The film adaptation of Andrew Lloyd Webber's iconic musical has been in the works for quite some time, and boasts a star-studded cast including Idris Elba, Taylor Swift, Jennifer Hudson, Jason Derulo, and Judi Dench. As was revealed in a behind-the-scenes video earlier this week, the film will be harnessing a new kind of "digital fur technology", in order to properly turn the actors into their feline counterparts.
Considering the long-running impact that Cats has had on our popular culture - in addition to the technological approach to bringing the movie to life - it's safe to say that the Internet has had a lot of thoughts about the trailer. Some are excited to see the likes of Swift and Hudson showcase their talents, while others are forever changed by the trailer's CGI. Here's a round-up of some of those responses.
"Have you ever seen a cat?"— TechnicallyRon (@TechnicallyRon) July 18, 2019
Director of cats: "No"
"Have you ever seen people?"
“Memory” is my favorite song. Not just in musical theatre, but out of every single genre and style. Bar none.July 18, 2019
I’m suddenly very afraid of what Cheetah is going to look like in Wonder Woman 1984. Tbh I half expected Gal Gadot to show up in that Cats trailer and start whooping tail. pic.twitter.com/JCrPRerzwX— Thomas Polito (@thomas_polito) July 18, 2019
in a way, i'm glad grumpy cat never had to see this— Dave Itzkoff (@ditzkoff) July 18, 2019