Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore
PG
Entertainment: +3
Acceptability: +3

Main actors: James Marsden (voice), Christina Applegate (voice), Nick Nolte (voice), Bette Midler (voice). Director: Brad Peyton.

FILM SYNOPSIS: Like a continuous video action game, Cats & Dogs will mesmerize kids as they are introduced to a secret world of cats and dogs operating sophisticated tracking and spying devices. Police dog Diggs (voiced by James Marsden) stumbles into this subculture accidentally after being fired for not following the police chief’s orders at a major crime scene. Now homeless, Diggs meets Butch (voiced by Nick Nolte) and is recruited for a well-organized dog intelligence agency trying to stop evil Kitty Galore (voiced by Bette Midler), an ugly hairless cat determined to rule the world and destroy all dogs. Soon the dogs are joined by Catherine (voiced by Christina Appledgate), an intelligent, pretty gray cat. The key to survival is for the dogs with help from Catherine’s gang of cats to find Kitty Galore’s missing secret weapon, a carrier pigeon named Seamus (voiced by Katt Williams). Will Diggs be able to redeem himself by following his new boss’s orders and using his police experience to become a hero instead of a zero?

Hi-tech gadgets, spies, chases and amazing stunts, plus lots of humor make Cats & Dogs a better choice than the much touted, humorless Salt. Viewers are given the special glasses required for 3-D film.

PREVIEW REVIEW: Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore has some very worthwhile messages without being preachy. Diggs has spent most of his life in the pound and when he was chosen to be trained as a police dog, he bonded with his partner Shane (Chris O’Donnell). Being rejected took him away from Shane and destroyed his trust. Slowly he regains it as he adapts to working with a variety of animals, making friends with cats, a pigeon, many breeds of dogs, each with unique gifts. Good wins over evil by using brains and skills, not guns and other weapons.There are several references to dogs’ affinity for sniffing each other’s rears, but no foul language or sexual behavior.

Overall, Cats & Dogs can be a fun event for the family this summer.

Preview Reviewer: Mary Draughon
Distributor: Warner Bros.

Summary
Crude Language: None
Obscene Language: None
Profanity: None
Violence: Only action scenes that include dangerous jumps, chases and slightly scary situations
Sexual Intercourse: None
Nudity: None
Homosexual Conduct: None
Sexually Suggestive Action/Dialog: None
Drug Abuse: One scene of a cat house where cats fed catnip are “under the influence”
Other: Dogs chastised for sniffing each others’ rears
Running Time: 82 minutes
Intended Audience: Family

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