History WesternAnimation / FelixTheCat

23rd Jul '16 5:11:55 PM Prinzenick
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* TheGoodGuysAlwaysWin: In the Trans Lux TV cartoons, Felix always wins against the professors schemes. The Professor never once scores a long term victory against it--not that he could, [[FailureIsTheOnlyOption since the magic bag wouldn't work for him anyway.]]
18th Jul '16 9:16:14 AM Prinzenick
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* BatmanCanBreatheInSpace: In "Venus and the Master Cylinder", both Felix and Professor have no problem breathing or talking whenever they're launched into the vacuum of space.


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* DeusExMachina: In "Venus and the Master Cylinder", Pointdexter has been taken hostage by Master Cylinder and his forced to work for him in his lab. He manages to escape by the fact that a potion he was making randomly explodes, launching him away and breaking the chain of his iron ball.


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* ILied: In "Venus and the Master Cylinder", Professor gets an 1,000,000$ offer from the Master Cylinder (who now resides on Venus) to take Pointdexter under his wing for a year. Once they get there, Master Cylinder chains him to a ball and scoffs at the idea of actually offering Professor that much money, tying him to a rocket and launching him away.
18th May '16 11:37:41 AM Mario1995
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Since then, Felix has had on-and-off revivals, from Japanese/American-produced ''Baby Felix'' to the 2004 direct-to-video special ''Felix the Cat Saves Christmas''. Don Oriolo, the current owner of the series, claims that a CGI cartoon series was in the works, but nothing has come of it yet.

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Since then, Felix has had on-and-off revivals, from Japanese/American-produced ''Baby Felix'' to the 2004 direct-to-video special ''Felix the Cat Saves Christmas''. Don Oriolo, the current former owner of the series, claims character, claimed that a CGI cartoon series was in the works, but nothing has had come of it yet.
in the years that passed.
28th Apr '16 5:55:32 PM Mario1995
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In June 2014, the rights to Felix were bought by Creator/DreamWorksAnimation, but Don Oriolo says he is still involved with what they do with the character. So far, Dreamworks is only using the character as a fashion brand, and there don't seem to be plans to make a new cartoon series with the character.

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In June 2014, the rights to Felix were bought by Creator/DreamWorksAnimation, but Don Oriolo says he is still involved with what they do with the character. So far, Dreamworks is only using the character as a fashion brand, and there don't seem to be plans to make a new cartoon series with the character. \n That might change when [[Creator/{{NBC}} NBC]][[Creator/{{Universal}} Universal]] completes its acquisition of [=DreamWorks=] Animation, though.
17th Apr '16 12:52:19 PM morenohijazo
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* SeadogPegLeg: Captain Kidd steals "The Goose That Laid The Golden Egg" in the 1936 cartoon. He duels ably with Felix at first, until his peg gets stuck in a knothole on the pirate ship's deck.
12th Mar '16 11:54:08 AM MarkLungo
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After a short lived attempt at a Felix revival with sound and color during [[UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfAnimation 1936]] via Creator/VanBeurenStudios, the cat's theatrical career was once again put on ice, although he remained a popular character in newspapers and comic books. Eventually migrated to a popular TV series in the very late 1950s and early 1960's, run by former [[FleischerStudios Fleischer]] and [[FamousStudios Famous animator]] [[NoteworthyFleischerStaff Joe Oriolo]], who had served as an assistant for Messmer on his Felix comics. Despite having [[InNameOnly virtually nothing in common with the original cartoons]], these TV shorts were a smash hit, and ultimately immortalized Felix as a pop-culture icon. Jack Mercer, better known as ComicStrip/{{Popeye}}, did all the character voices in the Trans-Lux Felix series.

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After a short lived attempt at a Felix revival with sound and color during [[UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfAnimation 1936]] via Creator/VanBeurenStudios, the cat's theatrical career was once again put on ice, although he remained a popular character in newspapers and comic books. Eventually migrated to a popular TV series in the very late 1950s and early 1960's, run by former [[FleischerStudios [[Creator/MaxAndDaveFleischer Fleischer]] and [[FamousStudios [[Creator/FamousStudios Famous animator]] [[NoteworthyFleischerStaff [[UsefulNotes/NoteworthyFleischerStaff Joe Oriolo]], who had served as an assistant for Messmer on his Felix comics. Despite having [[InNameOnly virtually nothing in common with the original cartoons]], these TV shorts were a smash hit, and ultimately immortalized Felix as a pop-culture icon. Jack Mercer, better known as ComicStrip/{{Popeye}}, did all the character voices in the Trans-Lux Felix series.
8th Feb '16 5:08:37 PM GrammarNavi
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One of the oldest and [[LongRunner longest lasting]] animated cartoon characters, ''Felix the Cat'', created by animator Creator/OttoMessmer [[note]]Pat Sullivan claimed credit for Felix's creation during his lifetime, but Messmer revealed after Sullivan's death that he [Messmer] was the creator of the character--this claim is also backed by former employees of the Pat Sullivan studio[[/note]] made his [[TheSilentAgeOfAnimation 1919]] theatrical debut as one of several cartoon components in ''Paramount Screen Magazine'' split-reels, then graduated to a standalone series in 1922. He was the star of an experimental TV broadcast in 1928, and the basis for a classic (but unauthorized!) wall-clock design. Felix's adorable appearance, witty personality, love of high living, and comically versatile tail helped him achieve a level of popularity that he maintained until 1929, when MickeyMouse's [[UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfAnimation sound cartoons]] started to grow in popularity and studio founder/CEO Pat Sullivan refused to produce sound films, not helped by his descent into heavy alcoholism due to his wife's apparent suicide, and his subsequent death.

