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Internet cat celeb on full-length film

| September 15, 2012 | 0 Comments



Internet cat celeb on full-length film

As has been widely noted, cats are some of the Internet’s biggest
stars. Maru, for example, the fluffy, box-loving cat from Japan, boasts
an extensive oeuvre of YouTube videos that have garnered more than 170
million hits over the past several years.

Cat videos are so popular, about 10,000 people attended the
first-ever Internet Cat Video Film Festival in Minneapolis, USA this
August, with dainty pet cat Lil Bub also putting in an appearance.

Born with a deformed jaw, no teeth, shortened limbs and dwarfism, Lil
Bub is an improbable animal celebrity. She has her own YouTube channel,
Twitter account, merchandise, Facebook and Tumblr pages, all run by
dedicated owner Mike Bridavsky of Indiana.

So dedicated in fact, he has a Lil Bub tatoo on his arm.

Now, Lil Bub can add movie star to her list of accomplishments. VICE
magazine recently released a teaser trailer for their upcoming
feature-length documentary film about Lil Bub and her adventures at the
cat festival.

Producer Juliette Eisner explained the concept of the film in an
email to the Huffington Post:

“The film will focus on the ever-growing obsession with cats on the
Internet, through the experience of the Internet Cat Video Festival with
Lil Bub as the ‘protagonist’ of sorts.

It will also feature a number of various cat video directors and
other individuals who continue to feed the Internet-cat-fire every
single day on the web.”

Lil Bub responded to the news via her Tumblr page: “HEY IT’S ME BUB!
I’m ecstatic after my trip to Minneapolis. VICE is making a movie about
me. I’ve never been happier or more content. LIFE IS PRETTY COOL
SOMETIMES.

Lil Bub and Friendz is due out this fall on VICE’s YouTube channel.

- UPI.com

 

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