Josie and the Pussycats


1h 38m 2001

Brief Synopsis

Josie, Melody and Val are life-long friends from Riverdale determined to take their band out of the garage and into the stratosphere--while staying true to their own look, style and sound. Neither their look nor their sound is trendy, but they mean every word they sing. And when nobody shows up at their gigs, they understand that real musicians have to pay their dues. Unfortunately, the Pussycats live in a glitz-obsessed world where trends change every week, and status symbols rule. Then one day everything changes. Josie and the Pussycats are "discovered" by hot-shot manager Wyatt Frame who presents them to MegaRecords CEO Fiona as the next best thing, and instantly positions them for success beyond their wildest dreams. Within days, they have a number one single in the country, everyone is wearing cat ears and they are swarmed by fans. But soon they learn that Fiona and Wyatt have devised a high-tech scheme to control the youth of America through subliminal messages in songs--their songs.

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Genre
Comedy
Satire
Music
Adaptation
Release Date
2001
Production Company
Amazon; Archie Studios; Cbs Studios; Cinesite Europe, Ltd.; E Films; Eastman Kodak; HBO Network- Home Box Office; Illusion Arts, Inc.; Imaginary Forces; Joann Kane Music Service; Kurtz & Friends; Location Caterers; MTV Networks; Marc Platt Productions; Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc.; Moviefone; Pacific Title & Art Studio; Panavision, Ltd.; Perpetual Motion Picture; Rolling Stone, LLC; Sony Music; Sony Music Soundtrax; Toybox; Universal Pictures; Universal Studios Sound Facilities; Vh1 Network
Distribution Company
METRO-GOLDWYN-MAYER STUDIOS INC. (MGM )/UNIVERSAL PICTURES; 20th Century Fox; 20th Century Fox Distribution; 20th Century Fox International; MGM Distribution Company; Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc.; Ufd; United International Pictures; Universal Pictures; Universal Pictures Home Entertainment; Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures International
Location
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 38m

Synopsis

Josie, Melody and Val are life-long friends from Riverdale determined to take their band out of the garage and into the stratosphere--while staying true to their own look, style and sound. Neither their look nor their sound is trendy, but they mean every word they sing. And when nobody shows up at their gigs, they understand that real musicians have to pay their dues. Unfortunately, the Pussycats live in a glitz-obsessed world where trends change every week, and status symbols rule. Then one day everything changes. Josie and the Pussycats are "discovered" by hot-shot manager Wyatt Frame who presents them to MegaRecords CEO Fiona as the next best thing, and instantly positions them for success beyond their wildest dreams. Within days, they have a number one single in the country, everyone is wearing cat ears and they are swarmed by fans. But soon they learn that Fiona and Wyatt have devised a high-tech scheme to control the youth of America through subliminal messages in songs--their songs.

Cast

Tara Reid

Melody Valentine; Pussycats' Vocal Performer

Rachael Leigh Cook

Josie Mccoy; Pussycats' Vocal Performer

Seth Green

Uncredited Cameo "Dujour" Boy Band Member

Alan Cumming

Wyatt Frame

Parker Posey

Fiona

Rosario Dawson

Pussycats' Vocal Performer; Valerie Brown

Gabriel Mann

Alan M

Paulo Costanzo

Alexander Cabot

Missi Pyle

Alexandra Cabot

Tom Butler

Agent Kelly

Faedragh Carpenter

Teenage Fan

Justin Chatwin

Teenage Fan

Marites Pineda

Teenage Fan

Kimberly Rimer

Wedding Dress Girl

Corinne Reilly

Aquarium Tour Guide

Marnie Alton

Laughing Girl

Katharine Isabelle

Laughing Girl

Aeja Goldsmith

Laughing Girl

Nicole Fraissinet

Megastore Girl

Jessica Murdoch

Megastore Girl

Juliana Wimbles

Megastore Girl

Zak Santiago

Megastore Dj

David Kopp

College Dude

Sean J Dory

College Dude

Heather Robertson

Unstylish Girl

Hiro Kanagawa

Japanese Delegate

Kurt Max Runte

German Delegate

Claude De Martino

French Delegate

Colin Foo

Chinese Delegate

Balinder Johal

Sri-Lankan Delegate

Enuka Okuma

Fashion Team

Clay St Thomas

Fashion Team

Erin Fitzgerald

Slang Team

Linda Ko

Slang Team

Serena Altschul

Herself

Mark Seliger

Himself

Jann T Carl

Himself

Stuart Lilley

New Josie Fan

Chris Lovick

New Josie Fan

Natalye Vivian

New Josie Fan

Karalee Paterson

Pointing Fan

Carson Daly

Himself

Aries Spears

The Other Carson Daly

Dion Johnstone

Federal Agent

Harry Elfont

Pilot

Tamara Taggart

Tv Reporter

Anthony Creery

Incompetent Techie

J.r. Bourne

Shop Owner

Shayn Solberg

Geek Guy

Harmoni Everett

Josie'S Manicurist

Kris Pope

Gregor

Kevin Bergsma

Fiona'S Dancer

Todd Talbot

Fiona'S Dancer

Craig Taylor

Fiona'S Dancer

Paul Becker

Jay Williams

Fiona'S Dancer

Russ Leatherman

Mr Moviephone

Alexander Martin

"Dujour" Boy Band Member--Les

Donald Faison

Uncredited Cameo "Dujour" Boy Band Member

Breckin Meyer

Uncredited Cameo "Dujour" Boy Band Member--Marco

Jennifer Silvertand

Lead Person

Claude Demartino

Sally Hershberber

Herself

Jann T Carl

Herself

Mark Seliger

Himself

Crew

Jack Ahnert

Other

Stuart Aikins

Casting (Canada)

Serena Altschul

Other

Andy Amoroso

Art Department Assistant

Guillaume Apollinaire

Other

John Arrufat

Dialogue Editor

Rey Astrnomo

Video Playback (Kurtz & Friends/Animation Designer & Producer)

Mark Aviss

Other

Mark Aviss

Gaffer (2nd Unit)

Cary Ayers

Music Coach

Carol Bailey

1st Assistant Accountant

Jim Barber

Rigging Grip

William Barbera

Song ("Josie And The Pussycats")

Kim Barker

Product Placement

Paul Barry

2nd Assistant Director

Eric Batut

Sound Mixer

Elizabeth Beauchamp

Supervisor

Kenny Becker

Color Timer

Jordan Benwick

Compositor (Toybox West/Additional Visual Effects)

Dena Berman

Casting Assistant (Usa)

Samantha Bishop

Other

Richard Boehm

Assistant Editor (Los Angeles)

Melanie Boettcher

Accounting (Illusion Arts Inc/Special Visual Effects)

Bruce N Borland

Best Boy Electric

David Boulton

Adr Mixer

Michael Bowers

Original Music

Jack Boyle

Sound Assistant

Janie Bradford

Song ("Money (That'S What I Want)")

Robert Brady

Other

Jim Brebner

1st Assistant Director

Toby Britten

1st Assistant Director (2nd Unit)

Janette Brown

Adr Recordist

Jason Brown

Video Playback (Kurtz & Friends/Animation Designer & Producer)

Cheryl Buckman

Assistant Editor (Canada)

Peter Bufano

Other

Gavin Buhr

Stunt Performer

Paul Burger

Trainee Assistant Director

Neil Burroughs

Technical Supervisor (Toybox West/Additional Visual Effects)

Silver Butler

3rd Assistant Director

Jake Callihoo

Transportation Coordinator

Jann T Carl

Other

Chris Carpenter

Re-Recording Mixer

Jennifer Casey

Assistant Make-Up Artist

Neils Casson

Production Assistant

Alex Chalmers

Stunt Performer

John Choi

Assistant (To Tracey E Edmonds)

Jimmy Chow

Property Master

Dwayne Choy

Other

Rita Ciccozzi

Key Makeup Artist

Rene Clark

Other

Jessica Clothier

Script Supervisor

John Clothier

Camera Operator

Mike Colomby

Other

David Cooper

Stills Photographer

Richard Corwin

Dialogue Editor

Sean Cossey

Casting Associate (Canada)

Anne Couk

1st Assistant Sound Editor

Kelly G Crawford

Editor (Illusion Arts Inc/Special Visual Effects)

Susan Crawford

Assistant Production Coordinator

Anthony Creery

Grip

Anthony Creery

Key Grip (2nd Unit)

Candace Cruikshank

Assistant Costume Designer

Frank A Cuomo

Post-Production Coordinator

Hoyt S. Curtin

Song ("Josie And The Pussycats")

Scott Curtis

Foley Editor

Rosalina Da Silva

Makeup Supervisor

Luisa Dal Magro

Set Costumer

Jason Dale

Assistant Editor (Canada)

