Cartoon Cat is a hostile cryptid and an urban legend created by Canadian horror artist, Trevor Henderson. He is a giant feline creature who resembles a 1930s era cartoon cat, hence his name.
The predecessor image of Cartoon Cat was posted online by Trevor Henderson on August 4, 2018. In the photograph, a large creature resembling a black-and-white rubberhose cartoon creature sits in an abandoned building, leering at the camera from around a doorframe. The creature is similar to Cartoon Cat- jet black, huge eyes, crooked teeth, and noodly limbs ending in white-gloved hands- but its head is more dog-like or mouse-like in shape. The image was captioned "they're just like your favorite cartoon", suggesting this is just one one many monsters similar to Cartoon Cat, or perhaps an alternate form. Later on August 10, a second photograph was released, with the caption "What they found in the dirt mall". The photograph was of an abandoned shopping mall with a full-body view of Cartoon Cat walking towards the camera with a malicious, wide-eyed grin. This is the first image of Cartoon Cat in his more recognizable form, with a round head and pointed ears, though he has no visible tail nor feet of any kind, with his legs ending in blunt points.
Five days later on August 15, a third picture was posted of the Cartoon Cat captioned "all the classics are coming back", featuring Cartoon Cat standing in the middle of a crossroad at night. The photo appears to be taken from inside a car, with the headlights being the only source of light shining upon Cartoon Cat, though only illuminating his arms and legs due to Cartoon Cat's height. This is the only photo thus far where Cartoon Cat has visible "feet" (consisting of simple ovoids with no toes) and a long, hose-like neck stretching down to the ground, with his head slithering off towards the side of the car, appearing to have either extremely dilated pupils or possibly hollow eye sockets.
On August 22, a fourth picture was posted captioned "For you, anon." This was another full-body view of Cartoon Cat, standing in front of an abandoned building, its whole body bending and swaying with its mouth wide open. Once again his feet are missing.
On September 26, a very unnerving picture of the creature was released, showing Cartoon Cat standing in what looks like someone's house. Here he is much smaller than his previous photos (albeit still taller than a person), with much larger teeth and large, diseased-looking lips and gums. On October 10, the "Cartoon Cat Fact Sheet" was posted, showing a closeup of Cartoon Cat reaching towards the viewer, with a massive grin full of yellow teeth dripping with blood, suggesting he has either eaten someone or is clenching his jaw so tight his gums are bleeding. Beneath his profile picture is some text, though most of it is covered up with black bars labeled "REDACTED". Some of the less-obscured text reads "often found in (redacted) abandoned (redacted)", "(redacted) show from 1939", "Incredibly cruel", and "is thought to be (redacted)". This suggests that Cartoon Cat is based on, or possibly original from, an old cartoon from 1939.
Further information can be uncovered on Trevor’s responses to people’s questions on his Tumblr. In these, Trevor states Cartoon Cat is the most dangerous monster in his collection, most likely excluding the Giants. He also states Cartoon Cat is so dangerous, other monsters avoid the dirt mall it sometimes resides in, “if they know what’s good for them.” When asked why he is so dangerous, Trevor simply responded: “unchecked limitations.”
However, another one of Trevor’s creations, the Man with the Upside-Down Face was shown to be much worse than Cartoon Cat, as the Man with the Upside-Down Face has indirectly caused mass murder along with committing much more heinous crimes than Cartoon Cat. While Cartoon Cat only attacks and/or kidnaps people when they are in/around his lair and, if his backstory of being an abandoned 1939 cartoon is true, attacks people for revenge, the Man with the Upside-Down Face affects people for his own sickening pleasure, feeding off of the negative emotions from those who had unfortunate tragedies, big or small, making him more evil in terms of his actions. Cartoon Cat has also not been shown to have killed people (albeit, he may have caused some harm, but that is completely debatable as the mythos lack a potential storyline) while the Man with the Upside-Down Face has indirectly committed mass murder.
The latest pictures of Cartoon Cat have revealed much more information on the monster. A photo was posted showing what seems to be an angry looking Cartoon Cat, but brightening the image reveals an unusual thick, almost blocky body, with only Cartoon Cat’s face and arm being recognizable. His latest image shows his regular look, expect for the fact that he has five eyes, while yet another illustration of him displays his face having only two very realistic-looking eyes.
