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Alley cats
Background information
Feature films The Aristocats
Television programs House of Mouse
Video games
Park attractions
Portrayed by
Portrayed by
Animators
Voice Shun Gon: Paul Winchell
Jim Cummings
Hit Cat: Lord Tim Hudson
Jeff Bennett
Peppo: Vito Scotti
Cheech Marin
Billy Boss: Thurl Ravenscroft
Will Ryan
Performance model
Designer
Inspiration Top Cat, Choo Choo, Benny, Brain, Spook, and Fancy Fancy from Top Cat
Honors and awards
Character information
Full name
Other names
Personality Funny, melodic, musical
Appearance Shun Gon: Slender Siamese cat
Hit Cat: Slender cream cat, blonde hair, aqua shades, teal bead necklace
Peppo: Short and obese tan cat, red bandanna with yellow polka dots, green cap
Billy Boss: Obese gray Russian cat
Nationality
Species
Birthday
Occupation Scat Cat's minions
Alignment Good
Affiliations
Goal To play jazz music, to save Duchess and her kittens
Home Their penthouse in Paris (formerly)
Madame Bonfamille's mansion
Relatives
Pets
Allies Each other, their boss Scat Cat, Thomas O'Malley, Duchess, Toulouse, Marie, Berlioz, Roquefort, Frou-Frou, Madame Adelaide Bonfamille, Georges Hautecourt
Minions
Enemies Edgar Balthazar
Likes Jazz music, singing, parties, fun
Dislikes Roquefort getting Thomas O'Malley's name all wrong, Duchess and her kittens in trouble
Powers and abilities Their strength
Their speed
Their meows
Weapons Their claws
Their teeth
Fate Celebrate by playing their instruments around the grand piano in Madame's piano room downstairs and sing "Ev'rybody Wants to Be a Cat".
Quote Shun Gon: "Oh, boy, fellas! Let's rock the joint!"
Hit Cat: "Keep talking, Mousy."
Peppo: "But-a he was-a close-a."
Billy Boss: "So, start mentioning names, rodent."

The alley cats are friends of Scat Cat who appear in Disney's 1970 film the AristoCats. Shun Gon is voiced by Paul Winchell, Hit Cat is voiced by Lord Tim Hudson, Peppo is voiced by Vito Scotti, and Billy Boss is voiced by Thurl Ravenscroft.

Background

The alley cats are a jazz band. Shun Gon plays the piano and drums made out of pots, Hit Cat plays the acoustic guitar, Peppo plays the concertina, and Billy Boss plays the cello. Their boss Scat Cat plays the trumpet. Together, they play jazz music while their boss usually sings.

Appearances

The Aristocats

The alley cats are first seen after Thomas O'Malley leads Duchess and her weary kittens to his penthouse. Jazz music can be heard from inside. Duchess still insists on spending the night here, so O'Malley allows them to stay and introduces his friends, Scat Cat and his gang of alley cats, all making lively music together. While playing their instruments, the alley cats and their boss all sing "Everybody Wants to Be a Cat." O'Malley and Duchess join in the fun, as do Berlioz, Marie and Toulouse. During the song, O'Malley and Duchess perform a dance number, and Duchess sings a wonderful solo while playing the harp; which the alley cats find so beautiful, soft, lovely, and romantic until they get back to playing their instruments (with the help of Scat Cat's trumpeting) and make their way out of the penthouse along with other alley cats.

The alley cats are seen again when Roquefort meets with them and tries to get them to help save Duchess and her kittens from Edgar, but is unable to remember O'Malley's name. The alley cats prepare to eat him, but Roquefort yells out the proper name in frustration when asked for last words. The alley cats head off to help O'Malley, leaving Roquefort to chase them down in an attempt to lead them to the correct house. Coincidentally, this also led to a Frenchman to consider giving up wine when he witnessed a mouse (Roquefort) seemingly chasing the cats. Believing that he was hallucinating, the Frenchman poured his wine onto the ground.

The alley cats reappear when Edgar attempts to ship Duchess and her kittens to Timbuktu. They pile on top of the butler, screeching and clawing, while Roquefort manages to release Duchess's family by cracking the trunk's combination lock, abruptly yelling for silence in order to hear better. The alley cats defeat Edgar by locking him in the trunk and pushing it outside. The alley cats then watch as Edgar is shipped off to Timbuktu instead.

The alley cats are last seen in Madame Bonfamille's mansion, which she opens up to all the alley cats of Paris. Scat Cat and his alley cats celebrate by playing their instruments around the grand piano in Madame's piano room downstairs, singing a reprise of "Everybody Wants to Be a Cat."

House of Mouse

In the show, Scat Cat, O'Malley, and the other alley cats were all a part of the popular band "O'Malley and the Alley Cats." However, as a running gag in the show, something or someone would prevent the band from playing.

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