SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Grumpy Cat frowned her way to California to reveal her animatronic likeness at Madame Tussauds San Francisco this afternoon. Going from Reddit rumor to widespread memetic fame, Grumpy Cat remains one of the Internet’s most beloved celebrities, and is the first cat in Madame Tussauds history to be immortalized.
“I can’t believe this is happening,” said Grumpy Cat of her reveal, “This is absolutely awful.”
Grumpy Cat’s animatronic will have several movements. It is also the first mechanical figure made by Madame Tussauds in over a century. After several months’ stay at Madame Tussauds San Francisco, the animatronic will travel to the five other Madame Tussauds locations spread across the US.
B-roll and side-by-side images are available via Dropbox here. For real-time updates on upcoming figure launches, follow Madame Tussauds San Francisco on social media: Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
About Madame Tussauds San Francisco
Madame Tussauds San Francisco offers guests the unique opportunity to meet incredible wax likenesses of some of the city’s and world’s most famous stars. Only at Madame Tussauds San Francisco can you get up close and personal with Hollywood A-listers, music superstars, TV personalities, sporting heroes and cultural icons.
The attraction is open at 10 a.m. 365 days a year, in Fisherman’s Wharf at 145 Jefferson Street, San Francisco, CA, 94133.
About Merlin Entertainments Group – North America
MERLIN ENTERTAINMENTS plc is the leading name in location-based, family entertainment. Europe’s Number 1 and the world’s second-largest visitor attraction operator, Merlin now operates 111 attractions, 12 hotels/4 holiday villages in 23 countries and across 4 continents. The company aims to deliver memorable and rewarding experiences to its almost 63 million visitors worldwide, through its iconic global and local brands, and the commitment and passion of its managers and c26,000 employees (peak season).
Merlin has twenty five attractions and two hotels in North America - including two stunning LEGOLAND Resorts – LEGOLAND Florida with its theme park, water park and hotel; and LEGOLAND California theme park with water park and the SEA LIFE aquarium and themed hotel; Orlando Eye; Madame Tussauds celebrity wax attractions in New York; Washington DC; Las Vegas; Hollywood; Orlando and San Francisco; LEGOLAND Discovery Centers in Chicago; Dallas/Fort Worth; Kansas City Missouri; Atlanta, Georgia; Boston; Westchester, New York; Toronto, Canada; a Dungeon in San Francisco; and SEA LIFE aquariums in Phoenix, Arizona; Kansas City, Missouri; Michigan; Dallas/Fort Worth; the Mall of America in Minneapolis; Orlando, Florida and Charlotte – Concord, N Carolina - underlining the company’s position as the world’s biggest global aquarium operator. Visit www.merlinentertainments.biz for more information.