The Cat and the Dog is an American-Australian 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, 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, 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.
- Nicole Kidman as Blossom
- Hugh Jackman as David, a husky
- Frankie Muniz as Lamb
- 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
- Reba McEntire as Poodle
- Patrick Stewart as Black Horse
- Roseanne Barr
- Larry the Cable Guy
- Joe Pantoliano
- Mike Epps
- Teri Hatcher
- Jennifer Aniston
- Jay Laga’aia as Bloodhound
- Whoopi Goldberg
- Steve Harvey
- David Spade
- Michael Clarke Duncan
- Snoop Dogg
- Fred Dalton Thompson
- Jennifer Lewis
- Cheech Marin
- as Escobar
- Tommy Lister as
- Dave Foley as Goat
- Kate Beckinsale
- Jim Carrey as
- Leonard Nimoy
- David Wenham
- Anthony LaPaglia as Pelican
- Magda Szubanski
- Miriam Margoyles as Cow
- Sam Neill as Sheep
- Miriam Flynn
- Carlos Alazraqui
- Johnny Sanchez
- Jeffrey Garcia
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).
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.
- 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.