Behind the Scenes
Scat Cat was originally written for Louie Armstrong to voice him and was originally named Satchmo Cat. Unfortunately for Armstrong, he became ill and was unable to voice the character, leading to the decision to replace him with Scatman Crothers, rename him "Scat Cat" and write a new song, Everybody Wants to Be a Cat.
When Thomas O'Malley brings Duchess and her three tired kittens to his penthouse, where he takes them all in with care, giving them a place to sleep, and Scat Cat and his gang are introduced. Later, Scat Cat along with the Alley cats, upon being informed by O'Malley via Roquefort (the latter of whom nearly got killed by them due to getting the name wrong), come to rescue Duchess, Toulouse, Marie and Berlioz from Edgar, a greedy butler who is "catnapping" the cats so as to inherit a great fortune. As Scat Cat and his gang rush to save Duchess and her kittens, they were also witnessed by a Frenchman about to drink wine. He saw cats seemingly being chased by a mouse (Roquefort), causing the Frenchman to pour his wine onto the ground, implying that he's deeply considering to quit drinking alcohol. At the end of the movie, Scat Cat along with the other alley cats get adopted by Madame Adelaide Bonfamille.
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.
- Scat Cat was the first of two Disney animated characters to be inspired by Louis Armstrong, the second one being Louis from The Princess and the Frog.
| The Aristocats | House of Mouse
Characters: Duchess | Toulouse | Marie | Berlioz | Roquefort | Frou-Frou | Edgar Balthazar | Madame Adelaide Bonfamille | Georges Hautecourt | The Milkman | Napoleon and Lafayette | Abigail & Amelia Gabble | Uncle Waldo | Thomas O'Malley | Scat Cat | Alley cats | The Frog
Locations: Paris, France