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->''"edison made special lectricky machine for playing messages from future.\\
in future, all messages are on thing called World Wide Intar Wub.\\
World Wide Intar Wub is for showing pictures of cats.''
-->-- ''Webcomic/EdisonHateFuture''

... Admit it, how long did you spend looking at the picture to the right before you started reading this article? Looking at the picture with automatic Bambi eyes setting in, with brain geared to [[CutenessProximity "Such wee small biddy kitties?]] [[TastesLikeDiabetes Whosa cute kitty? Sleepy kitty."]]

Kittens seem to provoke an automatic pleasure[=/=]protective[=/=]affection reaction in many (if not most) people. For this reason, they are often used by creators to arouse those feelings toward a character as well. Want to show that someone is a softy despite their [[KnightInSourArmor crusty exterior]]? Have them [[PetTheDog rescue a kitten]]! Want to indicate that they're evil instead? [[KickTheDog Torturing or killing a kitten will do it.]] Want to lighten a mood that's gone DarkerAndEdgier? Add a kitten or two.

Kittens increase the cuteness factor exponentially. Examples on this page should be limited to works where this is deliberately used with kittens or cats, not simply "this work includes a kitten", or "this work includes a cute little animal."

CatGirl is a SisterTrope.

Compare FunSize, MegaNeko, PreciousPuppy, CunningLikeAFox, KindheartedCatLover, CutenessProximity, CrazyCatLady, IfYoureSoEvilEatThisKitten.

Contrast with CatsAreMean. (Except when CuteIsEvil, in which case they go hand-in-hand.)
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!!Examples:

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[[folder:Advertising]]
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z7vXP3tHzhA&feature=related This Ikea advertisement]]
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ctZxEcNUi_I This Nexus S 4G Advertisement. Featuring a cameo of Nyan Cat!]]
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6eibkUoRdOM This Dairy Queen advertisement]]
* There was a commercial with live kittens as office workers.
* Every advert for cat related products, such as cat litter (one UK advert involved a white kitten searching the house for the litter tray with a child-like voice over) and cat food. They're also going to be on some of the packages of said products (especially for food that's specifically designed for kittens).
* [[http://youtu.be/z0hq4bBnYIM This advertisement for Sauza Tequila]], in which a fireman (who has just rescued a kitten from a burning building) teaches you how to make a margarita. With the kitten's help.
* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chessie_%28railroad_mascot%29 Chessie]], the mascot of the Chesapeake and Ohio Railway. She was introduced in 1933 to promote the railway's overnight trains, and soon took over C&O advertising. The railway added two kittens (Nip and Tuck) and a husband ([[PunnyName Peake]] the tomcat). In 1972, when the C&O merged with the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad and the Western Maryland Railway, Chessie became the mascot for the entire Chessie System.
* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOmIDhBDoww This advert for Chocolate Digestive Biscuits.]]
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[[folder:Anime]]
* OsamuTezuka's ''Astro Cat'': In a world where Astro Boy is just a cartoon show, a bullied Astro Boy obsessed kid is forced to take his little tomcat away from home. When a group of aliens disguised as humans accidentally run over him and his pet cat, they try to cover it up by healing both the boy and cat up and erasing their memories of the event. However, because they have never seen a cat before, they unwittingly give the near-death tomcat all the powers of Astro Boy based from their readings of the injured boy's memories. With the ability to speak, lift heavy objects and fly, Astro Cat spends the rest of the series saving his sweetheart, Mink, or his owner from danger, both mundane and supernatural.
** Subverted by one of Astro Cat's enemies, Mephisto, a devil-like feline with supernatural powers who's lived since Egyptian times, who attempted to make Mink his bride.
* In another of OsamuTezuka's works, ''Yuusha Dan'', a young Ainu native, Kotan, who's a FriendToAllLivingThings befriends a white tiger after it escapes from a train carrying him to the zoo. Together they fight off villains while searching for a fantastic treasure.
* [[http://images5.fanpop.com/image/photos/26200000/chi-is-happy-chis-sweet-home-chis-new-address-26237237-1408-1116.jpg Chi]] [[http://www.fqpai.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/16.jpg from]] ''ChisSweetHome''.
* Gatomon/Tailmon from ''Anime/DigimonAdventure'' and ''Anime/DigimonAdventure02''... which makes it even funnier when [[LightningBruiser she kicks your ass]].
* Nya from ''ZatchBell''. Sadly, this is a filler Mamodo.
* Kamineko and Mayaa in ''Manga/AzumangaDaioh''.
** Additionally, Chiyo in a cat costume in Sakaki's imagination. Awwwww!
** And if that weren't enough for you, Sakaki likes to fawn over Nekokoneko ("neko" meaning "cat", and "koneko" meaning "kitten"), a pair of white cats with BlankWhiteEyes (more accurately, a kitten [[HeadPet resting on top of a cat's head]]).
*** Sakaki fawns over ''any'' cat. [[AnimalsHateHim Even though they usually run away or get violent with her]].
*** Then there's also the [[ArtShift very, very realistically-drawn]] newborn kitty that Yukari tries to hand off to the girls, and those in photos from Sakaki's ''Cat Fancy''-style magazine. It was the ArtShift that made them realistically ''adorable''.
** Kamineko only plays it straight only when luring Sakaki in for the kill. Otherwise, [[CatsAreMean he's an evil little bastard.]]
* Cute kittens seem to be all over ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'' omakes...Al taking in a stray is probably part of the reason "Flame vs. Fullmetal" is a favorite in [[Anime/FullmetalAlchemist the 2003 anime]] (bear in mind, Al is an animated suit of armor).
-->'''Ed''': Come on Al, don't run! Think of the kitten!
-->'''Al''': I know, I'm the only one who is! [[HypocriticalHumor [Cut to the kitty holding on to Al for dear life] ]]
** In another omake even Scar loves them, then things got weird...
* ''{{Sketchbook}}''. Sora would love to take one of the strays as her own.
* Ryo-Ohki from ''TenchiMuyo''. Nyaa~
** [[MixAndMatchCritters Not technically a cat]], but close enough.
*** Even better. She combines the cuteness of kittens with the cutness of bunnies, for a massive cuteness overload.
* Not only can Kyo from ''FruitsBasket'' turn into a cat when hugged by a girl, but he even attracts cats to him, like a pied piper of cute. He's just chilling in class, minding his own business, when [[OffscreenTeleportation BAM!]] a dozen cats are suddenly draped all over him.
** We can't forget Kisa, can we? She turns into a tiger. An ''adorable'' pint-sized baby tiger (who still has quite a bite, though. Tohru knows that well)
* [[http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-1NXVE_czBfM/Ta54UIT-XEI/AAAAAAAAARo/x5zay-N9_1M/s320/president%2Barias.JPG President Aria]] from ''Manga/{{ARIA}}''.
* Jiji from ''KikisDeliveryService'' is so sweet he can cause a sugar high!
** In the English dub, he's voiced by Phil Hartman, so you get cute ''and'' [[DeadpanSnarker snarkiness]].
* [[ThoseTwoGuys Suzuka's]] house in ''MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha'' is filled with lots and lots of cute kitties, including one that got its wish to become a [[MegaNeko bigger kitty]].
** ''MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaVivid'' later increases its usage of RuleOfCute by introducing Asteon, Einhart's Device which Hayate, Rein, and Agito made in the form of a snow leopard kitty.
* In the twelfth episode of ''KeroroGunsou'', Giroro takes a liking to a white kitten he finds in the rain (the FUNimation dub gives her a name -- Miss Furbottom). She goes on to become a recurring character.
* Sphinx, the cute little kitty Index smuggled home in ''LightNovel/ACertainMagicalIndex''. She was so taken by his cuteness she'd named him shortly after she saw him.
** Also, MISAKA. Aw, she's taking care of the kitty and [[spoiler:oh shit [[MoodWhiplash Accelerator just ruptured all her veins by making her blood flow backwards]].]]
* Mikoto Minagi from ''Anime/{{Mai-HiME}}'' has two pet cats that follow her around.
** Mikoto from ''Anime/{{Mai-Otome}}'', on the other hand, ''is'' a cat. [[spoiler:Well, one of the Mikotos is, anyway. The other one is a cat-themed god with the sleeping habits of a cat.]]
* When [[Manga/TokyoMewMew Ichigo Momomiya]] gets excited, the extreme result is turning into an adorable black kitten.
* Shamisen in ''LightNovel/TheMelancholyOfHaruhiSuzumiya'' series, owned by Kyon's family after participating in the movie the SOS Brigade made. Unusually, it's a male calico. A [[ContemplateOurNavels talking, philosophical]] male calico.
* ''Anime/WindyTales'' has massive amounts of cats. Everywhere. And they can ''fly''.
* A "small black cat" appears, randomly and inexplicably, in each episode of ''Manga/{{Trigun}}''. Her name is Kuroneko-sama and you ''will'' refer to her as such! [[note]]Kuroneko-sama means "esteemed black cat".[[/note]]
* ''CatSoup'' uses kittens as the "cute" half of GrotesqueCute.
* Shampoo from ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'' is cursed to turn into a cute kitten with pale pink fur and violet socks and ears. One of the more adorable transformations, but unfortunately Ranma's number one phobia.
* The [[AbsurdlyPowerfulStudentCouncil Student Council]] mascot Arthur in ''Anime/CodeGeass''. He enjoys biting Suzaku, his unofficial owner, but he's much nicer toward pretty much everyone else in the show.
** WordOfGod says that Arthur ''does'' like Suzaku. His bites are supposed to be his way to show his affection, which is TruthInTelevision, as cats may bite or otherwise nibble on the object of their affection.
* In ''Webcomic/AxisPowersHetalia'', Greece is shown as a diehard cat lover. And China has an obsession with [[strike: Hello Kitty]] [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar Shinatty-chan]]?
