Cat Won't Stop Yelling Until Mom Plays His Favorite Movie

"He really likes when the cats in the movie are meowing.”

Ever since he was adopted when he was 9 months old, Calvin has never been afraid to speak his mind. 

“He is stubborn and sassy, but very affectionate and loves the company of others,” Olivia Theobald, Calvin’s mom, told The Dodo. 

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Olivia Theobald

"The Aristocats" was always Theobald’s favorite Disney movie as a kid, and when she put it on recently, she couldn’t help but notice that, out of nowhere, Calvin was completely enthralled. 

“[I] noticed that he was watching,” Theobald said. “Calvin loves other cats and I think he really likes when the cats in the movie are meowing.”

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Olivia Theobald

Calvin watched the entire movie and seemed to really enjoy it — but Theobald had no idea that it was about to become an obsession. 

From that moment on, anytime she tried to put on another movie, Calvin would meow like crazy until she put on "The Aristocats" instead. He’d decided it was his absolute favorite movie of all time, and there was no turning back. 

Olivia Theobald

Theobald couldn’t help but post a video of Calvin on TikTok to see if anyone had ever seen anything like his obsession before, and everyone quickly fell in love with the Disney cat. They suggested Theobald try out other cat/animal-themed Disney movies to see what his reaction would be, and she immediately set about experimenting. 

“We tried 'The Lion King' — he liked that one and he loves videos of squirrels and birds,” Theobald said.

It turns out that Calvin really just loves watching videos of other animals, animated or not. 

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Olivia Theobald

“I think he likes the sounds the best — especially meowing, which is why he likes 'The Aristocats,'” Theobald said. “Whenever I watch videos of kittens or cats, he starts looking for them!”

Even though Calvin loves movies and videos of animals of all kinds, "The Aristocats" will always be his favorite, and there’s no doubt he’ll keep asking to watch it over and over again.