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Visual Effects Artist For 'Cats' Confirms That A 'Butthole Cut' Of The Film Does Indeed Exist—And It Sounds Even Worse Than We Imagined

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You know, it's hard to imagine a worse version of the Cats movie.

The first version released in theaters already had incomplete CGI, which puzzled everybody. Why didn't they just wait until the movie was finished to release it in theaters?

Well... it seems like they were too focused on the buttholes.


Yes, the previously leaked rumor turns out to be true.

Apparently, in an initial draft of the movie, the CGI cats had CGI buttholes.

The visual effects department, or VFX, of the film, found this information out the hard way while watching an initial cut.

"When we were looking at the playbacks, we were like, 'What the hell? You guys see that?!'"

"We paused it," an anonymous source told The Daily Beast.

"We went to call our supervisor, and we're like, 'There's a f**king @$hole in there! There's buttholes!' It wasn't prominent but you saw it… And you [were] just like, 'What the hell is that?... There's a f**king butthole in there.' It wasn't in your face—but at the same time, too, if you're looking, you'll see it."





The rumors about this particular cut of the film have been circulating since earlier this month, when Jack Waz took to Twitter, saying a "friend of a friend" had given him the deets.





Reportedly, the VFX situation on Cats was brutal and unforgiving.

The source also told The Daily Beast that the situation was "almost slavery," and that "recalled working 90-hour weeks for months."

"Some colleagues, they recalled, stayed in the office for two or three days at a time, sleeping under their desks. But worst of all, the source said, was the treatment visual effects staff received from Tom Hooper. The director, the source alleged, has no idea how animation works—but that did not stop him from sending crew members individual emails denigrating their work."





Cats was a thorny production all over, and now, we have confirmation that the buttholes were in fact a part of that.

Late 2019-2020 in the history books is going to be one of the weirdest chapters for future students.

You can get the without buttholes version of Cats here.