‘Nyan Cat’ Creator Tackles Pokemon

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Chris Torres (aka prguitarman), the 25-year-old Texas-based animator behind the hugely popular web phenom known as Nyan Cat, has delivered another sticky creation to entertain us during these dog days of summer. He has posted 151 cat versions of all the different Pokemons on his website prguitarman.com. It’s one of those clever and colorful creations that you will want to visit over and over again.

Torres’ super hit Nyan Cat first hit the web in April. It got a huge bump after G4 and Comedy Central’s Tosh 2.0 mentioned it. To date, the simple animated project has had over 33 million viewers on YouTube.

The animator recently told popgoestheweek.com that the original Nyan Cat (which was first called Pop Tart Cat) only took three to our hours a week to create. “I’m really new at making pixel art so I had some difficulties in animation, but am very happy with the result,” he noted. “The only inspiration behind Pop Tart / Nyan Cat is my own cat, Marty. I had no other ideas in mind other than fusing a cat and a pop tart together. It was just going to be a cute little animation to post on my website. I had no big plans other than turning it into an animated avatar for myself so I could use it in some forums. I’m actually lucky to have saved all of the original files, because I don’t normally do that!”

Pop Tart Cat draft

Pop Tart Cat draft

PokeCat

PokeCat

You can see the PokeCats here:

http://www.prguitarman.com/index.php?id=379

Here’s the original Nyan Cat short: