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Cats / Polygram Visual Programming ; Really Useful Films presents ; music by Andrew Lloyd Webber ; musical staging and choreography by Gillian Lynne ; produced by Andrew Lloyd Webber ; directed by David Mallet.

Lloyd Webber, Andrew, 1948- (composer,, film producer.). Lynne, Gillian, (stage director,, choreographer.). Mallet, David (Director), (film director.). Paige, Elaine, (actor.). Mills, John, 1908-2005 (actor.). Page, Ken, (actor.). Ford, Rosemarie, (actor.). Gruber, Michael, 1964- (actor.). Partridge, John, 1971- (actor.). May, Aeva, (actor.). Garratt, Geoffrey, (actor.). Barron, James, 1964- (actor.). Gibb, Jo, (actor.). Varley, Drew, (actor.). McKenna, Susie, (actor.). Brent, Jacob, (actor.). Tanner, Sue Jane, (actor.). Smith, Phyllida Crowley, (actor.). Walters, Bryn, (actor.). Casteleyn, Veerle, (actor.). Sliiden, Tommi, (actor.). Brown, Kaye (Actress), (actor.). Morgan, Karl, 1973- (actor.). Morland, Leah Sue, (actor.). Bingham, Jo, (actor.). Logan, Fergus, (actor.). Timberlake, Tony, (actor.). Gardiner, Jason, (actor.). Taylor, Femi, (actor.). Thompson, Frank (Actor), (actor.). Lucchesi, Gary, (film producer.). Ferrand, Rebecca, (film producer.). Picheta, Andy, (film producer.). Eliot, T. S. (Thomas Stearns), 1888-1965 Musical theatre adaptation of (work) : Old Possum's book of practical cats. (Added Author). Polygram Visual Programming (Firm), (production company.). Really Useful Films, (production company.). Universal Studios Home Entertainment (Firm), (production company.). Elaine Paige (Grizabella), John Mills (Gus the Theatre Cat), Ken Page (Old Deuteronomy), Rosemarie Ford (Bombalurina), Michael Gruber (Munkustrap), John Partridge (Rum Tum Tugger), Aeva May (Demeter) Geoffrey Garratt (Skimbleshanks), James Barron (Bustopher Jones), Jo Gibb (Rumpleteazer), Drew Varley (Mungojerrie), Susie McKenna (Jennyanydots), Jacob Brent (Mistoffelees), Susan Jane Tanner (Jellylorum), Phyllida Crowley Smith (Victoria), Bryn Walters (Macavity), Veerle Casteleyn (Jemima), Tommi Sliiden (Coricopat), Kaye Brown (Tantomile), Karl Morgan (Pouncival), Leah Sue Morland (Electra), Jo Bingham (Etcetera), Fergus Logan (Tumblebrutus), Tony Timberlake (Asparagus), Jason Gardiner (Alonzo), Femi Taylor (Exotica), Frank Thompson (Rumpus Cat), Frank Thompson (Cassandra). (Cast).

Available copies

  • 9 of 10 copies available at Bibliomation. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Slater Public Library - Griswold.

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0 current holds with 10 total copies.

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Record details

  • ISBN: 630628477X : DVD
  • ISBN: 0783249667
  • ISBN: 0783249667
  • ISBN: 9780783249667
  • Physical Description: 1 videodisc (121 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Edition: Commemorative edition.
  • Publisher: Universal City, CA : Universal Studios, [2000]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Originally produced on the stage by Cameron Mackintosh and The Really Useful Theatre Company ; original stage production conceived and directed by Trevor Nunn.
Based on "Old Possum's book of practical cats" by T.S. Eliot.
Formatted Contents Note:
Opening credits/Overture -- Prologue: Jellicle songs for jellicle cats -- Naming of cats -- Old Gumbie cat -- Rum Tum Tugger -- Grizabella, the glamour cat -- Bustopher Jones: The cat about town -- Mungojerrie & Rumpleteazer -- Old Deuteronomy -- Awful battle of the Pekes and the Pollicles -- Jellicle ball -- Memory -- Moments of happiness -- Gus: The theatre cat -- Skimbleshanks: The railway cat -- Macavity: The mystery cat -- Mr. Mistoffelees -- Memory -- Journey to the heaviside layer -- Ad-dressing of cats -- Closing credits.
Special feature: What's a jellicle cat? The making of CATS the video / Really Useful Films presents ; produced by Gary Lucchesi, Rebecca Ferrand ; directed by Andy Picheta (1998) (30 min.).
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Director of photography, Nic Knowland ; designed by John Napier ; orchestrations by David Cullen and Andrew Lloyd Webber ; music co-produced by Nigel Wright ; editors, Dave Gardener, David Mallet, Nick Morris ; musical director & conductor, Simon Lee ; art directors, Peter Bingermann, David Munns ; make up designer, Karen Dawson Harding ; wig designer, Jennifer Dean.
Participant or Performer Note:
Elaine Paige (Grizabella), John Mills (Gus the Theatre Cat), Ken Page (Old Deuteronomy), Rosemarie Ford (Bombalurina), Michael Gruber (Munkustrap), John Partridge (Rum Tum Tugger), Aeva May (Demeter) Geoffrey Garratt (Skimbleshanks), James Barron (Bustopher Jones), Jo Gibb (Rumpleteazer), Drew Varley (Mungojerrie), Susie McKenna (Jennyanydots), Jacob Brent (Mistoffelees), Susan Jane Tanner (Jellylorum), Phyllida Crowley Smith (Victoria), Bryn Walters (Macavity), Veerle Casteleyn (Jemima), Tommi Sliiden (Coricopat), Kaye Brown (Tantomile), Karl Morgan (Pouncival), Leah Sue Morland (Electra), Jo Bingham (Etcetera), Fergus Logan (Tumblebrutus), Tony Timberlake (Asparagus), Jason Gardiner (Alonzo), Femi Taylor (Exotica), Frank Thompson (Rumpus Cat), Frank Thompson (Cassandra).
Date/Time and Place of an Event Note:
Staged and produced for video recording in 1998; filmed at the Adelphi Theatre in London.
Summary, etc.:
The Jellicle Cats gather in their junkyard, preparing for the Jellicle Ball, for this is the night when patriarch Old Deuteronomy will choose a cat to be reborn into a new life on the Heavyside Layer. There are stories, songs, and dances from Victoria the White Cat, Munkustrap, Rum Tum Tugger, Grizabella, Jemima, Gus the Theatre Cat, Jellylorum, Skimbleshanks, Macavity, Demeter and Bombalurina, Demeter, Alonzo, Mr. Mistoffelees, and others. The songs explain how Cats are named, whom they fight, how they work and play, entertain, and how they love and why.
Target Audience Note:
MPAA rating: Not rated.
System Details Note:
DVD, widescreen (1.78:1) presentation; 5.1 surround, Dolby surround.
DVD; 1.78:1 widescreen format; dual layer; Dolby digital 5.1 surround.
Language Note:
In English; closed-captioned.
Subject: Cats > Drama.
Eliot, T. S. (Thomas Stearns), 1888-1965 > Film adaptations.
Genre: Filmed musicals.
Adaptations.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.

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