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Cats & Dogs

Genre: Comedy

Reviewed In Issue 55 (Dec 2001) Of Widescreen Review®

Jeff Goldblum, Elizabeth Perkins, Miriam Margolyes & Alexander Pollock

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 5
DD Sound Rating: 4.5
DTS Sound Rating: NA
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Critics' Composite Score: 2.5
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Special Features
Includes audio commentary, trivia questions, storyboard comparisons, DVD-ROM features, an HBO making-of featurette, and a featurette on animal training, puppets, and animatronics. There are semi-hidden goodies that reveal features like concept sketches and Mr. Tinkles screen tests.

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Warner Home Video
(Catalog Number): 22293
(MPAA Rating): PG
(Rating Reason):

Animal action and humor
(Retail Price): $26.98
(DVD Type): Single Side, Dual Layer (DVD9)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 87
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 2001
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 10/16/01
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Lawrence Guterman
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Special Notes:
Also available in a separately released full screen edition.

Story Synopsis:
An epic war is brewing. A top-secret, ultra-high-tech struggle for global domination right under our noses. The battlefield is the alley, the backyard, the house. The warriors are Cats & Dogs! Witness this epic "tail" of what happens when an eccentric professor (Goldblum) makes a discovery that could tip the age-old balance of pet-power. Now, a beagle pup named Lou (voiced by Tobey Maguire) is about to begin the ultimate mission im-paws-ible: to save humanity from a total cat-tastrophe!

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 1.78:1 DVD picture looks great! Images are sharp and detailed with excellent contrast and shadow delineation. Colors are rich and vibrant, with accurate fur and flesh tones, and deep blacks. There is very little edge enhancement and no distracting pixelization for a picture that should surely delight. (Suzanne Hodges)

The multichannel soundtrack is splendid and should certainly offer a delightful and entertaining listening experience. The 5.1-channel Dolby

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