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22nd Sep '16 1:59:00 PM Calyss
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* ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'' is shaping up to become this, with 195 episodes across 9 seasons, another 23-episode season on the way, and talks of possibly ''even more'' seasons after that.

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* ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'' is shaping up to become this, with 195 241 episodes across 9 11 seasons, another 23-episode season on the way, and talks of possibly ''even more'' seasons after that.which will definitively not be the last.
16th Sep '16 2:58:14 PM finalsurvivor1
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** Unlike the early ''Franchise/PowerRangers'' series, each series can be watched independently though each clock in at around 50 episodes each (''Gorenger'' clocks in at over 80 and ''JAKQ'' at around 30.) Though it does improve viewing of ''Gokaiger'' if one is familiar with at least some of the series.

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** Unlike the early ''Franchise/PowerRangers'' series, each series (save ''Series/TaiyouSentaiSunVulcan'', a sequel to ''Series/DenshiSentaiDenziman'', and ''Series/KaizokuSentaiGokaiger'', a crossover featuring members from the previous 34 seasons) can be watched independently though each clock in at around 50 episodes each (''Gorenger'' clocks in at over 80 and ''JAKQ'' at around 30.) Though it does improve viewing of ''Gokaiger'' if one is familiar with at least some of the series.
9th Sep '16 10:52:37 PM Isaac_Heller
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* ''Franchise/KingdomHearts''. The upcoming ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsIII'' will actually be the eighth game in the series, which might not seem like a lot until you consider that these are not short games. The shortest will take between 12-15 hours, the others can take as much as 35-45+, depending on how much of a completionist you are. And the series has a KudzuPlot which makes it unwise to skip any installment.[[note]]It would also be unwise to skip the {{Updated Rerelease}}s of the game - the ''1.5'' and ''2.5 HD Remix'' respectively as Square calls it - as they tend to have content from the initially [[NoExportForYou Japan-only]] ''Final Mix'' version of the game, which is necessary to understand said kudzu plot fully.[[/note]] And did we forget to mention the ongoing Manga adaptions?

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* ''Franchise/KingdomHearts''. The upcoming ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsIII'' will actually be the eighth ''ninth'' game in the series, which might not seem like a lot until you consider that these are not short games. The shortest will take between 12-15 hours, the others can take as much as 35-45+, depending on how much of a completionist you are. And the series has a KudzuPlot which makes it unwise to skip any installment.[[note]]It would also be unwise to skip the {{Updated Rerelease}}s of the game - the ''1.5'' and ''2.5 HD Remix'' respectively as Square calls it - as they tend to have content from the initially [[NoExportForYou Japan-only]] ''Final Mix'' version of the game, which is necessary to understand said kudzu plot fully.[[/note]] And did we forget to mention the ongoing Manga adaptions?
9th Sep '16 10:46:57 PM Isaac_Heller
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* ''Manga/OnePiece''. Add the KudzuPlot and LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters, and you'll understand why it can be hard to catch up with the story. Skimming it only makes you miss plot points that come up [[ChekhovsGun volumes later]]. New readers are sometimes directed to start as late as Volume 50 to prevent ContinuityLockOut (at least it supplies recaps), although most fans would strongly suggest to start the series from the beginning. The manga is just that good; it's not the best selling manga in Japan (and possibly the world) for nothing, folks!

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* ''Manga/OnePiece''. Add the KudzuPlot and LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters, and you'll understand why it can be hard to catch up with the story. Skimming it only makes you miss plot points that come up [[ChekhovsGun volumes later]]. New readers are sometimes directed to start as late as Volume 50 to prevent ContinuityLockOut (at least it supplies recaps), although most fans would strongly suggest to start the series from the beginning. The manga is just that good; it's not the best selling manga in Japan (and possibly the world) for nothing, folks!
9th Sep '16 7:57:43 PM BackgroundGuy
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* Music/JohnZorn: His catalogue has over ''400!'' albums, including projects with other bands. Practically every two months there is a new Zorn album in the stores.

