The title of the 1970 Disney animated film is “The Aristocats.”
The film follows a group of aristocratic cats, led by Duchess and her three kittens, as they are kidnapped and abandoned in the countryside by an butler who wishes to inherit his employer’s fortune. The cats must then find their way back to their home in Paris, with the help of a street-smart alley cat named Thomas O’Malley.
Some of the voice actors in the family movie include Eva Gabor as Duchess and Phil Harris as Thomas O’Malley, and Sterling Holloway as Roquefort the mouse.
The Aristocats was animated using traditional hand-drawn animation techniques.
“The Aristocats” was a commercial success for Disney. The film grossed $55.3 million in the US and Canada and $30.8 million in other territories, for a worldwide total of $86.1 million. It was the highest-grossing film of 1970.
The film has several memorable quotes, including Thomas O’Malley’s line “Everybody wants to be a cat, because a cat’s the only cat who knows where it’s at.” and Duchess line “The world is a beautiful place and worth fighting for.”