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One of the oldest and [[LongRunner longest lasting]] animated cartoon characters, ''Felix the Cat'', created by animator Creator/OttoMessmer [[note]]Pat Sullivan claimed credit for Felix's creation during his lifetime, but Messmer revealed after Sullivan's death that he [Messmer] was the creator of the character--this claim is also backed by former employees of the Pat Sullivan studio[[/note]] made his [[TheSilentAgeOfAnimation [[UsefulNotes/TheSilentAgeOfAnimation 1919]] theatrical debut as one of several cartoon components in ''Paramount Screen Magazine'' split-reels, then graduated to a standalone series in 1922. He was the star of an experimental TV broadcast in 1928, and the basis for a classic (but unauthorized!) wall-clock design. Felix's adorable appearance, witty personality, love of high living, and comically versatile tail helped him achieve a level of popularity that he maintained until 1929, when MickeyMouse's [[UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfAnimation sound cartoons]] started to grow in popularity and studio founder/CEO Pat Sullivan refused to produce sound films, not helped by his descent into heavy alcoholism due to his wife's apparent suicide, and his subsequent death.
8th Feb '16 6:40:42 AM CaptainTedium
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* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: In the Trans-Lux series episode "The Glittering Jewels", the Professor states that he feels like a jackass after his and Rock Bottom's first scheme at stealing the Crown Jewels is thwarted.
7th Feb '16 3:01:47 PM nombretomado
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One of the oldest and [[LongRunner longest lasting]] animated cartoon characters, ''Felix the Cat'', created by animator Creator/OttoMessmer [[note]]Pat Sullivan claimed credit for Felix's creation during his lifetime, but Messmer revealed after Sullivan's death that he [Messmer] was the creator of the character--this claim is also backed by former employees of the Pat Sullivan studio[[/note]] made his [[TheSilentAgeOfAnimation 1919]] theatrical debut as one of several cartoon components in ''Paramount Screen Magazine'' split-reels, then graduated to a standalone series in 1922. He was the star of an experimental TV broadcast in 1928, and the basis for a classic (but unauthorized!) wall-clock design. Felix's adorable appearance, witty personality, love of high living, and comically versatile tail helped him achieve a level of popularity that he maintained until 1929, when MickeyMouse's [[TheGoldenAgeOfAnimation sound cartoons]] started to grow in popularity and studio founder/CEO Pat Sullivan refused to produce sound films, not helped by his descent into heavy alcoholism due to his wife's apparent suicide, and his subsequent death.

After a short lived attempt at a Felix revival with sound and color during [[TheGoldenAgeOfAnimation 1936]] via Creator/VanBeurenStudios, the cat's theatrical career was once again put on ice, although he remained a popular character in newspapers and comic books. Eventually migrated to a popular TV series in the very late 1950s and early 1960's, run by former [[FleischerStudios Fleischer]] and [[FamousStudios Famous animator]] [[NoteworthyFleischerStaff Joe Oriolo]], who had served as an assistant for Messmer on his Felix comics. Despite having [[InNameOnly virtually nothing in common with the original cartoons]], these TV shorts were a smash hit, and ultimately immortalized Felix as a pop-culture icon. Jack Mercer, better known as ComicStrip/{{Popeye}}, did all the character voices in the Trans-Lux Felix series.

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One of the oldest and [[LongRunner longest lasting]] animated cartoon characters, ''Felix the Cat'', created by animator Creator/OttoMessmer [[note]]Pat Sullivan claimed credit for Felix's creation during his lifetime, but Messmer revealed after Sullivan's death that he [Messmer] was the creator of the character--this claim is also backed by former employees of the Pat Sullivan studio[[/note]] made his [[TheSilentAgeOfAnimation 1919]] theatrical debut as one of several cartoon components in ''Paramount Screen Magazine'' split-reels, then graduated to a standalone series in 1922. He was the star of an experimental TV broadcast in 1928, and the basis for a classic (but unauthorized!) wall-clock design. Felix's adorable appearance, witty personality, love of high living, and comically versatile tail helped him achieve a level of popularity that he maintained until 1929, when MickeyMouse's [[TheGoldenAgeOfAnimation [[UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfAnimation sound cartoons]] started to grow in popularity and studio founder/CEO Pat Sullivan refused to produce sound films, not helped by his descent into heavy alcoholism due to his wife's apparent suicide, and his subsequent death.

After a short lived attempt at a Felix revival with sound and color during [[TheGoldenAgeOfAnimation [[UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfAnimation 1936]] via Creator/VanBeurenStudios, the cat's theatrical career was once again put on ice, although he remained a popular character in newspapers and comic books. Eventually migrated to a popular TV series in the very late 1950s and early 1960's, run by former [[FleischerStudios Fleischer]] and [[FamousStudios Famous animator]] [[NoteworthyFleischerStaff Joe Oriolo]], who had served as an assistant for Messmer on his Felix comics. Despite having [[InNameOnly virtually nothing in common with the original cartoons]], these TV shorts were a smash hit, and ultimately immortalized Felix as a pop-culture icon. Jack Mercer, better known as ComicStrip/{{Popeye}}, did all the character voices in the Trans-Lux Felix series.
7th Feb '16 2:24:32 AM eroock
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->''Felix the Cat,''\\

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->''Felix ->''"Felix the Cat,''\\



''Watching Felix, the wonderful cat!''
-->--''Felix the Cat'' ThemeSong, 1950s

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''Watching Felix, the wonderful cat!''
-->--''Felix
cat!"''
-->-- ''Felix
the Cat'' ThemeSong, 1950s
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