The Cat and The Dog is an American live-action/computer-animated family comedy drama film directed by John Stevenson with co- directed by Tom Dey and produced by Lori Forte, Jordan Kerner, Aaron Blaise and Paul Tibbit and screenplay by Matthew Jacobs, Tab Murphy, Jonathan Roberts and Irene Mecchi.

The Movie stars the voices of Nicole Kidman, Hugh Jackman, Frankie Muniz, Kate Beckinsale, George Lopez and Alfre Woodard with live-action performances of Selena Gomez, Vince Vaughan, Susan Sarandon, Boyd Holbrook, Freddie Highmore, Terrence Howard and Stacy Keach. Other cast members including vocal performances including Kiefer Sutherland, John Leguizamo, Joe Pantoliano, Cedric the Entertainer, Saoirse Ronan, Eric Idle, Mike Epps, Teri Hatcher, Jennifer Aniston, Whoopi Goldberg, Patrick Stewart, Steve Harvey, Kathy Bates, Geoffrey Rush, Cuba Gooding Jr, David Spade, Leonard Nimoy, Michael Clarke Duncan, Snoop Dogg, Fred Dalton Thompson, Tommy Lister, Jim Carey, Jeff Foxworthy and Reba McEntire.

The film will be released in 3D and IMAX 3D. The film was released in October 2015.

Plot

Cast

  • Nicole Kidman as Blossom
  • Hugh Jackman as David, a husky
  • Frankie Muniz as Lamb
  • Selena Gomez
  • Vince Vaughan
  • Susan Sarandon
  • Boyd Holbrook
  • Freddie Highmore
  • Terrence Howard
  • Stacy Keach
  • Kate Beckinsale as Rosie, a Afghan Hound
  • George Lopez as Parrot
  • John Leguizamo as a Lizard
  • Tony Shalhoub as Rufus, a wise cracking pelican.
  • Geoffrey Rush as Rusty, a goat.
  • Harry Connick Jr as Marty, a white dog.
  • Kiefer Sutherland as German Shepherd
  • Alfre Woodard as White Cat
  • Eric Idle as Donkey
  • Saoirse Ronan as Labrador Puppy
  • Cuba Gooding Jr as Kenny, a sheepdog
  • Brad Garrett as Welsh Sheep
  • Cedric the Entertainer as Pig
  • Jeff Foxworthy as Chicken
  • Queen Latifah as Wife Geese
  • Ray Romano as Husband Geese
  • Reba McEntire as Poodle
  • Patrick Stewart as Black Horse
  • Roseanne Barr as Female Pig
  • Larry the Cable Guy as Bighorn Sheep
  • Joe Pantoliano as Rat
  • Mike Epps as Black Sheep
  • Teri Hatcher as Duck
  • Kathy Bates as Mallard
  • Jimmy Fallon as Pony
  • Michael Keaton as Llama
  • James Marsden as Turkey
  • Will Arnett as Ferret
  • Bob Peterson as Rooster
  • Jennifer Aniston as Sharon
  • Jay Laga’aia as Bloodhound
  • Whoopi Goldberg as Jenny
  • Steve Harvey as Geese Partner
  • David Spade as Geese Partner
  • Michael Clarke Duncan as Big Horse
  • Snoop Dogg as Polly, a parrot
  • Fred Dalton Thompson as Sheriff
  • Jennifer Lewis as Cow
  • Cheech Marin as David, a Goose
  • Leonard Nimoy as Escobar
  • Tommy Lister as Chrissie, a black and white cat.
  • Dave Foley as Goat
  • Jim Carrey as Pigeon
  • David Wenham as Geese
  • Anthony LaPaglia as Pelican
  • Magda Szubanski as Cow
  • Miriam Margoyles as Cow
  • Sam Neill as Sheep
  • Richard Riehle as Sheriff Bob
  • Miriam Flynn as Rebecca
  • Carlos Alazraqui, Johnny Sanchez and Jeffrey Garcia as Male Hens
  • Chrissie Hynde as Female Hens

Production

The film will be directed by Tom Dey (Marmaduke) and produced by Jordan Kerner (Charlotte’s Web).

The film stars the voices of the animals including main stars of Oscar nominee Nicole Kidman (Moulin Rouge!, Happy Feet) and Academy Award winner and X-Men star Hugh Jackman (X-Men, Van Helsing, Wolverine, This Prestige, Flushed Away, Happy Feet). Other voice performances such as John Leguizamo (Ice Age), Geoffrey Rush (Pirates of the Caribbean, Elizabeth: The Golden Age), Harry Connick Jr (The Iron Giant), Kiefer Sutherland (24), Alfre Woodard (Miss Ever’s Boys), Eric Idle, Saoirse Ronan and Patrick Stewart (X-Men).

