Posted by: keatabeata | September 21, 2007

Trivia September 21, 2007

Movie Facts:

The voice of Scat Cat in Disney’s 1970 animated feature “The Aristocats” was supposed to be provided by legendary jazz trumpet master Louis “Satchmo” Armstrong. The character’s look was modeled after Armstrong — the way he played his trumpet, his roly-poly physique, right down to the prominent gap between his teeth. In 1968, Louis even recorded an album that was called “Disney Songs the Satchmo Way.” Then — in 1969 — the deal suddenly fell apart. Before Disney had gotten Armstrong into the studio to record a single line of dialogue, Louis abruptly bailed out of the project. In desperation, Disney hired Scatman Crothers to provide vocals for Scat Cat. Their direction to Crothers: pretend you’re Satchmo.

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