Background information
Feature films The Aristocats
Mickey's Magical Christmas: Snowed in at the House of Mouse
Mickey's House of Villains
Television programs House of Mouse
Video games
Park attractions Fantasmic! (Tokyo DisneySea version)
Portrayed by
Portrayed by
Voice Dean Clark
Shane Baumel
Hilde Furulund (1st dub) (Norwegian)
Kjetil G. Rogne (2nd dub) (Norwegian)
Performance model
Honors and awards
Character information
Full name
Other names Maestro
Personality Quiet, mischievous, timid, caring, kind, loyal
Appearance Small and slender black kitten, blue eyes, red ribbon
Occupation Pianist, one of Duchess' kittens
Affiliations Good
Goal To get back home
Home Madame Bonfamille's mansion
Relatives Duchess (mother), Unknown male cat (father), Toulouse (older brother), Marie (older sister), Thomas O'Malley (stepfather)
Allies Madame Adelaide Bonfamille, Duchess, Thomas O'Malley, Marie, Toulouse, Roquefort, Frou-Frou, Alley cats, Abigail and Amelia Gabble, Edgar Balthazar (formerly), His Evil Twin
Minions Toulouse, Marie
Enemies Edgar Balthazar
Likes Music, pianos
Dislikes Being tattled on, frogs, getting wet
Powers and abilities Feline abilities, a skilled pianist
Fate Makes it back to the mansion safely and is rescued along with the rest of his family from Edgar.
Quote "But he had a mouth like a 'hippolotamus'!"
"Ah, shut up, Toulouse."
"We were just practicing biting and clawing."

Berlioz is a character in Disney's 1970 film The Aristocats. He is a black-furred kitten, the youngest child of Duchess and the younger brother of Toulouse and Marie, and voiced by Dean Clark.


Berlioz has blue eyes, a small and skinny black furred body with a lighter grey stomach. He also wears a small red ribbon around his neck that is tied. Being a kitten, he's fairly small.


Berlioz is usually very quiet but mischievous. He enjoys playing the piano, as seen when Duchess asks him to practice his Scales and Arpeggios with his sister Marie. He isn't easy to impress and can be annoyed rather quickly, usually he's the first to make a snide look or comment towards things he doesn't like. Still he's shown to be just as naive and sweet natured as his siblings.

Role in the film

Berlioz first appears in The Aristocats during the opening credits, which display some of the scenes that he will appear in later.

Berlioz is next seen during the carriage ride during the beginning of the movie, where he rides on Frou-Frou's head. At the end of the carriage ride, his mother, Duchess, reminds him to thank Frou-Frou for letting him ride on her head (which he does). After asking how his thank you was, Duchess comments, "That was very nice."

Later, Berlioz is in a race with his siblings to see who goes through the front door first. When Marie states that she has the right of way, Berlioz sides with Toulouse's argument that Marie isn't a lady, even going as far to say that she's "nothing but a sister." Soon, Berlioz ends up in a fight with his sister (with Toulouse encouraging his brother from the sidelines). Berlioz tickle tortures Marie, but ends up receiving punishment when his sister refuses to fight fair by tugging at his bowtie. Eventually, the fight ends when Toulouse accidentally knocks down a candle and hurts Marie. Duchess comes in to break up the fighting, insisting that fighting won't make them sophisticated (stating later that "Aristocats do not practice biting and clawing and things like that"). Berlioz insists that Marie started it, while Marie retaliates, "Ladies do not start fights, but they can finish them!"

Soon enough, it's time for the family to concern themselves with self-improvement. While Toulouse goes to practice painting, Berlioz and Marie go to the piano to practice their music. Though there is a brief tiff between Berlioz and Marie when (thanks to Berlioz's piano-playing) Marie gets her tail squished, the fight ends and "Scales and Arpeggios" begins. Berlioz gets a little show-offish and, after Toulouse decides to join in on the playing, Berlioz and he end up in a piano battle that ends in a draw.

Disney parks

Berlioz, along with his brother Toulouse, oddly never appeared in "live" form at any of the Disney theme parks until January 2013.


  • Berlioz was named after a French Romantic composer named Hector Berlioz.
  • Berlioz resembles a younger version of his, and his brother and sister's eventual godfather, Scat Cat.
  • Berlioz is the same colour as Bear.