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Tear Jerker / The Aristocats

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Poor Marie

  • After Duchess and the kittens get dropped out of their basket from Edgar's motorcycle, Duchess worries about Madame Adelaide discovering their disappearance. The next scene shows Adelaide waking up and discovering that her cats are missing.
    • Just how badly losing her beloved pets affects Adelaide. Aside from her lawyer and her butler, she has no friends, no family, no one at all. Duchess and her kittens were all that Adelaide had left in the world and now they're gone.
  • Near the end of the film, Thomas O'Malley and Duchess have a short regretful farewell before parting ways.
  • After the Alley Cats leave O'Malley's pad for the night Marie, Toulouse and Berlioz go to bed. Marie gets up to follow Duchess and hears her mother's conversation with Thomas. They romance each other but Duchess insists on getting home to Madame when O'Malley offers to be a father to the kittens. Berlioz and Toulouse join Marie to listen to their conversation and all three seem saddened that they almost had a father. It's also one of the only notable sad scenes in the film and Marie looks genuinely upset judging by what they are both discussing.
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  • After Edgar discovers the cats have returned home near the end of the film, he immediately grabs a bag and traps all of them inside. They start meowing in fear as Edgar traps the cats into an oven. Adelaide excitedly comes downstairs and tells Edgar she heard meowing from the cats. Edgar tells her that he didn't hear any cat noises and after both calling out for the cats, Adelaide walks away in a sad mood telling herself that she's hearing things again.
  • Prior to that scene, Roquefort (who is inside the house near a glass window) tries to warn the kittens that Edgar is going to trap them. Marie thinks he's happy to see them back.
  • When Roquefort tries to rescue the cats, Duchess then tells him to get Thomas and the Alley Cats to rescue them. Roquefort searches for Thomas O'Malley, who sends him to fetch the Alley Cats. They attempt to eat him, but Roquefort is to scared for himself to get his word out. Luckily, he manages too burst out with Thomas' name just in time.
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  • Edgar was actually a decent guy who worked hard and really seemed to care for the Madame and her cats, but then his greed and possible jealousy made him turn on the ones who trusted him and thought of him as family.

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