Cover image for Cats
Commemorative ed.
Publication Information:
London : The Really Useful Group Limited ; b Universal City, CA : Distributed by Universal Studios, c2000.
Physical Description:
1 videodisc (121 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
System Details:
DVD; Region 1, NTSC; Dolby digital 5.1 surround, Dolby digital surround; widescreen presentation, aspect ratio 1.78:1.
Language Note:
In English; closed-captioned.
General Note:
Based on "Old Possum's book of practical cats" by T.S. Eliot.

Originally produced on the stage by Cameron Mackintosh and The Really Useful Theatre Company ; original stage production conceived and directed by Trevor Nunn.
Opening credits/Overture -- Prologue: Jellicle songs for jellicle cats -- Naming of cats -- Old Gumbie cat -- Rum Tum Tugger -- Grizabella, the glamour cat -- Bustopher Jones: The cat about town -- Mungojerrie & Rumpleteazer -- Old Deuteronomy -- Awful battle of the Pekes and the Pollicles -- Jellicle ball -- Memory -- Moments of happiness -- Gus: The theatre cat -- Skimbleshanks: The railway cat -- Macavity: The mystery cat -- Mr. Mistoffelees -- Memory -- Journey to the heaviside layer -- Ad-dressing of cats -- Closing credits.

What's a jellicle cat? The making of CATS the video / Really Useful Films presents ; produced by Gary Lucchesi, Rebbecca Ferrand ; directed by Andy Picheta
The Jellicle Cats gather in their junkyard, preparing for the Jellicle Ball, for this is the night when patriarch Old Deuteronomy will choose a cat to be reborn into a new life on the Heavyside Layer. There are stories, songs, and dances from Victoria the White Cat, Munkustrap, Rum Tum Tugger, Grizabella, Jemima, Gus the Theatre Cat, Jellylorum, Skimbleshanks, Macavity, Demeter and Bombalurina, Demeter, Alonzo, Mr. Mistoffelees, and others. The songs explain how Cats are named, whom they fight, how they work and play, entertain, and how they love and why.