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"Cats vs. Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore" (Blu-ray) - Reviewed by Jim Milton

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Synopsis

In the eternal battle between cats and dogs, one crazed feline has taken things a paw too far. Former elite agent Kitty Galore has gone rogue and plans to unleash a diabolical device designed to not only bring her canine enemies to heel but also to take down her former kitty comrades and make the world her scratching post. Faced with this dire threat, cats and dogs must work together for the first time ever to save themselves and their beloved humans from global cat-astrophe. This fun adventure features the voice talents of Christina Applegate, Michael Clarke Duncan, Neil Patrick Harris, Sean Hayes, James Marsden, Bette Midler and Nick Nolte and stars Chris O'Donnell and Jack McBrayer.

Specifications

  • Warner Home Video
  • 2010, Color, Rated PG, 1 Hr 22 min
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.77:1
  • Codec: MPEG-4 AVC
  • 1080p
  • English 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio
  • Starring: Chris O'Donnell, Bette Midler, James Marsden, Christina Applegate, Nick Nolte
  • Directed by Brad Peyton
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  • Violence: Mild
  • Sex: No
  • Language: No

Commentary

They are getting better at it...computer animation and CGI are making our animal friends act and talk. (I grew up with the amazing Mr. Ed!) This story should amuse your 3-8 year olds, with enough references to other “grown up” movies to keep the parents smiling. Lots of action and very mild violence. The new Wiley Coyote short feature that is included  was more violent than the main feature. And yes, there are plenty of kittens and puppies to make you go "Awwww!"...

Technical

Bright, sharp colors abound. Fantastic details in fur texture. There were a few scenes were I could see free floating dog hair when Chris O’Donnell was petting his dog. Even the night action sequences looked marvelous. Sound was very good in this DTS-HD presentation with lively surrounds and explosive bass. All talking animal voices are well centered and intelligible. Woof!

Extras

Looney Toons "Coyote Falls" all-new cartoon, Sneak Peek of the All-New Yogi Bear Theatrical Film, Dog Dishing: Tails from the Bark Side of Hollywood, Bash-Up: The Best of the Best Cat vs Dog Animated Showdowns, Meow-Takes: Outtakes and Gag Reel, Pop-up storybook, music videos, sing-along mode, deleted scenes.