Cats Don't Dance (original Michael Jackson version; 1993-1996)

Cats Don't Dance (1993 version)
Film poster for the official 1997 release.
Film poster for the official 1997 release.
Status Canceled/Lost

Cats Don't Dance is a 1997 animated film produced by Turner Feature Animation. The film was a box office flop despite its critical success, and it was the only film to be produced by Turner Feature Animation before the Warner Bros.-Turner merger in 1996.[1]

The film was initially announced as a production of "Lost Boys," owned by Michael Jackson and David Kirshner.[2][3] Jackson was alleged to produce and star in the film alongside animated Looney Tunes characters (a concept eventually produced in 1996 with Michael Jordan, Space Jam).[4] However, he eventually dropped out and the film was released as an animated feature instead.[5]

Little is known of what remains of Jackson's version of the film. Turner supposedly worked with a copy of the script, meaning an original screenplay may exist, but no other footage is known to exist.


  1. Wikipedia article for 1997 film. Retrieved 4 Apr '16.
  2. IMDb trivia page for film. Retrieved 4 Apr '16.
  3. A Reading Eagle newspaper article announcing Jackson's involvement in the film. Retrieved 4 Apr '16.
  4. F This Movie article. Retrieved 4 Apr '16.
  5. TV Tropes film trivia page. Retrieved 4 Apr '16.



Anonymous user #1

6 months ago
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Space Jam was from 1996, not 1993.

Anonymous user #2

5 months ago
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They actually were talking about the MJ version of Cats Don't Dance.


5 months ago
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Sorry, I wasn't logged in. No insult intended there, I just wasn't logged in. :T
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