At SureFlap we love all the fun cat characters on the internet, from animated creations to real life moggies with quirky antics. We want to take a closer look at three of our favourite internet cats – Simon’s Cat, Maru the Cat and Stalking Cat.
The beauty of these three cats is that their videos don’t involve any talking. The cats’ actions speak for themselves!
Let us know which cat is your favourite internet cat, even if we haven’t mentioned it here!
Simon’s Cat is an animated internet cartoon phenomenon! Hand drawn by British wildlife lover and cat owner Simon Tofield, Simon’s Cat is a series of animated videos that sees him getting into all the usual sorts of moggy mischief! Simon’s Cat purrs and meows from time to time, and the sounds are provided by Simon Tofield himself.
The first Simon’s Cat animation, Cat Man Do, depicts the curious cat trying to wake his owner up while he sleeps. This film won the Best Comedy Award in the 2008 British Animation Awards.
Subsequent episodes sees Simon’s Cat bugging his owner in TV Dinner, being bewildered by the snow in Snow Business and having a fight with a piece of tape in the most recent film, Sticky Tape.
Simon’s Cat also has a website with loads of other fun stuff. There’s an online shop with Simon’s Cat goodies including cushions, mugs and greeting cards. Simon’s Cat even has his own book and iPhone app!
Maru the Cat
Maru the Cat has taken YouTube by storm. Maru lives in Japan and has a particular penchant for cardboard boxes… He just can’t get enough of them! Put a box in front of Maru the Cat and he just can’t help diving into it, no matter how small it is!
Maru the Cat’s videos on YouTube have had millions of views, and it’s easy to see why. He’s quite a character! Not much is known about Maru’s owner – she keeps hidden and allows Maru to be the star of the show.
Maru the Cat also has his own blog for fans to keep up with his adventures, which is written in both Japanese and English.
The Stalking Cat video on YouTube has had over 19 million views. The concept is extremely simple, but very compelling.
Stalking cat is a gorgeous grey and white cat with big dark eyes. Stalking Cat creeps closer and closer to the camera while the cameraman hides behind the furniture. Each time the camera is pointed at Stalking Cat, he becomes perfectly still!
There’s even a Stalking Cat part 2…