Thursday, September 18, 2014
Grumpy Cat to be Voiced by Aubrey Plaza in Lifetime Movie
Of all the celebrity kitties there have ever been, Tardar Sauce (aka Grumpy Cat) is easily the most well-known. She's adorable - it bugs me that people still call her a he. Well, now we can have that gender confusion silenced forever as Aubrey Plaza will be voicing our beloved Grumpy Cat in the upcoming Lifetime movie, "Worst Christmas Ever."
Wait, Lifetime movie? I thought we were getting a major motion picture? I think with how absolutely massive the Grumpy Cat meme has become, I think the budget would be there for the returns you'd get at the box office. The good news here is that if you have Lifetime, you can see it for free. I do have access to Lifetime, but I know a lot of people don't - it should be available on DVD and Blu-Ray anyway soon enough.
Anyway, who is Aubrey Plaza? I don't watch much TV, so I'm not familiar with her. It does seem that people seem very positive about her casting, however. Entertainment Weekly went as far to say: "Today in casting so perfect it's like God himself did it, Parks and Recreation star Aubrey Plaza will lend her voice to Grumpy Cat..."
That's right everyone. God is a huge fan of Lifetime movies involving frown y-faced kittens.
This is what else EW has to say about the film:
"The movie, written by Tim Hill (Alvin and the Chipmunks) and Jeff Morris (The True Memoirs of an International Assassin), follows a lonely cat (played by Grumpy Cat herself, Tardar Sauce) who becomes, well, grumpy living in a mall pet shop. That is, until a 12-year-old girl named Chrystal realizes she can talk to the feline. On Christmas Eve, Chrystal rescues her after the mall closes.
Grumpy Cat’s Worst Christmas Ever will premiere on Lifetime Saturday, Nov. 29, at 8 p.m. ET/PT."
Hmm, Alvin and the Chipmunks and The True Memoirs of an International Assassin - that's quite a combination. And why do parents insist on throwing unneeded letters into their poor children's names? Crystal is a perfectly beautiful, wonderful name as it is - don't go throwing an H in there needlessly! I hate this movie already!
But I'll be watching it anyway.
Anyway, back to the topic at hand, it's what Aubrey is known for that apparently makes her perfect for the role - "her dead-pan style of comedy" as her Wikipedia page puts it. I've never heard her voice before, but I'm looking forward to seeing how she plays the role. If she nails it as everyone seems to think that she will, we may have a franchise on our hands.
Finally, a Christmas special that I actually want to watch! Only because of Grumpy Cat.
Photo credit: Wikimedia Commons - Photo taken by Gaga Skidmore