Mary Ellen Dale

Payroll Accountant

Crystal Dalman

Stunt Performer

Carson Daly

Other

Bryan Daubney

Production Assistant

Sandy De Crescent

Orchestra Contractor

Greg Dennen

Other

Tony Derosa-grund

Producer

Paul Dibartolo

Song ("Behind The Music--Show Open")

Dragon Dionne

Animator (Toybox West/Additional Visual Effects)

Ian Doig

Animal Handler

Kyle Doig

Animal Handler

Jennifer Donaldson

Set Designer

Byron Drinkle

Video Playback (Kurtz & Friends/Animation Designer & Producer)

Rick Dugdale

Assistant Location Manager

Mark Dumas

Animal Trainer

Adam Duritz

Songs ("Spin Around" "You'Re A Star" "You Don'T See Me")

Syd Dutton

Special Visual Effects

Phaedra Eccleston

Assistant Production Coordinator

Kenneth Edmonds

Song Producer ("Spin Around" "You'Re A Star" "Pretend To Be Nice"), Song/Song Performer ("You Don'T See Me" "3 Small Words" "Come On")

Kenneth Edmonds

Executive Producer

Tracey Edmonds

Producer

Randy Egan

Senior Inferno Artist (Toybox West/Additional Visual Effects)

Michael Eisenstein

Song ("Shapeshifter")

Harry Elfont

Screenwriter

Harry Elfont

Songs ("Dujour Around The World" "Backdoor Lover" "You Don'T See Me" "3 Small Words" "Come On")

Christopher Elke

Visual Effects Coordinator (Toybox West/Additional Visual Effects)

Joann Ellis

Art Department Coordinator

Marny Eng

Stunt Performer

Jason England

Assistant Sound Editor

Leesa Evans

Costume Designer

Kevin Fair

Second 2nd Assistant Director; 1st Assistant Director (2nd Unit)

Jason Falkner

Songs ("You Don'T See Me" "Come On")

Harvey Fedor

Key Grip

Pamela Ferrari

Assistant (To Marc Platt)

Ivan Fish

Lead Carpenter

Michaela Fitzpatrick

Set Costumer

Julie Fontaine

Set Dresser

China Forbes

Song ("Sympathique")

Ross Framo

Video Playback (Kurtz & Friends/Animation Designer & Producer)

Guliano Franco

Song; Song Producer ("Backdoor Lover")

Cameron Frankley

Supervising Sound Editor

Giselle Fredette

Craft Service

Louis Freese

Song ("(Rock) Superstar")

John C Frizzell

Music

Mark Gamache

Location Scout

Carolyn Garcia

Production Assistant (Illusion Arts Inc/Special Visual Effects)

Roland Gervais

Other

David Gibbs

Song; Song ("Come On"), Song Co-Producer ("Pretend To Be Nice"), Song Co-Producer ("Spin Around" "You'Re A Star" "You Don'T See Me" "3 Small Words")

Grace Gilroy

Unit Production Manager

Grace Gilroy

Co-Producer

Dee Dee Gipson

Songs ("You Don'T See Me" "Come On")

Cory Glass

Stunt Performer

Jason Glass

Stunt Performer

Jon Goldwater

From Characters Appearing In ("Archie Comics")

Richard Goldwater

Executive Producer

Richard Goldwater

From Characters Appearing In ("Archie Comic")

Jeff Gomillion

Adr Mixer

Maria Gonzalez

Assistant Editor (Los Angeles)

Berry Gordy

Song ("Money (That'S What I Want)")

Robert D Graham

Sound Assistant

Johnny Greenan

Song ("Real Wild Child")

Howard Greenfield

Song ("Love Will Keep Us Together")

Jean-luc Grenier

Lead Dresser

Chuck Grimes

Producer

Wilf Guttmann

Rigging Grip

Simon C Hall

Video Playback (Kurtz & Friends/Animation Designer & Producer)

Kay Hanley

Josie Vocals Performer

Kay Hanley

Songs ("Come On" "Shapeshifter")

Joseph Hanna

Song ("Josie And The Pussycats")

Shane Harvey

Stills Photographer

Tim Haughian

Location Manager

Kevin Haverty

2nd Assistant Director (2nd Unit)

Chalane Hayward

Grip

Jeffrey Allen Hearn

Music Coach

Roberta Henriksen

Production Coordinator

Sally Hershberber

Other

Dean Heselden

2nd Assistant ("A" Camera)

