->''"Felix the Cat,''\\
''The wonderful, wonderful cat.''\\
''Whenever he gets in a fix,''\\
''He reaches into his bag of tricks...''\\
''Felix the Cat,''\\
''The wonderful, wonderful cat.''\\
''You'll laugh so much, your sides will ache,''\\
''Your heart will go pitter pat,''\\
''Watching Felix, the wonderful cat!"''
-->-- ''Felix the Cat'' ThemeSong, 1950s

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 [[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.

Pat Sullivan claimed during his lifetime to have invented Felix himself. This conventional wisdom lasted until the 1960s, at which time the Sullivan estate's controlling interest in Felix was bought out. With no more need to placate Sullivan's heirs, surviving staffers named longtime lead animator Otto Messmer as Felix's actual creator.

Apart from Messmer, the best-known Felix developer was Joe Oriolo, Messmer's assistant from the 1940s onward. Oriolo took over production of Felix comics and managed the Trans-Lux TV series himself, creating Felix's Magic Bag of Tricks and beloved bad guys such as The Professor, Rock Bottom and Master Cylinder.

During the mid-1980s, Felix co-starred with fellow cartoon icon WesternAnimation/BettyBoop in a short-lived comic strip written and drawn by Mort Walker (better known as the creator of ''ComicStrip/BeetleBailey'') and his sons. Felix also starred with his friends and foes in cartoon creation software shipped with AppleMacintosh Performa computers. In 1991, he got his big screen break in ''WesternAnimation/FelixTheCatTheMovie'', and in 1995, the Film Roman series ''WesternAnimation/TheTwistedTalesOfFelixTheCat'' was shown on Creator/{{CBS}} Saturday mornings after Felix appeared in commercial bumpers on that network.

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 former owner of the character, claimed that a CGI cartoon series was in the works, but nothing had come of it in the years that passed.

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. That might change when [[Creator/{{NBC}} NBC]][[Creator/{{Universal}} Universal]] completes its acquisition of [=DreamWorks=] Animation, though.

Has a [[Characters/FelixTheCat Character Sheet]].
!!Felix the Cat cartoons with TV Tropes pages

* ''WesternAnimation/FelixInHollywood'' (1923)

[[folder: Filmography]]

* [[http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=sdMtgX8REes Feline Follies]] (nov. 9)
* The Musical Mews (nov. 16)
* The Adventures of Felix (Dec. 14)

* A Frolic With Felix
* Felix the Big Game Hunter
* Wrecking A Romeo
* Felix the Food Controller
* Felix the Pinch Hitter
* Foxy Felix
* A Hungry Hoodoo
* The Great Cheese Robbery
* Felix and the Feed Bag
* Nifty Nurse
* The Circus
* My Hero
* Felix the Landlord
* Felix's Fish Story

* Felix the Gay Dog
* Down on the Farm
* Felix the Hypnotist
* Free Lunch
* Felix Goes On Strike
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_FKmf5ot7GE&feature=related Felix Out of Luck]]
* The Love Punch
* Felix Left At Home

* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kce6ecPDtno Felix Saves The Day]] (feb. 1, 1922)
* Felix at the Fair
* Felix Makes Good
* Felix All at Sea
* Felix in Love
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Liy3YAsJ_-o Felix in the Swim]]
* Felix Finds a Way
* [[http://www.britishpathe.com/video/felix-the-cat-gets-revenge Felix Gets Revenge]]
* Felix Wakes Up
* [[http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=07zvmy_rsBs Felix Minds The Kid]]
* [[http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=xHs38kYCSe4 Felix Turns the Tide]]
* Fifty-Fifty
* Felix Comes Back
* Felix on the Trail
* [[http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=aq6C9J5rcds Felix Lends a Hand]]
* Felix Gets Left
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hRx0oVJqTNE Felix in the Bone Age]]
* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PLkLdraqvA8 Felix and a Painter]] (?)

