Seven Cat People on ‘Cats’

Critics eviscerated the movie musical, but how do people who love felines feel about the humans dressed up in computer-generated fur?

Cat lovers have some very specific questions about “Cats.”

If a human plays a cat in a movie, they ask, how much of the human’s body should show? Will “Cats” open up a much-needed conversation about the fate of strays? And how far is too far in body-shaming a fat creature, even if it is a cat?

Critics eviscerated the film (“Artistically,...