These images and inconsistencies in Cartoon Cat’s appearance and his size such as his feet repeatedly changing from points into those resembling shoes and his size that ranges from towering over a stop sign to being only slightly taller than a person seemingly imply that like an actual rubberhose 30s cartoon, Cartoon Cat can change his form, size and body at will, stretching, adding, changing and increasing the size of his body parts on a whim, which could explain why he is so dreaded even among other monsters: he doesn’t obey traditional laws of life, he’s “malleable”, acting like a shapeshifting cartoon except much more evil and sinister, possibly hurting and taking other beings for fun (if not, then driven out of anger or some possible hunger instincts). If his backstory is true, then it is possible Cartoon Cat attacks people for revenge (if not, then he might possibly be defending his own lair when people are in or around it). Regardless, Cartoon Cat's personality or crimes have not been made clear and it's likely possible he is not as bad as the Man with the Upside-Down Face, despite the fact that Cartoon Cat is very dangerous.
Trevor has revealed that Cartoon Cat and any other cartoon monsters can take the exaggerated form of almost any animal, but since dogs, mice and cats are generally the animals that come to mind when cartoons come to mind, those are the forms they are “most likely to latch on and form into.” If the majority of the population focuses on a specific character for a cartoon, Cartoon Cat can possibly take their form. Based on this, we can assume that Cartoon Cat’s current form was taken after a character from some old show in 1939 that was later abandoned. In short, Cartoon Cat is most likely some sort of cosmic entity that took the form of a 1939 cartoon in order to possibly torment humanity, however, this theory is not confirmed yet.
The famous fanfictions that written about the origins of the Cartoon Cat, how the birth of the evil creature was born, revolves around an employee that was been fired out of the studio, which he was been known to be the creator of Cartoon Cat, because of the hatred of having his character being rejected by the studio of cartoons, the employee began to learn about satanic possessions, deals with demons/devils, and dark associations with evil, later on he used the image of the original Cartoon Cat as a sacrificed to a devil he is attempting to summon, the summon worked perfectly, the devil has possessed the television show that features the character named "Cartoon Cat" it ends up that the original Cartoon Cat was been fooled by the devil while making a deal with it, the devil has stolen the appearances of Cartoon Cat, and became a misanthrope demonic entity that will kill any humans, and supernatural beings that it sees within it's own eyes, therefore he locked the original Cartoon Cat away, later on it manifest itself into the real world, and began it's chaos.
Powers and Abilities
Cartoon Cat has many abilities that back up his reputation among all other monsters as a very dangerous creature. It is implied that he has shapeshifting abilities like a typical 30s rubber hose cartoons, able to change his size and the length, presence and absence of his limbs, as he is “malleable”, as Trevor states. Again, this makes him very dangerous even to other creatures, as he’s able to defy the laws of physics like a cartoon would, making him stronger than most other monsters.
- Cartoon Cat was originally created by Trevor Henderson.
- Trevor Henderson has said that Cartoon Cat and Siren Head were born from a place known as the "Void", because of this fans have said that Cartoon Cat and Siren Head are partners in crime (However it is just pure fanfictions, Cartoon Cat and Siren Head are not partners in crimes, their just famous cryptids that Trevor Henderson loves).
- Cartoon Cat is not a Creepypasta, he is just a Cryptid (Trevor Henderson never confirmed that his creations are Creepypastas, his creations are just dangerous urban legend cryptids/myths.
- Cartoon Cat was born from a place called as the "Void" and it is unknown whether what does the place known as the "Void" looks like, and what it embodies, however Henderson has shown that the "Void" was the place where Siren Head, and Cartoon Cat was been born, and since these two have one thing in comment, is that their misanthrope evil creatures, so it could only mean that the "Void" is possibly a place that embodies itself with Omnimalevolence (Omnimalvolence is word used to describe something that is worst, more eldritch abomination and greater than manifestation of evilness, meaning that is it the Ultimate form of Evil Embodiment)