Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Everybody Wants to Be a Cat: The Aristocats (1970)


“Everybody Wants to Be a Cat” in a wonderful musical scene from the 1970 Disney animated film, The Aristocats, based on a story by Tom McGowan and Tom Rowe. Directed by Wolfgang Reitherman, this song was written and composed by Floyd Huddleston and Al Rinker. The story, set in Paris in 1910, is an old story about money, greed and inheritance and, of course, there is the music and the artistic beauty of 2D animation, which likely appeals to the same type of persons who enjoy vinyl LPs, 35mm film cameras and genuine wood floors (not plastic laminates, if you please) along with Moleskin notebooks, mechanical pencils, and fountain pens. Hep Cats. Cool Cats. Aristo Cats. House Cats. As for the song’s title, is it not true? Everybody wants to be a cat/Because a cat’s the only cat who knows where it’s at/Tell me, everybody’s pickin’ up on that feline beat/'Cause everything else is obsolete.
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