The ‘Cats’ Trailer Has Been Released and It Is Absolutely Terrifying the Internet

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If you are anything like your fellow Americans, you spend an average of 24 hours a week surfing the Internet. And, in that 24-hour span, chances are you encounter a steady blitz of disturbing imagery all over the news. It’s a sad reality of today’s uber-connected world, but that said, we doubt that you’ve ever seen anything as disturbing as what we are about to show you today.

Don’t believe us? Well, you asked for it. Get ready to witness *the* Dame herself, Judi Dench, with a cat’s furry visage superimposed over her lovely face.

Last night, the first official trailer for the iconic musical turned feature film, Cats, made its way onto the Internet and, unless you’re totally into the idea of your favorite celebs masquerading as singing, dancing felines, you will likely think the whole thing is as unsettling as everyone else does.

As you’d expect, the Twitterverse had a lot to say about Universal Picture’s bizarre adaptation. Initial reactions ranged from hysterical to appalled, but our absolute favorite comes from Anna Leszkiewwicz who posed a question that no one wants to ask but is, nevertheless, on everyone’s mind.

It’s about the cat’s boobs.

Yep, you heard us right, the cat’s boobs

Cat boobs may be a topic that has never crossed our minds before, but we’re happy that someone else brought it up before we had to. You’re the real hero, Anna!

Switching gears, so far we’ve only mentioned Dench’s involvement in this problematic project because it just feels so weird even typing the other massive names in the cast. But, without further ado, here is a full list of megastars that have apparently decided that this whole film was a good idea:

  • Idris Elba
  • Jennifer Hudson
  • Taylor Swift
  • Jason Derulo
  • James Corden
  • Ian McKellan
  • Rebel Wilson
  • Francesca Hayward

Ok, so maybe it’s just a weird trailer and a great film. After all, all of those talented, intelligent stars couldn’t be wrong.

Or, could they??

Judge for yourself and watch the trailer below. Just don’t do it before bedtime. (This clip is seriously nightmare-inducing!)

We can’t wait to hear your take on this Cats trailer. Are you a fan of it? Do you find it creepy? What’s your all-time favorite movie musical?