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Rumpleteazer is a supporting character in the 2019 Cats movie. She is portrayed by Naoimh Morgan.

The movie character is darker and more sly than her somewhat goofy stage counterpart, but still retains a mischievous and carefree personality.


So she's a lot darker [than her stage counterpart], but still lovely and cheeky.[1]
— Naoimh Morgan

Rumpleteazer is an impish and fun-loving cat, but with a more cunning and sinister side than her stage counterpart. Along with Mungojerrie, she is one half of a notorious duo of cat burglars. Despite their roguish nature, the pair appear to be very loyal to each other.


Rumpleteazer and Mungojerrie are first seen singing and dancing along with the other Jellicles in "Jellicle Songs for Jellicle Cats"; they are specifically shown trying to break into a store during the "parasitical cats" line. The duo later come across Victoria, who has been left all alone after a Macavity attack. They let Victoria tag along as they break into a human house, introducing her to their reckless way of living while performing "Mungojerrie and Rumpleteazer". Together, all three cats run amok in the house, stealing food and valuables, and destroying the interior of the house. As the song ends, they hear an angry dog barking and running towards them. Rumpleteazer and Mungojerrie quickly escape, but upon realising Victoria has gotten her stolen pearls stuck to the bedpost, merely shrug and smile before leaving her behind.

Afterwards, the duo join the Jellicles in welcoming Old Deuteronomy to the Ball. They grin mischievously when they see Victoria again and appear unrepentant. They then dance along with the other cats in the "Jellicle Ball". When Bombalurina crashes the ball, Rumpleteazer, Mungojerrie, and Griddlebone are revealed as Macavity's agents and help to catnip all the Jellicles. When Macavity kidnaps Old Deuteronomy and teleports away however, he leaves Rumpleteazer and Mungojerrie behind. The pair are angrily confronted by the other cats but claim they did not to know of Macavity's plan and just catnipped everyone for some fun. Rumpleteazer and Mungojerrie appear genuinely worried about Old Deuteronomy and join the other Jellicles in cheering on Mistoffelees as he attempts to rescue the Jellicle leader.


Rumpleteazer is a calico cat. She wears a brown leather collar with a tag engraved with the letter "R".





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


  • Mungojerrie and Rumpleteazer are Jellicle cats, but are rarely around the rest of the tribe. They really only come to the tribe when they are bored.
  • Mungojerrie and Rumpleteazer are the son and daughter of Griddlebone, therefore younger half-siblings to Demeter.
  • Griddlebone was an ex-mate of both Growltiger and Macavity, so either could be her father.