Cats and Dogs - Revenge of Kitty Galore parents guide

Cats and Dogs - Revenge of Kitty Galore Parent Guide

This tale of undercover espionage with its vague sexual comments will leave many parents wondering if children's movies have finally gone to the dogs.

Overall B-

In this sequel to the 2001 movie Cats and Dogs (where it was revealed average looking household pets were really spies), the two species are forced to put their traditional animal instincts aside and work together to stop the world domination ambitions of Kitty Galore (voice of Bette Midler).

Release date July 30, 2010

Violence B-
Sexual Content B
Profanity A-
Substance Use C-

Why is Cats and Dogs - Revenge of Kitty Galore rated PG? The MPAA rated Cats and Dogs - Revenge of Kitty Galore PG for animal action and humor.

Run Time: 85 minutes

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Parent Movie Review

Like the original Cats and Dogs, the fate of mankind rests in the paws of the animal kingdom in the sequel Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore. However, the filmmakers seem compelled to up the story’s edginess by adding a heaping helping of adult content. The inclusion of drug use, allusions to a serial killer and the title (which plays on the name of the famous James Bond bombshell, Pussy Galore) made me wonder if double entendres were really necessary to keep audience members engaged. Since the depiction of an army tank labeled PU55 is unlikely to lure older viewers into a PG movie, why not leave the sexual innuendo out and let the four-legged spy story stand on its own?

To be honest, the hairless Kitty Galore (voice by Bette Midler) is anything but the sex symbol played by Honor Blackman in the 1964 Goldfinger. After Kitty has an unfortunate encounter with a vat of hair removal cream, she is rejected by her human family. Heartbroken, she vows to wreak revenge on all two-legged creatures.

Meanwhile, Diggs (voice by James Marsden) is an exuberant German Shepherd who works on the San Francisco police force with his human partner Shane (Chris O’Donnell). However his canine enthusiasm—and inability to follow orders—gets him in trouble once too often when he causes an explosion at a used car dealership during a hostage taking. Impounded in the police kennel, he faces a long stint of solitary confinement.

Luckily for him, his sentence is cut short when he is recruited by a secret society of dog agents devoted to keeping the planet safe. The organization is on the tail of Kitty and needs some extra teeth to bring down the criminal. But it doesn’t take Diggs and his partner Butch (Nick Nolte) long to realize they are going to need even more help to capture the rogue cat. Resigning themselves to the situation, they are partnered with the furry feline Catherine (voice of Christina Applegate) from MEOW and a pea-brained pigeon named Seamus (voice of Katt Williams).

Filled with typical cartoon-type violence, moments of peril and a scene of cats on a catnip-induced high, the script is only a mediocre rehashing of the original story. It does, however, offer some positive messages about cooperation and overcoming personal fears. Yet even with all the up-to-the-minute, canine-adapted spy gear, this tale of undercover espionage with its vague sexual comments will leave many parents wondering if children’s movies have finally gone to the dogs.

Directed by Brad Peyton. Starring Bette Midler, Chris O'Donnell, Jack McBrayer. Running time: 85 minutes. Theatrical release July 30, 2010. Updated

Cats and Dogs - Revenge of Kitty Galore
Rating & Content Info

Why is Cats and Dogs - Revenge of Kitty Galore rated PG? Cats and Dogs - Revenge of Kitty Galore is rated PG by the MPAA for animal action and humor.

Violence: A human is bit in the buttocks. Hostages narrowly escape an exploding building. A mouse is repeatedly hit and mauled. Animals fall, crash into objects, and are thrown off things. Human and animal characters nearly drowned in kitty litter. A robot attacks characters. A man is chained up. Animals are tied up and threatened with death.

Language: Brief name-calling is included.

Sexual Content: Vague sexual comments and the infrequent use of a double entendre are included.

Drugs/Alcohol: Animals are depicted in a drug-induced state caused by the overuse of catnip.

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Home Video

The most recent home video release of Cats and Dogs - Revenge of Kitty Galore movie is November 16, 2010. Here are some details…

Cats &; Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore releases on DVD, Blu-ray and Blu-ray 3D on November 16, 2020. Bonus extras include:

Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore (DVD)

- Looney Toons: Coyote Falls

- Sneak Peek of the All-New Yogi Bear Theatrical Film

Cats & Dogs: Revenge of Kitty Galore (Blu-ray, DVD and Digital Copy)

- Looney Toons:Coyote Falls

- Sneak Peek of the All-New Yogi Bear Theatrical Film

- Dog Dishing: Tails from the Bark Side of Hollywood

- The Best of the Best Cat vs Dog Animated Showdowns

- Meow-Takes: Outtakes and Gag Reel

Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore (Blu-ray Disc and Blu-ray 3D Disc)

No information available on extra features.

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The prequel to this movie, Cats and Dogs, is also a live-action film with voice actors speaking for the critters. Another breed of four-legged spies is revealed in G-Force. In the animated movie Bolt, a dog is convinced he is a covert agent, but really he is just the star of a TV show.