In a teaser clip released earlier this week, director Tom Hooper lauded the movie’s use of “digital fur technology” to create “the most perfect covering of fur.” When the cats were revealed, however — an uncanny amalgamation of the actors’ human faces and a feline-adjacent body — social media users were less than convinced.
Some were perplexed by the specifics of the cats’ anatomy: why the human/cat hybrids had breasts, for instance, or where exactly their tails protruded from.
The trailer raised another perturbing question: In a world where cats have human faces and loosely human physiques, where do actual humans, owners of the colossal beds and sofas and chandeliers the cats play on, fit in?
Others wondered how, exactly, names like Hudson, Swift, Elba and Corden could be attached to something quite so bizarre:
And some couldn’t see what all the fuss was about:
“Cats” will be released December 20, 2019 — and this actual cat will absolutely not be attending:
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