Fat Cat

Sometimes cats are overweight. This is usually due to their habit of eating, or their strong weakness. Unlike in Real Life, castration (owners often need to encourage neutered toms to exercise and play) is very rarely the cause for this. Fat cats are usually Plucky Comic Relief characters, though the occasional fat cat with an important role does come along some times. If there's a Crazy Cat Lady around who actually hoards cats, expect at least one of them to be obese.

Most of the time, fat cats are neither mean, a common pet for villains, nor 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 Cat Up a Tree. Most definitely Truth in Television. Not to be confused with those other kinds of fat cat.


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     Anime and Manga  


  • In the species-swap blog Catstuck, Karkat is portrayed as a fat, scruffy grey cat.

  • The Princess Diaries: 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, "Lorenzo" had this as the haughty protagonist whose tail is brought to life, forcing him to cut it off when it becomes too much for him to handle.
  • Gatto from Cat City.
  • In Anger Management, 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 The Baby-Sitters Club.
  • The Princess Diaries: As mentioned above, Mia's cat, Louie, who is almost always called Fat Louie.
  • The Fat Cat on the Mat from J.R.R. Tolkein's poem "Cat."
  • Kittypets (cats owned by humans) in Warrior Cats are often described this way.
  • Sparrow from The Tygrine Cat. True to form, he's also The Ditz and possibly the nicest character in the series.
  • In Beatrix Potter's story called literature/The Tale of Tom Kitten. 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.

     Live Action TV  
  • The Australian children's show Fat Cat and Friends.
  • Glee: Brittany's cat is exactly what you'd expect from a cat named Lord Tubbington.


     Video Games  
  • Big the Cat from Sonic the Hedgehog, who is downright round.
  • Ludger's cat Lulu/Rollo from Tales of Xillia 2 is extremely pudgy compared to all of the other cats in the game.
  • In No More Heroes 2: Desperate Struggle, 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 Splatoon, who declares the winner in the multiplayer.

     Web Original  
  • Lasagna Cat, the parody of Garfield.
  • This Nyan Cat video shows the Nyan Cat as one.

     Web Comics  
  • Murphy from Neko the Kitty
  • Mr. Fatty McFatfat from Shotgun Shuffle. Apparently Ellie has a habit of overfeeding animals—the squirrels in her back yard aren't much better.

     Web Video  

     Western Animation