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The Aristocats got its first DVD release on April 4, 2000 as the fourth Gold Classic Collection title from Walt Disney Home Video. This DVD lasted for six years, until it was discontinued in 2006.

Synopsis[edit | edit source]

Disney’s 20th full-length animated masterpiece, "The Aristocats" is an unforgettable mix of wild adventure, colorful characters, and jazzy music you’ll find absolutely irresistible!

This enchanting tale begins in Paris, when a kind and eccentric millionairess wills her entire estate to her family -- a family of adorable high-society cats. But when Edgar, the greedy butler, overhears her plan, he catnaps Duchess, the elegant, soft-spoken mother, and her three mischievous kittens and abandons them in the French countryside. Soon they're being escorted home by the charming Thomas O'Malley, a rough-and-tumble alley cat. Along the way he takes them to his "pad," where Scat Cat and his band of swingin' jazz cats jam to the memorable "Everybody Wants to Be a Cat."

Enriched by "high-style Disney animation" ("The New Yorker") and toe-tapping music by Academy Award®-winning* songwriters the Sherman brothers ("Mary Poppins"), "The Aristocats" is a timeless treasure and the last animated feature to get the nod from Walt Disney himself.

VHS Supplements[edit | edit source]

Video Creation date
1 Green warning screens November 4, 1997
2 Walt Disney Home Video logo June 19, 1992
3 Trailer for The Little Mermaid II: Return to the Sea February 29, 2000
4 Video preview for Toy Story 2 February 1, 2000
5 Trailer for Discover Spot March 7, 2000
6 Walt Disney Gold Classic Collection promo February 1, 2000
7 Disney.com promo January 11, 2000
8 Feature Presentation December 14, 1999
9 Full Screen Format Disclaimer January 22, 1994
10 The Aristocats December 24, 1970

DVD[edit | edit source]

  • 1971 Theatrical Trailer
  • Read-Along Storybook
  • Trivia Game

DVD Title Index[edit | edit source]

1 The Aristocats (78:47)
2 Walt Disney Home Video logo
3 ???
4 Read-Along Storybook (12:56)
5 1971 Theatrical Trailer (1:09)
6 Preview Trailers (before the film)
7 Preview Trailers
8 ???

DVD Chapter Index[edit | edit source]

  1. Opening Credits/"The Aristocats"
  2. Madame's Lawyer Arrives
  3. Madame Makes A Will
  4. "Scales And Arpeggios"
  5. A Cat-napping!
  6. A Rude Awakening For Duchess And The Kittens
  7. "Thomas O'Malley Cat"
  8. O'Malley's Plan
  9. Edgar Reveals His Secret To Frou-Frou
  10. A Narrow Escape For The Kittens
  11. Introductions–To Keep Things Proper
  12. Roquefort Attempts To Tail Edgar
  13. Edgar Tries To Retrieve His Hat And Umbrella
  14. On The Rooftops Of Paris
  15. "Ev'rybody Want To Be A Cat"
  16. Settling Down For The Night
  17. Home At Last
  18. Roquefort Runs For Help
  19. Edgar Has Another Evil Plan
  20. A New Addition To The Family

In Other Countries[edit | edit source]

Note: If there are multiple release dates in one edition, that means the releases are separate.

Latin America, Taiwan[edit | edit source]

Release date November 14, 2000 (Taiwan)
2001 (Latin America)
Aspect ratio 4:3 (Pan and Scan)
Disc format Single Side, Dual Layer
Audio
  • English (Dolby Surround)
  • Spanish (Dolby Surround)
  • Portuguese (Dolby Surround)
  • Chinese (Mandarin) (Dolby Surround)
  • Chinese (Cantonese) (Dolby Surround)
Subtitles
  • English
  • Spanish
  • Portuguese
  • Chinese
  • Korean
  • Thai
  • Indonesian
Region code 1, 3, 4, 6 (NTSC)
Bonus material
  • 1971 Theatrical Trailer
  • Read-Along Storybook
  • Trivia Game

United Kingdom, Australia[edit | edit source]

Release date October 29, 2001
Aspect ratio

4:3 (Pan and Scan)

Disc format Single Side, Dual Layer
Audio
  • English (Dolby Digital 5.1)
  • Spanish (European) (Dolby Digital 5.1)
  • Greek (Dolby Surround)
  • Hebrew (Dolby Surround)
  • Portuguese (European) (Dolby Surround)
Subtitles
  • English
  • Spanish (European)
  • Portuguese (European)
  • Greek
  • Hebrew
  • English SDH
  • Croatian
  • Slovenian
  • Estonian
Region code 2, 4, 5 (PAL)
Bonus material
  • The Aristocats Scrapbook
  • Country Cousin: Animated Short
  • Everybody Wants To Be A Cat: Sing-Along Song
  • The Sherman Brothers, The Aristocrats of Disney Songs
  • O'Malley's Singing and Painting Game

France[edit | edit source]

Release date October 31, 2001
Aspect ratio

4:3 (Pan and Scan)

Disc format Single Side, Dual Layer
Audio
  • English (Dolby Digital 5.1)
  • French (Dolby Digital 5.1)
  • Dutch (Dolby Digital 5.1)
  • Polish (Dolby Surround)
  • Hungarian (Dolby Surround)
  • Arabic (Dolby Surround)
Subtitles
  • English
  • French
  • Dutch
  • Polish
Region code 2 (PAL)
Bonus material
  • The Aristocats Scrapbook
  • Country Cousin: Animated Short
  • Everybody Wants To Be A Cat: Sing-Along Song
  • The Sherman Brothers, The Aristocrats of Disney Songs
  • O'Malley's Singing and Painting Game

Japan, South Korea[edit | edit source]

Release date August 21, 2002 (Japan)
July 22, 2003 (South Korea)
Aspect ratio

4:3 (Pan and Scan)

Disc format Single Side, Dual Layer
Audio
  • English (Dolby Digital 5.1)
  • Japanese (Dolby Digital 5.1)
  • Korean (Dolby Surround)
Subtitles
  • English
  • Japanese
  • Korean
Region code 2, 3 (NTSC)
Bonus material
  • The Aristocats Scrapbook
  • Country Cousin: Animated Short
  • Everybody Wants To Be A Cat: Sing-Along Song
  • The Sherman Brothers, The Aristocrats of Disney Songs
  • O'Malley's Singing and Painting Game

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2000 VHS[edit | edit source]

  1. Life Size (2000 VHS) (May 30, 2000)

2001 VHS[edit | edit source]

  1. The Kid (2001 VHS) (June 19, 2001)

Websites[edit | edit source]

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