Quotes: Felix the Cat

"Felix was just a little figure in the background, instead of being the center figure. He [Burt Gillett] tried to push his own characters in there. Gillett tried to push himself, rather than the cat."
Otto Messmer's gentle criticism of the Van Beuren Studios Felix shorts.

"The shapes and markings of Felix and Mickey, perhaps more than Oswald, have similarities, but when you are using such simple basic construction (i.e. circles) there is bound to be such duplication."

"(Felix had) a very inventive personality, meaning that his creators had endowed him with an exceedingly resourceful and agile mind. To me he was an entertaining personality who was full of surprises. I don't remember any of the other early characters, Farmer Al Falfa or Aesop's Fables, impressing me in the same way....Felix was the first character that had a personality and I'm sure that didn't go unnoticed by Walt."

"They have little bits of personality here and there on Felix, but they don't go near far enough."
Walt Disney's thoughts on Felix The Cat.