Plugged In exists to shine a light on the world of popular entertainment while giving you and your family the essential tools you need to understand, navigate and impact the culture in which we live. Through reviews, articles and discussions, we want to spark intellectual thought, spiritual growth and a desire to follow the command of Colossians 2:8: "See to it that no one takes you captive through hollow and deceptive philosophy, which depends on human tradition and the basic principles of this world rather than on Christ."


Family uses Plugged In as a ‘significant compass’

"I am at a loss for words to adequately express how much it means to my husband and me to know that there is an organization like Focus that is rooting for us. Just today I was reading Psalm 37 and thinking about how your ministry provides ways to 'dwell in the land and enjoy safe pasture.' We have two teenagers and an 8-year-old in our household...Plugged In has become a significant compass for our family. All three of our kids are dedicated to their walk with Christ but they still encounter challenges. Thanks for all of your research and persistence in helping us navigate through stormy waters."

Plugged In helps college student stand-up for his belief

"Thanks for the great job you do in posting movie and television reviews online. I’m a college freshman and I recently had a confrontational disagreement with my English professor regarding an R-rated film. It is her favorite movie and she wanted to show it in class. I went to your Web site to research the film’s content. Although I had not seen the movie myself, I was able to make an educated argument against it based on the concerns you outlined. The prof said that she was impressed by my stand and decided to poll the whole class and give us a choice. We overwhelmingly voted to watch a G-rated movie instead! I’ve learned that I can trust your site and I will be using it a lot in the future.”

Plugged In brings ‘Sanity and Order’ to Non-believer

“Even though I don’t consider myself a Christian, I find your Plugged In Web site useful and thought-provoking. No one reviews movies like you do. Instead of being judgmental, you put entertainment ‘on trial.’ After presenting the evidence, you allow the jury of your readers to decide for themselves what they should do. In my opinion, you bring sanity and order to the wild world of modern day entertainment. Keep up the good work!”

Mom thinks Plugged In is the ‘BEST Christian media review site’

"Our family doesn't go to the movies until we go online and check out your assessment of a given film. I think this is the BEST Christian media review website that I've found, and I recommend it to my family and friends. Keep up the good work!"


Our hope is that whether you're a parent, youth leader or teen, the information and tools at Plugged In will help you and your family make appropriate media decisions. We are privileged to do the work we do, and are continually thankful for the generosity and support from you, our loyal readers, listeners and friends.


    No Rating Available

Watch This Review

We hope this review was both interesting and useful. Please share it with family and friends who would benefit from it as well.

Movie Review

The Aristocats is the story of a cultured feline, her three kittens and the friends they make during a wild adventure through the countryside and back alleys of Paris. It's also the last project Walt Disney green-lighted before his death in 1966 ... and a delightful one at that.

Duchess and her kittens enjoy a comfortable existence in a posh estate. She teaches them the importance of good manners, a love for the arts and kindness—even to mice. When their faithful butler, Edgar, overhears his rich employer's plan to will everything to her cats, he realizes his only chance of inheriting her wealth is to get rid of them. He takes them deep into the vast countryside and leaves them there.

Dedicated animals brimming with personality pitch in to help the misplaced felines find their way home. A loyal mouse. A dim-witted pair of hound dogs. A jazz band of alley cats. But the real knight in shining armor is O'Malley, a chivalrous tomcat who eventually becomes Duchess' mate and the dad each of the kittens so desperately wants. The dizzying action and clever humor is enhanced by several fine musical numbers.

One awkward scene warrants family discussion. A soused goose earns laughs and the affection of those witnessing his inebriated swagger (O'Malley: "Y'know somethin', I like Uncle Waldo." Duchess: "Especially when he's marinated"). Of course, decades later, we recognize alcoholism as no laughing matter.

Parents can also use Edgar's change of heart to teach youngsters how greed can turn an otherwise loyal servant into a conniving villain. (See also Mark 7:20-23, Colossians 3:5, Proverbs 15:27 and 28:25, Matthew 26:14-16 and 27:1-10.)

Overall, The Aristocats is upbeat family fun. And part of its charm is that the animation isn't as polished as more recent Disney fare—an "insufficiency" that won't for a second prevent young children from still warming up to these endearing animals, and perhaps even identifying with the kittens' affectionate sibling rivalry.

Positive Elements

Spiritual Content

Sexual Content

Violent Content

Crude or Profane Language

Drug and Alcohol Content

Other Negative Elements


Pro-social Content

Objectionable Content

Summary Advisory

Plot Summary

Christian Beliefs

Other Belief Systems

Authority Roles



Discussion Topics

Additional Comments/Notes

Episode Reviews



Readability Age Range



Sterling Holloway, Paul Winchell, Phil Harris, Eva Gabor, Scatman Crothers


Wolfgang Reitherman ( )


Walt Disney



Record Label



In Theaters

On Video

Year Published



Bob Smithouser

We hope this review was both interesting and useful. Please share it with family and friends who would benefit from it as well.

Get weekly e-news, Culture Clips & more!