** See also: [[http://community.livejournal.com/hetalia/7471185.html The world CAT-ference]], [[http://community.livejournal.com/hetalia/8315905.html#cutid1 Nekotalia]], and [[http://hetalia.wikinet.org/wiki/File:Kunineko.jpg EVEN MORE nations as kittens]]
** Sometimes cats just show up in random scenes for no purpose other than to be adorable. A strip where Italy practices his training on a cat, for instance, or where Japan pets one while delivering some [[BreakingTheFourthWall exposition.]]
* RidiculouslyHumanRobot Chachamaru in ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'' has a FriendToAllLivingThings scene when she [[PetTheDog fed the kittens]] (she was supposed to be evil at the time). Yes, it was adorable.
** Taken UpToEleven later on, when [[spoiler: Chachamaru gets her artifact: a KillSat [[http://www.mangafox.com/manga/mahou_sensei_negima/v31/c281/15.html with a cute cat motif]].]]
** Meanwhile, the AlternateContinuity series ''Negima!?'' includes a kitty character in the form of Shichimi. While the cat may be annoying at times (although not as annoying as Motsu), Shichimi also has her share of cute moments (especially when said moments involve Nodoka in some way).
* ''TheCatReturns'' exists solely because of this trope. It's about a girl who's taken to the magical world of cute, talking kitties and then herself begins to transform into a cute, talking kitty.
* He doesn't look much like one, but {{Doraemon}} is a robot cat. He had cat ears once upon a time, but they were chewed off by a mouse when he was sleeping. Poor guy is now [[EekAMouse terrified of them]]. His sister Doremi invokes this trope full force.
* ''Franchise/SailorMoon'' stars Luna, Artemis, and in later seasons, their [[KidFromTheFuture Kitten From The Future]] Diana.
* No wonder why ''Manga/LuckyStar'' has a kitty mascot, who turns out to be Kagami Yoshimizu's AuthorAvatar. The character is sometimes referred to as Nyamo.
* Yoruichi from ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'' has the ability to turn into a black cat, which for some reason makes [[ViewerGenderConfusion her voice sound male]]. Rather amusingly though, one of Yoruichi's first appearances consists of Urahara [[LampshadeHanging perhaps succumbing to this trope]], and tossing her up and down in the air in a playful manner, while saying [[CutenessProximity something nonsensical]].
--> Urahara: Upsy daisy! Upsy daisy! - tossing Yoruichi up and down -
* ''Manga/ThePrinceOfTennis'': Ryoma's adorable cat Karupin exists to show that he's [[SugarAndIcePersonality not a complete]] JerkAss. Said cat had a ''whole'' episode dedicated to him. It's a mix of CrowningMomentOfFunny and CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming from the start to the end.
* Tama & Shiranui of ''Manga/HayateTheCombatButler'' invoke this trope when they show up. Isumi even comments on Shiranui being a cute kitten, before he starts his evil plan.
* Would you believe this trope is used in ''Manga/BattleRoyale''? The island the students fight on seems to have a lot of kittens. Shuya and Noriko get a literal CatScare moment, a kitten is cruelly killed by a maddened student and there is a whole FlashBack sequence about one guy who took to his class a very young kitten. All those kittens are realistically drawn.
* In ''LightNovel/NyanKoi'', the main character Junpei, has been cursed to understand cats which he has an allergy to. To cure the curse (which will turn him into a cat over time), he has to grant 100 wishes to the cats he meets. Meanwhile, he's surrounded by a growing harem who likes cats.
* Even ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'' is cuter with kittens, until [[EvilAlbino Kaworu]] murders them with his bare hands.
* [[FairyCompanion Keroberos]] and his "EvilCounterpart" Spinel Sun in ''Manga/CardcaptorSakura'' are pretty darn cute in their power-conserving size. Kero's BigEater tendencies and love of sweets, and what happens to Spinel when he eats sugar, only add to the delight.
* Piro in ''VisualNovel/{{Kanon}}''. Nayuki [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CIZKNsaANU8 loves the little guy.]]
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ckJc2qazNkU Pa-pa-pa-pa]] [[Manga/HanamaruKindergarten Panda Neko!]] Hinagiku is also playing with a kitty in the eighth ending.
* Who can forget "Tama! [[SanchameNoTama Tama and Friends]]!"
* Episode 21 of ''Manga/MaisonIkkoku'', in which Godai has to look after a cat called Kyoko.
* Blair in ''Manga/SoulEater''. [[WorldOfBadass True to the series form]], she actually kicks a lot of ass as a magical kitten!
* Okay, [[Anime/YuGiOhGX Pharaoh]] was pretty amusing at times, but in all its seriousness ''[[Anime/YuGiOh5Ds 5Ds]]'' manages to [[http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v142/PDUTogepi/plzbeadoptingkitten.jpg top him.]]
* ''Anime/MyNeighborTotoro'' got a short film sequel, ''Mei and the Kittenbus'', that plays exclusively in the Studio Ghibli museum. And if anything on earth is cuter than a Catbus, it's a Kittenbus.
* ''Anime/KimbaTheWhiteLion''. [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin No points for guessing who the main character is.]]
* In Umibozu's case of ''Manga/CityHunter'' fame, it would rather be "Everything's ''Worse'' With Cute Kitten". He has a debilitating fear of cats, particularly if they're [[TastesLikeDiabetes adorably cute kittens]]. This is mainly used for HilarityEnsues purposes, but it also lead to a few serious scenes, such as, in one story, one of Umibozu's worst enemies knowing this weakness, and cornering him with it (but is ultimately [[BigDamnHeroes saved by Ryo]], [[MoodWhiplash who immediately after bursts]] [[CrowningMomentOfFunny into laughing at this scene]]).
* ''Manga/SetoNoHanayome'' has an entire revolve around a kitten. Merfolk regard cats as their natural enemies, so when Nagasumi picks up a stray kitten, he finds out he can weaponize it and reduce hardened gangsters to gibbering wrecks. Everybody else at his school is just awed at the cuteness.
* Early in ''Manga/YuYuHakusho'', Kuwabara is being blackmailed by a random thug who is holding his kitten hostage. That's right - the character who looks most like a normal street thug is a kitten lover.
* WHENEVER Sebastian from ''Manga/BlackButler'' finds a cat (cue Ciel calling him a ''neko-baka'', cat-obsessed idiot. Even if it's true when he sees one). Yes, cats are cute enough even to make demons gush over them.
* Bulma's father in ''Manga/DragonBall'' has a gigantic soft spot for animals, and takes in stray cats, dogs, and dinosaurs (yes, dinosaurs) and lets them have free roam of Capsule Corporation. His favorite is a small, black, seemingly never-aging cat that spends almost all of its time perched on his shoulder. The cat is named Tama in the Japanese version and Scratch in the American dub. One of the very few times it moves off his shoulder is to rest in Android 16's hand and nuzzle into it in ''Anime/DragonBallZ''. And that's not even getting into Yamcha's best friend Pu'ar, a sentient, floating shapeshifting cat; well, more of a cat-like thing, but still...
* A black cat named Amy in the opening of ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica''. Other than a drama CD, [[CoversAlwaysLie she doesn't exist anywhere else.]]
** [[http://wiki.puella-magi.net/Amy According to the PMMM wiki]], Gen Urobuchi admits that he was not aware of any cat and that he was surprised when he saw it at the storyboard of the OP. Amy was never part of the original storyline as she was fabricated by SHAFT for the OP of the Anime to mislead viewers and fans with a RedHerring. However, SHAFT approached Urobuchi for the Drama CD and asked him to include the cat in it, so Urobuchi accepted and she was included in the drama CD. [[spoiler: Amy is actually the reason why Madoka was a MagicalGirl in the third timeline; her wish to Kyuubey was to save the kitty's life when she was seriously injured.]]
* Yune of ''IkokuMeiroNoCroisee'' has a knack for finding cats wherever she goes, and she just can't... help... petting... them-- '''scuse me, gotta chase a cat!'' Even the ending theme and mid-episode transition cards feature her with cats.
* While not a kitten, Manga/{{Naruto}} gets help from an adorable cat named Ishi in completing the first step of the [[SphereOfDestruction Rasengan]].
* In ''Manga/GAGeijutsukaArtDesignClass'', a [[AlternateCharacterReading misreading]] of the word for "sketching" inspires Kisaragi to draw cats in her croquis book and on a pasteboard where a cat who's "looking for a girlfriend" has been drawn; she later finds the same pasteboard with a bunch of kittens on it.
* An episode of ''Manga/KOn'' has Azusa taking care of a little bitty kitten that actually belongs to Jun. Azusa is uncertain due to her inexperience, but relaxes for a bit after the kitten climbs into her lap and lies down there.
* ''Manga/{{Inuyasha}}'' has Kirara the two tailed demon cat. In her 'rest' form, she is an adorable little kitten.
* In ''Anime/ElHazardTheMagnificentWorld'', there's Ura the armor cat. Why does El-Hazard have an armored vest that happens to be a talking cat? Because he's ''adorable''.
* [[http://images3.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20111103145556/prettycure/images/9/9e/Ham_img01.jpg Hummy]] the mascot of ''SuitePrettyCure''.
* [[http://blog.japan-best.com/sites/default/files/image_directory/mod_article4323236_1.jpg The main characters from the anime and manga series]] [[NyanpiretheAnimation The Gothic World of Nyanpire]].
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[[folder:Card Games]]
* Even ''TabletopGame/YuGiOh'' isn't safe from kittens and their cuteness. Meet [[http://www.ygo-card.de/result_pic.php?htm_nr=CP05-EN015 Rescue Cat]], [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Catnipped_Kitty Catnipped Kitty]],[[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Cat%27s_Ear_Tribe Cat's Ear Tribe]] and [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Naturia_Extrio Naturia Extrio]]. The last one looks like a tiger kitten.
** [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Chrysalis_Pantail Chrysalis Pantail]]. It's a baby panther! In a shimmery, [[RealMenWearPink pink]] shell!
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[[folder:Comic Books]]
* {{Garfield}}: Nermal likes to boast that he's "the world's cutest kitten". To Garfield, [[TastesLikeDiabetes nauseatingly so.]]
* ''ComicBook/{{Hellboy}}'' agrees with this trope. (Take a look at the page image for AntiAntiChrist if you doubt it.)
* Ruffles the Rage Cat (known in canon as Dex-starr) uses this to his advantage by being a) aggressively adorable and b) adorably aggressive. Then he blows your head off with his [[Comicbook/GreenLantern Red Lantern]] powers. His [[StartOfDarkness tragic]] [[WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds backstory]] just makes him more desire-to-hug inducing.
* The (not so) pious Helene (a story by Creator/WilhelmBusch) has one. Though the trope gets subverted when [[http://gutenberg.spiegel.de/gutenb/wbusch/helene/bilder/helen703.gif her cat and]] [[http://gutenberg.spiegel.de/gutenb/wbusch/helene/bilder/helen705.gif another one (a tom)]] first [[http://gutenberg.spiegel.de/gutenb/wbusch/helene/bilder/helen704.gif kill Lene's canaries]] and then wreak havoc in the house.
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[[folder:Fan Works]]
* [[http://www.annkniggendorf.de/gr/timeline.html Ann-Kathrin Kniggendorf]] is well-known in ''[[WesternAnimation/AdventuresOfTheGalaxyRangers Galaxy Rangers]]'' fandom for her DarkFic. The main exception to this? A series of vignettes where [[TheLancer Gooseman]] adopts a kitten. (See "Possessor" under "Story Cycles")
* [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7208415/1/The_Adventures_of_James_Vega_and_Sergeant_Whiskers The Adventures of James Vega and Sergeant Whiskers,]] a ''Franchise/MassEffect'' story done as a takeoff of a forum meme postulating that Vega likely owns a cat.
* ''Fanfic/GameTheory'' has Vesta, an adorable eight week old kitten. [[spoiler:Although after Nanoha makes her a {{Familiar}}, she's a CatGirl or a PantheraAwesome much of the time.]]
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[[folder:Film]]
* In the in French comedy ''The Closet'' the hero's quasi-mentor figure owns an adorable kitten. [[spoiler:In fact, it was because the main character found said kitten on the terrace of his appartment that he had the chance to meet his gay neighbor which helps him.]]
* {{Subverted}} / {{Inverted}} depressingly in ''Literature/{{Trainspotting}}''. That's right, they subverted cute kittens.
* The section of ''WesternAnimation/AllegroNonTroppo'' set to Sibelius' ''Valse Trieste''. Watch [[http://vimeo.com/46791317 this]] without tearing up at least a little. Bet you can't. No other animal would have worked as well as the cat. Not even a puppy.
* ''TheAdventuresOfMiloAndOtis'' has this in spades double with PreciousPuppies.
* In universe example: Leo Spitz of ''[[TransformersFilmSeries Revenge of the Fallen]]'' started off his conspiracy website by selling kitten calendars. Later, Sam uses them as his MadnessMantra.
** "[[MemeticMutation KITTEN CALENDAR KITTEN CALENDAR KITTEN CALENDAR]]!"
* ''TheSecretOfKells'' has Pangur Ban, the white cat of Brother Aidan of Iona.
* Horribly, horribly subverted in ''Creator/TheBrothersGrimm''. The most infamous part in the movie is when a small, adorable white kitten is walking along the floor during an absurd scene where a woman is being threatened with a large, spinning blade. When the torturer sees the animal, he gets startled and (read at your own risk) [[spoiler:kicks it in the air, where we see it hit the blade and get chopped up into pieces as its flesh flies everywhere.]]
** CrossesTheLineTwice: [[spoiler:the evil General then takes the kitten's eye that's been splattered to his coat, and eats it like a rare delicacy - a TakeThat at French food?]]
** Similar horrible, horrible subversion in the sequel to ''Film/PetSematary'': at one point the evil, reanimated dog is shown in a kennel at a vet's office, growling at another kennel with three adorable tabby kittens in it. The kittens hiss back. Cut to the next morning, where we see an excited little girl being led into the room by her mom who tells her that she can pick whichever kitten she wants, [[spoiler:only to scream in horror at the sight of the dog's busted-open kennel and the kittens' busted-open kennel ''caked with blood and gray fur.'']]
* ''Film/{{Hellboy}}'''s film counterpart likes kittens even more than his comicbook version, keeping entire litters of kittens in his room. In the first film's CrowningMomentOfAwesome, he whups a baddie while ''simultaneously'' rescuing a basket of itty-bitty kitties.
* Invoked in the DVD commentary of ''ASeriesOfUnfortunateEvents'' where Daniel Handler, assuming his Lemony Snicket persona, spends most of the movie [[SnicketWarningLabel trying to convince viewers to watch something else]]:
--> You know what I really like? A basket of kittens. I think everyone watching this film should just go out and buy, or otherwise procure, a basket of kittens.
* Several kittens appear in ''Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers''. Strangely enough, Michael, who is known to kill dogs, completely ignores the kittens.
* Now who can forget Jonesy in ''Film/{{Alien}}''? Not even the xenomorph can resist thinking the cat is cute.
* ''Film/TheSpirit'' establishes that the main character likes cats, and The Octopus the villain pretends like cats and introduces us to a cute kitten, Muffin, "his favorite" who he then proceeds to... melt to death.
* In ''Film/LicenceToKill'', the Hemingway House where Film/JamesBond meets up with M has some kittens wondering about.
* When BruceLee fights ChuckNorris in the climactic battle in the Colosseum in ''WayOfTheDragon'', they are surrounded by adorable baby kittens.
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[[folder:Literature]]
* You (yes, that's her name), in the Literature/{{Discworld}} novel ''Discworld/{{Wintersmith}}'', even softens Granny Weatherwax. Slightly. Deny it though she may.
** Nanny Ogg's possibly demonic tom cat Greebo, on the other hand, found an encounter with her [[BewareTheNiceOnes somewhat disquieting, to say the least.]]
** Death, who is normally dispassionate about his job, has a soft spot for cats and gets really upset when he has to collect a bunch of kittens at once because someone drowned a sack of them in a rain barrel.
*** In ''Discworld/TheLastHero'', he also had a few things to say about Schrödinger's famous thought experiment.
** And then there's this exchange from ''Discworld/ThiefOfTime'', on a diorama of stuffed kittens.
---> '''Susan''': I wonder what happened when the man who did this met [[TheGrimReaper my grandfather]].
---> '''Lobsang''': Would he have met your grandfather?
---> '''Susan''': Oh, yes. And my grandfather is rather fond of cats.
* ''ASongOfIceAndFire'':
** One of the ways it's [[PetTheDog made clear]] that Tommen Baratheon isn't bad is that Tommen is given a trio of kittens, of whom he becomes very fond. This is in contrast to his older brother Joffrey, who was once told that a cat was pregnant with kittens, so he [[KickTheDog cut them out of her with a knife]]. And if you think that ''ASongOfIceAndFire'' could never be cute, just listen to the names Tommen picks: Ser Pounce, Lady Whiskers, and Boots. After four books full of endless betrayal and suffering, this is exactly what the audience needs.
** It is mentioned that Princess Rhaenys also had a black kitten; after her death it is implied that her kitten grew up to become a true Targaryen; it is the toughest, meanest old cat in the Red Keep. Martin has even basically confirmed [[http://www.westeros.org/Citadel/SSM/Entry/Jeyne_Poole_and_the_Black_Cat/ this]]
* In ''The Belgarion'' and ''TheMalloreon'' series by DavidEddings, Kal Zakath, the "evil" emperor of Mallorea, is foreshadowed as turning out to be a decent guy at heart by his affection for his striped tabby cat and her kittens. A RunningGag soon develops where 'Zakath is constantly trying to give the kittens away to people, as his cat keeps having so many of them.
* ''Literature/WarriorCats''. They manage to even make ''Tigerstar and Scourge'' look adorable when they're written/drawn as kittens.
** And of course, fan artists will always fall back on this trope when it comes to drawing chibis.
* In the ''Cat Who'' series of books by Lillian Jackson Brown. There is a cast of several Kitties, but the main stars are the Psychic cat Koko, and his partner Yum Yum.
* In T.S. Elliot's "Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats" and the musical based off of it called ''{{Cats}}'', there's a couple dozen, and a subversion: Grizabella, the Glamour Cat, is now quite old and ugly.
* In ''Literature/KafkaOnTheShore'', [[AxCrazy Johnnie Walker]] murders cats and saws off their heads, cutting out their "cute little hearts" and EATING them.
* Subverted by Umbridge in ''Literature/HarryPotter''. Just because she likes (moving!) pics of kittens, this doesn't mean she's one of the [[TyrantTakesTheHelm good ones]].
* In ''Whispering Nickel Idols'', Garrett acquires a bucketful of kittens whose very presence seems to radiate feelings of happiness, contentment, and party-time good cheer. It turns out that they're [[spoiler: disguised lesser avatars of a goddess of merriment and the night]].
* Subverted by the kitten trees in ''[[Literature/VorkosiganSaga Cetaganda]]''.
* Creator/HPLovecraft loved cats; most of his bizarre dream based stories featured magical cats that lived on the moon and were generally very helpful. He also wrote an essay on why cats are better than dogs. [[http://www.psy-q.ch/lovecraft/html/catsdogs.htm here]].
** Only one of his stories features the helpful moon-cats. Another features the same cats in a creepier context, where they eat a couple of cat-haters to the bone for revenge of killing a kitten.
* In ''Literature/TheWitchOfBlackbirdPond'', Hannah's cure for sad children is blueberry cake and a kitten. It never fails.
* There is an entire subgenre of mystery books called the "cozy mystery" in which the protagonists have a pet cat that helps them solving the murder that happens.
* [[DichterUndDenker German philosopher]] Oswald Spengler wrote in ''Literature/TheDeclineOfTheWest'' this: "A peacock is indubitably speaking when he spreads his tail, but a kitten playing with a cotton-reel also speaks to us, unconsciously, through the quaint charm of its movements." Even cultural pessimists think everything's cuter with kittens!
* ''Literature/LettersBackToAncientChina'' has the narrator/protagonist often talking about his Shiao-shiao and how misses her.
* In the ''Literature/RainbowMagic'' series, Kirsty has a kitten named Pearl.
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[[folder:Live Action TV]]
* In an episode of ''Series/{{Scrubs}}'', after the guest star psychiatrist told JD about "Takotsubo cardiomyopathy" (broken heart syndrome), where the heart muscle weakens due to emotional stress, JD wonders how he's supposed to treat emotions. Cue an ImagineSpot where he dumps a box of kittens over a patient having a heart attack ("Get the kittens! Stat!") and then [[YesButWhatDoesItDo lists the possible side-effects of kittens]]. Namely, allergies, tiny scratches, and erectile dysfunction.
** Just to make you go "Awwww!", here's a [http://youtu.be/Z2XJx3mpDU8 link]].
* ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'': [[AllWitchesHaveCats Willow and Tara]] decide to get themselves a kitten. Not as a {{familiar}}, but just so they can make it do cute things like playing with string.
-->'''Willow:''' I keep thinking, okay, that's the cutest thing ever, and then she does something cuter and completely resets the whole scale.
* Earlier on in their run, ''Series/XPlay'' sometimes [[RelaxOVision censored scenes of horribly gory, mangling violence with poorly cropped photos of kittens]].
* Not even the Doctor is immune to the power of kittens, as the ''Series/DoctorWho'' episode "Gridlock" shows.
* In ''Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers'' season three, P.C. -- short for Park Cat -- who was actually [[PunnyName Kat]] under Rita's spell to spy on the Rangers.
* ''Series/VRTroopers'' had one episode where Ryan Steel and J.B Reese rescue a kitten from a tree. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B1P4LBh9tG0 a very cute kitten.]]
* Extremely subverted in ''Hyperspace'', where anyone who is sentenced to their equivalent of rehab gets put in a room where all they see is kittens, and a voice saying stuff like, "Look at the kitten. The kitten obeys authority. The kitten is happy. Be like the happy kitten. Obey authority and be like the kitten." Everyone who goes in comes out brainwashed, although it does appear to wear off, otherwise the entire show would be full of people wandering around singing silently.
** ''Cats'' obeying authority? Definitely science fiction!
** Well, the command may be "Be cute!"
* On ''Series/TheColbertReport'' of March 5, 2009, Creator/StephenColbert discussed the imploding U.S. economy with CNBC analyst Jim Cramer while videos of kittens and puppies played in the background. [[SchmuckBait Well, I sure feel better about the economy!]]
** Don't forget the incident of BlackComedy in the form of Colbert challenging a guest to debate him on the subject of throwing kittens in a wood chipper.
** In the 21-February-2012 episode, he challenged a fake anti-Colbert TV ad's claim that he doesn't kittens by holding a kitten in each hand. "I love these two little kittens," he said, "And I will continue to do so until the moment they become cats."
* ''Series/{{House}}'': Death Cat. How can something so cute be an omen of your doom?
** BasedOnATrueStory of a cat in a nursing home that predicted the deaths of residents. See [[http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/19959718/?GT1=10150 article about Oscar]].
* An episode of ''TopGear'' has Jeremy discussing the finer points of twin turbocharged engines, but before he launches into his explanation, he remarks that some people in the audience tend to find such explanations boring, "so here's some soft little kittens for you to look at." The screen splits halfway between Clarkson and a mound of cuddly little kittens.
* In the "Charlie" episode of ''TheMightyBoosh'', Naboo advises Howard to look at a picture of kittens in a barrel to soothe himself whenever he feels himself getting too angry. The kittens in a barrel reappear during the end credits of the episode, apparently entirely for the viewer's benefit.
* ''Series/TheDailyShow'', during the healthcare debate, had the great toss-up between healthcare and a video of kittens playing in an empty tissue box.
-->'''Jon Stewart''': Healthcare is today's hot-button issue, but... how did the kitten get in the box?
** Stewart tried using pictures of cute kittens as a form of BrainBleach on the segment about [[http://www.thedailyshow.com/watch/wed-april-7-2010/pope-opera cover-ups of child molestation in the Catholic Church]]. They didn't take.
** Not even [[http://www.thedailyshow.com/watch/thu-december-1-2011/america-s-next-tarp-model Professor Butterscotch]] can keep John from losing it over the bank bailouts.
* Conan O'Brien-hosted ''Series/TheTonightShow'' puts puppies and this trope together and gives us [[http://www.hulu.com/watch/92561/the-tonight-show-with-conan-obrien-puppies-dressed-as-cats Puppies Dressed As Cats!]] (Note: link is from Hulu and may not work in all regions. Sorry.)
* ''Series/TheCloser'' provides a possibly deliberate example in introducing Joel, Brenda's new kitten, given that the case the episode revolves around is particularly draining emotionally.
* Orange Kitten and Periwinkle of ''WesternAnimation/BluesClues'' are of the TalkingAnimal variety.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gm6x91utqJo Mimsie]], the adorable kitten in the MTM Enterprises VanityPlate.
** And if the [[http://home.vicnet.net.au/~kwgow/crossovers.html Jimmie Westphall Snow Globe]] didn't piss off the audience in the final episode of ''StElsewhere'', [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fce6tlwwjQo the end credits certainly did]]. Ironically, the poor kitty really did pass away the same year.
* ''AnimalPlanet'' uses footage of kittens at play as the "half-time show" for its annual ''Series/PuppyBowl''.
* Data's cat, Spot, in ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration''. Possible subversion swinging back towards a straight play when Barclay's Protomorphosis Syndrome causes her to de-evolve into an iguana and then have a litter of perfectly normal kittens.
* Creator/CraigFerguson's version of ''TheLateLateShow'' always ends with the feature "What did we learn on the show tonight, Craig?", which is introduced with an animated kitten.
* ''Series/RedDwarf'' starts when Lister doesn't want to give up on his cat.
** In an alternate universe, Kochanski discovered Lister's kitten when he smuggled it on board, and its [[PuppyDogEyes Kitten Eyes]] convinced her not to disintegrate it.
* ''Operation Kitten Calender'' on VH1 was an extreme example of this trope. It's basically a spot on parody of ''TheApprentice'' except people are competing to make the best kitten calender, not work for Donald Trump.
* ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'': Crow had a tendency to exclaim "Kitties!" with delight whenever a kitten showed up in a movie...or any kind of cat...or, well, pretty much any animal at all, especially if it happened to be deadly.
* Even KeithOlbermann is not immune. The "sanity break" at the middle of his show often had one or more adorable kitten videos. Keith would occasionally interrupt himself to squee "Ooo, a kitty!" Unfortunately, he's allergic to cats.
* ''TheChasersWarOnEverything: The Hamster Wheel'''s "UsefulNotes/AustralianPolitics, as told through Website/YouTube videos of cats" segments play on this.
* German TV station hr3 used to play [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qXmFDRwEpv0 segments of this video]] during programme breaks. Probably the only case in history where you were annoyed at the break ending.
* Comedians Hale&Pace can't resist to [[IfYoureSoEvilEatThisKitten play]] with this trope. Enter Hale with some really, REALLY cute kitten on his shoulder. Cue to Pace revealing a big [[HilarityEnsues microwave]]...How will THAT end? [[spoiler: After much talk and zig-zagging, they finally open the microwave to reveal an already microwaved cat. Plastic, of course.]] (Note: This gave them instant infamousness to the point that even the Other Wiki mentions the sketch.)
* There's a show on Animal Planet called ''Too Cute! Kittens'' that looks at litters of various cat breeds from birth to a few months old.
* ''Series/DocMartin'': Even the AllDevouringBlackHoleLoanSharks love cute kittens, they keep one in their van.
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[[folder:Magazines]]
* [[http://i.huffpost.com/gen/1406976/thumbs/o-PRIVATE-EYE-570.jpg?6 An October front cover]] of the PrivateEye was entitled the "Press Regulation Special" showed four kittens singing praises of politicians and [[TakeThat Hugh Grant's new film]].
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[[folder:Music]]
* In the song ''Wretch'' by the Canadian band Protest The Hero, there is meowing at 3:31.
* "Jakdo" by pinknruby has purring most of the way through. The band made a stop-motion animation of the first 30 seconds featuring the sleeping cat and some scrunched up paper: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gyY9Y7XUCRU
* There is also FatboySlim's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xgk9ouBuj-4 music video to his conversion of The Joker]], which shows only kittens doing cute things.
* "Black Cat" by Music/GentleGiant has the band making various cat meows with guitars and violins.
** On that same note, {{Queen}} did a song called "Delilah", which Freddie Mercury wrote about his favourite cat. It includes a guitar solo filtered to sound like mewing.
* Subverted by Presidents of the United States of America's song "Kitty." After a few verses of petting the kitty,[[spoiler: it scratches]].
---> "[[PrecisionFStrike Fuck you]] kitty, you're gonna spend the night OUTSIDE!"
* The song [[http://thefump.com/fump.php?id=1653 "Kittens for Sale"]] by TV's Kyle goes on at length about the cuteness of kittens.
* Music/{{Mew}} is a name of a band.
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[[folder:Standup Comedy]]
* Averted by, of course, GeorgeCarlin:
--> You attack a baby, he cries. Attack a puppy, he cowers. Attack a kitten, he fights! ''One day old'' and he's lookin' for some shit!
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[[folder:Tabletop Games]]
* Swords and Scorcery Creature Collection - Moon cats. Magical kitties that appear after moonrise. Those who encounter them get good luck afterwards. Although sought by mages believing them to hold access to powerful magical energy, there are no known instances of them being captured. The rare times a moon cat has been caught, it vanished by sunrise.
* In ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'', The World Eaters, despite being [[BloodKnight blood knights]] in the service of Khorne, are quite fond of khittens.
** It's something of a RunningGag among the fandom that the World Eaters are less psychotic in their downtime. [[MemeticMutation And that Kharn is a hell of a guy.]]
** A fanwiki for it, Lexicanum, [[http://wh40k.lexicanum.com/wiki/Cat has an entry for cats in the fourth-first millenium]]. An example is an Astrophat's pet cat, who is described as being killed along with the entire planet's population after the planet it lived on was hit by [[EarthShatteringKaboom Exterminatus]].
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[[folder:Video Games]]
* ''FragileDreams'' relies heavily on this. Not only can you feed and play with stray cats, but there are three mandatory quests that involve Seto following or befriending a cat. Part of Ren's motif is her strong friendship with the cats. Cats are arguably the one thing in FragileDreams that is ''happy'', put there to cheer the player up.
* In ''[[VideoGame/TheSims My Sims]]'', the cat statue ground flair adds 3% to a building's cuteness.
** In ''The Sims 3'', a Sim who uses the "Awwww" interaction on a kitten will receive the +10 moodlet "Kittens!" for one Sim hour. A cat that had just given birth to a litter of kittens will give herself and her family the +80 moodlet "New Kittens" for one Sim day.
* ''VideoGame/WarioWare: Smooth Moves'' has ''disco dancing kitties'' in Jimmy T's stage.
* In ''VideoGame/ChronoTrigger'', the main character has a cat, and he can win more kitties at the fair (as well as a supply of food!). [[spoiler:Later on, we learn Magus used to have a cat named Alfador...and if you have Magus in your active party and go where the cat is, he'll follow his owner around the area! Aww...]]
** Cats are pretty much a running gag in the game. [[spoiler: When you fight Ozzie as part of Magus' sidequest, you hit a switch and fall down a pit. After heading back, everyone prepares for battle, then stops and they all watch as a cat randomly wanders in and presses the switch that kills Ozzie, then leaves.]][[spoiler: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zFrWhc5mmrc link.]] ]]
* There are plenty of stray cats to feed and befriend in ''VideoGame/{{Persona 3}}''. One of Elizabeth's Requests is to feed one in particular. When you do feed it, it comes back looking larger and healthier.
** ''VideoGame/{{Persona 4}}'' has them too, including one you can spend time playing with to increase a social stat.
* ''VideoGame/{{Okami}}'' also provides lots and lots of cats to feed in the game's strangely endearing "Animal Feeding" mini-quests. The game went as far as to reinstate the Cat as a Chinese Zodiac constellation, and this Brush God gets along quite well with Amaterasu despite the latter being a canine.
* Even [[VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft Kel'Thuzad]] has [[MoralityPet a cat]]. And he gets [[BigNo angry]] if [[VideoGameCrueltyPotential it's killed]] (however, rumors about doing so making him harder to kill or altering the RandomlyDrops have been proven false).
** On the other hand, an undead questgiver has nothing better to do with her kitty than using it as a guinea pig for experiments with demonic substances.
** With pet battles, now there are many different cats to collect as vanity pets, including Kel'Thuzad's cat, Mr. Bigglesworth, now a reward if you collect certian pets that drop from older raids. Unlike most cats in the game, he's classified as undead and has ice attacks.
* There are quite a few cats in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess'', who always come up and greet Link (be he human or wolf) with a 'Mew!'. You can even cuddle them! In the Hidden Village you can even play a game where you have go talk to them all, and one of the responses you can get if you talk to cat which you've already talked to is "We're already friends, meow!". Awww.
** Telma's cat is a very plot important kitty.
*** Remlits from ''TheLegendOfZeldaSkywardSword'' also count, but only during the day. [[CatsAreMean At night...]]
* Dwarves in ''VideoGame/DwarfFortress'' are susceptible to this trope, often adopting the fort's ludicrous supply of cats. This can be very bad for your framerate. The main developer, Toady One, has his own feline companion, [[http://dwarf.lendemaindeveille.com/index.php/Scamps Scamps]], and the update log often includes lines such as "Scamps fell asleep on my shoulder like a very tired parrot today." Awwwwwwww...
** Potentially a subversion. There is [[http://df.magmawiki.com/index.php/Catsplosion an ongoing investigation within the wiki]] regarding the elven-brewed feline insurgency dedicated to death and destruction (of frame-rates) through such nefarious means as "Cuddly-Wuddly Syndrome" (CWS) and [[DisasterDominoes the subsequent tantrum spirals that emerge from killing a cat]].
* In ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaOrderOfEcclesia'', there are cats hiding in some areas. Upon picking a cat up, it will go back to the village. Normally you can't do anything with them (aside from [[VideogameCrueltyPotential hitting them to make them freak out]]), but if you have a particular glyph, you can transform into a CatGirl and talk to them to get some hints. Also, the cats are all [[ThemeNaming named after various ingredients]] (like Soybean, Flour and Tofu), which makes them all the more cuter. Holding the stylus on the screen while one of the cats is present will cause a toy mouse to appear, allowing you to tease the cats with it and make them jump after it.
* [[CatGirl Chen]] from ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'' is sometimes depicted in fanart as having cat subordinates. And her animal form, as part of her [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nekomata nekomata]] shtick, is a two-tailed cat.
** She canonically ''tries'' to have cat subordinates. They don't listen to her and only hang around because she feeds them.
** GENTLEMEN... be''hold''... [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ui1s2oqHv7k Chen is sleeping]].
* ''NoMoreHeroes'' -- Jeane the cat, the closest thing to family our homicidal hero Travis has in Santa Destroy. The player can interact and play with her by selecting the "Jeane" option in Travis' living room. There is absolutely nothing gained by doing this. Try to stop yourself doing it every time you're in the room.
** Jeane returns in the sequel, much chubbier. A major sidequest is to bring her back down to [[CutenessProximity brainshattering cuteness]], which also nets a nice extra.
*** But chubby Jeane was already brainshatteringly cute!
** One of the jobs in the first game has Travis wondering around picking up runaway cats.
* The Game Boy ''VideoGame/MegaManV'' introduced players to Tango, a cute, green robotic cat that meowed endearingly when summoned--and then [[BadassAdorable sprouted spikes and rolled menacingly into enemies]]!
** ''VideoGame/MushroomKingdomFusion'' brought him back as one of Roll's weapons.
* ''VideoGame/MarioAndLuigiBowsersInsideStory'' has a CollectionSidequest in which Bowser collects Blitties, kittens made out of coin blocks by sucking them out of an enemy. Collecting all of them grants him his ultimate attack: The [[AngryGuardDog Broggy]] Bonker, which if performed perfectly will have [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome Broggy lead the blitties in a blitzkrieg against the foe]].
** ''VideoGame/SuperMario3DWorld'' features cat-based outfits for Mario and co.
* ''VideoGame/MonsterHunter'': Your character can interact with the simply adorable [[http://monsterhunter.wikia.com/wiki/Felyne Felyne]], a race of cat people. Keeping one as a partner has beneficial effects such as decreasing damage taken, enhancing the benefits of food consumed, reducing field tool breakage, affecting the size of your bombs, improve cooking results, negating the intimidation effects of some monsters, and much more. But watch out for the [[http://monsterhunter.neoseeker.com/wiki/Melynx Melynx]]; behind their cuddly appearance lies master thieves and pickpockets.
* You can easily buy kitten 'companions' (pets) in ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'', provided you have enough gold.
* During one ''RuneScape'' quest, [[RelaxOVision certain gruesome scenes (such as a brain transplant) are censored with animations of kittens performing adorable actions such as playing with yarn or wearing pirate outfits]].
* Oh so subverted in ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins'' "The Stone Prisoner" DLC. Kitties aren't nearly as cute [[spoiler: when possessed by demons]].
** Played straight in ''[[VideoGame/DragonAgeOriginsAwakening Awakening]]''. You can give Anders a cute little kitten that he will immediately gush over, naming it "Ser Pounce-a-lot". Anders' love of cats has a tragically hilarious backstory: [[spoiler: the only fond memories he had of his time in the Circle Tower were the times he played with a cat that lived in the Tower named Mr. Wiggums. Sadly, Mr. Wiggums somehow became possessed by a Rage Demon and had to be put down -- but not before Mr. Wiggums ''killed three Templars by himself''.]] Also, sadly Anders had to give up Ser Pounce-A-Lot after he nearly gotten him killed during an expedition to the Deep Roads (though he still has a deep love for cats).
** Can't forget that in vanilla ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins'' Leliana and Sten have a conversation about Leliana catching the 'fierce Qunari warrior' playing with a kitten. Sten of course justifies it as 'training'. (As in, giving 'warrior training' ''to the cat''. No one believes it for an instant.)
* Subverted with ''Sukeban Shachou Rena'' for Wii, which, despite being based around a premise of cat love, ended up being the [[http://www.destructoid.com/insane-cat-game-becomes-worst-selling-wii-title-ever-153921.phtml worst-selling Wii game]] at 100 copies sold.
* One of the new [[{{DS}} 3DS]] games coming out is ''{{Nintendogs}}''. Plus cats. Really, the name is "Nintendogs Plus Cats".
* ''CatPlanet'' [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin of course!]]
* Several kitties in the ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' series, though getting into the evolutions will take too long. Meowth, Glameow, Purrloin, Espurr and especially Skitty are the proper kitten Mons.
* The resident {{Kindhearted Cat Lover}}s of ''[[TokimekiMemorial Tokimeki Memorial 2]]'', [[BornUnlucky Miyuki Kotobuki]] and [[BrokenBird Kaori Yae]], have positively adorable scenes revolving around cats: you can see in Childhood Mode a young Miyuki with her kitten Mii-chan in the front pocket of her dungarees, playing with her; and Kaori has a post-[[HesBack She's Back]] scene where she finds and happily plays with a kitten, serving as a CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming. In addition, Kaori has a beautiful ImageSong named "Tsukiyo no Koneko" ("Moonlight Kitten").
* [[TokenMiniMoe Laury Callwell]], the TastesLikeDiabetes character of ''VideoGame/MitsumeteKnight'', gets a few scenes where she finds three cute kittens abandoned, adopts them, and later lose them, leading to the protagonist helping her to search for them. The latter scene also draw to this trope the tough as nails [[OreOnna Gene Petromolla]] and [[spoiler: [[PetRat Sam Burston]]]], revealing them as adorable {{Kindhearted Cat Lover}}s.
* While Kintaro from ''VideoGame/MortalKombat'' would normally be classified as PantheraAwesome, if you manage to pull off a Babality on him in ''VideoGame/MortalKombat9'', you wind up turning him into a cute kitten version of himself, complete with kittenish mewling and purring and him drinking from a saucer of milk.
* The musk cats from the ''PhantasyStar'' series, anyone? They're cute kittens that talk! In the first game, one is even a playable character!
* In ''ShadowOfDestiny'', doing an extra side quest can result in the library being filled with cute cats. [[spoiler: You just go back into the past and give the little girl there a kitten. Back to the future, and bam. The place is filled with it's descendants.]]
* A number of heart areas in ''GuildWars2'' have kittens about, notably at the Snow Leopard shrine in the norn starting area. You can progress these areas by killing enemies, helping the priests... or playing with the kittens.
* ''VideoGame/{{Minecraft}}'' has kittens made of blocks and they are ''still'' adorable. They are also one of the game's only defenses against the kamikaze [[DemonicSpider creepers]] which won't go within 16 metres of one.
* The ''VideoGame/FreeSpace2'' GameMod ''VideoGame/BluePlanet'' has a bit where the "Meditation Widget" in Noemi's computer displays an adorable animated kitten picture, after [[WhamEpisode the mission where the GTVA attacks]] [[spoiler:Earth]].
* Kitten Helpers, Workers, Engineers, and Overseers are all upgrades you can purchase in ''VideoGame/CookieClicker''. Their effectiveness increases as you accumulate more milk[[note]]Itself earned by unlocking achievements[[/note]]. Notable for being among the few things you can do that doesn't [[BlackComedy make the world a significantly worse place]].
* The ''VideoGame/PuyoPuyo'' series has a pair of cute twin Siamese cats named Cait Sith.
* ''[[VideoGame/{{Parodius}} Jikkyou Oshaberi Parodius]]'' has Mike and Ran, flying cats that shoot balls of yarn. Mike's "force field" power is hiding under various furniture, and Ran's shield is a paper bag.
* In TrueLoveJunaiMonogatari, under certain circumstances the PlayerCharacter might find one during a rainy day. if he does, he can keep it hidden in his apartment or not. [[spoiler: She's actually a CatGirl... sort-of.]]
* In ''[[VideoGame/{{Something}} Something Else]]'', Cat Beach has Luigi collecting 75 kittens for a cat before he allows Luigi to move onto the next level. The cat even does a cute smile at Luigi when Luigi completes this task.
* ''VideoGame/TomodachiLife'' has the Rent-A-Cat Coupon level-up gift, which allows the Mii possessing it to play with a kitten, whether by themselves or with their friends.
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[[folder:Web Comics]]
* Random kitties go [[http://rufftoon.deviantart.com/art/Avatar-Finale-6-5-Epilogue-46688187 here.]]
* ''Webcomic/BittersweetCandyBowl'', being a comic about anthropomorphic cats (and dogs!) has Molly, Abbey's cheerful younger sister. Fanart of hypothetical offspring is also a fan favorite, and the [[http://www.bittersweetcandybowl.com/candybooru/post/view/6181?search=Taeshi_%28Artist%29 author herself sometimes gets into it.]]
* Mike is killed and one of their own is missing. What will make the ''Webcomic/CollegeRoomiesFromHell's'' day better? [[http://crfh.net/d/20080416.html This.]]
* ''Webcomic/CommanderKitty'' has Fluffy, an adorable CloudCuckoolander kitten. [[http://www.commanderkitty.com/2009/12/06/mittens-has-a-cunning-plan/ Just]] [[http://www.commanderkitty.com/2010/01/03/carry-on-fluffy/ look]] [[http://www.commanderkitty.com/2010/05/16/spaceouts/ at]] [[http://www.commanderkitty.com/2010/10/24/press-any-button/ her]] [[http://www.commanderkitty.com/2011/02/13/desperate-times/ go]].
* [[http://www.tnemrot.com/?p=244 Brittany]] from ''DomainTnemrot''. Also, [[http://www.tnemrot.com/?p=243 her owner]].
* Nastily subverted in {{Drowtales}}. Kel'Noz gives little Ariel a kitten - which then gets sick while Ariel is locked in a room for a week with it, and Ariel's abusive older sister Syphile, disgusted, [[KickTheDog kills the kitten in front of her]].
* [[http://plusev.keenspot.com/d/20061101.html Dolly]] in ''Webcomic/PlusEV''.
* Marshmallow Cat, from ''{{Girly}}'', is genetically modified to be the world's most perfect cat. [[spoiler:She gets pregnant with the scary black cat and has tons of [[RidiculouslyCuteCritter ridiculously cute kittens]].]]
* [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20041011 Krosp]] from ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'' isn't cute exactly, but he's very good for Agatha.
* Gus, in ''Webcomic/{{Loserz}}''. [[http://the-qlc.com/loserz/go/408 Jodie is reduced to nigh incomprehensibility in the face of his sheer adorableness]]
* ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'': Mr. Scruffy. In a stick figure comic, his presence never fails to add a sense of levity to the scene. Even when he's disembowelling minor human characters. (A joke about a notorious quirk in the TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons game rules.)
* When the mad scientist of ''{{Narbonic}}'' has her superintelligent gerbils begin their [[GenreSavvy inevitable]] rebellion against their creator, she sends in a cute kitten named [[http://www.webcomicsnation.com/shaenongarrity/narbonic/series.php?view=archive&chapter=9818 Sir Pounce]]. The gerbils' human intelligence causes them to [[CutenessProximity coo and aww]] over the kitten even as he eats them one by one. After his death, Sir Pounce is spotted in Hell.
-->"You can't sentence Sir Pounce to eternal torment!"
-->"It was an evil kitten. We can't give leniency for cuteness."
* ''NipAndTuck'' [[http://www.rhjunior.com/NT/00057.html While they are inconvenient in many ways, they are easier to wake up to than a DJ.]]
* ''Webcomic/PapiNyang'' is all about cats and that gives us Socks, the newborn who is adorable once they start walking and talking.
* ''Webcomic/PennyArcade'':
** "[[http://www.penny-arcade.com/comic/2007/09/07/ And every twenty minutes, a kitten comes out!]]", [[http://www.penny-arcade.com/comic/2007/9/10/ though that turned out to be too much of a cute thing]].
** More recently, the comic pondered the unintended consequences of sending a kitten to college. [[http://www.penny-arcade.com/comic/2009/3/27/ The other students would never accept him. He would always be an outcast.]]
* ''Webcomic/ProblemSleuth'':
** [[http://www.mspaintadventures.com/extras/ps000032.html Pose with a little white cat because]] SHIT JUST GOT CUTE.
** Another MSPA example, this time actually in canon and from ''Homestuck'': [[http://images.wikia.com/mspaintadventures/images/b/b3/Mutie.png Vodka "Mutie" Mutini]]/Dr. Meowgon Spengler
* The Evil from ''Webcomic/SluggyFreelance'' alternate between this and CatsAreMean. Give them their daily milk, and they're [[http://www.sluggy.com/daily.php?date=021123 the cutest little things around]]. Don't give them their milk, and they'll shred you into tiny little gory pieces.
* {{Cat Nine}} of course, which can turn into other animals or {{cat girl}} too.
* ''Squid Row'': [[http://squidrowcomics.com/?p=1442 A good reason to take in a cat: it's really a kitten!]]
* In ''Webcomic/StickyDillyBuns'', The irascible Ruby acquires a kitten whose cuteness (arguably mostly an InformedAttribute) serves to relieve her HairTriggerTemper; see, for example, [[http://www.stickydillybuns.com/strips-sdb/pet_the_kitty the scene where he's introduced to Amber (who names him "Minow").]]
* [[http://www.interversecomics.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=category&layout=feat&id=13&Itemid=36&limitstart=35 Here]], in ''Supa Bigu Man''.
* ''Webcomic/WapsiSquare'': Selenium, the kitten that acquires Amanda.
* ''Webcomic/WoodenRose'' [[http://www.woodenrosecomic.com/comic/chapter2/50.html Oh, aren't they darling?]]
* As usual, ''Webcomic/{{xkcd}}'' [[http://xkcd.com/231/ says it all]].
* In ''{{Rhapsodies}}'' Goblin, Lysistrata's store cat, [[http://rhapsodies.wpmorse.com/comic/08182009/ exploits]] [[http://rhapsodies.wpmorse.com/comic/03042010/ this]] [[http://rhapsodies.wpmorse.com/comic/04212010/ for]] [[http://rhapsodies.wpmorse.com/comic/09202010/ all]] [[http://rhapsodies.wpmorse.com/comic/05112012/ it's]][[http://rhapsodies.wpmorse.com/comic/08232012/ worth.]]
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[[folder:Web Original]]
* [[MemeticMutation "Every time you masturbate, God kills a kitten!"]]
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qit3ALTelOo "He's the meanest little kitty so we named him Sparta."]]
** Don't forget [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=74P0ApB955o&feature=channel_page Loki!]]
* The ''Hey! Answerman'' column on ''Website/AnimeNewsNetwork'' has a "Flake of the Week" section where Answerman responds to a stupid e-mail sent to him with a cute baby animal picture. This used to be of kittens only, but now is more varied.
* Probably one of the reasons {{Lolcats}} is so popular.
** We haz our own [[http://www.lolcatbible.com bible]] nao.
* [[SubvertedTrope Subverted]] by the fan encyclopedic wiki of ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}}'' and ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'', Lexicanum - the mentions of the species of [[http://wh40k.lexicanum.com/wiki/Cat cats]] existing in TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}} in its article is promptly followed up with the mentions of a pet cat of an astropath, who was apparently killed by the [[Film/ApocalypseNow Exterminatus]] of the planet it was on. GrimDark.
