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Lifetime and Grumpy Cat to spread holiday cheer with Worst Christmas Ever


Christmas' new grinch is Grumpy Cat. The Internet-famous feline is getting her own Lifetime movie, titled Grumpy Cat's Worst Christmas Ever.

Tim Hill (SpongeBob SquarePants) and Jeff Morris will pen the script, about a pet-store cat that is perpetually overlooked and the 12-year-old girl who can communicate with her.

"It brings fun and irreverence that we haven't had at Lifetime," says vp original movies Arturo Interian, noting that his teenage daughters are fans of Grumpy and gave him the initial idea for the project. "We're so known for our heartfelt sentimentality that it will poke fun at those stereotypes."

Lifetime is casting the voice of Grumpy for the live-action project, which will shoot this summer. The cable network said the movie, which Interian describes as "a little Home Alone and a little Die Hard," would also feature cameos from other famous Internet memes.

Grumpy -- actually named Tardar Sauce, a misspelling of the condiment, for the color of her fur -- became an Internet meme in 2012 when owner Tabatha Bundesen's brother posted a photo on Reddit. Since then, she has spawned a book, a coffee product and even a short-lived theatrical movie deal with Broken Road Productions (Here Comes the Boom).

But manager Ben Lashes -- who also works with Keyboard Cat, Success Kid and other Internet memes -- says Lifetime "is the perfect venue" for her. "When I go home for Christmas, there are movies that we always watch," he adds. "It becomes a tradition. I like that aspect of Christmas movies."

Grumpy, who spends most of her time at home in Phoenix, recently made a guest appearance on the 13th season of American Idol and had a front-row seat at the MTV Movie Awards in April. Lashes says she appears to thrive on the attention she receives while she's on the road, noting that she will be well taken care of during production on the movie. "I'm sure she'll have the poshest trailer a cat has ever had on-set."

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dringen 12th-Jun-2014 04:20 am (UTC)
idk it was cute at first but the exploitation of this cat is nagl to me
hurtslikesanta 12th-Jun-2014 04:31 am (UTC)
I agree. Why has that cat not been taken away from her owners?
chuk_is_dazzled 12th-Jun-2014 04:32 am (UTC)
same, poor cat
maryastor 12th-Jun-2014 04:32 am (UTC)
ia
bienenkiste 12th-Jun-2014 04:48 am (UTC)
yeah i still think she's adorable but ia :/
kathrynfan 12th-Jun-2014 08:41 am (UTC)
i think they must drug it, its way to placid
schexyschteve 12th-Jun-2014 04:21 am (UTC)
I can't believe how long the Grumpy Cat meme has been going on

"named Tardar Sauce, a misspelling of the condiment, for the color of her fur"
Yeah, I don't buy that for one minute.
scaredsquee 12th-Jun-2014 04:34 am (UTC)
mte, her owners are assholes
devourlove 12th-Jun-2014 09:40 am (UTC)
mfte. they're fooling absolutely no one except i guess all the grumpy cat fans
beokitty 12th-Jun-2014 11:34 am (UTC)
ikr?

I've always been surprised no one has complained about that.
http://www.r-word.org spread the word.
ilouboutin 12th-Jun-2014 04:21 am (UTC)
we're still doing this, internet?
moon_river_315 12th-Jun-2014 04:22 am (UTC)
I love this cat, but this is tooooooo far
goldengal1193 12th-Jun-2014 04:24 am (UTC)
sigh
alohayall 12th-Jun-2014 04:25 am (UTC)
i went to my school's bookstore a couple of weeks ago and there was a full table of grumpy cat memorabilia. enough.
redhandedjilll 12th-Jun-2014 04:25 am (UTC)
I'm unreasonably angry that these random nobodies are making bank just because they have a stupid looking cat.
winter_lace 12th-Jun-2014 05:10 am (UTC)
go buy a stupid looking cat of your own to exploit and make bank on, then laugh at everyone?
skunk 12th-Jun-2014 03:59 pm (UTC)
Moreover, that is a result of them being too lazy, stupid, and irresponsible to get their original cat spayed, then letting her wander the neighborhood. Then named the resulting kitten "Tard". ugh.
lovedforaday 12th-Jun-2014 04:26 am (UTC)
i guess it's good that this cat's parent is getting money but enough is enough
agentnever 12th-Jun-2014 04:26 am (UTC)
The dumbshit excuse that Tard was always short for "Tardar Sauce" pissed me off.

