History WesternAnimation / FelixTheCat

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* Felix The Cat By Dragon Co., AKA Felix The Cat 3 (NES): An unlicensed platformer by Dragon Co. starring Felix, released in 1998. The plot is based on the Creator/VanBeurenStudios Felix short ''WesternAnimation/TheGooseThatLaidTheGoldenEgg''.

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* [[VideoGame/FelixTheCatByDragonCo Felix The Cat By Dragon Co., ]], AKA Felix The Cat 3 (NES): An unlicensed platformer by Dragon Co. starring Felix, released in 1998. The plot is based on the Creator/VanBeurenStudios Felix short ''WesternAnimation/TheGooseThatLaidTheGoldenEgg''.
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* Felix The Cat By Dragon Co. (AKA Felix The Cat 3): A unlicensed NES platformer by Dragon Co. starring Felix, released in 1998.

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* Felix The Cat By Dragon Co. (AKA , AKA Felix The Cat 3): A 3 (NES): An unlicensed NES platformer by Dragon Co. starring Felix, released in 1998. The plot is based on the Creator/VanBeurenStudios Felix short ''WesternAnimation/TheGooseThatLaidTheGoldenEgg''.
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* Felix The Cat By Dragon Co. (AKA Felix The Cat 3): A unlicensed NES platformer by Dragon Co. starring Felix, released in 1998.
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* Baby Felix Halloween (2001): A UsefulNotes/GameBoyColor platformer game tie-in to ''Baby Felix & Friends''.

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* Baby Felix Halloween VideoGame/BabyFelixHalloween (2001): A UsefulNotes/GameBoyColor platformer game tie-in to ''Baby Felix & Friends''.
24th Apr '17 4:34:00 PM Prinzenick
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* VideoGame/FelixTheCat (UsefulNotes/{{NES}}, UsefulNotes/GameBoy): A tie-in game released in the early '90s, based on the Trans-Lux era series.
* Big Top's Cartoon Toolbox, starring Felix the Cat (1994): A cartoon maker starring the Trans-Lux era characters, released exclusively for Macintosh Performa computers.

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* VideoGame/FelixTheCat (UsefulNotes/{{NES}}, UsefulNotes/GameBoy): A tie-in game developed by Creator/HudsonSoft and released in the early '90s, 1992 (with a Game Boy port following in 1993), based on the Trans-Lux era Joe Oriolo series.
* Big Top's Cartoon Toolbox, starring Felix the Cat (1994): A cartoon maker starring the Trans-Lux Joe Oriolo era characters, released exclusively for Macintosh Performa computers.



* Baby Felix Tennis (PlayStation): A tie-in game based on the Baby Felix & Friends cartoon.

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* Baby Felix Tennis (PlayStation): (UsefulNotes/PlayStation): A tie-in game based on the Baby ''Baby Felix & Friends Friends'' cartoon.
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* AdaptationalPersonalityChange: Felix's personality is very inconsistent throughout the franchise. You have the [[AntiHero rascally silent]] [[MrViceGuy era Felix]], the [[KidHero meek, kiddy]] Van Beuren Felix, the [[FunPersonified jovial]] and [[NiceGuy genial]] Joe Oriolo Felix, the teenager like ''Twisted Tales'' Felix, etc.



* EraSpecificPersonality: Felix's personality is all over the place throughout the franchise. You have the [[AntiHero rascally silent]] [[MrViceGuy era Felix]], the meek, kiddy Van Beuren Felix, the [[FunPersonified jovial]] and [[NiceGuy genial]] Joe Oriolo Felix, the teenager like ''Twisted Tales'' Felix, etc.
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* AlternateContinuity: The Felix series has several different continuities in it:

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* AlternateContinuity: The Felix series has several different continuities in it:it. The ''only'' thing that stays consistent with all of them is that they star Felix himself (and even then, [[AdaptationalPersonalityChange his personality is frequently subject to change]]) and that they often (but not always) share the Magic Bag of Tricks between them:
5th Apr '17 2:43:00 PM Prinzenick
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* SlidingScaleOfAdaptationModification: The Van Beuren and Joe Oriolo series are a Type 1 (InNameOnly) take on the original Felix series, with elements of Type 3 (PragmaticAdaptation) forced on them due to restrictions imposed on those cartoons that didn't exist during the original silent cartoons. ''Twisted Tales'' is a Type 2 (Recognizable Adaptation) take on the series.

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* SlidingScaleOfAdaptationModification: The Van Beuren and Joe Oriolo series series, as well as ''Felix The Cat Live'' and ''Betty Boop and Felix'' are a all Type 1 (InNameOnly) take takes on the original Felix series, with elements of Type 3 (PragmaticAdaptation) forced on them the former two due to restrictions imposed on those cartoons that didn't exist during the original silent cartoons. ''Twisted Tales'' Tales of Felix'' is a Type 2 (Recognizable Adaptation) take on the series.series, merging elements of the silent cartoons and Joe Oriolo cartoons together.
5th Apr '17 2:32:01 PM bt8257
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One of the [[LongRunner longest lasting]] animated cartoon characters, ''Felix the Cat'', created by animator Creator/OttoMessmer, made his [[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.

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 [[Creator/MaxAndDaveFleischer Fleischer]] and [[Creator/FamousStudios Famous animator]] [[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.

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One of the [[LongRunner [[LongRunners longest lasting]] animated cartoon characters, ''Felix the Cat'', created by animator Creator/OttoMessmer, made his [[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.

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 still 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 [[Creator/MaxAndDaveFleischer Fleischer]] and [[Creator/FamousStudios Famous animator]] [[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.
19th Feb '17 10:46:22 PM Prinzenick
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* FantasyKitchenSink: In nearly all incarnations of the series, Felix's world has talking animals and humans living alongside each other in contemporary settings, with fantasy characters like King Neptune and Old King Cole appearing, surreal or sometimes supernatural phenomenon like ghosts, fairies and evil witches appearing, and Felix sometimes using a Magic Carpet as a transport. The Oriolo era keeps the fairy tale and fantasy elements, but also introduces science fiction elements like a mad scientist who wants Felix's Magic Bag of Tricks, a BrainInAJar robot who lives on the moon, and the occasional encounter with friendly aliens like Martin Martian. It should be noted that that this element wasn't as prominent in the silent cartoons as it was in the later Felix series, as the early cartoons were more of a surreal cartoon caricature of 1920's urban culture than outright fantasy, but there were a handful of episodes that were pure fantasy (I.e. ''Felix in Fairyland'').

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* FantasyKitchenSink: In nearly all incarnations of the series, Felix's world has talking animals and humans living alongside each other in contemporary settings, with fantasy characters like King Neptune and Old King Cole appearing, surreal or sometimes supernatural phenomenon like ghosts, fairies and evil witches appearing, and Felix sometimes using a Magic Carpet as a transport. The Oriolo era keeps the fairy tale and fantasy elements, but also introduces science fiction elements like a mad scientist who wants Felix's Magic Bag of Tricks, a BrainInAJar robot cyborg who lives on the moon, and the occasional encounter with friendly aliens like Martin Martian. It should be noted that that this element these elements wasn't quite as prominent in the silent cartoons as it was in the later Felix series, as the early cartoons were more of a surreal cartoon caricature of 1920's urban culture than outright fantasy, but there were a handful of episodes that were pure fantasy (I.e. ''Felix in Fairyland'').
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