History WesternAnimation / FelixTheCatTheMovie

2nd Mar '18 7:51:36 PM immblueversion
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The film was produced by Joe Oriolo's son, Don Oriolo, who was largely working in the music business at the time, in an attempt to rejuvenate interest in the Felix the Cat series; in the mid to late 80's, the series had become all but forgotten in the mainstream, to where the series had exactly ''one'' license to its name. He wrote the story and intended his father to direct it, but Joe's poor health forced Don to enter the animation business to see the film finished himself. It was animated by Creator/PannoniaFilmStudio in Hungary, and directed by Tibor Hernádi. The film is estimated to have been completed in 1986 or 1987, but it only received limited release in 1988 and 1989, finally getting a proper U.S. release in August 1991. The film was a BoxOfficeBomb, but it aired frequently on the Creator/DisneyChannel for a few years afterward; along with subsequent VHS rereleases, this allowed the film to gain a small following. For better or worse, the film did succeed in it's goal of getting Felix back into the public consciousness, as tie-ins like video games, comic books and even [[WesternAnimation/TheTwistedTalesOfFelixTheCat a brand new Felix show would follow in its wake.]]

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The film was produced by Joe Oriolo's son, Don Oriolo, who was largely working in the music business at the time, in an attempt to rejuvenate interest in the Felix the Cat series; in the mid to late 80's, the series had become all but forgotten in the mainstream, to where the series had exactly ''one'' license to its name. He wrote the story and intended his father to direct it, but Joe's poor health forced Don to enter the animation business to see the film finished himself. It was animated by Creator/PannoniaFilmStudio in Hungary, and directed by Tibor Hernádi. The film is estimated to have been completed in 1986 or 1987, but it only received limited release in 1988 and 1989, finally getting a proper U.S. release in August 1991. The film was a BoxOfficeBomb, but it aired frequently on the Creator/DisneyChannel for a few years afterward; along with subsequent VHS rereleases, re-releases, this allowed the film to gain a small following. For better or worse, the film did succeed in it's its goal of getting Felix back into the public consciousness, as tie-ins like video games, comic books and even [[WesternAnimation/TheTwistedTalesOfFelixTheCat a brand new Felix show would follow in its wake.]]



* AllThatGlitters: [[{{Anvilicious}} Played razor straight in the ending.]] [[spoiler:The professor tries to sneak gold back into his world through the dimensporter, only for Oriana to tell him that the device can't transport gold, and then tells Felix that she's pretty sure his gold can be transported. He says he doesn't have any gold, but she insists that he does: a heart of gold.]]

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* AllThatGlitters: [[{{Anvilicious}} Played razor straight in the ending.]] [[spoiler:The professor tries to sneak gold back into his world through the dimensporter, only for Oriana to tell him that the device can't transport gold, and then tells Felix that she's pretty sure his gold can ''can'' be transported. He says he doesn't have any gold, but she insists that he does: a heart of gold.]]



* AntiClimax: The FinalBattle ends abruptly by way of [[spoiler:Felix throwing the Book of Ultimate Power at the Duke's Master Cylinder.]]

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* AntiClimax: The [[spoiler:The FinalBattle ends abruptly by way of [[spoiler:Felix Felix throwing the Book of Ultimate Power at the Duke's Master Cylinder.]]



** The Professor says to Poindexter, "Yes! That bag! I've always wanted that bag!" But, he says it in a manner that sounds like it's more for the audiences' benefit.

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** The Professor says to Poindexter, "Yes! That bag! I've always wanted that bag!" But, he says it in a manner that sounds like it's more for the audiences' audience's benefit.



* [[AwesomeBackpack Awesome Bag of Tricks]]: Felix's bag of tricks can turn into [[NewPowersAsThePlotDemands just about anything the plot calls for.]]

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* [[AwesomeBackpack Awesome Bag of Tricks]]: AwesomeBackpack: Felix's bag of tricks can turn into [[NewPowersAsThePlotDemands just about anything the plot calls for.]]



* CanonDiscontinuity: The movie is NEVER brought up outside of maybe a historical handwave from the creators, and none of the movie's characters appear in merchandising. Animator John Canemaker's comprehensive history book on the series, ''Felix: The Twisted Tale of the Worlds Most Famous Cat'', doesn't even acknowledge the existence of this movie.

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* CanonDiscontinuity: The movie is NEVER ''never'' brought up outside of maybe a historical handwave from the creators, and none of the movie's characters appear in merchandising. Animator John Canemaker's comprehensive history book on the series, ''Felix: The Twisted Tale of the Worlds World's Most Famous Cat'', doesn't even acknowledge the existence of this movie.



