Lifetime has released the first trailer for this year's Christmas special entitled “Grumpy Cat’s Worst Christmas Ever,” featuring the voice of “Parks and Recreation" cast member Aubrey Plaza. Read on for further details.
According to Variety, the Lifetime Christmas Special features Plaza’s deadpan-style comedy in “Parks and Recreation.” "SpongeBob Square Pants'" Tim Hill is set to direct the pic from a script he co-wrote with Jeff Morris. It follows the adventures of a frequently overlooked cat and her friendship with the 12-year-old girl, Chrystal.
Plaza has appeared in key supporting roles for several films including “Funny People,” “Scott Pilgrim vs. the World” and “Mystery Team” among others. Her first lead role was in the 2012 comedy “Safety Not Guaranteed.” Her recent appearance was in the 2014 Sundance Film “Life After Beth” along Dane DeHaan and Anna Kendrick, which premiered at 2014 Sundance Film Festival on Jan. 19, 2014. It was given a limited release on Aug. 15, 2014.
Grumpy Cat, whose real name is Tardar Sauce, is best known for her grumpy facial expression gained recognition from a picture posted to the social news website Reddit by Bundesen’s brother Bryan on Sept. 22, 2012 along grumpy captions. Her owner Tabatha Bundesen says that her permanently grumpy-looking face is due to feline dwarfism.
By July 14, 2014, “The Official Grumpy Cat” on Facebook has over 6 million “likes” and later named 2012’s most influential cat by MSNBC. She also won BuzzFeed’s Meme of the Year Award at the 2013 Webby Awards. She later fronted the May 30, 2013 edition of The Wall Street Journal and the cover of New York magazine on Oct. 7, 2013.
The "Grumpy Cat" live-action TV special airs on Saturday, Nov. 29, 2014 at 8:00 p.m. It was also reported that other famous internet memes will have their own cameos.
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