Development

Like Racing Stripes, the animals were made and designed by VFX computer graphics known as CG while some animals were made by CGI. Also, all of the real animals were filmed while they hired mouths to move unlike real animals which they bark instead of talk.

All of the animals’ vocalisations were recorded in the studio, and also from movies. Unlike Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron, The animals talk but like Spirit, the animals’ thoughts were narrated by the actors, actress and celebrities in an animated film.

Marketing

Trivia

  • There is Oscar winner in the cast such as Nicole Kidman and Academy Award winner Hugh Jackman.
  • Hugh Jackman and Nicole Kidman’s second collaboration, after Australia and Happy Feet. This is the second collaboration where they had they voiceover role since their animated feature film Happy Feet where they play Memphis and Norma Jean respectively.
  • Nicole Kidman’s second voice role, the first is Happy Feet.
  • Hugh Jackman’s first voice role since Flushed Away, Happy Feet and Rise of the Guardians.
  • Tom Dey’s first animal film after Marmaduke.
  • Hugh Jackman and Patrick Stewart first voice role together. They both appear in animated films separately such as Jackman was the voice of Roddy in Flushed Away and Stewart was in Bambi as the voice of the Great Prince.
  • Nicole Kidman and Hugh Jackman appear in films by Warner Bros. Kidman was in The Invasion while Jackman was in The Prestige, The Fountain and Happy Feet with co-star Nicole Kidman. They also appear in production companies studio by Dreamworks such as Kidman was in The Stepford Wives while Jackman was in Flushed Away, Real Steel and Rise of the Guardians.
  • The film will be distributed by Warner Bros Pictures and 20th Century Fox.
  • The song Find Yourself was also used in Disney/Pixar’s 2006 film Cars.
  • Jeff Foxworthy and Reba McEntire appear in The Fox and the Hound 2.
  • Patrick Stewart and Keith Ferguson appear in Bambi 2.
  • The film has similarities to Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron, but unlike these animals who cannot talk, these animals speak but also like Spirit, their thoughts narrated in their heads.
  • Kenny is a sheepdog.
  • Jennifer Lewis, Cheech Marin and Tony Shalhoub appear in Cars, where they play Flo, Ramone and Luigi.
  • The husky was named David in the film. His species in real life are Alaskan Malamute.
  • Parrot was in fact was Scarlet Macaw in the film, in which he was an Ara Macao.
  • The character Lizard is a Green iguana.
  • Rufus is a Great White Pelican while Mr Pelican is a brown pelican.
  • Marty is a white dog. In real life, he is actually Pyrenean Mountain Dog.
  • David is a Siberian husky.
  • Blossom is a Black Labrador
  • Reba McEntire and Patrick Stewart appear in the Episode of 179 of The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. They also appear in Disney films that was released in 2006 separately, McEntire was in The Fox and the Hound 2 as the voice of Dixie and Stewart was in Bambi 2 as the Great Prince.
  • Cedric the Entertainer and John Leguizamo were in Ice Age and The Honeymooners. Mike Epps also co-star in the film.
  • Jennifer Aniston and Harry Connick Jr’s second collaboration, the first is The Iron Giant.
  • Whoopi Goldberg and Patrick Stewart both featured in The Pagemaster.
  • George Lopez and Jeff Foxworthy appear in The Smurfs.
  • Jeff Foxworthy and Snoop Dogg appear in Racing Stripes and The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.
  • Roseanne Barr and Cuba Gooding Jr appear in Home on the Range. They also featured in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.
  • Larry the Cable Guy and Tony Shalhoub appear in Cars.
  • During filming, the cows are going the wrong way so the animal trainees were helping them.
  • Bloodhound always sleeps like normal bloodhounds do.
  • Queen Latifah, Cuba Gooding Jr, Ray Romano, Whoopi Goldberg and John Leguizamo were guest and themselves in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. They were in Disney films separately such as Gooding Jr was in Pearl Harbor and the voice of Buck from Home on the Range while Latifah was portraying the mother in Muppets: Wizard of Oz. Also, Whoopi Goldberg also voices Shenzi in The Lion King. They appear in animated films by Fox; John Leguizamo voices Gune in Titan A.E., Sid in the Ice Age franchise and Alex in Walking with Dinosaurs, Ray Romano and Queen Latifah were the voices of Manny and Ellie in the Ice Age film franchise.
  • Richard Riehle also plays the sheriff in Home on the Range.
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