** The Mizzards think so, as they're afraid Felix will eat them (not hurt them).



* DarkerAndEdgier: Probably the first ever attempt at taking a classic cartoon icon and giving it this treatment.
* DarthVaderClone: The Duke of Zill wears black armor, has a cape, wears his helmet to hide a disfigurement, and speaks in a deep voice.

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* %%* DarkerAndEdgier: Probably the first ever attempt at taking a classic cartoon icon and giving it this treatment.
* DarthVaderClone: The Duke of Zill wears black armor, has a cape, wears his and a helmet to hide a disfigurement, and speaks in a deep voice.



* DerangedAnimation: Especially the part early in the film where Felix is underwater. If one of the film's goals was to capture the surreal nature of the original shorts, it did its job a bit TOO well.

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* DerangedAnimation: Especially the part early in the film where Felix is underwater. If one of the film's goals was to capture the surreal nature of the original shorts, it did its job a bit TOO ''too'' well.



* TheFaceless: The Duke Of Zill. Oddly, one trailer for the film shows that the Duke's eyes were supposed to be originally visible, but this was cut from the movie. His original human form is shown in flashback, though.

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* TheFaceless: The Duke Of of Zill. Oddly, one trailer for the film shows that the Duke's eyes were supposed to be originally visible, but this was cut from the movie. His original human form is shown in flashback, though.
18th Feb '18 2:26:42 PM system
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18th Feb '18 1:50:06 PM FSHGHGTHJTGF
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18th Feb '18 1:19:34 PM nombretomado
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''Felix the Cat: The Movie'' is a feature-length film from TheRenaissanceAgeOfAnimation, starring WesternAnimation/FelixTheCat (specifically, the Creator/JoeOriolo [[WesternAnimation/JoeOrioloFelixTheCat incarnation of the character]]) a FunnyAnimal who [[WalkingTheEarth walks the earth]] and happens to own a [[MagicHat Magic]] [[AwesomeBackpack Bag]] [[BagOfHolding of]] [[LoyalPhlebotinum Tricks]], who travels into another dimension after being summoned by a [[MakesJustAsMuchSenseInContext sentient teardrop]] to save the Kingdom of Oriana and its Princess from her EvilUncle, [[BigBad the Duke of Zill]], and his army of robotic cylinders.

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''Felix the Cat: The Movie'' is a feature-length film from TheRenaissanceAgeOfAnimation, UsefulNotes/TheRenaissanceAgeOfAnimation, starring WesternAnimation/FelixTheCat (specifically, the Creator/JoeOriolo [[WesternAnimation/JoeOrioloFelixTheCat incarnation of the character]]) a FunnyAnimal who [[WalkingTheEarth walks the earth]] and happens to own a [[MagicHat Magic]] [[AwesomeBackpack Bag]] [[BagOfHolding of]] [[LoyalPhlebotinum Tricks]], who travels into another dimension after being summoned by a [[MakesJustAsMuchSenseInContext sentient teardrop]] to save the Kingdom of Oriana and its Princess from her EvilUncle, [[BigBad the Duke of Zill]], and his army of robotic cylinders.



* TheRenaissanceAgeOfAnimation
2nd Feb '18 4:47:01 PM Discar
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* TheGoodKingdom: Oriana, which was once a warrior empire but has turned away from its old ways and sealed away its old weapons and secrets to be a peaceful and prosperous nation whose army was only for ceremonial purposes. The Duke didn't like that...



* TheKingdom: Oriana, which was once a warrior empire but has turned away from its old ways and sealed away its old weapons and secrets to be a peaceful and prosperous nation whose army was only for ceremonial purposes. The Duke didn't like that...
13th Aug '17 10:17:40 PM Audrey_Who
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* AntiClimax: Arguably - the FinalBattle ends abruptly by way of Felix throwing the Book of Ultimate Power at the Duke's Master Cylinder.

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* AntiClimax: Arguably - the The FinalBattle ends abruptly by way of Felix [[spoiler:Felix throwing the Book of Ultimate Power at the Duke's Master Cylinder.]]
25th Jul '17 3:09:51 AM TitoMosquito
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* AsYouKnow: The Professor says to Poindexter, "Yes! That bag! I've always wanted that bag!" But, he says it in a manner that sounds like it's more for the audiences' benefit.

