Cats & Dogs is a 2001 American-Australian action-comedy film, directed by Lawrence Guterman. The screenplay by John Requa and Glenn Ficarra centers on the relationships between cats and dogs. It was shot in Victoria and Vancouver. The film was released on July 4, 2001 by Warner Bros. Pictures, Village Roadshow Pictures, Zide/Perry Productions and Rhythm and Hues Studios
This movie is similar to the cartoon series, "The Secret Files of the Spy Dogs" which involves dogs who are spy agents to defend humans and fight evil cats.
The animatronic puppets for 12 cat and dog characters were created by Jim Henson's Creature Shop which were then blended with CG lip elements and live animals. The puppet for Mr. Tinkles previously made a special appearance at MuppetFest singing "That's Life."