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Cats & Dogs

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Cats & Dogs

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
PG
runtime:
86 minutes
Wide Release Date:
07/04/01
performer:
Alec Baldwin, Michael Clarke Duncan, Sean Hayes, Joe Pantoliano, Jeff Goldblum, Tobey Maguire, Elizabeth Perkins, Alexander Pollock, Susan Sarandon
director:
Larry Guterman
Producers:
Mad Chance, NPV Entertainment, Village Roadshow, Warner Bros., Zide-Perry Productions
distributor:
Warner Bros.
author:
5006, 6417
genre:
Comedy, Kids and Family

We gave it a B-

A formidable arsenal of computer-assisted puppets and live animals has been assembled to demonstrate that feline-versus-canine competition is a threat to world peace. Or so goes the lightheartedly silly premise of this fanciful comedy, with animal-voice contributions from Tobey Maguire, Susan Sarandon, and Alec Baldwin. There’s just one problem: The plot and script sag like worn-out chew toys. Not only isn’t this Babe, it’s not even SNL’s Toonces the driving cat.

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