Steven Spielberg and Andrew Lloyd Webber will collaborate on their first project together: a full-length animated feature film based on the hit musical, ``Cats.'
The winner of seven Tony Awards, including best musical, ``Cats' is based on T.S. Eliot's ``Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats,' with music by Lloyd Webber and lyrics by T.S. Eliot. The original production opened in London in 1981 and in New York in 1982.``Cats' marks the third animated feature film collaboration between Amblin and Universal Pictures. The companies' two previous efforts were ``An American Tail' and ``The Land Before Time.'