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Griddlebone is one of Macavity's agents in the 2019 Cats movie. She is portrayed by Melissa Madden Gray, credited in the movie as, and known better by, her performing name of Meow Meow.


Similar to her stage counterpart, Griddlebone comes across as a flamboyant character, wearing a beret and often behaving very theatrically. There is also a ruthlessness to the character, as she shows no qualms - and is even gleeful - about betraying the Jellicles, despite seemingly being a member of the tribe.


As mentioned in "Macavity the Mystery Cat", Griddlebone works for the notorious criminal Macavity. She is first seen watching over the kidnapped Jennyanydots and Bustopher Jones on Growltiger's barge. Later, she joins the Jellicles in welcoming Old Deuteronomy to the Ball, suggesting she is a part of their tribe. When Bombalurina crashes the Jellicle Ball, Griddlebone sneaks around with a canister of catnip, helping to dose the other cats. She sings a short line ("Macavity wasn't there!") with her fellow Macavity agents, Bombalurina, Mungojerrie, and Rumpleteazer. When Macavity teleports back to Growltiger's barge, he takes Griddlebone with him, and she is not seen again.


Griddlebone is a dark grey cat. She has a big bushy tail and can be easily identified by her turquoise beret.



Feel free to add any headcanons or theories you have about Griddlebone, but don't delete other people's ideas.


  • Griddlebone is the mother of Demeter and she left her with the Jellicle tribe.
  • Griddlebone was a double agent sent by Macavity to infiltrate the tribe.
  • Griddlebone is the mother of Mungojerrie and Rumpleteazer.