Starring: Charles Grodin, Dean Jones
Directed by: Brian Levant
Cat Out of the Bag Alert! This review contains some spoilers for this film!
Synopsis: A large St. Bernard named Beethoven adopts the Newton family but also catches the attention of an unscrupulous veterinarian.
Kitty Cameo: As a puppy, Beethoven escapes from some dognappers who work for the evil vet and finds himself wandering the streets. As he passes a picket fence a white cat is sitting out of view.
As the puppy rounds the corner the white cat hisses and then swipes at the puppy, causing him to scurry away.
This action was achieved by the dog actor being led toward the cat actor, who was held in place by a tie down, causing the cat to react and hiss.
Purr Blur: Later in the film a woman is sitting with a Siamese cat in a carrier in the evil veterinarian’s office.
Final Mewsings: Cats aren’t fans of movies starring dogs.