11/11/2016 by dramalearningcenter 25 Comments
5 Things You Never Knew About AristoCats
We are so excited to bring the jazzy world of Disney’s AristoCats to magical new life on our stage with our Winter Beginning Acting Classes. As we gear up to help students in grades K-2 tell the story, we wanted to share a handful of AristoCats facts with you that you might have not ever known.
- Walt Disney’s final feature – this was the last film project to be approved by Walt Disney himself. He died in 1966 before the film was released.
- Alley Cat Thomas O’Malley’s full name is actually Abraham de Lacy Giuseppe Casey Thomas O’Malley. This friendly alley cat finds Duchess and her kittens stranded in the woods and becomes a father figure to the kittens.
- Famed showbiz sister Eva Gabor provided the speaking voice for Duchess the White Cat.
- The character of Scat Cat was designed to be voiced by Louis Armstrong, but he was unable to record any of the film due to illness. The character’s look, the way he played his trumpet, and other physical characteristics were still modeled after "the great Satchmo.
- The characters of Toulouse and Berlioz are named after famous French artists (painter Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec and composer Hector Berlioz) while the dogs Napoleon and Lafayette are named after famous french generals (Napoléon Bonaparte and Marquis De Lafayette).
We hope you enjoyed these fast facts about AristoCats. Our Beginning Acting Classes are going to have so much fun on stage this Winter! Class meets on Thursdays or Fridays and runs for six weeks before two dress rehearsals and two final performances. Register before Thanksgiving to be entered into a drawing to win a $100 gift certificate and receive access to our best Black Friday deals.