Disney Aristocats Alley Cat
Scat Cat
Background information
Feature films The Aristocats
Robin Hood (cameo)
Television programs House of Mouse
Video games
Park attractions
Portrayed by
Portrayed by
Voice Scatman Crothers
Phil LaMarr (current)
Frimann Falck Clausen (1st dub) (Norwegian)
Per Müller (2nd dub) (Norwegian)
Performance model
Inspiration Louie Armstrong
Honors and awards
Character information
Full name
Other names
Personality Kind, caring, social, friendly, charming, full-of-rhythm
Appearance Slightly obese cat, black fur, red bowtie, black hat
Occupation Leader of alley cats
Affiliations Good
Home Paris
Allies Thomas O'Malley, Duchess, Marie, Toulouse, Berlioz, Roquefort, Alley cats, Madame Adelaide Bonfamille, Abigail and Amelia Gabble, Uncle Waldo, Napoleon and Lafayette
Minions Alley cats
Enemies Edgar Balthazar
Likes Jazzing, party, fun
Dislikes Trouble
Powers and abilities
Weapons Teeth, claws
Fate Lives at the mansion with Thomas O'Malley, Duchess, and the kittens
Quote "What's a little swinger like you doing on our side of town?"
"Hold it, cats! This little guy is on the level."
"Why that's outrageous! It's crazy!"

Scat Cat is a character from The Aristocats. He was voiced by Scatman Crothers.

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.


The Aristocats

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.

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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  • 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.