Well, well, well-icle. The furry and fantastical Cats trailer arrived on Thursday, July 18, and the memes and tweets about the Cats trailer promptly followed. Because of course they did. Come on, we are talking about a preview for a movie that has famous human beings like Jennifer Hudson, Judi Dench, Taylor Swift, Idris Elba, James Corden, Rebel Wilson, Ian McKellen, and Jason Derulo in cat costumes singing songs from a famous Broadway musical. Oh, and the famous human beings are the size of actual cats. Oh, and did I forget to mention the part where special effects were, as director Tom Hooper said in the behind-the-scenes feature that was released earlier this week, used to give all of the famous human beings, "the most perfect covering of fur"?
Needless to say, the first trailer for Cats was always going to be catnip for Twitter. Cats will slink into theaters on Dec. 20, and when it arrives, there will surely be even more memes. Meme-ory, all alone in the meme-light. We can smile at the release day. It will be beautiful then.
But first, let us watch the trailer that launched a meow-sand, er, thousand tweets.
Is Mr. G Short For Mr. Grizabella?
Uh, I would watch the heck out of a Summer Heights High version of Cats.
Here's The Trailer Set To That Spooky Song From 'Annihilation'
Wow. Wow. This sent me right to the Shimmer.
Rum Tum Deruuulooo
If there was ever a day to revisit this iconic meme, it is Cats trailer day.
So, How Do Cats Feel About 'Cats'?
Ah, that checks out. If someone were to throw some laser pointer into the preview, it might be a different story.
Here's A Great Idea
Would I watch cats do just about anything? Sure I would, but that doesn't mean I wouldn't lose my marbles over a video of real cats staring at the Cats trailer.
Some Cat Owners Need A Moment
Whew. That trailer really took it out of 'em.
The Unbreakable Cats-y Schmidt
Titus would be perfect in this movie! Like he said, he naps most of the day, he's always on a couch or hiding in a deli, most of his enemies are birds, and so on.
The Catman Cometh
Gosh, imagine a world where Dame Judi Dench sings "The Dayman." What a dream.
Imagine a world where all of the actors in the Cats movie wear Kitten Mittons over their cat paws.
Well, This Is Real Cute
Dinger the river cat? More like Mr. Dingerstoffelees the river cat. (I'm sorry.)
Stefon Would Go Wild For This Club
Torn pillows. All of the torn pillows, please.
Talk about a Cats-istential Crisis
We've all been there, pal. We've all been there.
*Clears throat* *Gets ready to sing "Meme-ory (Reprise)"* Meme it, it's so easy to meme it, all alone with the meme-ory, of my days in the meme fun.