The Aristocats Live-Action Movie Will Be Directed By The Roots Drummer, Questlove

The Aristocats will be a hybrid live-action film.

The Aristocats Live-Action film directed by Questlove

Last year we reported that Disney would be making a live-action adaptation of their animated film The Aristocats. It was supposed to be directed by Peter Rabbit’s Will Gluck and Onward’s Keith Bunin, but they will adapt the screenplay. According to Deadline, The Roots drummer Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson has been tapped to direct the film. He won an Oscar last year for Best Documentary for his film Summer of Soul. It will be a blend of live-action and CGI.


When a retired opera singer leaves her inheritance to her cat, Duchess, and three kittens, the woman’s butler drugs the cats and abandons them in the countryside to inherit the fortune himself. Lost in unfamiliar territory, Duchess and the kittens meet Thomas O’Malley, an alley cat willing to help them return to their home in Paris. They meet several kooky characters along the way, including two English geese and an alley-cat jazz band.

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Sean Tajipour is the Founder and Editor of Nerdtropolis and the host of the Moviegoers Society Podcast. He is also a member of the Critics Choice Association. You can follow on Twitter and Instagram @Seantaj.

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