* [[http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Wa1ZD2gg2Ng Felix the Ghost Breaker]]
* [[http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=UG_rCV5n-wM Felix Wins Out]] (Jan 15)
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zZqDvhgYzOk Sunken Treasure]]
* [[http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=HWz5rrtwzyo Felix Tries For Treasure]]
* [[http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=UwUegtGyXzY Felix Revolts]]
* Felix Calms His Conscience
* Felix the Globe Trotter
* [[http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=_1M-Q14CLh4 Felix Gets Broadcasted]]
* Felix Strikes It Rich
* [[http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=mhC_xtiIjyE Felix in Hollywood]]
* [[http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=D8VUdtp4kc4 Felix in Fairyland]]
* Felix Laughs Last
* Felix and the Radio
* Felix Fills a Shortage
* Felix the Goat Getter
* [[http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=x3q987ibQWU Felix Goes A-Hunting]]

* Felix Out of Luck
* Felix Loses Out
* Felix Hyps the Hippo
* Felix Crosses the Crooks
* Felix Tries to Rest
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ipk0xx9BHf0 Felix Goes West]]
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZeShWqVD9Fk Felix Doubles for Darwin]]
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2kWhrdA9FQA Felix Finds Out]]
* Felix Cashes In
* Felix Fairy Tales
* Felix Grabs His Grub
* [[http://www.britishpathe.com/video/adventures-of-felix-the-cat-felix-pinches-the-pole Felix Pinches the Pole]]
* Felix Puts It Over
* A Friend In Need
* [[http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=YPosx2tSzN8 Felix Finds 'Em Fickle]]
* Felix Baffled by Banjos
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PvH1ZFqT7cE Felix All Balled Up]]
* Felix Brings Home The Bacon
* Felix Minds His Business
* Felix Goes Hungry
* Felix Finishes First


* Felix Wins and Loses
* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vWXEBmy7yH0 Felix All Puzzled]]
* [[http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=9OMIjcWRHbA Felix Follows the Swallows]]
* Felix Rests in Peace
* [[http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=kTQ4wgrcSu4 Felix Gets His Fill]]
* Felix Full O' Fight
* Felix Outwits Cupid
* [[http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=cuy3NLZznPw Felix Monkeys with Magic]]
* Felix Cops the Prize
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZBacHvDcJjc Felix Gets the Can]]
* [[http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=pqmwCLkLBuc Felix Dopes it Out]]
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=idwj3V88cCo Felix Trifles With Time]]
* Felix Busts into Business
* Felix Trips Through Toyland
* Felix on the Farm
* Felix on the Job
* The Cold Rush
* [[http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Q29PPau2FCU Eats are West]]
* Felix Tries the Trades
* Felix at the Rainbow's End
* Felix Kept on Walking
* [[http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=hfFFs0SnHtQ The Cat and the Kit]]: A short promoting General Electric, and starring Felix.

* Felix Spots the Spook
* Felix Flirts With Fate
* Felix in Blunderland
* Felix Fans the Flames
* Felix Laughs it Off
* Felix Weathers the Weather
* Felix Uses His Head
* Felix Misses the Cue
* Felix Braves the Briny
* A Tale of Two Kitties
* Felix Scoots Through Scotland
* Felix Rings the Ringer
* School Daze
* Felix Seeks Solitude
* [[http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=EYzvIesdH4M Felix Misses His Swiss]]
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cT7yhjjYfwM Gym Gems]]
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jdbgx9NsY20 Two-lip Time]]
* Scrambled Yeggs
* Felix Shatters the Sheik
* Felix Hunts the Hunter
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qs-NmKPDit4 Land O' Fancy]]
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ho19cVC5nKI Felix Busts a Bubble]]
* Reverse English
* Felix Trumps the Ace
* Felix Collars the Button
* Zoo Logic

* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oVZEqSVONrQ Felix Dines and Pines]]
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XjjMuqvy7yw Pedigreedy]]
* Icy Eyes
* Felix Stars in Stripes
* Felix Sees 'Em in Season
* Barn Yarns
* Germ Mania
* Sax Appeal
* Eye Jinks
* Roameo
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iI9OgmCxx38 Felix Ducks His Duty]]
* Dough-Nutty
* "Loco" Motive
* Art for Heart's Sake
* The Travel-Hog
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=50mVUAbkRKM Jack from all Trades]], AKA "Mr. Do It All"
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sctKhpImQo0 The Non-Stop Fright]]
* Wise Guise
* [[http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xy9i4i_felix-thre-cat-flim-flam-films-1927-pat-sulivan-cartoons_shortfilms Flim Flam Films]]
* [[http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=o7Qsp_WQm2o Felix Switches Witches]]
* [[http://www.britishpathe.com/video/felix-the-cat-no-fuelin No Fuelin']]
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zj14VidkaAg Daze and Knights]]
* [[http://www.britishpathe.com/video/felix-the-cat-uncle-toms-crabbin Uncle Tom's Crabbin']]
* Whys and other Whys
* [[http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=DzaA4a9AomM Felix Hits the Deck]]
* Felix Behind in Front

* [[http://www.britishpathe.com/video/felix-the-cat-the-smoke-scream The Smoke Screen]]
* Draggin' the Dragon
* The Oily Bird
* Ohm Sweet Ohm
* [[http://www.britishpathe.com/video/felix-the-cat-japanicky Japanicky]]
* Polly-Tics
* [[http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=d2FTChN8bGE Comicalamities]]
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_VjUehiO5eM Sure-Locked Homes]]
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PTJkl7zLvQc Eskimotive]]
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bf9whhNUK0Y Arabiantics]]
* In and Out-Laws
* [[http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=6owLRQ0dry0 Outdoor Indore]]
* [[http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Phs4kN5D2ds Futuritzy]]
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ei-4mPTsQGA Astronomeows]]
* Jungle Bungles
* The Last Life

* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HVYsvYqiK-g False Vases]]
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gTNYEqc6nuE One Good Turns]]
* [[http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=p3C_Uu-6NNI Romeeow]]

* [[http://www.britishpathe.com/video/adventures-of-felix-the-cat-frolics-at-the-circus Frolics At the Circus]]
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E3h72ibzyz8 April Maze]]
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sxailD4Ofq4 Felix Woos Whoopee]]
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J56bUb4m70Q Forty Winks]]
* Hootchy Kootchy Parlais Vous
* [[http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=8S8xg9ugYho Oceantics]]
* [[http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=GR0iclRiUI4 Skulls and Sculls]]
* [[http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x2jap9_felix-the-cat-tea-time_fun Tee Time]]


* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_k0Z0tRCmvA Felix In The Goose That Laid The Golden Egg]] (Feb 7, 1936): The first of the Van Beuren shorts.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3UWbFnxzty0&feature=related Felix In Neptune Nonsense]] (March 20, 1936): The second of the Van Beuren shorts.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=isbzfRh4za8&feature=related Felix In Bold King Cole]] (May 29, 1936): The third of the Van Beuren Shorts.

!!This series provides examples of:

