If you’re a fan of cartoon cats, you are likely familiar with Lucifer from “Cinderella.” In the animated movie, Lucifer is a mixed-breed cat that despises Cinderella’s pet mice. He’s portrayed as a villain but has somewhat lackluster hunting skills. The live version of Disney’s Cinderella stars a grey Persian cat as Lucifer. This cat looks slightly different from their animated counterpart, but they are still a lazy, lovable character that fits perfectly into the role.
Lucifer as a Villain
While Disney does not directly state why the cat in Cinderella is named Lucifer, there are a few likely reasons. Lucifer is prone to evil behaviors, and this is the most likely reason behind the name.
The animated version of Lucifer was based on a real-life cat named Feetsy. The live-action version looks much different. The only real similarity between the two cats is the name.
Is Lucifer Male or Female?
Lucifer is a male cat that belongs to Lady Tremaine. She raised Lucifer to be as evil and spoiled as her daughters (the evil stepsisters). Lucifer is lazy and has sharp nails that he frequently displays.
Lucifer was originally introduced to the Cinderella story as a form of comic relief. Over time, his character became sneaky and mean. He enjoys chasing and tormenting Cinderella’s mice friends, Gus and Jaq. Although Cinderella attempts to be nice to him, he frequently tries to get her in trouble with her stepmother.
What Happens to Lucifer in Cinderella?
The original “Cinderella” movie sees Lucifer falling off a high castle tower while being chased by Bruno, the dog. His hard landing is shown, and while it’s not explicitly stated, the implication is that Lucifer is dead.
However, Lucifer appears alive and well in the “Cinderella” sequels. Presumably, he survived his nasty fall in the first movie — perhaps he landed on his feet!
What Kind of Cat Is Pom Pom From Cinderella?
Pom Pom the cat isn’t as well-known as Lucifer, but she appears in the animated sequels of “Cinderella.” Her breed isn’t specified, but many believe that she is a Persian. Others have suggested that she is an Angora.
While her breed is unknown, Pom Pom is a heavyset, white cat and a minor character in “Cinderella II” and “Cinderella III.”
Lucifer the animated cat is based on a real-life cat, but it’s unclear what breed of a cat this is. They are presumably a mixed breed. Since Lucifer a fictional character, he’s not likely meant to represent any breed in particular, just a mean-spirited cat. The live-action “Cinderella” features a Persian as Lucifer, but this cat doesn’t resemble the original animated character.
Featured Image Credit: 99mimimi, Pixabay