Sarandon and Charleton
Heston in the same movie. Now THERE is diversity, even if it's only
People here complain the film is too much for kids, and not adults.
Well, isn't that terrible? Imagine the nerve of these filmmakers, doing
something just for children!