TODAY   |  April 21, 2013

Cat stars in her own documentary

Lil Bub, a cat turned Internet sensation, is now the star of her own documentary. Owner Mike Bridavsky said that Lil Bub was found abandoned, and he fell in love with her immediately: “We’ve been best pals ever since.” TODAY’s Lester Holt, Erica Hill and Dylan Dreyer interview him along with filmmakers Juliette Eisner and Andy Capper.

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>>> lil bub has quite the online following. over 100,000 facebook likes and millions of views on youtube. this little kitty is a star of her own new documentary which just premiered at the tribeca film festival .

>> and she's here this morning with her dad, mike and filmmakers julia and andy. good morning. she's very mellow.

>> oh, yeah. she's great.

>> she came into your life at a pretty special time. how did you guys meet?

>> my friend's mom found her in her backyard in a shed, actually, as a ferrill kitten and needed to find her a home. when my friend sent me pictures, i fell in love instantly and we've been best pals since.

>> julia , you were pretty convinced the rest of the world would fall in love as well.

>> absolutely. she's the star of the film and we loved her immediately and now everybody does as well.

>> how old is she? she looks really small.

>> she's almost 2 years old.

>> she's going to stay that size, right?

>> yeah, there's like a term, permakitten where she stays like a kitten forever.

>> that's --

>> tell me about this film. what are you capturing in this film?

>> we wanted to explore internet cat culture, but we wanted to explore the nature of the relationship between mike and the cat as well. make it very touching, sentimental kind of movie about the internet which had never really been done before.

>> you know how to suck people in with a cute face. i hear people are smiling and laughing during the whole thing.

>> they laugh at how ridiculous it is. also they tear up toward the end which worked.

>> mike, julia and andy, thanks so much.

>> and lil bub, thank you.

>> thanks for having us.

>>> we want to check in with david gregory for a