A visual effects artist who worked on the cursed film CATS discussed with The Daily Beast all the awful things that occurred during post production:
EXCLUSIVE:— The Daily Beast (@thedailybeast) April 7, 2020
“There was nobody that said, ‘We want buttholes.’ It was one of those things that just happened and slipped through.”
... ok, uh, what?https://t.co/Io2rvb4Edb
- Yes, there was a butthole. The film was half done in post before someone noticed the unintentional hole that then had to be removed. There was no explanation for how it got there in the first place.
- The artist descibed working on the film as "almost slavery" with artists working 90-hour weeks. Some even stayed in the office for 2-3 days straight while sleeping under their desks.
- Everything was so rushed and difficult it was impossible for good effects. They were only given 4 months to work on the entire film while given 6 months to work on the films trailer.
- Tom Hooper has no idea how animation works, wanting fully rendered animations before evaulating the work (which never happens).
- Hooper wanted videos of real cats doing the things the cats in the film do. Which lol.
- Hooper was described as horrible, disrespectful, demeaning, and condescending. You were not allowed to talk to him during meetings and multiple VFX Supervisors came and went during production.