YMMV: Cats Don't Dance

  • Awesome Animation
  • Base Breaker: Darla is either Crazy Awesome to the point of being the best thing in the movie or so intense that her scenes are unwatchable.
    • Same goes for Danny, who's either an enjoyable optimist or insufferably dull.
  • Creepy Awesome: Max.
  • Cult Classic
  • Ear Worm: Nothing's gonna stop us, nothing's gonna stop us, nothing's gonna stop this song getting in your head!
  • Freud Was Right: Darla appears to be trying to seduce Danny in part of her show-stopping "Big And Loud". "Leaves ya kinda speechless, don't it?"
  • Jerkass Woobie: Darla, if you stop and think about it. The Woobie part isn't really touched upon, as she's the Big Bad, but she's a young child who is in the spotlight pretty much twenty-four seven, has no parents to speak of and at the end of the film becomes a washed-up janitor. Sure, she deserved it, but she didn't become an Enfant Terrible by herself.
  • Moral Event Horizon: Darla and Max cross it when they sabotage Danny's chance to impress L.B. Mammoth (or, more specifically, their method of doing so). They do so by flooding the stage with so much water that it practically drowns the entire studio (which, if this were realistic, would have killed lots of people), but instead, it sets up Danny and co as incompetent and causes them to abandon the production, less scary, but still a Jerkass move.
  • No Yay: The afore-mentioned "seduction" of Danny by Darla. "Get hot, Miss Dimple." Please don't, Miss Dimple.
  • Retroactive Recognition: Lauren Faust's first job in the animation industry was as one of the animators for Sawyer.
  • Vindicated by Cable: HBO and TBS to be specific.
  • What Do You Mean, It's Not Political?: There's plenty of comparisons someone can draw watching this movie to the plight of minority representation in film as represented by the animals. Considering it's in the golden age of all times could only strengthen this view since it took decades for non-white actors to reach prominence.