Although the main villain in Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore is a cat, don’t get the idea that this follow-up to the hit 2001 comedy Cats & Dogs is anti-cat. While Kitty Galore plots to break the human-dog relationship once and for all, the plan also pits feline against feline and in fact could jeopardize the future of all creatures.
“We don’t mean to misrepresent our feline friends as all bad,” says producer Polly Johnsen. “It’s just this one cat who isn’t quite with the program. As a result, cats and dogs must unite against a common foe and, in fact, it’s another cat, Catherine, who emerges as a true hero by being the first to extend her paw to the other side.”
“We thought it was time for [cats and dogs] to team up as equals,” adds producer Andrew Lazar.
Director Brad Peyton likens the scenario to the classic Cold War-era James Bond films in which “Bond and MI-6 are forced to collaborate with the Russians to get the über-villain who’s threatening them both. They still don’t like each other, but somehow they make it work.”
And like the Bond films, this sequel takes the action and makes it bigger than the original movie. According to Lazar, “This is bigger in every respect — the action, the set pieces, the sheer number of animals in each scene. We’ll get a full view of DOG Headquarters this time and look inside the rival cat agency, MEOWS. The bigger landscapes allowed our trainers to use the environments to get more sophisticated performances from the animal actors and that, combined with advances in computer animation, means more fluid action on screen.”
“Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore” is now showing on Video On Demand. Check your cable system for availability.
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