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The Cats movie trailer just came out – and people are freaking out

Judi Dench in Cats costume cat-wow
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Cats is originally a musical composed by Andrew Lloyd Webber and based on T.S. Eliot’s Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats. This year it’s being made into a CGI film, and the trailer was just released…to fans’ complete horror.

By Justine Seraphin

Published on the 19/07/2019, 17:00, Updated on the 08/02/2021, 13:44

The musical tells the story of a tribe of cats called the Jellicles, and the night they make the “Jellicle choice”, deciding which cat will ascend to the Heaviside Layer and come back to a new life.


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Hollywood hit or miss?

The show has had incredible success over the years, so it was only fitting that it was turned into a Hollywood hit featuring some of the biggest stars on the planet, including Taylor Swift, Judy Dench, and Rebel Wilson.

However, the long-awaited trailer was just released, and fans are NOT happy.

The words “nightmarish”, “cursed”, “horror”, “abomination”, and “fear” may have been tossed around one or two times by online critics.

Humanoid cats

One of the first problems they seem to bring up is the fact that the cats are too small. It had already been revealed in April that the characters in the movie would be the size of actual cats, but people are saying the animals are not to scale.

Secondly, and most importantly, the characters are made in a way that are making viewers feel uncomfortable.

Strangely, their faces are human, but they are wearing fur coats. They also have visible breasts under the fur coat…which only adds to the confusion.

People are, in one word, terrified. It is unknown whether the directors will make a change to the film before its official release in December.

In the meantime, it has created a lot of hilarious tweets for you to enjoy: