[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Sometimes cats are overweight.]] Unlike in RealLife, castration (owners often need to encourage neutered toms to exercise and play) is very rarely the cause for this.

Fat cats are usually PluckyComicRelief characters, though the occasional fat cat with an important role does come along some times. If there's a CrazyCatLady around who actually hoards cats, expect at least one of them to be obese.

Most of the time, fat cats are neither [[CatsAreMean mean]], [[RightHandCat a common pet for villains]], nor [[CatsAreSuperior consider themselves to be better than humans]]. Usually, the fat cat is a common domestic cat, but fat cats of any cat species can count.

Often prone to CatUpATree. Most definitely TruthInTelevision. Not to be confused with [[CorruptCorporateExecutive those other kinds]] [[NouveauRiche of fat cat]].


[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
* Muta/Moon/Ronaldo Moon from ''Anime/TheCatReturns'' and ''Anime/WhisperOfTheHeart''.
* Jingoro of ''Manga/KimagureOrangeRoad''
* Nyanko-sensei from ''Manga/NatsumesBookOfFriends''
* Kurono from ''Manga/ChisSweetHome'' and ''Manga/Chis New Address''
* The eponymous star of ''Manga/PoyopoyoKansatsuNikki'', so rotund that he's usually referred to as "the Sphere".
* In ''VisualNovel/{{Clannad}}'', an early episode involves a man who believes that Yoshino dropped a spanner on his car and dented it. It turns out that an enormous cat simply jumped onto his car; we see said cat prowling off a few minutes later.
* The eponymous cat from ''Manga/TonnuraSan''.
* Nyanjira ("Meowzilla") from ''Manga/WhatsMichael''.
* ''Manga/OnePiece'' has Boss Cat Viper, who in addition to being [[BigFun really easy to get along with]], is also a powerful warrior and a [[UndyingLoyalty devoted friend]]. Naturally, he hits it off with the [[TrueCompanions Straw Hats]] really well, and is [[EnsembleDarkhorse well liked]] by the fans as well.

[[folder:Comic Books]]
* The Red Cat from ''ComicBook/JanJansEnDeKinderen''.
* Rasputin from ''ComicBook/InspectorCanardo''.

[[folder:Comic Strips]]
* ComicStrip/{{Garfield}} is famous for using this as its main gag. However, thanks to ArtEvolution, Garfield has gotten progressively more and more skinny over the years, to the point that he looks to be around the average weight for most cats now, if maybe a bit more pudgier than the norm. [[RunningGag Guess all that dieting wasn't for nothing after all]].
* ComicStrip/{{Heathcliff}}, being the ''[[OlderThanTheyThink original]]'' fat orange cat, was doing this long before Garfield was. Granted, he was nowhere near as fat as Garfield was in the beginning.
* Chubby Huggs from ''ComicStrip/GetFuzzy''-- who might be [[http://www.gocomics.com/getfuzzy/2015/02/20 a subversion]]:
-->'''Satchel:''' Ooop! Ha ha! You know, you're actually [[StoutStrength mostly muscle!]]\\
'''Chubby:''' I do 200 buddy crunches and hug-ups a day.
* In ''ComicStrip/BeetleBailey'', Sgt. Louise Lugg's Bella looks fat... although it's also been suggested that she's either just got thick fur, or is all muscle. Then again, to begin with, she doesn't even walk because her owner carries her around, so it's not like she's getting much exercise.

[[folder:Fan Works]]
* In the species-swap blog ''[[http://catstuckk.tumblr.com/post/50379337059/i-can-eat-whatever-i-want-whenever-i-want-dont Catstuck]]'', [[{{Webcomic/Homestuck}} Karkat]] is portrayed as a fat, scruffy grey cat.

[[folder:Films -- Animation]]
* Gatto from ''Animation/CatCity''.
* Creator/{{Disney}} has these:
** {{Pete}} from the WesternAnimation/ClassicDisneyShorts and his son, PJ from ''WesternAnimation/GoofTroop'' are this, but not his son, Junior from "Bellboy Donald"
** Milton and Richard the Siamese cats from the ''WesternAnimaion/PlutoThePup'' cartoons are fat Siamese cats, playing against type for Siamese.
** Lucifer, Lady Tremaine's [[FatBastard mean]] RightHandCat from ''{{Disney/Cinderella}}'' and Pom Pom, the fat white Persian cat from ''Cinderella 2: Dreams Come True''
** The Cheshire Cat from ''Disney/AliceInWonderland''
** Scat Cat from ''Disney/TheAristocats''
** Felicia, Ratigan's RightHandCat from ''Disney/TheGreatMouseDetective'' who is really morbidly obese.
** Fluffy Louise Lopart from ''WesternAnimation/HandyManny''
** Mr. Jolly from ''WesternAnimation/TeachersPet''
** Mochi The fat [[AnimalGenderBender male calico cat]] from ''Disney/BigHero6''
** Benjamin Clawhauser from ''Disney/{{Zootopia}}'', who, as a fat cheetah, plays against type for cheetahs.
* Puss in Boots in the fourth ''WesternAnimation/{{Shrek}}'' film, ''Shrek Forever After''

[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* ''Film/ThePrincessDiaries'': Mia Thermopolis's cat, Fat Louie. He gets his own first class plane seat reserved next to Mia at the end of the first movie.
* One of Creator/{{Disney}}'s short films, [[http://animationartconservation.com/?c=art&p=lorenzo "Lorenzo"]] had this as the [[BreakTheHaughty haughty]] protagonist whose tail is [[OrganAutonomy brought to life]], forcing him to cut it off when it becomes too much for him to handle.
* In ''Film/AngerManagement'', the protagonist is working for an ad agency whose current job is to make clothes suited for fat cats and as such owns one by the name of Meatball (or "Fat-Shit Cat" according to his boss).

