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Characters: The Aristocats

Duchess

Voiced by: Eva Gabor

Thomas O'Malley

Voiced by: Phil Harris

Edgar

Voiced by: Roddy Maude-Roxby

  • Anti-Villain: Edgar is one of the few Disney Villains who is not exactly pure evil; while he is greedy, he does not seem to be cruel. It would have been easy for him to just kill Duchess and her kittens, but instead, he chose to kidnap them and release them into the wildó-and when that didn't work, he decides to send them to Timbuktu. Moreover, he's shown to have more redeeming features and is never willing to kill anyone.
  • Big Bad: Edgar still counts even if he is an Anti-Villain, being the main antagonist.
  • Bond Villain Stupidity: Although it's implied he doesn't have what it takes to actually kill the cats (and even if he did, he wouldn't have tried because he thought that Cats Have Nine Lives).
  • The Butler Did It: Although it isn't really much of a secret to the audience.
  • Butt Monkey: Napoleon and Lafayette's primary purpose in the film seems to be assaulting him.
  • Cut Lex Luthor a Check: He turns to villainy over his own impatience.
    "Each cat will live about 12 years, I can't wait that long."
  • Freudian Excuse: Edgar served Madame Bonfamille faithfully and loyally all his life, and she put the cats first to inherit her fortune.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: Quite literally at one point. It leads to him getting locked in his own chest and mailed to Timbuktu.
  • Idiot Ball: Everything he does counts. Everything.
  • Illegal Guardian: Not originally, but becomes this once Madame Bonfamille's fortune is mentioned.
  • Ineffectual Sympathetic Villain: Easily one of the most pathetic Disney villains.
  • Jerkass Has a Point: Some fans don't blame Edgar for trying to get rid of the cats (not killing them) - come on now! You have to wait until some cats die before inheriting a fortune?
  • Laughably Evil: Due to his Butt Monkey status.
  • Smug Snake: Edgar becomes this when he thinks he's gotten rid of the cats for good.
  • Tempting Fate: "You're going to Timbuktu if it's the last thing I do!" Guess who ends up going there instead!
  • Stupid Evil: If Edgar just had enough sense to realize that at the very least Duchess has prepared a guaranteed job for him after her death taking care of the cats before he inherits everything, the whole plot would not have happened.
  • The Villain Makes the Plot: Without Edgar, absolutely nothing would have happened.
  • Woobie, Destroyer of Worlds: He does seem like a fairly decent guy near the beginning, despite his bumbling nature. Is it really so hard to feel bad for him when he learns that he'll likely never see a penny of his mistress's fortune because the cats inherit it first? Granted, he becomes a lot less decent as the film goes on, but still.

Madame Adelaide Bonfamille

Voiced by: Hermione Baddeley

Georges Hautecort

Voiced by: Charles Lane

Scat Cat

Voiced by: Scatman Crothers

Scat Cat's Gang

Left to right: Billy Boss, Hit Cat, Shun Gon and Peppo.
Voiced by: Lord Tim Hudson (Hit Cat), Paul Winchell (Shun Gon), Thurl Ravenscroft (Billy Boss) and Vito Scotti (Peppo)

A group of alley cat musicians who play jazz with Scat Cat. They help rescue Duchess, O'Malley and the kittens at the climax of the film.
  • Adaptation Name Change: If you accept the names given at Wikipedia and The Disney Wiki (which are used here) as official, all the alley cats have different names in the Spin-Off comic O'Malley and the Alley Cats (Hit Cat becomes Cyril, Shun Gon becomes Chino, Billy Boss becomes Boris and Peppo becomes Luigi).
  • Anachronism Stew: Hit Cat is a late 60s hippie—in 1910.
  • Captain Ethnic: Their personalities are largely defined by the ensuing National Stereotypes.
  • Cats Are Mean: Along with their leader, the alley cats taunt Roquefort while preparing to eat him—until he tells them that O'Malley, Duchess and the kittens are in danger. They immediately rush to the rescue, allowing Roquefort to lead them.
  • Chekhov's Gunmen: They're introduced as O'Malley's friends, only to turn into Big Damn Heroes by the climax.
  • Cool Shades: Hit Cat wears them.
  • Hot Blooded Sideburns: Peppo has them.
  • Multinational Team: Hit Cat is British, Shun Gon is Chinese, Billy Boss is Russian and Peppo is Italian.
  • Nice Hat: Peppo wears one.
  • True Companions: To each other, to Scat Cat, to O'Malley, and eventually to Duchess and the kittens. O'Malley lampshades this: "They're kinda rough around the edges, but if you're ever in a jam, wham! They're right there."

Toulouse, Marie and Berlioz

Voiced by: Gary Dubin (Toulouse), Liz English (Marie) and Dean Clark (Berlioz)
Left to right: Marie, Toulouse and Berlioz.

Roquefort

Voiced by: Sterling Holloway

Napoleon and Lafayette

Left to right: Lafayette and Napoleon.
Voiced by: Pat Buttram (Napoleon) and George Lindsay (Lafayette)

  • Dogs Are Dumb: Downplayed with Lafayette who is the dumber of the two but sometimes proves to be smarter than Napoleon, despite Napoleon staunchly insisting that he is the leader of the farm dogs.
  • Fat and Skinny: Lafayette is the fat one and Napoleon is the skinny one.
  • Large Ham: Lafayette mostly, though both of them have their moments.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: Napoleon is the Blue, Lafayette is the Red.
  • Straight Man: Napoleon, being the most serious of the two.
  • Super Senses: Napoleon, with sound rather than smell, surprisingly.
  • That's All, Folks!: At the end of the film. Napoleon is hit in the head by the words: THE END.
  • Theme Naming: Named for Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte and General Gilbert Lafayette.
  • Those Two Dogs: Always appear together.

Amelia and Abigail Gobble

Left to right: Amelia and Abigail.
Voiced by: Carole Shelley (Amelia) and Monica Evans (Abigail)

Two geese sisters who stumble upon O'Malley in the river and mistakenly assume he's trying to learn to swim.
  • Comically Missing the Point/Sarcasm-Blind: They don't pick up on O'Malley's sarcasm very well.
  • Gossipy Hens: They're quick to whisper between themselves over how "scandalous" it is for O'Malley to be traveling with Duchess and not be married to her.
  • Nice Hat: Abigail wears a blue bonnet, Amelia wears a pink bonnet.
  • Single-Minded Twins: Aside from the color of their hats, they are the same character.

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