Scientists Talked to Cats to Figure Out If They Know Their Own Names

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Plenty of cat owners will happily tell you their felines are capable of responding to their own names, but the scientific jury remains ambivalent on the matter. A fascinating new experiment suggests this might actually be true for some cats, and it’s a capacity very much tied to the social environment in which the cat…

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https://gizmodo.com/scientists-talked-to-cats-to-figure-out-if-they-know-th-1833785466

Pet Sematary Tries to Dig Deep But Maybe Should’ve Been Left in the Grave

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The best movie remakes take inspiration from source material that’s already strong, then innovate enough to justify their own existence. The worst ones, on the other hand, beg the question “Why?” Pet Sematary, based on a Stephen King novel that was previously adapted in 1989, falls somewhere in the middle.

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https://io9.gizmodo.com/pet-sematary-tries-to-dig-deep-but-maybe-shouldve-been-1833791049

The Cats Movie Will Shrink Actors to Feline Size and Add Performance Capture Fur

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Until now, almost everything about Tom Hooper’s adaptation of the Broadway musical Cats has been a mystery. We’ve had no idea how the Oscar-winning director was going to take the beloved musical, which is very light on narrative and features stars humans dressed as cats, and turn it into a serious motion picture.

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https://io9.gizmodo.com/the-cats-movie-will-shrink-actors-to-feline-size-and-ad-1833785626

How to be human: Life lessons from 4 cinematic cats

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Captain Marvel’s name is on the poster, but Goose the cat steals the limelight in Carol Danvers’ first feature. Cranky, steadfast, and always ready to fight, Goose is the perfect sidekick. Played by four different cats—Reggie, Rizzo, Gonzo, and Archie—Goose joins Hollywood’s pantheon of near-sentient animal life…

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https://film.avclub.com/how-to-be-human-life-lessons-from-4-cinematic-cats-1833407184

Everything You Know About Captain Marvel’s Cat Is a Lie

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Goose is both Captain Marvel’s mascot and the movie’s breakout star, and the felines who appear in the film have become a topic of fascination. The cats are divas, the cats don’t play well with the Skrulls, the cats are really just there for treats. While that all may be true, it appears as if Marvel’s been…

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https://io9.gizmodo.com/everything-you-know-about-captain-marvels-cat-is-a-lie-1833385289

Captain Marvel’s Cat Actors Had Trouble Performing With the Skrulls

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Because Goose plays such an integral part in Captain Marvel’s story, it was necessary for four different cat performers to be brought onto the film’s set in order to capture the range of Goose’s feline emotions. Some scenes featuring Goose, like when the cat first meets Nick Fury, were predictably easy to shoot, but…

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Samuel L. Jackson on Working With Captain Marvel’s Goose: ‘I Am Not a Cat Person’

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It’s perfectly normal, though morally questionable, not to be a cat person, but being such a person becomes uniquely difficult when one’s job requires you to interact with cats. Take, for example, Captain Marvel’s Brie Larson and Samuel L. Jackson, who spend a bit of time in the movie sharing scenes with the feline…

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https://io9.gizmodo.com/samuel-l-jackson-on-working-with-captain-marvels-goose-1833040524

Pixar’s Emotional New Short Will Make a Pet Lover Out of You

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Those of us who have them know that pets are basically like best friends who are guaranteed to never desert you, and will always do their best to make you feel better when times are rough. That’s a big part of what makes it difficult to see people who abuse animals.

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https://io9.gizmodo.com/pixars-emotional-new-short-will-make-a-pet-lover-out-of-1832767871