Rico, Claire and the Four Cats: Animal Survival Guide (2013)

R | 2h 24min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy | 13 December 2013 (USA)


Claire, Lava, Moonbeam and Rico Bortz and Winnie and Jemela Paris learn the basics of survival meaning to avoid wild animals who eat other animals that aren't.

Directors, Producer and Writers

Directors and Writers: Peter Jackson, David O. Russell

Producer: Megan Ellison


Joel Kinnaman, Melissa Rauch, Ellen DeGeneres (see full cast below)

Character Gallery

Main Characters


Cast overview, first billed only:

  • Joel Kinnaman-...-Lava, Moonbeam and Rico Bortz
  • Melissa Rauch-...-Claire Bortz
  • Ellen DeGeneres-...-Winnie and Jemela Paris



Written by Peter Jackson and David O. Russell

Genres: Animation | Adventure | Comedy | Horror | Musical

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong animal violence and gore including grisly and disturbing images, pervasive language, drug and alcohol use and brief smoking | See all certifications >>

Parents Guide: View content advisory >>


Country: USA

Language: English

Release Dates

13 December 2013 (USA, theatrical release)

11 March 2014 (USA, home release)

Company Credits

Production Companies


  • Columbia Pictures (USA)
  • Warner Bros. (Non-US)
  • Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (DVD) (USA) (2014)
  • Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (Blu-Ray) (USA) (2014)
  • Warner Home Video (DVD) (Non-US) (2014)
  • Warner Home Video (Blu-Ray) (Non-US) (2014)


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