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Rum Tum Tugger is played by Jason Derulo in the 2019 Cats Movie.

Handsome and charismatic, Rum Tum Tugger is a popular member of the tribe and is adored by the younger female cats. He has a wild, electric energy about him and likes to party, but he is very indecisive.


Tugger character description movie 2019

The Rum Tum Tugger is a curious cat with a short attention span, whp cannot seem to ever make up his mind. One moment he wants milk and the next he doesn't. He is very intrigued by Victoria when she arrives, although he gets bored of her very quickly. He seems to be close to Cassandra and Demeter, as he is seen eating trash with both of the Queens by his side. He also seems to be friendly with Jennyanydots, as he calls her number boring and old school, but then is later seen nuzzling and hugging her.


He wears a studded red collar and is also seen wearing a long fur coat in certain scenes.



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


  • Rum Tum Tugger belongs to multiple human homes and can't ever make up his mind on where to stay.