Developing The Inflatable Cat

I know the first comments on this post are going to be that we made the wrong choice, but let me explain why we did what we did. Our first impulse when we had the idea for Cat-In-A-Can was that it should just be a photorealistic cat printed on an inflatable body. A staff member volunteered her cat, Lily, who underwent an intense all-angles photo-shoot. From the side, you can even argue that it looks better than what we went with…

Inflatable Cats from the Side

From the front, the limitations of the shape and detailing of inflatable objects turns the realistic cat’s face into a seriously deformed and deeply disturbing, sad-eyed cat/pig demon that haunts our dreams.

Creepy Photorealistic Cat Face - Inflatable Cat

Some people even had problems identifying it as a cat. We went with the less interesting but less creepy cartoon cat, but I had to share what could have been.

Photorealistic Cat Face - Inflatable Cat


  1. Posted January 29, 2010 at 5:39 am | Permalink

    So, where can I get sad-eyed cat/pig demon in a can? Because now that you’ve shown it to me I want one.

  2. Posted January 29, 2010 at 9:18 am | Permalink

    I’m just glad you can put it back in the can, because I’m allergic to cats…

  3. kittehzehn
    Posted January 30, 2010 at 6:17 pm | Permalink


  4. Bobert
    Posted February 26, 2010 at 11:17 am | Permalink

    I HATE CATS. dogs are so much better!

  5. Violet
    Posted March 11, 2010 at 8:22 am | Permalink

    You made the right choice.

  6. shaun fletcher
    Posted March 29, 2010 at 5:20 pm | Permalink

    I’m with Tat; I want the photo-print, sad-eyed, demon-pig cat

  7. Snoosh
    Posted April 6, 2010 at 6:09 pm | Permalink

    Me want sad-eyed cat/pig demon!

  8. Posted May 10, 2010 at 10:23 pm | Permalink

    Sign me up for a photo realistic cat in a can. Heck, I don’t even need the can. I’d take it in an even creepier presentation – ziploc baggie!

  9. Posted September 30, 2010 at 4:09 am | Permalink

    ewwwwwww yuk