She has feline dwarfism, they definitely just named her Tard.
maryastor 12th-Jun-2014 04:33 am (UTC)
mte. they so obviously just didn't want to deal with backlash
hugsroverated 12th-Jun-2014 04:45 am (UTC)
Ugh, this is so gross.
brennans 12th-Jun-2014 08:22 am (UTC)
Isn't it tartar anyways?
dringen 12th-Jun-2014 08:39 am (UTC)
Grumpy -- actually named Tardar Sauce, a misspelling of the condiment, for the color of her fur
devourlove 12th-Jun-2014 09:40 am (UTC)
pretty much~
rawr_santi 12th-Jun-2014 04:27 am (UTC)
poor kitty :(
zkeletonguns 12th-Jun-2014 04:28 am (UTC)
poor little cat
hugsroverated 12th-Jun-2014 04:28 am (UTC)
Yeah I don't get the whole Grumpy Cat appeal. That said, I will probably end up watching this, because terrible Hallmark/Lifetime Christmas movies are my guilty pleasure.
hellomeru 12th-Jun-2014 04:29 am (UTC)
my cat is way grumpier than this bitch




fatbom 12th-Jun-2014 04:30 am (UTC)
ew
squirrelsarerad 12th-Jun-2014 04:31 am (UTC)
aww pretty
hadefuldtkind 12th-Jun-2014 04:32 am (UTC)
beautiful
williammiller 12th-Jun-2014 04:42 am (UTC)
Girl, that cat is out for blood.
blue_birds 12th-Jun-2014 04:50 am (UTC)
lmao shit your cat is ready to hurt somebody
chewmi 12th-Jun-2014 04:58 am (UTC)
lol aww
aleksie 12th-Jun-2014 04:58 am (UTC)
That cat isn't grumpy, she is ferocious.
winter_lace 12th-Jun-2014 05:10 am (UTC)
Jesus christ, that's the thing that hides under your bed and steals your soul while you're sleeping
rlmoonyk 12th-Jun-2014 05:11 am (UTC)
was the person taking this photo killed? because that cat is ready to murder
ikewl62 12th-Jun-2014 05:58 am (UTC)
lmao ikr
redsprings 12th-Jun-2014 11:56 am (UTC)
Lmfao.
mollysdevice 12th-Jun-2014 05:12 am (UTC)
Lol, your cat looks downright ferocious there. Did you catch her mid-meow? I think i prefer my cat's version of grumpy. All he does when he gets grumpy is knock all the shit off my nightstand and give me a smug/judgmental look until I agree to get out of bed and feed him:

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Edited at 2014-06-12 05:20 am (UTC)
mhfromnh 12th-Jun-2014 05:23 am (UTC)
majestic as fuck
muzicnem 12th-Jun-2014 09:35 am (UTC)
lmao I have a similar picture of my cat, she's a crazy bitch.

Yours is cute, even if she is grumpy.
shad0wdr3am3r 12th-Jun-2014 04:29 am (UTC)
Do people really love this cat that damn much? And more importantly...Can the cat act??? lol
squirrelsarerad 12th-Jun-2014 04:29 am (UTC)
damn, they're cashing the fuck in on this cat...

I wonder if she minds traveling and being around tons of people all the time.
dringen 12th-Jun-2014 08:40 am (UTC)
Are you her owners or what?
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