* Several pictures on [[http://www.cuteoverload.com/ Cute Overload]] are this.
** To say nothing of kitten-only websites such as [[http://www.dailykitten.com/ The Daily Kitten]], ''[[http://thedailykitten.com The]]'' [[http://thedailykitten.com Daily Kitten]], [[http://kittenwar.com/ Kittenwar]], and [[http://www.theittybittykittycommittee.com/ Itty Bitty Kitty Committee]].
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=49jKeGyUCJE He's a cat (meow) flushing the toilet!]]
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fehctD7dypI Cat! I'm a kitty cat! And I dance dance dance! And I dance, dance, dance!]]
* [[TheSagaOfTuck Tuck]] was pretty much the only one in his family not to be smitten by Cheddar Underfoot, mainly because cats are yet one more thing the he's allergic to. Unfortunately for him, given just [[KickTheDog was being done to the kitten]] when Brian saved it's life in the first place, there wasn't any way that the cat was going to go.
* The [[http://scp-wiki.wikidot.com/scp-2558-j pufferkittens]], classified as Euclid owing to their ability to generate enough '''''d'awww''''' to disrupt normal staff activities.
* [[http://www.sankakucomplex.com/2009/02/15/ume-neko-moe-assassin/ Ume: Neko Moe Assassin]] is a series of videos of a little kitten doing what he does best, which is... well, [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin being cute]]. Being very very cute.
* WebVideo/TheAngryVideoGameNerd has an adorable "death kitty" named Boo that he unleashes on some of the games he's reviewed.
** He also has another cat, Yeti, who he playfully sicced on Doug Walker [[http://www.thatguywiththeglasses.com/videolinks/thatguywiththeglasses/nostalgia-critic/4042-the-making-of-the-final-battle before they filmed their final battle.]] "NO, NOT THE KITTEN!"
* On /b/, every Saturday is "Caturday" and there will be at least one thread involving pictures of cats.
** In fact, cats serve as /b/'s {{Morality Pet}}s. They absolutely ''hate'' those who abuse kittens, as seen by their efforts to bring Kenny Glenn and Cheyenne Cherry, who did just that ForTheEvulz, to justice.
* I've heard of cats perched on shoulders, but I've never heard of cats perched on heads. This cat is so comfortable it doesn't mind using his owner's head as a blanket while she rinses and flosses her teeth. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ExZ0i04pSeY He's a cat AND a hat!]]
** [[http://www.buzzfeed.com/peggy/40-cat-hats Here are another forty cats that think they are hats]].
* New [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Je1leMpnNa4&feature=related Earthenware Pot Kittens]] coming to a market near you!
* Every Friday night on Creator/CartoonNetwork, they would have a short skit called "Whiskers, the kitten that can name fruit" which was exactly what it says on the tin. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bRwtt85A67c Here's a collection]] of all the fruits said by the kitten.
* And then there is the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Bmhjf0rKe8 "Surprised Kitty"]] that has actually been featured in the French Yahoo page because it is so cute it would put you in a good mood for the day.
** There's also [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bW-rlvROfqw&feature=related this one]] and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e2i1eprUnAs&NR=1 this one]]
* The self-explanatory Youtube video [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eALrmZCHwlU "Adorable Kitty"]]. WARNING! The following video contains lethal levels of cuteness and should be watched with extreme caution!!
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B1s68gnXe3Y "Little Kittens"]] is all over this trope. "These cats are the only thing between me and suicide!"
* Tiny white kitten: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vb-oJ5-OreA "Dis bowl is mine! No hooman, this is MY food."]] Someone needs to share with the other kitties...
* [[http://cuteboyswithcats.tumblr.com Cute Boys With Cats]] and [[http://cutegirlswithcats.tumblr.com Cute Girls With Cats]].
** There's even [[http://punxwithkittens.tumblr.com/ Punx With Kittens!]]
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch#!v=muLIPWjks_M Ninja cat comes closer while not moving]].
* ''Cracked.com'' finds kittens can offset [[http://www.cracked.com/article_15767_third-reich-to-fortune-500-five-popular-brands-nazis-gave-us.html some of the evil]] of [[ThoseWackyNazis the Third Reich]].
* [[WebVideo/AtopTheFourthWall So here's a cute kitten instead!]]
* He's not technically a kitten, but he's still [[http://sisinmaru.blog17.fc2.com/ Maru!]]
** If Maru doesn't qualify, his new roommate [[http://sisinmaru.blog17.fc2.com/blog-entry-1489.html Hana]] definitely does.
* Prepare to have your mind holes blown [[JamProject by]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PxcvDakqjmo SKILLCAT]] and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MrIVU4hbz9w GONGCAT]]
* From ''ASDFMovie[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tKB4h9gvmm0 2]]'':
-->'''Man 1:''' KITTEN FIGHT!
-->'''Man 2:''' No! Wait! ''I'm allergic to adorableness!''
** [[spoiler:Subverted]] in ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ng6nw9dAsE0 [asdfmovie] Deleted Scene]]''. [[spoiler:"Body slam!"]]
* Creator/BradJones of ''WebVideo/TheCinemaSnob'' has several cats, who will on occassion serve as a FunnyBackgroundEvent in his v-logs and reviews, most notably during ''WebVideo/BradTries''.
** Even ''WebVideo/BradJonesDemoReel'' had a shot of Lloyd.
* Website/YouTube personality {{Tobuscus}} has a video clip series called "Cute Win Fail". Needless to say, the "Cute" segment has a disproportionately high number of cats doing absurdly cute things, with babies and [[PreciousPuppies dogs]] as the other favorites.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QH2-TGUlwu4 Nyan]] [[MemeticMutation Cat]]
* Even ''[[ZombieApocalypse utterly hopeless zombie apocalypses]]'' are [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QNwCojCJ3-Q better with kittens]]. (Warning; gore and disturbing imagery).
* WhateleyUniverse: in the Timeless stories, James has a pet kitten even though you're not supposed to bring pets to SuperheroSchool Whateley Academy. It's so cute that even EldritchAbomination Carmilla finds it adorable.
--> Carmilla: "No hurting the cute kitty!"
* Subverted by [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-2559-j SCP-2559-J]] which is a gigantic oncoming mass of kittens who crushed a researcher and her assistants when they tried to open a portal to an alternate Nazi universe, but instead ripped open another dimension known as the "Plane of Infinite Kittens" which is apparently where all kittens come from. The mass of kittens, or kitten pile as it's commonly called, are proven to be invulnerable to conventional weapons and can exist without harm from extreme temperatures and pressures.
* There's [[HeelFaceTurn Good Kitty]] in the ''Arfenhouse'' [[VideoGame/{{Arfenhouse}} games]] and [[WebAnimation/{{Arfenhouse}} movies]].
* The main cat character from ''SimonsCat'' and also the kitten from the episode Catnap.
* [[http://new.livestream.com/FosterKittenCam "Foster Dad John"]] takes in cats that are about to have their litters and [[WebVideo/TheCritterRoom raises them and their kittens in front of a live-streaming webcame for all the world to see]], before adopting them out after they are old enough to be neutered.
* While he's better known for his [[VideoGame/{{ARMA}} ARMA]] videos, Dslyecxi has a pet cat named Eby. One of his non-ARMA videos told [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WLgQZ9sBzuc the tale of how he adopted Eby]] which is a combination TearJerker, CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming and CrowningMomentOfAwesome, though with a liberal dose of this trope as [[spoiler:the recovered Eby races all around the house, not in the least bit slowed by his missing foreleg nor showing any sign of just how close to death he had come.]]
** Since then, Eby has been the subject of two other videos on his channel. One was really just an update on how he was doing by [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UfpT5EpO1iY showing him eating various foods Dslyecxi was feeding him]] (namely lettuce and a pretzel) while the second showed that he did not lack the [[CatsAreMean evil side of his feline nature]] as he [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eSTYZOMyMSU attempts to sabotage his human's attempts to fly a Harrier]].
* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=ljMODw-fXaI corn cat!]]
* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=krEE_CJGjCM Neko no kimochi!]]
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[[folder:Western Animation]]
* When TheTick was trying to masquerade as a villain to track down another villain, he was asked to prove it by, well, [[IfYoureSoEvilEatThisKitten eating a kitten]]. Naturally, he beat all the bad guys and saved the kitten, instead.
* This trope + TheWoobie = Furrball from ''TinyToonAdventures''. Thankfully, he's a bit luckier than [[WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes Sylvester]] or [[WesternAnimation/TomAndJerry Tom]].
** Unless he's filling the role of [[EnemyToAllLivingThings Elmyra's]] current [[AndCallHimGeorge mangle-critter]].
* You really can't blame the MisaimedFandom of ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda'' for thinking Tai Lung is awesome - after all, he's incredibly BadAss and [[EvilIsCool cool]] and [[UnintentionallySympathetic oddly sympathetic]] - but the real clincher comes when we see Shifu's flashbacks to raising him from a kitten. [[RidiculouslyCuteCritter A rambunctious, big-eyed, fluffy-tailed, eager-to-please, kung-fu-lovin' kitten]]. The [[WordOfGod creators themselves]] admitted that they may have gone a bit too far in trying to avoid a one-note villain.
** The same applies for DefrostingIceQueen Tigress. While some found her behavior in the first movie grating, seeing her as a sad young kitten trying to earn the approval of a man incapable of giving it did astounding things for her popularity.
*** Goes even further in the Spin-offs, in the Orphanage the directors and other kids were terrified of her because she was so strong despite all she wanted to do was play and have friends. And it got to the point where every time she asked an innocent question *Why is the sky blue?* *Why is soup hot?* the directors would openly ridicule her for "Being stupid" alienating herself further from others.
* Spunky ("Catteries Not Included") and [[NoCelebritiesWereHarmed Boots]] ("Gorilla My Dreams") in ''WesternAnimation/ChipNDaleRescueRangers''.
* Flo and Zo from ''Clifford's Puppy Days''.
