"It's not a passing fad," said tour co-producer and filmmaker Eric Dorris."People aren't going to wake up one day and say 'we don't like cats.'" Dorris -- who said he previously worked on film projects for drummer Rich Redmond and Todd Sucherman, drummer for STYX -- got the idea after "accumulating hours and hours of dynamically filmed cats" thanks to his two pets. The footage in the current edit of the film is from Dorris and hand-selected other contributors. is developing its website and an app to allow people to submit their own original cat videos.
Many of the more than 25,000 commenters, however, insist the video is fake." data-reactid="14"Since hartmanncara posted the video on You Tube on June 3 it has racked up more than four million views.
Dorris and his team will pick top submissions and edit them into the film.
He's betting pet owners and feline fans will love seeing cats on the big screen so much the tour will have indefinite footage for years to come.
This next viral sensation, however, takes her online love of cats to previously untold heights of absurdity.
The video, ostensibly a bio for the online dating site e Harmony, features a woman named Debbie who recently got her MBA and really, really, loves cats.
"It's the only thing that really competes with porn online," said Dorris.