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* Music/JohnZorn: His catalogue has over ''400!'' ''400'' albums, including projects with other bands. Practically every two months there is a new Zorn album in the stores.
9th Sep '16 7:53:31 PM BackgroundGuy
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* The reason the members of Priestess hadn't already cited Music/ThinLizzy as an influence despite gladly owning up to listening to all the ''other'' big-name hard rock bands of that time? "There's such a catalogue to investigate," said one member. Indeed: 12 studio albums, 12 live albums, dozens of singles, and various miscellanea such as an [[{{Doorstopper}} eight-disc archive set]].
6th Sep '16 4:30:51 AM Kitch
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* ''Webcomic/KevinAndKell'' has been publishing continuously since September 1995. It was weekdays-only for a while, but went to every day in the summer of 2000. The strip has had no break for 18 years, putting it over 6,000 comics in its archive. Bill Holbrook [[http://kevinandkell.com/2013/kk1123.html lampshaded it in 2013]], showing Rachel being exhausted by an archive binge.

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* ''Webcomic/KevinAndKell'' has been publishing continuously since September 1995. It was weekdays-only for a while, but went to every day in the summer of 2000. The strip has had no break for 18 21 years, putting it over 6,000 7,000 comics in its archive. Bill Holbrook [[http://kevinandkell.com/2013/kk1123.html lampshaded it in 2013]], showing Rachel being exhausted by an archive binge.
25th Aug '16 12:37:48 AM PaulA
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* Currently holding the record (for those who can read it): ''Manga/{{Golgo 13}}'', 155 volumes running for [[LongRunners nearly 50 years]] -- and that's just the manga.

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* Currently holding the record (for those who can read it): ''Manga/{{Golgo 13}}'', 155 volumes running for [[LongRunners nearly 50 years]] years -- and that's just the manga.



* So, you're interested in ''{{Franchise/Gundam}}'' that started its journey [[LongRunner since 1979]] and decide to explore some more? As for 2014, good luck spending your time with 16 TV series title with episode count ranging between 25-50 episodes (alternatively, some of them available in compilation format, with 16 [[CompilationMovie movie]] compiling 7 TV series[[note]][[Anime/MobileSuitGundam 0079]], [[Anime/MobileSuitZetaGundam Zeta]], [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamZZ ZZ]], [[Anime/TurnAGundam Turn A]], [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEED SEED]], [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEEDDestiny Destiny]], [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamAGE AGE]][[/note]] and 3 compilation OVA for a TV series[[note]][[Anime/MobileSuitGundam00 00]][[/note]]); 8 {{OVA}} and 1 ONA[[note]]Original Net Animation[[/note]] series; 3 movies (including 1 [[CanonDiscontinuity forgotten]] live action[[note]][[Film/GSaviour G-Saviour]][[/note]]); and dozen of manga, novels, and video games. A {{TvTropes}} [[Franchise/GundamExpandedUniverse page that compiling it exist]] not without reason.

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* So, you're interested in ''{{Franchise/Gundam}}'' that started its journey [[LongRunner since 1979]] 1979 and decide to explore some more? As for 2014, good luck spending your time with 16 TV series title with episode count ranging between 25-50 episodes (alternatively, some of them available in compilation format, with 16 [[CompilationMovie movie]] compiling 7 TV series[[note]][[Anime/MobileSuitGundam 0079]], [[Anime/MobileSuitZetaGundam Zeta]], [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamZZ ZZ]], [[Anime/TurnAGundam Turn A]], [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEED SEED]], [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEEDDestiny Destiny]], [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamAGE AGE]][[/note]] and 3 compilation OVA for a TV series[[note]][[Anime/MobileSuitGundam00 00]][[/note]]); 8 {{OVA}} and 1 ONA[[note]]Original Net Animation[[/note]] series; 3 movies (including 1 [[CanonDiscontinuity forgotten]] live action[[note]][[Film/GSaviour G-Saviour]][[/note]]); and dozen of manga, novels, and video games. A {{TvTropes}} [[Franchise/GundamExpandedUniverse page that compiling it exist]] not without reason.



