Fridge / The Aristocats

Fridge Horror

  • Edgar got mailed to Timbuktu. In a small box. Probably without sufficient air holes.
    • For all the talk about Edgar being unwilling to kill the cats, a trip in a trunk to a faraway country would eventually have done just that. Even with sufficient air holes, the long time it would take to deliver it (this is 1910 after all) would have guaranteed that Duchess and the kids would have slowly starved to death inside. And that's exactly what Edgar's fate is unless he has the common sense to make lots of noise while he's still being carried off to the distribution depot. I'll take the classic fall off a tall building, thank you.
      • Yes, this is because Edgar is really, incredibly stupid. He'll probably get out of the trunk at the post office when he starts making noise and will be too embarrassed/scared to return to Madame's house.
      • And not to worry, since this is a Disney film, the cats probably DO have nine lives.
  • The fact that Edgar keeps a shelf with sleep medication right next to his stove. You have to wonder if there's been other instances of Edgar trying to poison someone.

Fridge Brilliance

  • Since the dialogue is translated into English, the southern accent means that the dogs are speaking with the French equivalent of a "redneck" accent.
  • It seems strange that Madame Bonfamille never suspects Edgar. But she had no clue at all that Edgar even knew of her will. And even if the police suspected him (the crime is mentioned in an in-movie newspaper, so it seems reasonable that Madame called the police), there are no witnesses or evidence that link Edgar to the crime. Roquefort and the horse do know that Edgar is the culprit, but they can't exactly testify.
  • Shun Gon may be considered an Ethnic Scrappy to some, but Siamese cats are Taiwanese cats. And Taiwan is notoriously against China. The chopsticks thing is a stereotype China has that Taiwan doesn't, so Shun Gon could be mocking the Chinese. Still racist, but this time it's the actions of a character and not the Unfortunate Implications

Fridge Logic

  • Since cats really have no use for money other than food and water then the inheritance money would have almost certainly gone to Edgar (because he would still have to take care of the cats after the Madame had passed). Hence, there was no reason for him to dispose of the cats.
    • To be fair, Edgar, who was very old himself, had not heard the full layout of what Madame was actually suggesting happen once she passed, and reacted based on what he saw as a complete insult to his many years of service. Poor Communication Kills at play, essentially.
      • Worse, Edgar's not all that bright. He believes that cats have nine lives, and thus they'll far outlive him, keeping him from ever inheriting the money. Not that taking care of the cats should have really messed up his ability to spend most of the money as he wished, anyways.