Grumpy Cat, a grumpy cat who lives on the Internet, is getting her own TV movie. But she’s not happy about it.
In the first trailer for Grumpy Cat’s Worst Christmas Ever, the fed-up feline moans her way through a festive adventure. Aubrey Plaza, who plays the similarly dour April Ludgate in sitcom Parks and Recreation, is perfect for the role. Grumpy Cat comes across as Garfield’s buzz-kill cousin.
Surprisingly enough, it’s genuinely funny, with the trailer poking fun at the idea of a meme turned movie. GC (real name Tardar Sauce) was transformed into an internet sensation back in 2012, when Reddit users became obsessed with her curmudgeonly expression. Already a published author and winner of MSNBC’s coveted ‘Most Influential Cat’, Grumpy Cat’s movie will premiere on the American network Lifetime on Saturday 29th November, and the British Lifetime channel (Sky 156, Virgin 242, Talk Talk 490) on Thursday 4th December.
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