* Print comics "win" by decades. If you start reading ''Franchise/{{Superman}}'', ''Franchise/{{Batman}}'', ''Franchise/XMen'', etc. where do you start? Origin retellings? After or before InfiniteCrisis (whatever that is)? Silver Age? Golden Age? Most of them are also still ongoing, and that's not even counting the spin-offs, team-ups, and guest appearances. This is the reason DC has "Year One" comics and Marvel launched its "Ultimate" line. Batman deserves a special mention for just how prolific the franchise is in all media; his comics have been regularly published since 1939, and he has 19 ongoing comic series total, and their stories often intertwine within themselves and other DC comic series. Then there's 22 oneshot comics, two literary books, two live action tv series, 30 movie serials (over 10 15-minute short subjects ''each''), 8 live action movies (with a 9th one on the way) a [=CD=] album, 4 radio shows, 3 manga adaptations, 2 musicals, 3 pinball games, 44 video games (and 11 more with him in supporting or cameo roles), 2 web series, and he has starred in 11 animated series (7 of which give him top billing) and 17 animated movies (12 of which likewise give him top billing) and enough misc. tie in toys and merchandise to fill the Batcave! All this, and the series has been going strong for [[LongRunner 75 years]], and is showing no signs of stopping. To say the least, Holy [[ArchiveBinge Archive Binging]], Batman!

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* Print comics "win" by decades. If you start reading ''Franchise/{{Superman}}'', ''Franchise/{{Batman}}'', ''Franchise/XMen'', etc. where do you start? Origin retellings? After or before InfiniteCrisis (whatever that is)? Silver Age? Golden Age? Most of them are also still ongoing, and that's not even counting the spin-offs, team-ups, and guest appearances. This is the reason DC has "Year One" comics and Marvel launched its "Ultimate" line. Batman deserves a special mention for just how prolific the franchise is in all media; his comics have been regularly published since 1939, and he has 19 ongoing comic series total, and their stories often intertwine within themselves and other DC comic series. Then there's 22 oneshot comics, two literary books, two live action tv series, 30 movie serials (over 10 15-minute short subjects ''each''), 8 live action movies (with a 9th one on the way) a [=CD=] album, 4 radio shows, 3 manga adaptations, 2 musicals, 3 pinball games, 44 video games (and 11 more with him in supporting or cameo roles), 2 web series, and he has starred in 11 animated series (7 of which give him top billing) and 17 animated movies (12 of which likewise give him top billing) and enough misc. tie in toys and merchandise to fill the Batcave! All this, and the series has been going strong for [[LongRunner 75 years]], years, and is showing no signs of stopping. To say the least, Holy [[ArchiveBinge Archive Binging]], Batman! Batman!



* A few LongRunner film series, the best example being ''Film/JamesBond'' (20+ official movies, and three non-official ones; God helps if [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aRrNlh-UaGg you watch them non-stop...]]).

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* A few LongRunner film series, the best example being ''Film/JamesBond'' (20+ official movies, and three non-official ones; God helps if [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aRrNlh-UaGg you watch them non-stop...]]).



* Want to check out a few classic Franchise/{{Godzilla}} movies? You're in luck! Toho Studios has made a whopping ''twenty-eight'' full-length films featuring the Big Guy, [[LongRunners released more-or-less continuously from 1954 to 2004]]. There are so many movies in the official {{canon}} that fans have taken to separating the series into three distinct "eras" just to make things a bit simpler; there's the Shōwa era (1954-1975), the Heisei era (1984-1995); and the Millenium era (1999-2004). [[note]] The Heisei era starts with a movie that's ostensibly a ContinuityReboot of the series, but it ends with a movie that's directly tied to the events of the 1954 original, even incorporating stock footage from it for flashback sequences. Confused yet?[[/note]] And that's not counting Toho's ''twenty'' other kaiju films taking place in the [[TheVerse Godzilla universe]]. Or [[Film/GodzillaKingOfTheMonsters the 1956 Americanized version of the original]], [[Film/{{Godzilla 1998}} the 1998 American remake from TriStar]], or [[Film/{{Godzilla 2014}} the American remake from Warner Brothers]]. In total, you'll have to sit through over ''50'' movies.

