Nyan Cat is an 8-bit animation depicting a cat with the body of a cherry pop tart flying through outer space. While themes like flying kittens and pastry cats have been around for some time, the humor behind this particular combination has captivated YouTubers and online art communities, spawning dozens of fan illustrations.


Nyan Cat

Nyan Cat

On April 5th, 2011, YouTuber saraj00n posted a video titled Nyan Cat[3], using comic artist prguitarman’s Pop Tart Cat animation set to the well-known Japanese Vocaloid song Nyanyanyanyanyanyan by Japanese artist Daniwell-P looping in the background.