Sometimes cats are overweight. This is usually due to their habit of eating, or their strong weakness. 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 and Manga ]]
* Muta/Moon/Ronaldo Moon from ''Anime/TheCatReturns'' and ''Anime/WhisperOfTheHeart''.
* Jingoro of ''Manga/KimagureOrangeRoad''
* Nyanko-sensei from ''Manga/NatsumeYuujinchou''
* 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''.

[[folder: Comics ]]
* ComicStrip/{{Garfield}} is famous for using this as it's 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 no where 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.
* The Red Cat from ''ComicStrip/JanJansEnDeKinderen''.
* Rasputin from ''ComicBook/InspectorCanardo''.

* 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: Film ]]
* ''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 {{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.
* Gatto from ''Animation/CatCity''.
* 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).

[[folder: Literature ]]
* 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.

[[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.

[[folder: Music ]]
* "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.

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

[[folder: Western Animation ]]
* {{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
** Lucifer from ''{{Disney/Cinderella}}'' and Pom Pom from ''Cinderella 2: Dreams Come True''
** The Cheshire Cat from ''Disney/AliceInWonderland''
** Scat Cat from ''Disney/TheAristocats''
** Felicia from ''Disney/TheGreatMouseDetective''
** Fat Cat, the main villain of ''WesternAnimation/ChipNDaleRescueRangers''.
** Fluffy Louise Lopart from ''WesternAnimation/HandyManny''
** Mr. Jolly from ''WesternAnimation/TeachersPet''
** Mochi from ''Disney/BigHero6''
* Puss in Boots in the fourth ''WesternAnimation/{{Shrek}}'' film, ''Shrek Forever After''
* Mad Cat, Dr. Claw's cat from ''WesternAnimation/InspectorGadget''
* Oggy from ''WesternAnimation/OggyAndTheCockroaches''
* Tiger from ''WesternAnimation/AnAmericanTail''
* Stimpy from ''WesternAnimation/TheRenAndStimpyShow''
* ''WesternAnimation/EekTheCat'':
** He even has a fatter girlfriend named Annabelle.
* And also Max Sr. from ''WesternAnimation/AtomicBetty''.
* Buckley and Mrs Boots from ''WesternAnimation/SlackerCats''.
* Lion example: Larry from ''WesternAnimation/FatherOfThePride''
** 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.
* The main character of the ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'' cartoon, "Tin Pan Alley Cats," who is a caricature of Fats Waller, is an example.
* Dodsworth is a WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes 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 voice but could easily be mistaken for Rodney Dangerfield.