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  Don Markstein's Toonopedia: Felix the Cat
Felix the Cat was animation's first superstar, far eclipsing Farmer Alfalfa, Bobby Bumps, Col.
Felix's success was a direct result of Messmer's great ability to create sight gags, and to express a character's personality through his own unique way of moving.
When the talkies came in, Felix was quickly eclipsed by Disney's Mickey Mouse, who had made an early and successful transition to sound.
www.toonopedia.com /felix.htm   (594 words)

  
 Felix the Cat   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Felix was the first cartoon character to attain a level of popularity sufficient to draw movie audiences based solely on his star power.
Felix has been said to represent a child's sense of wonder, creating the fantastic when it is not there, and taking it in stride when it is. His famous walk—hands behind his back, head down, deep in thought—became a trademark that was analyzed and re-analyzed by critics around the world.
Felix's expressive tail, which could be a shovel one moment, or an exclamation mark or pencil the next, serves to emphasize that anything can happen in his world.
www.netkushi.com /articles/felix-the-cat.php   (1563 words)

  
 Felix the Cat @ Toonarific Cartoons
Felix was also technically the world's first television star, when, in 1928, a toy statue of the cat was chosen as the image to test RCA's experimental 60-line television transmitter.
But cats do indeed have nine lives, and it was not long before Felix adapted to the world of sound in a series of cartoons produced in Technicolor by Van Buren studios in 1936, and a 1958 series produced by Casper the Friendly Ghost creator Joe Oriolo.
But Felix survived this setback, too, creeping into the hearts of children, and of course, onto the walls of many a home in the form of that ubiquitous eye-shaking clock.
www.toonarific.com /show.php?show_id=1218   (375 words)

  
 FELIX THE CAT 1
Felix was created in America by Australian born, newspaper cartoonist Pat Sullivan, although actually drawn and animated on film by Otto Messmer, a young artist Sullivan had met at the Universal Studio in Fort Lee, New Jersey.
Felix films were then issued as proper one reel subjects, no longer just part of a screen revue.
Felix was shown to have a mind, often walking up and down in pensive mood, sometimes with a question mark over his head till a solution to his problem was found.
www.pathefilm.freeserve.co.uk /felix1.htm   (845 words)

  
 History of Felix The Cat
The 13" Felix the Cat figure made of paper mache was placed on a record player turntable and was broadcast using a mechanical scanning disk to an electronic kinescope receiver.
By 1931 the station became part of NBC and began to transmit from 42nd St. These early broadcasts consisted of objects like Felix the Cat or early test patterns and photographs.
Felix remained on his turntable for almost a decade as the early experimenters strove towards the goal of a high definition picture.
felixthecat.com /history.htm   (225 words)

  
 Felix the Cat
Felix the Cat is an increasingly popular old (and new) cartoon character.
This Felix measures 16" from the tips of his ears to the tops of his toes and is designed in the retro Felix style with a pointy nose and skinny body.
Felix is all dressed up with glitter on his fingers and toes and is ready for those holiday (or anytime!) parties.
www.felixsfinds.com /felix.htm   (624 words)

  
 Felix the Cat
Felix's story is long and treacherous -- beginning before the advent of film and continuing to this very day.
Felix made his first appearance in the five-minute short "Feline Follies", included as part of a Paramount Magazine serial release to Paramount-Publix Theatres in November of 1919.
Felix stretched the limits of what could be done both with pen and paper and with celluloid and light.
www.everwonder.com /david/felixthecat/about.html   (1365 words)

  
 Bibi's box: Felix The Cat   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Felix made a tremendous success in the 1920's, and, until I know, he is still a very popular cartoon.
Paramount producer John King suggested that the cat ought to be renamed to "Felix", after the Latin words felis (cat) and felix (luck), which was used for the third film, "The Adventures of Felix" (released on December 14, 1919).
Felix is one of my favorite classic-american cartoons and I've been looking for more of them since I took a class in American Animation SOOoooo many years ago.
www.bibi.org /box/archives/2006/05/felix_the_cat.html   (567 words)

  
 Images - Presenting Felix the Cat: The Otto Messmer Classics, 1919-24
Felix wasn't simply a wonder of marketing acumen: the Felix the Cat cartoons contained some of the wittiest animation of the silent era.
The first genuine Felix cartoon, "Felix Saves the Day," also presents us with one of the archetypal Felix the Cat plots: Felix comes to the aid of a friend and finds a witty, unconventional way of saving the day.
While Felix doesn't exactly win the game, he does find an original way of postponing the outcome to a later date: he beans the god Jupiter with a towering pop up that scorches into the heavens.
www.imagesjournal.com /issue08/reviews/felixthecat/text.htm   (1084 words)