Wendy Hoffmann

Adr Voice Casting

Adam Andrew Hogarth

Location Scout

Dianne Holme

Assistant Hairstylist

Dave Hospes

Stunt Performer

Johanne Hubert

Set Decorator

Sally Hudson

Graphic Designer

Kelvin Humenny

Art Director

Michelle Hunter

Costume Supervisor

Steve Hurley

Songs ("You Don'T See Me" "Come On")

Solombra Ingram

Assistant (To Kenneth Edmonds)

Randy Jablonka

Other

Doug Jackson

Sound Effects Editor

Matt Jackson

Studio Executive

Gaetan Jalbert

Rigging Gaffer

Wayne Johnson

Transportation Captain

Doc Kane

Adr Mixer

Deborah Kaplan

Screenwriter

Deborah Kaplan

Songs ("Dujour Around The World" "Backdoor Lover" "You Don'T See Me" "3 Small Words" "Come On")

Nina Kawasaki

Additional Editor

Mark Kenaston

Digital Assistant (Illusion Arts Inc/Special Visual Effects)

Kristene Kenward

Stunt Performer

Phil Kieran

Location Scout

Andrew Kinney

Original Music

Rick Kline

Re-Recording Mixer

Andy Koessler

On-Set Dresser

Randy Koyanagi

Compositor (Toybox West/Additional Visual Effects)

Michael Kuehn

Production Assistant

Michelle Kuznetsky

Music Consultant

Larry Lam

Stunt Performer

Jason B. Landels

Assistant Property Master

Virginia Landis Albertson

Post-Production Supervisor

Michael Langlois

Stunt Performer

Viktoria Langton

Choreographer

Thomas M. Lauderdale

Song ("Sympathique (From Poem 'Hotel' By Guillaume Apollinaire)")

J Todd Lawley

Set Dresser

Lynn Ledgerwood

Other

Catherine Leighton

Assistant Property Master

Joey Levy

Assistant (To Marc Platt)

David Lewis

Other

Matthew Libatique

Director Of Photography

Matthew Libatique

Other

Julian Lloyd

Assistant (To Tracey E Edmonds)

Wayne Lloyd

Office Assistant

Brad Loree

Stunt Performer

David Lourie

2nd Assistant ("B" Camera)

Kristina Lyne

Graphic Designer

Grace Macleod

Animal Handler

Richard Malzahn

Effects Supervisor (Perpetual Motion Pictures/Additional Visual)

Michael Mark

Song ("Entertainment Tonight Theme")

Laurie Marsh

Set Dresser

Fumi Mashimo

Lead Animator (Illusion Arts Inc/Special Visual Effects)

Annette Mccaffrey

Extras Casting

Shannon Mcfarlane

Set Dresser

Kelvin Mcilwain

Visual Effects Supervisor (Illusion Arts Inc/Special Visual Effects)

Jerry Mclaughlin

Scenic Artist

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Genre
Comedy
Satire
Music
Adaptation
Release Date
2001
Production Company
Amazon; Archie Studios; Cbs Studios; Cinesite Europe, Ltd.; E Films; Eastman Kodak; HBO Network- Home Box Office; Illusion Arts, Inc.; Imaginary Forces; Joann Kane Music Service; Kurtz & Friends; Location Caterers; MTV Networks; Marc Platt Productions; Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc.; Moviefone; Pacific Title & Art Studio; Panavision, Ltd.; Perpetual Motion Picture; Rolling Stone, LLC; Sony Music; Sony Music Soundtrax; Toybox; Universal Pictures; Universal Studios Sound Facilities; Vh1 Network
Distribution Company
METRO-GOLDWYN-MAYER STUDIOS INC. (MGM )/UNIVERSAL PICTURES; 20th Century Fox; 20th Century Fox Distribution; 20th Century Fox International; MGM Distribution Company; Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc.; Ufd; United International Pictures; Universal Pictures; Universal Pictures Home Entertainment; Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures International
Location
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 38m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Spring April 11, 2001

Released in United States on Video August 14, 2001

Based on the Hanna Barbera animated T.V. series "Josie and the Pussycats" which ran on CBS from 1970-1976, created by John and Richard Goldwater.

Rachael Leigh Cook reportedly received $1,000,000 for her role as Josie.

Rachael Leigh Cook reportedly received $1,000,000 for her role as Josie.

Began shooting August 21, 2000.

Completed shooting October 26, 2000.

The musical group TLC's Lisa "Left-Eye" Lopes was at one time mentioned for the role of Valerie.

Released in United States Spring April 11, 2001

Released in United States on Video August 14, 2001