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The new Cats trailer is just, wow, yes, ok, cool, sure

Taylor Swift is a cat now

Petrana Radulovic is an entertainment reporter specializing in animation, fandom culture, theme parks, Disney, and young adult fantasy franchises.

Has the world felt real since the drop of the first Cats trailer?

Well, get ready for another transcendent experience with a second look at the movie about singing cats who look like humans. Since the curtain opened on Cats, we’ve come to terms with the hybrid performers and brushed up on just what the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical is exactly. Taylor Swift also debuted a new song entitled “Beautiful Ghosts” — gotta give the Academy something original to run for that Oscar! — and we learned that the Cats twitter only follows an account called “Red Laser Pointer.”

Unlike the other trailer, which was set to that one song from Cats that everyone knows (“Memory”), the new spot shows off the cats doing cat-like things. They lick! One of them yells “MILLLLLLLK!!!” really loudly. It also dives deeper into the world of the Jellicle Cats, with Judi Dench’s Old Deuteronomy talking about picking that special cat that will be reborn. They all look more ... naked?

Cats stars an ensemble cats cast that includes Judi Dench, Jennifer Hudson, Taylor Swift, James Corden, Idris Elba, Jason Derulo, Rebel Wilson, and Ian McKellen. The movie pounces into theaters on Dec. 20.

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