Trivia / Felix the Cat: The Movie

  • FanFilm somebody compiled together a bunch of Joe Oriolos 1950s FelixTheCat cartoons and called it FelixTheCat:TheMovie They even used the same cover art. You can tell because each episode they strung on had End Credits and a specially animated Studio Logo for Trans Lux Studios where Felix says his famous "Righteo" Catch Phrase. You can also tell because each episode is introduced with chapter title narraton and the episodes are listed out of order and always focus on Felix's relationship with his arch enemy The Professor who wants Felix's magic bag but is always foiled in his plans to get it.
  • Box Office Bomb: It probably wasn't a good idea to release it in America on the same day as Beauty and the Beast. Budget, $9 million. Box office, $1,964,253.
  • Colbert Bump: The movie already had something of a cult status, but it got a lot more attention online after the Nostalgia Critic reviewed it.
  • Dueling Movies: With Disney's Beauty and the Beast, as well as An American Tail: Fievel Goes West and Rock A Doodle, which were all released around roughly the same time as this film. All three of them (especially Beauty) completely crushed this film at the box office.
  • Crossdressing Voices: Poindexter was voiced by Alice Playten.
  • Franchise Killer: This film did nothing to revive interest in Felix and his escapades, and has probably served to hold him back for decades more (Felix got a Spiritual Successor in Sonic the Hedgehog that same year; Sonic has Felix's snark).
  • The Shelf of Movie Languishment: The film technically was finished as early as 1987, but was left locked away for years until someone decided to dig it out and release it. Why they didn't take this extra time to touch up on the film's flaws (especially the glaring animation errors) is anyone's guess.
  • Talking to Himself: Peter Newman as Wack Lizardi and Pim. It doesn't happen with Wack and the Duke of Zill, though, as Wack only makes a speech about the Duke before the Duke briefly speaks to everyone in the audience.
  • Throw It In: The line of the monster quoting "A Streetcar Named Desire" was ad-libbed by Don Oriolo, who provided his voice.
  • What Could Have Been:
    • While Don Oriolo wrote the script, he originally wanted this father, Joe Oriolo, to direct the film. But Joe was old and felt he was in no shape to be making a feature length Felix the Cat movie, so he passed on the responsibility to Don to direct the film.
    • The Duke of Zill originally had a different design, which can be seen in the trailer.
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