Elton the cat has become a viral superstar, celebrated all over the internet after his owner uploaded a hilarious video of his annoying auto-tuned meows.
Joaquin Baldwin, a feature animation artist who works for Disney, captured Elton meowing in bed, in the bathroom, and all over his house. For the auto-tune effect, he used an iOS app called Voloco. Baldwin has a large social media following, which helped the clip quickly gain notoriety and go viral.
The video spawned dozens of memes where people converted the meows into songs, replaced the meows with the word “yas,” recorded their own cat’s reactions to the video, and more. Check out some of our favorites:
“Yass” version no one asked for. pic.twitter.com/Y3CSDH3Ha4
— Joaquin Baldwin (@joabaldwin) February 18, 2019
Myrtle is beside herself trying to figure out where the cat is hiding. Big Boy thinks it’s me talking to him I guess. See last RT for original release of Elton Autotune’s smash hit. Thanks for the entertainment @joabaldwin! pic.twitter.com/vPqpXYULA7
— #ShePersisted ✊🏻✌🏼 (@linzlou) February 18, 2019
— Dat Father (@Dat_Father) February 19, 2019
I took the liberty to produce a quick demo for your cat’s next street hit pic.twitter.com/APDXfAIFcL
— Tantu 🌺 (@TantuBeats) February 18, 2019
Hi. I’ve used my time wisely today. Also, sorry.
(Best with headphones) pic.twitter.com/ZzMHseyz8W
— late bloomer (@boneshamilton) February 18, 2019
Auto-tune may be overused in music in general, but at least now we know that it’s a goldmine with cats.