Love Instagram Cats? Check out #Cats_The_Mewvie

Written by: Kelli Brinegar
For more than five years, Kelli Brinegar has been using her ability to write and her passion for research to tell the tale of what cats are thinking and why. She has provided care to more than 30 cats in her lifetime.Read more
| Published on March 31, 2020

Do you love cats and think they’re super cute?

Are you a fan of cat celebrities?

Do you hope to make your cat Insta-famous?

Purrhaps you’re curious how cats became the stuff of internet glory?

If you answered ‘yes’ to any of these questions, then have a peek at #Cats_the_Mewvie.

Debuted on Netflix in February 2020, #Cats_the_Mewvie examines the phenomena of cats and the internet, as well as how our obsession with the feline kind.


A “Hisstory” of Cats and the Internet

This 90-minute documentary opens with some “hisstory”, examining the relationship between progressing internet technology and our fascination with cats. And one thing is clear, from the very beginning, cats were source one material for digital giggles.


Did you know the first of the cats on the internet appeared as punctuation arrangements of cats in various shapes?

If you missed that period of the internet, chances are, you’re familiar with LOLcats. The_Mewvie pays homage to those early cats and their strange lolspeak. You’ll feel nostalgic for those early funny cats…


As viewers are treated to a glimpse of cat humor gone-by in past favorites like Lime Cat, LongCat, and Tub Cat, The_Mewive offers great insight on how the cat meme evolved to the multi-million follower industry we’re familiar with today.

The Rise of Instagram and the Cat Celebrity

When Instagram was born in 2010, digital cats lost their anonymity and took up social media handles. Fame was waiting for these early picturesque cats.


The first of the cat celebrities, like Nala Cat (spoiler: she’s a hissy diva) and the recently deceased Lil Bub, gained notoriety in organic ways. Their sweet faces gathered followers almost by accident, but these early accounts were the start of something big in pop culture. Soon, other cat parents wanted to follow suit, making their cats famous too. And the industry of cat influencers we love to follow began…


While viewers are treated to adorable footage of famous cats, we get the treat of meeting the cat parents behind many cat celebrities. Plus, you’ll find lots of helpful information if you’re looking to grow your cat’s social media following. Be warned though, its hard work to become a well-known Insta-cat.

If you’ve got a heart for giving back, you’re gonna love this…

In the documentary, the cat parents and their famous kitties reveal they do this not just for the love of the adorable outcomes. The Instagram game also offers a chance to raise funds and awareness for rescue groups and the different afflictions which strike cats. So, while there is a lot of cuteness going on, The_Mewvie illustrates the importance of not exploiting cats for your own gain, as well as the certain responsibilities that come with being internet famous.


Or, if cute cats simply make you happy, there’s almost 500 of them in this cat documentary, including Suki the Adventure Cat!


By the end of #Cats_the_Mewvie, viewers won’t be able to stay away from Instagram. With the warm fuzzies brought on from The_Mewvie, you’re going want to follow every cat you find!

Feature Image: @cats_the_mewvie/Instagram