Trivia: Cats Don't Dance

  • Dawson Casting: Relatively averted. Darla's voice actress was about 12 when doing the movie (though Darla may have been a bit younger than that), and her singing voice was even younger.
  • Hey, It's That Voice!: Danny is Scott Bakula. Jasmine Guy (speaking) and Natalie Cole (singing) as Sawyer, Don Knotts as T.W. Turtle, Kathy Najimy as Tilly, Lindsay Ridgeway as Darla Dimple's singing voice...to name a few.
  • Non-Singing Voice: With a few characters:
    • Don Knotts's (T.W. Turtle) brief singing role is filled by session singer Rick Logan.
    • For the singing role, Ashley Peldon (Darla Dimple) was replaced by Lindsay Ridgeway.
    • For Sawyer, the non-singing voice was provided by Jasmine Guy. Singing, Natalie Cole takes over.
  • The Other Marty: According to Lauren Faust, Jasmine Guy was a last-minute replacement for another actress, possibly Nancy Giles. She wasn't hired until all of Sawyer's animation had already been completed!
    • This would explain why Sawyer's speaking voice and singing voice sound radically different in the final film. Giles' voice would have been a better match for Natalie Cole.
  • Screwed by the Studio: Just before the film came out, Time-Warner purchased Turner and put it on a crowded Easter holiday weekend while giving it next to no marketing whatsoever.
  • What Could Have Been: The film was originally produced by Warner Bros. to star Michael Jackson and Looney Tunes characters. However, Jackson dropped out, and the Looney Tunes characters were used for Space Jam. Turner acquired the script and the rest is Executive Meddling history.
    • In the aforementioned Lauren Faust interview, Sawyer was supposed to be said to be older than Danny. This is never mentioned in the final film as executives thought Danny going for an older woman was inappropriate.