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* AsYouKnow: AsYouKnow:
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The Professor says to Poindexter, "Yes! That bag! I've always wanted that bag!" But, he says it in a manner that sounds like it's more for the audiences' benefit.
4th Jun '17 3:49:39 PM Prinzenick
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The film was produced by Joe Oriolo's son, Don Oriolo, who was largely working in the music business at the time, in an attempt to rejuvenate interest in the Felix the Cat series; in the mid to late 80's, the series had become all but forgotten in the mainstream, to where the series had exactly ''one'' license to its name. He wrote the story and intended his father to direct it, but Joe's poor health forced Don to enter the animation business to see the film finished. It was animated by Creator/PannoniaFilmStudio in Hungary, and directed by Tibor Hernádi. The film is estimated to have been completed in 1986 or 1987, but it only received limited release in 1988 and 1989, finally getting a proper U.S. release in August 1991. The film was a BoxOfficeBomb, but it aired frequently on the Creator/DisneyChannel for a few years afterward; along with subsequent VHS rereleases, this allowed the film to gain a small following. For better or worse, the film did succeed in it's goal of getting Felix back into the public consciousness, as tie-ins like video games, comic books and even [[WesternAnimation/TheTwistedTalesOfFelixTheCat a brand new Felix show would follow in its wake.]]

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The film was produced by Joe Oriolo's son, Don Oriolo, who was largely working in the music business at the time, in an attempt to rejuvenate interest in the Felix the Cat series; in the mid to late 80's, the series had become all but forgotten in the mainstream, to where the series had exactly ''one'' license to its name. He wrote the story and intended his father to direct it, but Joe's poor health forced Don to enter the animation business to see the film finished.finished himself. It was animated by Creator/PannoniaFilmStudio in Hungary, and directed by Tibor Hernádi. The film is estimated to have been completed in 1986 or 1987, but it only received limited release in 1988 and 1989, finally getting a proper U.S. release in August 1991. The film was a BoxOfficeBomb, but it aired frequently on the Creator/DisneyChannel for a few years afterward; along with subsequent VHS rereleases, this allowed the film to gain a small following. For better or worse, the film did succeed in it's goal of getting Felix back into the public consciousness, as tie-ins like video games, comic books and even [[WesternAnimation/TheTwistedTalesOfFelixTheCat a brand new Felix show would follow in its wake.]]
4th Jun '17 3:48:53 PM Prinzenick
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The film was produced by Creator/PannoniaFilmStudio in Hungary, and directed by Tibor Hernádi. The film is estimated to have been completed in 1986 or 1987, but it only received limited release in 1988 and 1989, finally getting a proper U.S. release in August 1991. The film was a BoxOfficeBomb, but it aired frequently on the Creator/DisneyChannel for a few years afterward; along with subsequent VHS rereleases, this allowed the film to gain a small following.

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The film was produced by Joe Oriolo's son, Don Oriolo, who was largely working in the music business at the time, in an attempt to rejuvenate interest in the Felix the Cat series; in the mid to late 80's, the series had become all but forgotten in the mainstream, to where the series had exactly ''one'' license to its name. He wrote the story and intended his father to direct it, but Joe's poor health forced Don to enter the animation business to see the film finished. It was animated by Creator/PannoniaFilmStudio in Hungary, and directed by Tibor Hernádi. The film is estimated to have been completed in 1986 or 1987, but it only received limited release in 1988 and 1989, finally getting a proper U.S. release in August 1991. The film was a BoxOfficeBomb, but it aired frequently on the Creator/DisneyChannel for a few years afterward; along with subsequent VHS rereleases, this allowed the film to gain a small following.
following. For better or worse, the film did succeed in it's goal of getting Felix back into the public consciousness, as tie-ins like video games, comic books and even [[WesternAnimation/TheTwistedTalesOfFelixTheCat a brand new Felix show would follow in its wake.]]
1st Jun '17 3:10:16 AM Prinzenick
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''Felix the Cat: The Movie'' is a feature-length film from TheRenaissanceAgeOfAnimation, starring WesternAnimation/FelixTheCat, a FunnyAnimal who [[WalkingTheEarth walks the earth]] and happens to own a [[MagicHat Magic]] [[AwesomeBackpack Bag]] [[BagOfHolding of]] [[LoyalPhlebotinum Tricks]], who travels into another dimension after being summoned by a [[MakesJustAsMuchSenseInContext sentient teardrop]] to save the Kingdom of Oriana and its Princess from her EvilUncle, [[BigBad the Duke of Zill]], and his army of robotic cylinders.

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''Felix the Cat: The Movie'' is a feature-length film from TheRenaissanceAgeOfAnimation, starring WesternAnimation/FelixTheCat, WesternAnimation/FelixTheCat (specifically, the Creator/JoeOriolo [[WesternAnimation/JoeOrioloFelixTheCat incarnation of the character]]) a FunnyAnimal who [[WalkingTheEarth walks the earth]] and happens to own a [[MagicHat Magic]] [[AwesomeBackpack Bag]] [[BagOfHolding of]] [[LoyalPhlebotinum Tricks]], who travels into another dimension after being summoned by a [[MakesJustAsMuchSenseInContext sentient teardrop]] to save the Kingdom of Oriana and its Princess from her EvilUncle, [[BigBad the Duke of Zill]], and his army of robotic cylinders.
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