Everyone hates the new Cats movie trailer and the memes are savage

19 July 2019, 15:07 | Updated: 19 July 2019, 15:11

By Sam Prance

Musical fans aren't quite sure what to make of the new Cats trailer and the memes are everything.

Cats memes are breaking the internet and it's all thanks to the wild new Cats movie trailer.

Ever since we found out that Tom Hooper (Les Misérables) would be directing a movie adaptation of Cats the musical, we've been excited to see it. Not only is Cats one of the most popular musicals of all time but the brand new version stars Jennifer Hudson, Taylor Swift, Jason Derulo, Judi Dench, Idris Elba, Ian McKellen and many more familiar faces. On top of that, it was announced that the film would be a new mix of live-action and animation.

However, now that the trailer is here, the internet is equal parts horrified and entertained and the memes are hilarious.

The funniest Cats memes inspired the Cats movie trailer
The funniest Cats memes inspired the Cats movie trailer. Picture: Universal Pictures // NBC // Twitter: @TheseFilmsExist

What's so bonkers about the Cats trailer? Well, the visuals sort of speak for themselves. The animation has essentially turned the stars of the movie into bizarre human cat hybrids. They are somehow a lot weirder than the costumes people wear in the stage musical. The cats have boobs for one and the head proportions are way off. Jennifer Hudson sings a brilliant version of 'Memory' in the trailer but it can't distract from the animation.

Also, if you've not seen Cats, the plot is weird. It's about a tribe of cats called the Jellicles (!) who have to decide which one of them can ascend to the Heaviside Layer (!!) and return in a new life (!!!). This combined with the brand new trailer has led the internet to do what it does best: creates memes. With that in mind, we've gathered together all of the funniest Cats memes in one place.

1) The 'Us' theme tune was originally written for Cats.

Why does it fit so well?

2) Cats is really about to be the horror film of 2019.

We see no lies.

3) How to describe the Cats trailer...

...demonic is definitely the right word.

4) There actually was a Cats film in 2007.


5) Now back to that animation.

From the team that brought you Sonic the Hedgehog...

6) Certain characters are getting singled out.

I'm crying.

7) Jennifer Hudson looks very familiar.


8) James Corden as a cat is quite something.

No comment.

9) A meme within a meme.

This is it.

10) Other fictional characters are disturbed.

And I oop.

11) Some people are fans though.

If you know, you know.

12) Idris Elba fans want to protect him.

This video never gets old.

13) The Office really did Cats before this Cats film.

A moment.

14) It's important to know your Cats facts.

Fake news.

15) This must have been part of the Cats moodboard.

The resemblance is striking.

16) Now for the plot...

...come again.

17) A conversation between Lion King and Cats.

2019 really out here being the year of the Cat.

18) Cast KJ Apa and Charles Melton in Cats you cowards.

Now this I could get into.

19) Anna Kendrick has some important words on Cats.

Us too.

20) Necessary questions are being asked.

We need answers.

21) RIP to a fallen warrior.

A meme king.