* AnimatedSeries: The Trans-Lux TV series and the Twisted Tales.
* AnimationBump: The three Creator/VanBeurenStudios Felix shorts are fairly well animated and feature lavish color and backgrounds, and as such are a considerable animation upgrade from the original cartoons--no surprise, considering their director, Burt Gillett, was a former Disney animator and director.
** For a more specific example, "Bold King Cole" has an impressively animated staircase sequence that moves in perspective.
* AnthropomorphicShift: In his very earliest incarnation (as "Master Tom" in 1919's "Feline Follies"), Felix is shown as being a regular house cat. By the 1920s, he walks upright and talks, even though he's still the pet of humans. In the handful of Felix cartoons made in the 1930s, he's shown living in a society of anthropomorphic animals, and [[FurryConfusion actually keeps pets]].
* BagOfHolding: The "bag of tricks", introduced in the 50's series and later incorporated into Twisted Tales.
* BankruptcyBarrel: In "Felix in the Swim", after Felix and the kid's clothes get eaten by a goat, they go home in barrels. It's pretty odd, since [[FridgeLogic they had both been in swim trunks when their clothes got eaten, and Felix hadn't been wearing clothing to begin with]].
* BaseballEpisode: "Felix Saves The Day", which has the bulk of the cartoon centered on a baseball game.
* 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.
* BigBad: The Professor and Master Cylinder
* BoxingKangaroo: In "The Magic Bag", Felix defeats the Professor's robot by whistling for his Magic Bag to [[SummonBiggerFish summon a giant kangaroo]], which proceeds to mop the floor with the robot in a fight.
* BrainInAJar: Master Cylinder.
* CaptainErsatz: Felix probably has [[http://www.cartoonbrew.com/cartoon-culture/swing-you-sinners.html the most ersatzes of any fictional character]], including WesternAnimation/BoskoTheTalkInkKid, WesternAnimation/OswaldTheLuckyRabbit and [[WesternAnimation/LadyPlayYourMandolin Foxy]]. Ironically, one of them (i.e. WesternAnimation/MickeyMouse) would totally dethrone Felix in popularity.
* CardCarryingVillain: The Professor and Rock Bottom in the Trans-Lux cartoons.
** Also Peking Duck in ''Twisted Tales.''
* CatConcerto: In "Forty Winks", Felix conducts his friends in a chorus outside a guy's house.
* CharlieChaplinShoutOut: Felix meets and imitates Chaplin in ''WesternAnimation/FelixInHollywood''.
* ChasteToons: Perhaps the earliest example, as the kittens Inky, Dinky and Winky were introduced as Felix's sons in 1926, then suddenly [[RetCon retconned]] as nephews in 1930. A few pre-1930 comics were even reprinted with the familial relationship changed.
** Later still (1950s) only two kittens were used at a time, with Inky and Winky appearing in cartoons while Inky and Dinky appeared in comics.
* ChildProdigy: The Professor's nephew Poindexter, who is friends with Felix.
* ContinuityNod: In ''Baby Felix'', Master Cylinder is a goon of the Professor's – in the Trans-Lux series, he was a former student of the Professor's who left to become King of the Moon.
* CuteButCacophonic: Vavoom the Eskimo, from the Trans-Lux TV series.
* CuteLittleFangs
* DerangedAnimation: One of the oldest examples.
* 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.
* DownerEnding: Felix's first theatrical short ends with [[spoiler:him sucking on a gas pipe(!?) after he gets kicked out of his home and finds out his girlfriend already has kittens.]]
* EverythingsBetterWithMonkeys: The ending of "Felix Doubles For Darwin".
* ExpositoryThemeTune
* FatGirl: Felix helps one lose weight in "Felix Wins Out".
* FurryConfusion: From 1919 through the mid-1950s, stories alternated between showing Felix as either a TalkingAnimal pet in a human home or a FunnyAnimal master of his own house. Only with the Trans-Lux TV series was Felix established as a FunnyAnimal for good.
* TheGamblingAddict: Felix meets one named Billy in the Twisted Tales. Billy lost his luck because of this, since Felix is a black cat that crossed his path. Billy even begged Felix to "uncross" his path. Which Felix did. Felix, however, kept crossing Billy's path, eventually sending him to the poorhouse. Later on, Billy steals Felix's magic bag, hoping it'll restore his luck. Billy has been winning bets since then, which made him the (probably) only person who managed to steal the bag ''and'' use it. [[spoiler: Felix eventually confronted Billy, who had a security guard throw Felix away. Felix then challenged Billy for a bet with the bag at stake. Felix then picked two dice and told Billy he could get any number he wants from them. Billy then called "13". Felix protested the biggest number he could get was "12" but Billy insisted with "13". Felix soon had an idea: he got the dot from the exclamation mark that came with the idea and added it to the six-dot face of one of the die, turning it into a seven-dot face and then threw the dice, obtaining "13". As soon as Billy lost the bag, he lost his new fortune]].
* 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. In context, it's because Rock Bottom was dragging along a [[TrojanHorse wooden horse]] to hide the professor while he was stealing the jewels, and when it gets blown up by a guards rifle, the horses head is stuck on top of Professor.
* TheGoodGuysAlwaysWin: In the Trans Lux TV cartoons, Felix always wins against the professors schemes. The Professor never once scores a long term victory against him--not that he could, [[FailureIsTheOnlyOption since the magic bag wouldn't work for him anyway.]] Subverted in "Penelope the Elephant", where Rock Bottom does manage to score a brief victory over Felix, [[MeaninglessVillainVictory but it doesn't pay off for him.]]
* GoKartingWithBowser: There are episodes (usually without the Magic Bag) that have the Professor employing Felix as a babysitter for Poindexter.
* HauntedCastle: The castle in "Bold King Cole".
* HurricaneOfPuns: The Trans-Lux series loved using loads of wordplay humor, particularly in the earlier episodes.
* IdeaBulb: Quite often seen in the silent cartoons.
* 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.
* ImpactSilhouette: In "Felix Goes West", this happens when Felix is thrown through a door by an angry house owner.
* InNameOnly: The Trans-Lux TV series has literally nothing in common with the original Felix shorts aside from the character. And this also applies to the three Van Beuren Felix shorts from the mid-30's, which were equally as unrelated to the source material.
* LaterInstallmentWeirdness: The Van Beuren and made-for-tv Felix the Cat cartoons have little to none of the surreal, urban qualities of the silent Felix the Cat cartoons.
* LicensedGame: There is a Felix The Cat game for the NintendoEntertainmentSystem, which is a fairly good platformer with enjoyable music and crisp graphics. It was also remade for GameBoy.
* LightningCanDoAnything: In "Bold King Cole", it can slice through a cloud like a knife, turn Felix's head into a lightbulb, play a piano, and even destroy ghosts!
* LighterAndSofter: The Van Beuren shorts and the Trans Lux TV cartoons have none of the urban tone, dark or vulgar gags or surreal nature of the original silent cartoons.
* LongRunner: Felix has been around since 1919, making him the oldest surviving animated cartoon star, and he's done a lot to earn that reputation; are talking about a character who has starred in over 200 theatrical cartoons (most of which have not survived), well over 200 episodes during the Trans Lux era, two modern TV revivals (with a third one seemingly in the works), a feature length movie and a direct-to-video film, decades worth of newspaper and magazine comics, an absolutely ''monstrous'' amount of merchandise, [[http://www.filmsaroundtheworld.com/Felix_the_Cat__Live_.html and a live action kids' series]] to top it all off.
* MagicHat: Felix's iconic Magic Bag of Tricks, which is an actual bag. Despite what the famous theme song tells you, The Magic Bag wasn't in all the 1950s episodes; it featured in about thirty percent of that series. Joe Oriolo was wise not to overuse it; it made for some funny situations, but it also made Felix [[InvincibleHero borderline]] [[StoryBreakerPower infallible.]] Even in episodes where it does appear, it's often used as a last resort or MundaneUtility, with Felix using his wits to address the bulk of his problems.
** In ''The Twisted Tales of Felix'', some episodes didn't feature the Bag of Tricks at all, presumably so more challenging plots could be used. [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] in one episode.
* MediumBlending: "Felix Saves The Day" has still photographs for backgrounds in some shots, and it even has live action footage at some parts (but the animation and live action do not interact).
* MoodWhiplash: The opening of "Bold King Cole", where after the first few seconds of Felix singing a very upbeat song, backed up by some very colorful scenery, suddenly cuts straight into a nasty storm scene.
* TheMovie: ''WesternAnimation/FelixTheCatTheMovie''
* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: Felix is heavily based off of Creator/CharlieChaplin, and The Tramp himself appears in ''WesternAnimation/FelixInHollywood''.
* NoIndoorVoice: Vavoom in the Trans-Lux cartoons. He was a pint-sized eskimo who's shout of "VAVOOM!!!!" could cause an avalanche.
* OffscreenTeleportation: In "Blubberino the Whale", while Felix evades the shark the Professor sent after him, the eponymous whale shows up and eats Felix alive. Once inside, he meets up with Professor, who somehow made it all the way inside before Felix, and found time to disguise himself as King Neptune to fool Felix.
* OverlyPrepreparedGag: Punch line from ''Felix The Cat- Felix Doubles For Darwin'' takes several minutes to set up.
* PaintingTheMedium: A few of the old strips had gags involving Felix's speech balloon, be it him literally eating his own words or using his speech balloon for a...well, literal balloon.
* PaperThinDisguise:
** In "The Magic Bag", Felix manages to fool one the Professor's robot by turning his tail into a big mustache (which he calls "My Professor disguise!") and making his voice sound more hoarse.
** The Professor likes to use these, and Felix tends to fall for them. One example is disguising himself as an old lady in "Into Outer Space" and disguising himself as King Neptune (by simply wearing an obvious fake beard) in "Blubberino the Whale".
* PragmaticAdaptation: Contrary to popular belief, the Bag of Tricks wasn't with the character from the start.
* PublicDomainAnimation: Many of the silent cartoons are public domain.
* RidiculouslyCuteCritter: Felix's simple, round design set the standard for cute cartoon animals ever since.
* RidiculousExchangeRates: In "Penelope the Elephant", Rock Bottom kidnaps a lost elephant from Felix that he intended to return to her Rajah for a 50,000,000 bakshee reward. Rock Bottom makes it there ahead of Felix, but to the formers shock, it turns out the reward money is worthless--50,000,000 bakshee is only worth 10 cents in American money.
* RhymesOnADime: Although no-one speaks in rhyme ''constantly'', in the Trans-Lux series characters spontaneously burst into rhyme the way characters in other cartoons might burst into song.
* RunningGag: The Trans-Lux series had The Professor literally beating himself up over his failures, often using contraptions solely designed for the purpose of self-flagellation.
* 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.
* SpinoffBabies: "Baby Felix".
* StrappedToAnOperatingTable: Happens to King Cole in ''Bold King Cole''
* StockAnimalName: This cat is called Felix, one of the most generic names to give to a cat.
* SuperNotDrowningSkills: Felix is apparently able to breathe underwater in "Neptune Nonsense".
* TalkingAnimal: Felix himself, and many other characters in the series.
* TankGoodness: In the {{NES}} game, one of Felix's power-ups is being able to ride a tank!
* TeamRocketWins: Unlike the Professor, Rock Bottom actually did manage to score a victory over Felix, [[MeaninglessVillainVictory but it didn't pay off for him in the long run.]] In "Penelope the Elephant", a Rajah's pet elephant, Penelope, has gotten lost and he offers a 50,000,000$ bakshee reward for her return. Felix finds her and intends her safe return, but Rock Bottom kidnaps her and ties up Felix, and makes it to the Rajah's palace to claim the money reward. He is promptly given it--but it turns out [[RidiculousExchangeRates 50,000,000 bakshees is only worth 10 cents in American money]]. He's so flabbergasted at this, that he angrily throws the meager award aside and goes into shock.
* TinCanRobot: The Master Cylinder, a recurring villain in the Trans-Lux shorts who is the self-proclaimed "King of the Moon" and the Professor's former pupil before an accident destroyed his original body.
* TravelingPipeBulge: The "Felix Doubles for Darwin" short has a whole scene of Felix traveling through the entire transatlantic cable and then back again, pursued by apes.
* VillainousCrossdresser: In "Blubberino the Whale", Professor briefly disguises himself as a mermaid with a bowl of fruit just to [[KickTheDog tease the marooned and starving Felix]]. He quickly sheds the disguise and sicks a shark after Felix.
* VillainSong: "You Talk Too Much, You Never Shut Up" from "Bold King Cole".
** Captain Kidd and the rest of the pirates in "The Goose That Laid The Golden Eggs" get a particularly good one:
---> ''Oh, we take what we want and we want what we take''
---> ''For we’re pirates out hunting for treasure!''
---> ''If we need any gold, we steal it away,''
---> ''Robbing widows and orphans of pleasure!''
---> ''We fight with our hands, we cuss and shoot,''
---> ''We’re mean and we’re bad from our hats to our boots.''
---> ''We take what we want and we want what we take''
---> ''For we’re pirates out hunting for treasure!''
* VisualPun: In "Felix Out West", Felix and the Professor are travelling through the desert, and Professor gets captured by a tribe of indians. While Professor is spying on Felix through a monitor, he catches a glimpse of Chief Sitting Bull (an actual bull dressed like an indian chief). Later on, Professor is captured by indians, and another indian chief orders his men to tie the Professor to a steak--as in, a giant T-Bone steak, as opposed to a wooden stake.
* VolumetricMouth: Vavoom is the UrExample.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: In "Bold King Cole", whatever happened to those guests that the King was boasting to?