For me personally the “Grumpy Cat” meme stopped being cute a long time ago but that hasn’t stopped people from throwing an truck load of money at it. Grumpy Cat (whose real name is Tardar Sauce) is getting its own movie and Aubrey Plaza is going to voice her in a Lifetime movie called Grumpy Cat’s Worst Christmas Ever. This seems like a good fit for Plaza considering her role on Parks and Recreation is basically Grumpy Cat personified (although I’m not sure this is the best move for her career).
What other memes will we see be turned into a movie? Scumbag Steve? Bad Luck Brian? Overly Attached Girlfriend? Probably none of those. Grumpy Cat is proven to be extremely marketable and has earned its owners millions in revenue from it’s website, book deals, merchandise, public appearances, commercials, and of course this upcoming movie. According to the Hollywood Reporter, Grumpy Cat has so far pulled in over 100 millions dollars.
Grumpy Cat’s Worst Christmas Ever premieres on November 29th on the Lifetime channel.