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Disney 53: The Aristocats

As we march bravely on through 2013, Thn will take a nostalgic yet critical look at the 53 Walt Disney Animated Classics, from Snow White to Wreck-it Ralph, through the obscurity of Fun And Fancy Free to the second Golden Age of Beauty And The Beast. These are the films the Walt Disney company are most proud of, the ones that hold a special place in our hearts, the ones that still cost a fortune to buy on DVD. And this week we’re thinking goose with The Aristocats.

1970/ 78 minutes

Directed by Wolfgang Reitherman

The Aristocats was the last film to be approved by Walt Disney himself, and was the last to end with “A Walt Disney Production” credit. The torch effectively passed to veteran animator and director Wolfgang Reitherman, who apart from animating characters for umpteen Disney films, had been entrusted with 101 Dalmatians, The Sword In The Stone and The Jungle Book.

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