WALKER ART CENTER INTERNET CAT VIDEO FESTIVAL GOLDEN KITTY AWARDED TO THE ORIGINAL GRUMPY CAT

The Walker Art Center presented the second Internet Cat Video Festival this evening at the Minnesota State Fair Grandstand, drawing an audience over 10,000. The people’s choice award, the Golden Kitty, was presented to The Original Grumpy Cat . Grumpy responded to the honor with a characteristic “Whatever.”

Chosen by online voting of nearly 20,000 responses, the Golden Kitty was shown as the finale of the festival and was awarded by last year’s winner Will Braden, creator of Henri Le Chat Noir , and festival producer Scott Stulen of the Walker Art Center in front of a Minnesota State Fair Grandstand audience of over 10,000.

The YouTube playlist of selected videos from the festival are available via  http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL5aJYoXLOMo1K0vgy8XQfUKBaSVrJ1ov7

Drawing over 10,000 online nominations, the second edition of the Walker’s festival included videos submitted from around the world including Australia, Japan, Russia, UK, Canada, and all over the United States. As with last year the videos were divided into the categories of Comedy, Drama, Foreign, Animated, Musical and Documentary. New categories for this year included a Minnesota Created “Cat-on-a-Stick” and an inagural group of seven Hall of Fame inductees including Keyboard Cat , Nyan , Henri Le Chat Noir , Lil BUB, Kittens Inspired by Kittens , Maru and Boots and Cats . The festival closed with a countdown of the People’s Choice videos concluding with the Golden Kitty winner.

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Internet Cat Video Festival Program, August 28, 2013

COMEDY

Oskar the Blind Kitten Versus Hair Dryer

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ElzPZNSdd5w&list=TL4Lzn9DM6Dpw

Kitty with a Watermelon Addiction

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i3cHNObcEh8&list=PL039D06C754C2B1FD&index=2

Black Cat Stick Em’ Up

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Q5QR82Fu4E&feature=youtu.be

Funny synchronized sphynx cats

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h588nHfJ-CE

Smart Cat Knock on Door

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0xvHEdqwSjY

Fat Cat in a Pot

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EHwu-H_KtfU

Cat Boarding

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=DzlH5SDGoyA

Cat Crip Walk on Counter

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dfx55uI4tYE&feature=youtu.be

Cat Scared of Mario jump

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=TbUGwA_woCE

Epic Cat Gymnast Imitates Fireman

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WFzjLAoSPPQ&list=TLN8JaWc5X6PM

Jedi Cats

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NtgtMQwr3Ko&list=PL6127A53A27DEE212

Cat Friend vs Dog Friend

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GbycvPwr1Wg

Hamilton the Hipster Cat

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rx3NTMicOHs

Colonel Meow on Facebook

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LgKD-aSsn9U

DRAMA

The Trials and Tribulations of Patrick Chesterfield II

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YCX5HcjthCg&list=FLI9oLraS46LRaFBrIAsSpMw&feature=mh_lolz

The Girl From Normandy

http://vimeo.com/42129340

Cat Watching Slayer

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mx1sN15C5rs

Little Kitten Challenges Big Dog

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0V3xVT2Nztc&feature=share&list=UUuRoE1jrNlPN4eSnrYzowrg

Window Cat Attacks

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ecXJdb5uLc&feature=youtu.be

Teddy the A-Hole Cat

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b_mVb-G1v1I&feature=youtu.be

Henri Le Chat Noir #7

FOREIGN

Kitten Reading Book

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SrLRLgIZcUM#at=52

Сними очки

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=y_-RoKOAkro

Parrot Relentlessly Annoying Cat

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9qL-MD53qDs

Dansons la capucine

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KIePsbJSS04&list=FLo73xjccgO6nUMaMoT4wnRw&index=1

Cat Sitting Relaxed

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BZMDDfHDrhM

Slippery Cat

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=1eQ0OwEIdws

DOCUMENTARY

Lil Bub and Friendz

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yx6cY84XmwU

Rufus Tower

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WI9W_VdV1l0

Google Glass Cat

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bnA_SOcrQp0

Gravity Cats

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lDcqjVRGm1Q

Pussy People

http://vimeo.com/25127382

ANIMATED

Stubborn Cat on Bag

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7uTQcuxr8bk

A Cat Like That

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=80WcGcwpvaI

Cats and Pants

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eqSVtqCFDWo&list=PL6127A53A27DEE212

Spoiled Milk

http://vimeo.com/54860203

Paw Wars

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cdFI95Sbnnc

VINE CAT BREAK

Montage of Vine Cat Video s

by Various Artists

MUSICAL

I’m Just a Cat and I’m Doing Cat Stuff

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0lDnmKzUza4

Alex Gaudino ft. Taboo,  "I Don't Wanna Dance" - Work It Kitty

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rL82YimQVFI

Grumpy Pizacatto

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8cKRqJj-_iE

Collective Soul Cat

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ns7Z8ag4oSY

Harlem Shake Rambo the Cat Edition

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=95vZ0-C1Kho&feature=youtu.be

CAT ON A STICK (Minnesota Created)

Lazy Pudge the Cat with a Toy on Her Head

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hr1pDYUuwxs

Punky Goes Fishing

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PNztEdkPKdI&feature=youtu.be

Todd Sucherman and Cleo, Nicknames

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zzqwLEWPDfU

Snow Kitty 2013

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=05FI95mIFLY

Butter Cat Time Lapse

http://animal.discovery.com/tv-shows/animal-planet-presents/videos/check-out-this-cat-sculpture-made-out-of-butter.htm

HALL OF FAME

KEYBOARD CAT

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J---aiyznGQ

Kittens Inspired by Kittens by blakekelly0

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FtX8nswnUKU

Maru

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hPzNl6NKAG0&list=TL_fw5q89eOz8

Lil Bub Sounds

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2YKP6FiiJro&list=TL2LgaR8gscFs

Boots and Cats

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nni0rTLg5B8

Nyan Cat [Original]

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y53YXXvimuU

Henri, Paw de Deux

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q34z5dCmC4M

PEOPLE’S CHOICE (IN ORDER OF VOTES RECEIVED)

Original Grumpy Cat

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=INscMGmhmX4

Catalogue

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JvSs6bp0E_c

Cat In A Shark Costume Chases A Duck While Riding A Roomba

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Of2HU3LGdbo

Cat Licks Vacuum Cleaner

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tbIOD_elAgo

Kitten Meets Hedgehog

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D36JUfE1oYk

The Internet Cat Video Festival 2013-14 Tour

After the successful debut at the Minnesota State Fair the Internet Cat Video Festival now hits the road with 11 tour dates booked thus far and more to be added soon.   

September 7th   Heather Farms Park, Walnut Creek ( San Francisco) CA

September 7-15th Honolulu Art Museum , Honolulu HI

September 12th    CultureTECH Festival , Derry, Northern Ireland

September 22nd    Monmouth County Library , Manalapan NJ

September 27th    ArtPrize Grand Rapids , MI 

October 4th   Cable Car Cinema , Providence RI

October 19th    Irish American Heritage Center , Chicago IL

October 25th    Warsaw Hall , Brooklyn NY

January 24th   Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee WI

May 2014      Great Wall of Oakland , Oakland CA

June 2014   Hollywood Theater, Portland, OR


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