Adventure Cat Volume 1: Backyard Fun! There is nothing that compares to this DVD for cats! Your feline won’t be spending those long days alone while your at work. Just play Adventure Cat and watch the entertainment and learning begin. Adventure abounds in every scene! This amazing DVD will take your feline on a thought provoking and fun thrill ride of Cat-u-tainment! Scenes on this DVD include real life animals in stunning clarity and color – just like they are in the wild. Approx run time 60 minutes
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Elizabeth Taylor has never been sexier than as Tennessee Williams’s hot-blooded Maggie “The Cat” Pollitt, prowling around her boudoir in a slinky white slip. That’s how you know her alcoholic, ex-football-player husband, Brick (Paul Newman), must have more than just his leg in a cast. It’s the 65th birthday of wealthy (but dying) southern patriarch Big Daddy (Burl Ives), and his sons Gooper (Jack Carter) and Brick have come to suck up to him for $10 million in inheritance money. Gooper is a family man and father to a brood of “no-neck monsters”; youngest boy Brick is papa’s favorite (as if you couldn’t tell from the fellow’s names), but hasn’t sired progeny. Maggie is definitely in heat, but Brick refuses to sleep with her because he suspects her her of being unfaithful with his best friend, who recent committed suicide. Although toned down for the movies, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof is vintage Tennessee Williams. The film was directed by Richard Br (more…)
Comedic action-adventure that mixes live action with cutting-edge CGI and animatronic effects. “Cats & Dogs” uncovers the truth about the high-tech, secret war being waged in neighborhoods everywhere that humans aren’t even aware of: an eternal struggle between the two great armies of Cats and Dogs. The story follows a Cat plan to destroy a new vaccine that, if developed, would destroy all human allergies to Dogs, and the Dogs’ efforts to stop the Cats from executing their plan.
Here’s today’s trivia question: What Disney movie costars both colonels from television’s M*A*S*H–that is, Henry Blake (McLean Stevenson) and Sherman Potter (Harry Morgan)? Heck, that’s easy: 1978’s The Cat from Outer Space, a family comedy about a feline extraterrestrial named Jake (voiced by actor Ronnie Schell, who also plays Sergeant Duffy). Eerily similar to the plot of Steven Spielberg’s E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, released four years later, Cat finds Jake stuck on Earth and in danger of being trapped here forever if his fellow space kitties can’t rendezvous with him soon. While a gruff Army general (Morgan) tries to scare up some answers about the whereabouts and agenda of the purring alien, Jake allies himself with an unorthodox scientist (Ken Berry), plus the latter’s friend (Stevenson)–a compulsive gambler–and mathematician girlfriend (Sandy Duncan). Together, they try to raise the scratch to purchase expensive materials to make Jake (more…)
Long before Unforgiven deconstructed the Western, or Blazing Saddles lampooned it, Cat Ballou poked the genre in the eye. An altogether enjoyable comedy, the film is full of small surprises, big laughs, and wonderful character turns. Catherine Ballou (Jane Fonda) is a schoolteacher until a hired thug kills her daddy. To protect what she loves, she collects two petty criminals, a wisecracking hired hand, and a hired killer, Kid Shelleen (Lee Marvin). Unfortunately, Shelleen is a raging drunk who is so inebriated and unsteady with a gun he literally misses the broad side of a barn. However, Cat, has, as they used to say in those days, a mind of her own, and she masterminds a spectacular train heist that puts them all on the lam. Marvin won an Academy Award for his role as the derelict Shelleen, and his performances (he actually has two) are still topnotch and on target. The framing device, two wandering minstrels, played by Stubby Kaye and Nat “King” Cole, are (more…)
Actually, cats do dance, and there are a lot of little cat feet tapping all over this odd animated film. Complaints about originality can’t be leveled here; the film works within the confines of the musical genre, but there’s never really been anything like this. Danny the cat is from Kokomo, and he’s got a short list of things he has to do to become a big star in Hollywood. Unfortunately, he’s unaware that animals, even talented ones, aren’t even considered for showy parts in films. They’re considered window dressing for humans, especially big stars such as Darla Dimple, the unlikely antagonist here. The music is by Randy Newman, and it’s not really his best, but toe tapping may occur. The animation is reminiscent of an upgraded Animaniacs, and there’s a frenetic, jittery sense to the scenes (mostly dealing with slapstick humor). Older fans of animation or bygone Hollywood will have much more to appreciate here than small children, but that’s refreshing in i (more…)
When a slightly cross-eyed Siamese cat named D.C. (Darn Cat) turns up with a wristwatch around his neck instead of a collar, it could be just the clue the FBI needs to crack a series of bank robberies in this lightweight comedy from Disney. The watch belongs to a bank teller who has been taken hostage. Dean Jones stars as the good-hearted FBI agent assigned to the case. Unfortunately, he is highly allergic to, you guessed it, cats. Hayley Mills is D.C.’s doting owner who hatches a hair-brained scheme to follow D.C.’s every move until he returns to the crooks’ hideout where he got the wristwatch. After a lot of sneezing, slapstick, and comedic intrigue, the bank robbers are foiled, the hostage is safe, and everyone is happy. An impressive supporting cast of Frank Gorshin, Elsa Lanchester, Roddy McDowall, and Ed Wynn add to the zaniness. Released in 1965 (and remade in 1997), it is understandably dated, but the performances are fun nonetheless. (more…)
In a marvelously animated version of one of the most beloved of all Dr. Seuss tales, two youngsters find themselves at home with nothing to do on a rainy afternoon. But when the magical, mischievous Cat in the Hat arrives on the scene, they’re all cat-apulted into a day of rousing, romping, outlandish antics they – and you – will never forget!
Item Name: Stephen King’s Cat’s Eye; Studio: Warner Home Video
An anthology of three Stephen King short stories, connected by a supernatural stray cat who wanders through each tale.
The Cat in the Hat is a marketing ploy disguised as a wildly designed movie for hyperactive kids, and it could use a dose of Ritalin. It hardly matters, though, because kids will surely enjoy the rampant romp that occurs when the top-hatted feline convinces young Sally (Dakota Fanning) and Conrad (Spencer Breslin) to wreak havoc in the home their mother (Kelly Preston) has neatly prepared for an upcoming party. It’s all in the name of fun, and while Seuss’s classic rhymes are relegated to voice-over narration, director Bo Welch capitalizes on his background as one of Hollywood’s most gifted production designers (with credits including Edward Scissorhands and Men in Black), turning the Seussian town of “Anville” into a playful pastiche of pastels. As played by Mike Myers under layers of fur and latex, Dr. Seuss’s mischievous Cat is mayhem personified, and the movie suffers from his anything-goes approach to getting a laugh. And though Myers delivers a few laug (more…)