SOURCE: Walker Art Center

August 29, 2013 04:14 ET

Walker Art Center Internet Cat Video Festival Golden Kitty Awarded to the Original Grumpy Cat

ST. PAUL, MN--(Marketwired - August 29, 2013) -  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

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 inaugural 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.



B Roll and event images available upon request.

Internet Cat Video Festival Program, August 28, 2013


Oskar the Blind Kitten Versus Hair Dryer

Kitty with a Watermelon Addiction

Black Cat Stick Em' Up

Funny synchronized sphynx cats

Smart Cat Knock on Door

Fat Cat in a Pot

Cat Boarding

Cat Crip Walk on Counter

Cat Scared of Mario jump

Epic Cat Gymnast Imitates Fireman

Jedi Cats

Cat Friend vs Dog Friend

Hamilton the Hipster Cat

Colonel Meow on Facebook


The Trials and Tribulations of Patrick Chesterfield II

The Girl From Normandy

Cat Watching Slayer

Little Kitten Challenges Big Dog

Window Cat Attacks

Teddy the A-Hole Cat

Henri Le Chat Noir #7


Kitten Reading Book

Parrot Relentlessly Annoying Cat

Dansons la capucine

Cat Sitting Relaxed

Slippery Cat


Lil Bub and Friendz

Rufus Tower

Google Glass Cat

Gravity Cats

Pussy People


Stubborn Cat on Bag

A Cat Like That

Cats and Pants

Spoiled Milk

Paw Wars


Montage of Vine Cat Videos

by Various Artists


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

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

Grumpy Pizacatto

Collective Soul Cat

Harlem Shake Rambo the Cat Edition

CAT ON A STICK (Minnesota Created)

Lazy Pudge the Cat with a Toy on Her Head

Punky Goes Fishing

Todd Sucherman and Cleo, Nicknames

Butter Cat Time Lapse



Kittens Inspired by Kittens by blakekelly0


Lil Bub Sounds

Boots and Cats

Nyan Cat [Original]

Henri, Paw de Deux


Original Grumpy Cat


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

Cat Licks Vacuum Cleaner

Kitten Meets Hedgehog

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

Walker Art Center

One of the most celebrated art museums in the country, the Walker Art Center is known for presenting today's most compelling artists, as well as modern masters, including Andy Warhol, Matthew Barney, Jasper Johns, Yoko Ono, Robert Rauschenberg, Mark Rothko, and Kara Walker. In addition to traveling exhibitions and its world-renowned collection, the Walker presents a broad array of contemporary music, dance, and theater, and the best in film from around the world and down the block. The Walker's 11-acre Minneapolis Sculpture Garden is one of the country's largest urban sculpture parks. At its center is the beloved Twin Cities landmark -- the playful fountain-sculpture Spoonbridge and Cherry. The Garden features more than 40 works of art and the Cowles Conservatory.

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