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* Want to check out a few classic Franchise/{{Godzilla}} movies? You're in luck! Toho Studios has made a whopping ''twenty-eight'' full-length films featuring the Big Guy, [[LongRunners released more-or-less continuously from 1954 to 2004]].2004. There are so many movies in the official {{canon}} that fans have taken to separating the series into three distinct "eras" just to make things a bit simpler; there's the Shōwa era (1954-1975), the Heisei era (1984-1995); and the Millenium era (1999-2004). [[note]] The Heisei era starts with a movie that's ostensibly a ContinuityReboot of the series, but it ends with a movie that's directly tied to the events of the 1954 original, even incorporating stock footage from it for flashback sequences. Confused yet?[[/note]] And that's not counting Toho's ''twenty'' other kaiju films taking place in the [[TheVerse Godzilla universe]]. Or [[Film/GodzillaKingOfTheMonsters the 1956 Americanized version of the original]], [[Film/{{Godzilla 1998}} the 1998 American remake from TriStar]], or [[Film/{{Godzilla 2014}} the American remake from Warner Brothers]]. In total, you'll have to sit through over ''50'' movies.



* Sports fans don't normally bother to "catch up" on old games, what with the ForegoneConclusion and such. But suppose a new-to-the-game baseball fan thought it might be fun to watch ''just'' all the Major League games of a particular season. That's 162 games, around 3 hours per game: more than 20 solid days, an amount of time it takes decades for LongRunner fictional shows to accumulate. It ''can't even be done live'', because regular-season games are always scheduled simultaneously with other games. (A single evening typically sees more than twenty-four hours of Major League baseball.)

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* Sports fans don't normally bother to "catch up" on old games, what with the ForegoneConclusion and such. But suppose a new-to-the-game baseball fan thought it might be fun to watch ''just'' all the Major League games of a particular season. That's 162 games, around 3 hours per game: more than 20 solid days, an amount of time it takes decades for LongRunner long-running fictional shows to accumulate. It ''can't even be done live'', because regular-season games are always scheduled simultaneously with other games. (A single evening typically sees more than twenty-four hours of Major League baseball.)



* ''Series/SesameStreet'' has, as of 2016, 45 seasons (with a 46th airing on HBO) and well over 4,000 episodes. [[LongRunner It premiered in 1969]] AND it's still in production!

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* ''Series/SesameStreet'' has, as of 2016, 45 seasons (with a 46th airing on HBO) and well over 4,000 episodes. [[LongRunner It premiered in 1969]] 1969 AND it's still in production!



* ''TabletopGame/BattleTech'' and its [[Franchise/BattleTechExpandedUniverse expanded universe]] have accumulated a ''massive'' repertoire of over a hundred novels and a hundred sourcebooks due to it being around [[LongRunners since 1984]]. The plot spanning over a hundred years certainly complicates matters, as novels written later in the timeline will obviously [[LateArrivalSpoiler spoil developments]] in earlier novels.

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* ''TabletopGame/BattleTech'' and its [[Franchise/BattleTechExpandedUniverse expanded universe]] have accumulated a ''massive'' repertoire of over a hundred novels and a hundred sourcebooks due to it being around [[LongRunners since 1984]].1984. The plot spanning over a hundred years certainly complicates matters, as novels written later in the timeline will obviously [[LateArrivalSpoiler spoil developments]] in earlier novels.



* The WesternAnimation/FelixTheCat series has been around [[LongRunner for 97 years]], so there's a lot of ground to cover if you want to experience the whole series. For animation, you have the original silent theatrical cartoons and the three Van Beuren era shorts (while many of the silent shorts are lost, quite a few survive and it can take a while to sit through the surviving ones), the 260 made-for-TV cartoons by Joe Oriolo (which run six to seven minutes each), [[WesternAnimation/FelixTheCatTheMovie a theatrical movie]], the mid 90's TV revival cartoon series ''WesternAnimation/TheTwistedTalesOfFelixTheCat'' (which lasted 21 episodes, with three shorts in each one), the [[SpinoffBabies toddler aimed spinoff]] ''Baby Felix & Friends'' (which ran for 65 five minute episodes), and a 2004 direct to video Christmas special ''Felix the Cat Saves Christmas''. The comics are where one will really start running into trouble--the Felix comics started in 1923, with the newspaper comics and comic books running a solid 40 year run up to the 1960's. And then you have the 80's newspaper comic crossover with WesternAnimation/BettyBoop to look out for (which has never been reprinted), and a short lived early 90's comic book revival. After that, you have a history book and some comic compilations, three video game tie-ins, the very obscure live action TV series ''Felix the Cat Live'', and a monstrous amount of toys and merchandise to wrap it all up. Good luck!

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* The WesternAnimation/FelixTheCat series has been around [[LongRunner for 97 years]], years, so there's a lot of ground to cover if you want to experience the whole series. For animation, you have the original silent theatrical cartoons and the three Van Beuren era shorts (while many of the silent shorts are lost, quite a few survive and it can take a while to sit through the surviving ones), the 260 made-for-TV cartoons by Joe Oriolo (which run six to seven minutes each), [[WesternAnimation/FelixTheCatTheMovie a theatrical movie]], the mid 90's TV revival cartoon series ''WesternAnimation/TheTwistedTalesOfFelixTheCat'' (which lasted 21 episodes, with three shorts in each one), the [[SpinoffBabies toddler aimed spinoff]] ''Baby Felix & Friends'' (which ran for 65 five minute episodes), and a 2004 direct to video Christmas special ''Felix the Cat Saves Christmas''. The comics are where one will really start running into trouble--the Felix comics started in 1923, with the newspaper comics and comic books running a solid 40 year run up to the 1960's. And then you have the 80's newspaper comic crossover with WesternAnimation/BettyBoop to look out for (which has never been reprinted), and a short lived early 90's comic book revival. After that, you have a history book and some comic compilations, three video game tie-ins, the very obscure live action TV series ''Felix the Cat Live'', and a monstrous amount of toys and merchandise to wrap it all up. Good luck!
12th Aug '16 4:52:10 PM Prinzenick
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* The WesternAnimation/FelixTheCat series has been around [[LongRunner for 97 years]], so there's a lot of ground to cover if you want to experience the whole series. For animation, you have the original silent theatrical cartoons and the three Van Beuren era shorts (while many of the silent shorts are lost, quite a few survive and it can take a while to sit through the surviving ones), the 260 made-for-TV cartoons by Joe Oriolo (which run six to seven minutes each), [[WesternAnimation/FelixTheCatTheMovie a theatrical movie]], the mid 90's TV revival cartoon series ''WesternAnimation/TheTwistedTalesOfFelixTheCat'' (which lasted 21 episodes, with three shorts in each one), the [[SpinoffBabies toddler aimed spinoff]] ''Baby Felix & Friends'' (which ran for 65 five minute episodes), and a 2004 direct to video Christmas special ''Felix the Cat Saves Christmas''. The comics are where one will really start running into trouble--the Felix comics started in 1923, with the newspaper comics and comic books running a solid 40 year run up to the 1960's. And then you have the 80's newspaper comic crossover with WesternAnimation/BettyBoop to look out for (which has never been reprinted), and a short lived early 90's comic book revival. After that, you have a history book and some comic compilations, two video game tie-ins, the very obscure live action TV series ''Felix the Cat Live'', and a monstrous amount of toys and merchandise to wrap it all up. Good luck!