* Subverted in ''WesternAnimation/SuperRobotMonkeyTeamHyperForceGo'' where the team wipes an invading time-traveling insectoid species from existence, causing an alternate species of "space kittens" that transform into vicious monsters to take their place in the timeline.
* In ''WesternAnimation/XiaolinShowdown'', the cat wearing Catwoman wannabe Katnappe uses genetically altered super-kittens as weapons against the Xiaolin.
* Elisa's cat Cagney from ''WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}}''.
* In a first-season episode of ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'', a botched practical joke leaves Starfire angry at Beast Boy -- who tries to cheer her up by turning into a kitten. It doesn't work the first time, [[MarshmallowHell but the second]]...
** There are metric tons of fanart where BB is in kitten form -- [[FetishFuel and being stroked, petted, or otherwise admired]] by Raven or Terra. I'll leave the obvious DoubleEntendre to you guys.
* ''WesternAnimation/TomAndJerry'' averted this trope in the cartoon "Triplet Trouble" when Mammy Two Shoes adopted three kittens who turned out to be complete brats that terrorized Tom and later went after Jerry. It was one of the few times Tom and Jerry teamed up against a greater foe.
** "The Unshrinkable Jerry Mouse" has another interesting variation: Jerry protecting a new kitten from the jealous rage of Tom. In other words, a mouse is protecting a ''kitten'' from a ''cat'', never mind that kittens eventually turn into cats.
* The Disney shorts "More Kittens", "Three Orphan Kittens", "Lend a Paw", and several others.
* Creator/ChuckJones did a very effective [[FeedTheKitty series of cartoons]] where an adorable kitten brings out the protective, loving side of a big tough bulldog.
* Sylvester is an alley cat who gets out of the cold when Elmer takes him in - then finds his position in jeopardy when an alley kitten gets taken in too. "I can't keep you both...hahaha, baby kittens are ''so cute!''"
* Inverted in ''WesternAnimation/TheGrimAdventuresOfBillyAndMandy'' episode "Anger Mismanagement". The counselor asks Grim Mandy and Skarr to imagine their happy place. Grim's is a cemetery, Skarr's is beating a man erecting a giant Skarr statue, (Mandy's only shows white noise). The counselor then asks them to think of "fuzzy cute kittens". Grim imagines a pet cemetery and Skarr has the kitten raising his statue instead.
** But there is Billy's pink cat, Milkshakes.
* Sagwa and her siblings in ''SagwaTheChineseSiameseCat''.
* Puss-in-Boots in ''WesternAnimation/{{Shrek}}'', the [[CuteBruiser cutest badass]] ever. He knows it and uses it to his advantage.
** In his spin-off film ''WesternAnimation/PussInBoots'', a flashback shows Puss when he was an actual kitten.
** A tie-in short film features Puss running into the Diablos, three adorable kitten siblings who are assassins for hire.
* ''OliverAndCompany'' is ''Literature/OliverTwist''... only the main character's a kitty.
* ''TheAristocats''. One must wonder why it took so long for Marie to make her appearance in Walt Disney World, [[GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff considering Japan's equivalent just had to have one of the kitties appear in]] [=TokyoDisney=]. Out of all the characters in the film, Marie seems to be the character that people would mostly remember when they think of the film. She even has her own merchandise line in Japan and America.
* Many people find Mittens from ''Disney/{{Bolt}}'' cute.
* In ''CloudyWithAChanceOfMeatballs'', Flint uses what is basically {{Lolcats}} to distract Sam. It is amazing effective.
* There is an episode of ''ThePowerpuffGirls'' ("Catastrophe") in which the Powerpuff Girls have to find one of the kittens for a [[AttackOfThe50FootWhatever giant monster]] in order to help him leave Townsville alone.
* ''Disney/TheEmperorsNewGroove'' - Villainess Yzma gets dosed with a vial of her own transformation serum and turns into an evil, terrifying... floofy little kitten.
* The ''{{Archer}}'' episode "El Secuestro" has Archer finding out that Cheryl, the ISIS secretary, is secretly a heiress with a pet ocelot... and the notably JerkAss secret agent is instantly smitten with the exotic cat. "Oh my God, you guys! Look at his little spots! And his tufted ears!"
* Figaro from ''Disney/{{Pinocchio}}'', who was spun off into his own series of short cartoons.
** Figaro is now canonly Minnie's cat.
* White Kitty from ''GoodbyeKitty''. His rival Black Kitty, however, [[JerkAss is a completely different story]].
* In ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' episode "May the Best Pet Win", one of the pets involved is an adorable little "putty tat". She makes her glorious return in "Read it and Weep" as part of a group of [[PantheraAwesome large predators]] trying to maul the hero of the ShowWithinAShow.
* In ''[[WesternAnimation/{{Thundercats 2011}} [=ThunderCats (2011)=]]]'' young {{Catfolk}} Wilykat and Kit are cute {{Cheerful Child}}ren, but also experienced {{Artful Dodger}}s who very [[DeliberatelyCuteChild deliberately]] [[InvokedTrope invoke]] this trope when searching for [[TheMark marks]] to pickpocket. When they try to convince TheHero Lion-O to let them [[TagAlongKid tag along]] with his team of Thundercats, they CatSmile, FauxPaw and employ kittenish mewling to play on their sympathies.
* Edmund from ''RockADoodle'' gets turned into a cat by the evil owl because he finds kittens "more digestable."
** "Jeepers, I'm all furry!"
* Ruff is the brains side of Hanna-Barbera's do-gooding duo of [[TheRuffAndReddyShow Ruff and Reddy]].
* ''[[Animation/KittenNamedWoof A Kitten Named Woof]]'' is a stray colourpoint kitten living in an attic of an old house. [[RidiculouslyCuteCritter Very cute]] and quite naive.
* ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'' runs with this trope in the episode "Box Prince", about a kingdom of kittens living in CardboardBoxes.
* Doom Kitty from ''RubyGloom''.
* Spoons and Teensy in the ''WesternAnimation/{{Pound Puppies|2010}}'' episode "Hello Kitten".
* "WesternAnimation/StrawberryShortcake" has a pink kitten named Custard
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[[folder:Real Life]]
* When the (extremely popular) Sheffield branch of Virgin Megastore finally closed, they left a sign in the window reading "Thank you and goodbye. We love you all. P.S. HMV kills kittens for profit."
* There's a Japanese train station which never got any service or tourism -- so Tama, a cat, was made station master. The station's now raking in the tourism money, which, according to Creator/StephenColbert, goes to "repairing the horrific accidents that result from having a ''cat'' as station master."
** [[OlderThanTheyThink Any relation to TS Eliot's Skimbleshanks]]?
* This is closely related to the idea of killing/eating kittens as a definite sign of evilness, as in [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Evil_reptilian_kitten-eater_from_another_planet this rather elaborate insult hurled at a Canadian politician]].
* [[AnimalWrongsGroup PETA]] has been campaigning to rename fish "[[http://www.peta.org/sea_kittens/ Sea Kittens]]", with the intention of making them seem cuter, more appealing, and less edible. [[EpicFail It doesn't seem to be catching on...]]
** Well, maybe it would work for catfish.
*** Given how the catfish lays its eggs with other fish fry, which the young catfish eats, more like "Sea Cuckoo".
* Life subverts itself in that even [[KillerRabbit adorable little kittens are proficient killers]] and learn to hunt as early as three or four weeks of age. It's creepy-cute to see a kitten carrying around a (nearly) dead mouse that looks to be nearly the size of its wee head.
* Some studies have indicated that having a cat "may" have limited beneficial effects on the health and well-being of people, especially older adults. Also, medical researchers have demonstrated that stroking a purring cat can lower human blood pressure and pulse rate, as well as increase feelings of peace and well-being.
* Just search for most popular Website/YouTube videos for "Pets And Animals" and see how many you get featuring cats.
* TaylorSwift has designed several greeting cards featuring kittens including [[http://www.clintoncards.co.uk/product/CAA7862/ this one]]. She's on record as saying "I feel like kitten cards make everything better, pretty much." [[http://content.usatoday.com/communities/pawprintpost/post/2009/09/taylor-swift-kittens-make-bad-times-all-better/1 Here. ]]
** And of course she then went and [[http://instagr.am/p/Sn8jP/ adopted]] one.
* For a website frequently referred to as the [[WretchedHive worst place on the internet]], the people at 4chan (and the notorious /b/ board in particular) [[MoralityPet LOVE]] kitties. Going so far as to hunt down people who [[TooDumbToLive idiotically post images or videos of themselves harming them]], and basically making their lives a living hell.
** Case in point: Kenny Glenn. Released a series of videos in 2009 showing him [[KickTheDog repeatedly punching and kicking his cat Dusty]]. 4chan got him and his brother arrested, spilled all of their personal details online, spammed Kenny's FaceBook, ploughed a car straight through the Glenn household's front fence and drove off, and had planned to drive his father's oil business into the ground. If this was anyone except [[AssholeVictim Kenny Glenn]], this would ''definitely'' be DisproportionateRetribution. Never ever '''ever''' [[BerserkButton abuse cats in front of 4chan]].
*** Also a case of a series of pictures (Warning, this may make you feel like cuddling the nearest ball of fluff for the next several minutes) [[spoiler: of an asian woman stepping on the head of a kitten whilst wearing stiletto boots. Several /b/tards tracked the lady down, based on nothing more then what she looked like, and the location of the bridge she was standing on! Not entirely sure what her punishment was, but knowing /b/, it's safe to say she'll regret killing that kitty for the rest of her life. Rightfully so, too.]]
*** Ditto for the infamous Zippo Cat video (inspirer of the NEDM meme), where [[spoiler: a man is shown dousing a kitten in lighter fluid then filming as he sets a match to it]]. Thankfully, the man who did it ''and'' the teenager filming it for him were both arrested, and, in a '''very''' rare instance, the video for it was successfully ''erased from the Internet''.
* Cat cafés are cafés featuring a number of cats that can be interacted with by customers. They are rather popular in Japan, although cat cafés exist in other countries as well.
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