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Things We Saw Today: Was Cats Inspired by Medieval Paintings? Who Is to Say.

Cats the Movie Musical

Honestly, the best way to understand Cats is to maybe look at the outrageousness of it and go from there. Or look at pictures of Medieval cats and think about how that’s maybe what inspired the movie. One Twitter user, who knows the work of Medieval artwork better than I ever could, decided to delight us all with beautiful images of the weirdest looking cats and compare them to whatever Tom Hooper was trying to do with his movie.

So please enjoy this thread which is just the cast of Cats as Medieval paintings. It’s what we deserve.

Is this better than Cats? Maybe! Who really knows.

(image: Universal Pictures)

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