Cats & Dogs

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  • PG
  • 2009
  • 1 hr 27 min
  • 5.1  (62,233)
  • 47

In the 2001 comedy film Cats & Dogs, the rivalry between canines and felines reaches new heights with a secret war being waged between the two species unbeknownst to humans. The story revolves around a Beagle named Lou (Tobey Maguire), who is recruited by a secret organization of dogs to help them stop a mad cat scientist named Mr. Tinkles (voiced by Sean Hayes) and his army of cats from taking over the world.

The film opens with Mr. Tinkles planning his revenge on humans for years of mistreatment at the paws of felines. He devises a plan to make all humans allergic to dogs by creating a serum that when injected into a human, will trigger an allergic reaction to dogs. This way, humans will be forced to give up their canine friends, allowing cats to become the dominant species on the planet.

The dogs enlist Lou's help, giving him the code name "Ivory" and training him to be a secret agent. They send him to the Brody family's home to protect and gather information on the scientist's plans. Upon arriving, Lou realizes that the Brody family already has a dog named Buddy (voice by Tobey Maguire), who is a golden retriever and loved by the family. Lou is conflicted about revealing his identity to Buddy, but eventually enlists Buddy's help in stopping Mr. Tinkles and his army of cats.

Meanwhile, the Brody family's father, Professor Brody (Jeff Goldblum), is a scientist who is unaware of his dog's secret agent status. He has been working on a new vaccine for dog allergies but is being spied on by Mr. Tinkles' associate, the Russian Blue cat named Mr. Tinkles.

Mr. Tinkles and his feline army do everything in their power to prevent the vaccine from being created, making the mission even more challenging for Lou and Buddy.

Throughout the film, Lou and Buddy get into hilarious situations as they try to outsmart the cats and make sure Professor Brody completes his vaccine. There are many action-packed sequences, including car chases and battles between cats and dogs, to keep audiences entertained.

The film is also filled with star-studded voice acting, including Alec Baldwin as Butch, the leader of the dog secret service, Susan Sarandon as the voice of the stray cat stray who helps Lou and Buddy, and Jon Lovitz as the voice of Mr. Tinkles' right-hand man, Calico.

Overall, Cats & Dogs is a fun, family-friendly comedy that will have both animal lovers and comedy fans entertained. The film's premise of a secret war between cats and dogs is original and full of hilarious moments, making it a classic in the animal-centric comedy genre.

Cats & Dogs is a 2009 kids & family movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 27 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.1 and a MetaScore of 47.

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