Internet sensation and forlorn feline, Grumpy Cat shot to stardom when her photo was posted on Reddit in 2012. They went viral, making her the darling of meme-makers everywhere. Grumpy Cat has hundreds of thousands of followers on YouTube and Twitter, and more than 1.5 million followers on Instagram. Her fame brought her several endorsement deals, book deals, her own line of coffee, a movie, and tons of toys in her likeness. But, she may have reached the pinnacle of her success when Madame Tussauds famous wax museum announced they would be creating their very first wax cat – Grumpy Cat!
Grumpy Cat, whose real name is Tardar Sauce, traveled to London Saturday for the UK debut of her wax twin who is the first animatronic figure the museum has made in more than 100 years! The man-made Grumpy Cat can make five different movements, including curling up in her bed, lifting her head and purring.
The animatronic Grumpy Cat was first unveiled in San Francisco in 2015 and will be on display at Madame Tussauds in London through August. At the debut, Grumpy posed for photos with adoring fans, and even with some of the other wax figures on display, including a wax Kim Kardashian.