* Boo-Boo from ''Literature/TheBabySittersClub''.
* ''Literature/ThePrincessDiaries'': As mentioned above, Mia's cat, Louie, who is almost always called [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Fat Louie]].
* The Fat Cat on the Mat from J.R.R. Tolkein's poem "Cat."
* Kittypets (cats owned by humans) in ''Literature/WarriorCats'' are often described this way.
* Sparrow from Literature/TheTygrineCat. True to form, he's also TheDitz and possibly the nicest character in the series.
* In Creator/BeatrixPotter's story called ''Literature/TheTaleOfTomKitten''. A kitten named Tom Kitten is gaining some weight around his stomach. During the story, his mother tries putting on his button shirt and pants and tells him to suck his stomach in to have the clothes fit him. Which he and the other kittens later give to trio of gooses.

[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* The Australian children's show ''Fat Cat and Friends''.
* ''Series/{{Glee}}'': Brittany's cat is exactly what you'd expect from a cat named Lord Tubbington. At the end of Season Four, Lord Tubbington gets a DistaffCounterpart, the nearly-identical Lady Tubbington.

* "Phenomenal Cat" by Music/TheKinks from their album ''Music/TheKinksAreTheVillageGreenPreservationSociety'':
-->''No one bothered him''\\
''As he sat, content in his tree''\\
''He just lived to eat ícause it kept him fat''\\
''And thatís how he wanted to stay...''
* Bustopher Jones in White Spats from ''Theatre/{{Cats}}.''

[[folder:Video Games]]
* Big the Cat from ''VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog'', who is downright round.
* Ludger's cat Lulu/Rollo from ''VideoGame/TalesOfXillia2'' is extremely pudgy compared to all of the other cats in the game.
* In ''Videogame/NoMoreHeroes2DesperateStruggle'', Travis's cat Jeanne has become incredibly overweight. He can help her lose weight by playing with her, even learning a new move from her.
* Judd the Cat from ''Videogame/{{Splatoon}}'', who declares the winner in the multiplayer (although according to the Squid Sisters, it's just his fur and when he gets wet he's actually much skinnier).
* Tubbs from ''VideoGame/NekoAtsume''. Unlike the other cats, he has no interest in most toys you set out, only the bowl of food, and he empties it immediately. He won't touch the free "Thrifty Bits" either, only the good stuff you have to pay for. The only toy he will play with is the Giant Cushion, which he will sleep on and hog the space meant for two cats.
* ''VideoGame/MoshiMonsters'' has Purdy the Tubby Huggishi. Tubby Huggishis are basically fuzzy, fat, hot pink cats with blue bows.
* ''VideoGame/{{Neopets}}'' has a kind of Petpet called the Plumpy, which is like an Angelpuss (cat with wings and a halo) but much fatter.

[[folder:Web Animation]]
* The cat in the {{Stop Motion}} version of [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fKSseW-tZEA Peter and The Wolf]].

[[folder:Web Comics]]
* Murphy from [[http://nekothekitty.smackjeeves.com/ Neko the Kitty]]
* Mr. Fatty [=McFatfat=] from ''Webcomic/ShotgunShuffle''. Apparently Ellie has a habit of overfeeding animals--the squirrels in her back yard aren't much better.

[[folder:Web Original]]
* WebVideo/LasagnaCat, the parody of Garfield.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HavC53vlc1E This]] Nyan Cat video shows the Nyan Cat as one.

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* Mad Cat, Dr. Claw's cat from ''WesternAnimation/InspectorGadget''
* Oggy from ''WesternAnimation/OggyAndTheCockroaches''
* Ronald from ''WesternAnimation/NatureCat''
* Tiger from ''WesternAnimation/AnAmericanTail''
* Stimpy from ''WesternAnimation/TheRenAndStimpyShow''[[note]]And not just his belly, either, but also his [[StealthPun head]]...[[/note]]
* The title character of ''WesternAnimation/GarfieldAndFriends''.
* ''WesternAnimation/EekTheCat''. He even has a fatter girlfriend named Annabelle.
* And also Max Sr. from ''WesternAnimation/AtomicBetty''.
* Buckley and Mrs Boots from ''WesternAnimation/SlackerCats''.
* ''WesternAnimation/FatherOfThePride'':
** Larry is a lion example.
** Also, Mr. Right the housecat from the same show.
* Douglas's cat Mr. Chubbikins from ''WesternAnimation/{{Freakazoid}}''. Accidentally responsible for Douglas' transformation into the manic superhero by typing into his computer the key sequence which activated the overloaded Pinnacle chip that would turn him into Freakazoid.
* WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes:
** The main character of the cartoon ''Tin Pan Alley Cats'', who is a caricature of Fats Waller.
** Dodsworth is a character with only two cartoons to his name -- a fat, lazy cat who tried to con a little kitten into doing his work for him. He had a William Bendix's voice but could easily be mistaken for Rodney Dangerfield.
* Fat Cat, the main villain of ''WesternAnimation/ChipNDaleRescueRangers''. It's right in his name.
* Bubbles, the Felt family's ditzy pet cat in ''WesternAnimation/AtomicPuppet'', although as far as Joey's dad Phil is concerned, it's [[CutenessProximity the most adorable kitty-kat in the world]].
* ''WesternAnimation/PoundPuppies1980s'' featured an obese cat named Catgut, who was owned by the dog pound owner Mr. Bigelow in the original 1985 television special and by psychotic dog-hater Katrina Stoneheart in the series.