Cats and Kittens is a 1987 American animated musical comedy fantasy family adventure film directed by Don Bluth. The film was released by Warner Bros. From the creators of Brum, An American Tail, Petra's Christmas and Margalo.
- Diago's Mom
- Clawson's Henchcats
- Roy Orbison as Diago, a male dark red cat and the main protagonist of the movie.
- Linda Ronstadt as Yira, a female white cat and the deuteragonist. Florrie's best friend and Diago's girlfriend.
- Patrick Swayze as Joseph, a male yellow cat and the tritagonist. Diago's best friend and Florrie's boyfriend.
- Angela Lansbury as Diago's Mom
- Pat Hingle as Kingsley, Diago and Florrie's father
- Kim Basinger as Iraya, a female grey cat. Clawson's former girlfriend and Ravo's new girlfriend.
- Demi Moore as Florrie, a female pink cat. Diago's sister, Yira's best friend and Joseph's girlfriend.
- Kevin Spacey as Clawson, a male black cat and the main antagonist of the movie.
- Frank Welker and Bridget LeBlanc as Clawson's henchcats, a secondary antagonists.
- Audrey Hepburn as Razzi, a female purple cat and Yira's mother.
- Jack Palance as Winston, a male white cat and Yira's father.
- Richard Gere as Ravo, a male blue cat and Iraya's current boyfriend. They don't have children until the third movie, when they have two children. Bogo and Ingrid.
- Kuchi Brasso as Rita
- Nicole Appleton as Yellowtooth the Dog
- Joe Mantegna as Truck-Driving Human
- Lara Flynn Boyle as Truck-Driving Human's Wife
- Joe Pantoliano as ???
- Brian Haley as ???
- Cynthia Nixon as ???
- Matthew Glave as ???
- Fred Thompson as ???
- John Neville as ???
- Eddie Bracken as Scorch, an enderly cat from Florida
- Brigid Duffy as ???
- Anna Thomson as ???
- Dawn Maxey as ???
- Kirsten Nelson as ???
- Neil Flynn as ???
- Don Rimgale as ???
- Manny Sosa as ???
- Warren Beatty as ???
- Christine Baranski as Sweetie,
- Laurie Metcalf as Candy,
- Nora Dunn as ???
- This is My Idea – Diago's Mother, Winston, Young Diago, Young Yira, Young Joseph, Teenage Diago, Teenage Yira, Teenage Joseph, Diago, Yira and Chorus
- I Often Think – sung by Joseph
- Rocking on the River – sung by Diago and Joseph
- Love Train – sung by Yira and Florrie
- Not One of Us – sung by Yira
- Your Time is Coming to An End – sung by Clawson
- I Never Felt Alone – sung by Florrie
- I'm Gonna Always Love You – sung by Joseph and Florrie
- Always There – sung by Diago
- Far Longer Than Forever – sung by Diago and Yira
- ??? (End Credits song) – sung by ???
- Note: The track "Requiem for Yira" does not count as a song, even though there are vocals in it.
- ??? – sung by Diago
- ??? – sung by Rita (Deleted because Don Bluth didn't want to spoil the sequel.)
March 3, 1987
- Patrick Swayze only voiced Joseph for the first 5 movies.
- Diago and Yira are love and romantic.
- In the end of the movie when Yira tells her new daughter, Rita about the events of the film, we know that there is going to be more.
- Rita, dispite being the youngest, was the only kitten of Diago and Yira to speak before the sequels.
- preceded by Margalo (1987 film) and followed by Po the Rosy Red Teletubby.
Critics adored this movie,
- Cats and Kittens 2: Christmas Kidnapping
- Cats and Kittens 3: The Great Race
- Cats and Kittens 4: The Treasure of Lake Murray
- Cats and Kittens 5: Journey of Battle Dogs
- Cats and Kittens 6: Day of the Dinosaurs
- Cats and Kittens 7: The Big Freeze
- Cats and Kittens 8: Cats VS. Dogs
- Cats and Kittens 9: It's A Kitten Vacation!
- Cats and Kittens 10: A Fellowship of Final Chapter
- Rocko's Modern Life: The Movie