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“Digital Fur Technology” Will Turn Taylor Swift Into a Cat

byDan Robitzski
7. 18. 19
Shutterstock/Illustration by Tag Hartman-Simkins

"These are people, but they’re cats, and this is kind of blowing my mind."

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When the star-studded cinematic remake of the Broadway show “Cats” drops its first trailer on Friday, we’ll get a glimpse at some bizarrely-hyped special effects technology.

That’s according to Slate, which reports that something called “digital fur technology” will transform stars like Taylor Swift and Judi Dench into the show’s signature human-feline hybrids.

CGI Fursuit

The special effects team is using an interesting mix of CGI and set design to turn the stars into hairier versions of themselves, according to behind-the-scenes footage.

In addition to the digital fur technology that will “create the most perfect covering of fur,” designers are creating supersized sets to make the actors seem cat-sized rather than shrinking them down in post-production. Though no one not involved with the production has seen it yet, the effects seem to have wowed the cast.

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“These are people, but they’re cats, and this is kind of blowing my mind,” said James Corden.

READ MORE: Get a Behind-the-Scenes Look at Cats and Its Mysterious “Digital Fur Technology” [Slate]

More on CGI: Artificial Intelligence Is Automating Hollywood. Now, Art Can Thrive.


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