Trivia / Felix the Cat: The Movie

  • Box Office Bomb: Budget, $9 million. Box office, $1,964,253.
  • Colbert Bump: The movie already had something of a cult status, but it suddenly got a lot more attention online after the Nostalgia Critic reviewed it.
  • Crossdressing Voices: Poindexter was voiced by Alice Playten.
  • 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 (it was a hollow victory for Rock-A-Doodle, which is also a major animated bomb and crushed it's helmer's studio).
  • 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 his 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 at 1:05.
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