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Directed by Tom Hooper
Produced by
  • Debra Hayward
  • Tim Bevan
  • Eric Fellner
  • Tom Hooper
Screenplay by
  • Lee Hall
  • Tom Hooper
Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber
Cinematography Christopher Ross
Editing by Melanie Oliver
  • Working Title Films
  • Amblin Entertainment
  • Monumental Pictures
  • The Really Useful Group
  • Perfect World Pictures
Distributed by Universal Pictures
Release date(s) 16 December 2019 (2019-12-16) (Alice Tully Hall)
20 December 2019 (2019-12-20) (United States and United Kingdom)
Running time 110 minutes
  • United Kingdom
  • United States
Language English
Budget $80–100 million
Money made $76 million

Cats is a 2019 musical fantasy movie based on the stage musical of the same name by Andrew Lloyd Webber.

The movie is directed by Tom Hooper—in his second feature musical following Les Misérables (2012)—from a screenplay by Lee Hall and Hooper. It stars James Corden, Judi Dench, Jason Derulo, Idris Elba, Jennifer Hudson, Ian McKellen, Taylor Swift, Rebel Wilson, and Francesca Hayward.

Cats was theatrically released in the United Kingdom and the United States on 20 December 2019, by Universal Pictures. The movie had very bad reviews from critics, with many calling it one of the worst movies of 2019.

The movie also became a box-office bomb, making $74 million on a budget as high as $100 million.

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