I’ve been compiling a list of famous cats for my pet numerology website for some time now. I know which my favorites are, but I wondered which are the most famous overall. There were so many great famous cats that I did four alphabetical gourps, with a final round of the most famous cats. This is the final round, and I’ll reveal which are the most famous of these great cats.
The top most famous of all cats (based on online chatter) are:
10. Felix the Cat, from the classic Felix the Cat cartoons
9. Kitty, Cartman’s cat on the animated series South Park
8. Hobbes, from the Calvin and Hobbes comic strip
7. Mittens, from the animated movie Bolt
6. Dewey, from the book “Dewey, The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World”
5. Tigger from A. A. Milne’s Winnie The Pooh
4. Garfield, from the Garfield comic strip.
3. Figaro, from the animated movie Pinocchio
2. The Cheshire Cat, from Alice in Wonderland
…and the most famous cat of all is…
1. Sylvester, from the classic Looney Tunes cartoons
Cats not ranking in the top 10 were Socks, the Clinton family cat during the Presidency of Bill Clinton; Jules, from the Mutts comic strip; Spot, Data’s cat on Star Trek: The Next Generation; Yum Yum from Lilian Jackson Braun’s “The Cat Who” mysteries; Morris the cat from 9Lives pet food advertisements; India, the Bush family cat during the Presidency of George W Bush; Toonces the Driving Cat from Saturday Night Live; Mystery from Emily the Strange; Miles from Emily the Strange; Maru, the box loving cat in online videos; and Snowball the Simpsons family cat from the animated series the Simpsons;
Five of the top 10 cats are from animation (Sylvester, Figaro, Mittens, Kitty, and Felix), two are from comic strips (Garfield and Hobbes), and three are from literature (Cheshire, Tigger, and Dewey). Only one of the top ten cats was an actual living cat (Dewey).
I compiled this list by searching for the cats listed on a number of search engines and ranking them by the number of web pages, discussion forums, photos, videos, etc that are available online.