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* The WesternAnimation/FelixTheCat series has been around [[LongRunner for 97 years]], so there's a lot of ground to cover if you want to experience the whole series. For animation, you have the original silent theatrical cartoons and the three Van Beuren era shorts (while many of the silent shorts are lost, quite a few survive and it can take a while to sit through the surviving ones), the 260 made-for-TV cartoons by Joe Oriolo (which run six to seven minutes each), [[WesternAnimation/FelixTheCatTheMovie a theatrical movie]], the mid 90's TV revival cartoon series ''WesternAnimation/TheTwistedTalesOfFelixTheCat'' (which lasted 21 episodes, with three shorts in each one), the [[SpinoffBabies toddler aimed spinoff]] ''Baby Felix & Friends'' (which ran for 65 five minute episodes), and a 2004 direct to video Christmas special ''Felix the Cat Saves Christmas''. The comics are where one will really start running into trouble--the Felix comics started in 1923, with the newspaper comics and comic books running a solid 40 year run up to the 1960's. And then you have the 80's newspaper comic crossover with WesternAnimation/BettyBoop to look out for (which has never been reprinted), and a short lived early 90's comic book revival. After that, you have a history book and some comic compilations, two three video game tie-ins, the very obscure live action TV series ''Felix the Cat Live'', and a monstrous amount of toys and merchandise to wrap it all up. Good luck!
12th Aug '16 11:18:27 AM Prinzenick
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* The WesternAnimation/FelixTheCat series has been around [[LongRunner for 97 years]], so there's a lot of ground to cover if you want to experience the whole series. For animation, you have the original silent theatrical cartoons and the three Van Beuren era shorts (while many of the silent shorts are lost, quite a few survive and it can take a while to sit through the surviving ones), the 260 made-for-TV cartoons by Joe Oriolo (which run six to seven minutes each), [[WesternAnimation/FelixTheCatTheMovie a theatrical movie]], the mid 90's revival cartoons series ''WesternAnimation/TheTwistedTalesOfFelixTheCat'', the [[SpinoffBabies toddler aimed spinoff]] ''Baby Felix & Friends'' (which ran for 65 five minute episodes), and a 2004 direct to video Christmas special ''Felix the Cat Saves Christmas''. The comics are where one will really start running into trouble--the Felix comics started in 1923, with the newspaper comics and comic books running a solid 40 year run up to the 1960's. And then you have the 80's newspaper comic crossover with WesternAnimation/BettyBoop to look out for (which has never been reprinted), and a short lived early 90's comic book revival. After that, you have a history book and some comic compilations, two video game tie-ins, the very obscure live action TV series ''Felix the Cat Live'', and a monstrous amount of toys and merchandise to wrap it all up. Good luck!

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* The WesternAnimation/FelixTheCat series has been around [[LongRunner for 97 years]], so there's a lot of ground to cover if you want to experience the whole series. For animation, you have the original silent theatrical cartoons and the three Van Beuren era shorts (while many of the silent shorts are lost, quite a few survive and it can take a while to sit through the surviving ones), the 260 made-for-TV cartoons by Joe Oriolo (which run six to seven minutes each), [[WesternAnimation/FelixTheCatTheMovie a theatrical movie]], the mid 90's TV revival cartoons cartoon series ''WesternAnimation/TheTwistedTalesOfFelixTheCat'', ''WesternAnimation/TheTwistedTalesOfFelixTheCat'' (which lasted 21 episodes, with three shorts in each one), the [[SpinoffBabies toddler aimed spinoff]] ''Baby Felix & Friends'' (which ran for 65 five minute episodes), and a 2004 direct to video Christmas special ''Felix the Cat Saves Christmas''. The comics are where one will really start running into trouble--the Felix comics started in 1923, with the newspaper comics and comic books running a solid 40 year run up to the 1960's. And then you have the 80's newspaper comic crossover with WesternAnimation/BettyBoop to look out for (which has never been reprinted), and a short lived early 90's comic book revival. After that, you have a history book and some comic compilations, two video game tie-ins, the very obscure live action TV series ''Felix the Cat Live'', and a monstrous amount of toys and merchandise to wrap it all up. Good luck!
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