  
 Felix, The Cat
You might say that this cat has used up quite a few (but not all) of his "nine lives" over the past more than nine decades...and his origin is surprisingly controversial, even now...The catty little tale is as follows: Young Australian cartoonist Pat Sullivan wasn't able to establish a career as a cartoonist in Sydney.
Felix was also considered lucky by the 1922 New York Yankees who adopted him as their mascot.
Felix, The Cat!"; Paul Whiteman recorded this, although it is not clear when or if it was used with the cartoon series in sound films]; Composers: Alfred Bryan (ASCAP), Max Kortlander (ASCAP) and Pete Wendling (ASCAP) 1978 Publishers: [Carl] Fisher Music Corp. (ASCAP) and Sam Fox Music Pub.
www.classicthemes.com /50sTVThemes/themePages/felixTheCat.html   (1115 words)

  
 The Felix Merchandise Gallery
The first American publication seems to have been the oblong one-shot Felix the Cat Book (1927) by McLoughlin Bros. Later came Western Publishing's Big Little Books and Four Color Comics; examples shown are BLB 1129 and FC 15 (first Felix numbers, 1936 and 1943).
An early Felix doll was the classic 1920s jointed wood figure from Schoenut, shown at left.
Felix Orange Dry soda would seem to be a 1920s or 1930s item, but we haven't been able to learn anything more.
felix.goldenagecartoons.com /merchandise   (368 words)

  
 The Twisted Adventures of Felix the Cat   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
A wonderful concept, reviving the Felix character in a weird, funky blend of his 1920s silent movie star persona and the "new Felix" of the early 1960s TV cartoons.
Felix the Cat was my favorite cartoon when I was little (and still is).
Felix the Cat the wonderful, wonderful cat when ever he gets in a fix he reaches into his bag of tricks.
www.jumptheshark.com /f/felixthecat.htm   (331 words)

  
 Felix the Cat | Body Jewelry at Noya Jewelry   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Felix the Cat had a very humble beginning as a curious and mischievous little cat as first conceived by New Jersey cartoonist Otto Messmer.
King Features syndicated Felix in over 250 newspapers in a multitude of languages, reaching practically every corner of the globe.
Felix the Cat can be found on fashion runways and many famous actors are Felix fans, such as Jennifer Aniston, Justin Timberlake, Ringo Starr, Whoopi Goldberg, Cameron Diaz, the Dixie Chicks, and Christina Aguilera.
www.noyajewelry.com /felix_the_cat.php   (332 words)

  
 Felix the Cat Valentines
Felix has love on his mind as he stands at the flboard to complete the equation of 1 + 1 = 2.
Felix the Cat knows that the keys to romance do not change, as he skates in heart and says, "This is an old scheme but it may work!!"" And it does, as the inside shows him with....
The cards are 3-1/2 x 5 inches, with a winsome looking Felix standing by a heart that looks larger than he is. Inside, the message is....
www.cartooncat.com /index.cfm/fa/categories.main/parentcat/15524   (393 words)

  
 Otto Messmer's Felix the Cat
In 1923 Felix the Cat made the jump to print, debuting in Britain on August 1, 1923 and in the U.S. as a King Features Sunday page on August 14, 1923 (the daily followed a few years later, on May 9, 1927).
Messmer and his assistant Joe Oriolo worked on the print version of Felix as well as the films, and Bill Holman is thought to have ghosted the strip from 1932 to 1935.
Felix's popularity continued from the twenties through the thirties, considered by some aficionados as the cat's Golden Age.
www.stevestiles.com /felix.htm   (966 words)

  
 YouTube - Broadcast Yourself.
Felix has a job with the circus, the circus manager wants Felix to find an elephant, so he has an adventure in India to find one.
Felix the cat-The goose that laid the golden egg
Felix's goose, who lays golden eggs, is goose-napped by none other than Captain Kidd.
www.youtube.com /view_play_list?p=4AA573E3245A81C5   (105 words)

  
 Presenting Felix the Cat
Felix the Cat was the first major cartoon star.
Years before Mickey Mouse appeared, Felix merchandise was everywhere, and his cartoons often received top billing.
Compared to other cartoons of the era, it is no wonder that the Felix cartoons became the public's favorite.
www.toonzone.net /brian/video/dvd/presenting_felix.html   (353 words)

  
 Felix the Cat for Game Boy - MobyGames
Felix The Cat is a platformer based on the famous cartoon character.
Flying levels that put Felix in control of different flying devices, such as a plane, a hot-air balloon or an umbrella.
What types of weapon Felix can use, depends on what type of level he is in.
www.mobygames.com /game/gameboy/felix-the-cat   (336 words)

  
 Speed Demos Archive - Felix the Cat   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Released in October 1992, Felix the Cat is a simple platformer with the prerequisite grass, ice, and swimming levels.
The Professor has kidnapped Felix's girlfriend Kitty and won't let her go until Felix gives up his magic bag.
Of course, Felix is unwilling to give up the bag and decides to rescue Kitty from the clutches of the Professor.
speeddemosarchive.com /FelixTheCat.html   (258 words)

  
 Amazon.com: Presenting Felix the Cat, Vol. 1 and 2: DVD: Felix the Cat   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Felix the Cat was the first animated superstar, and these early shorts reveal the source of the character's phenomenal popularity.
In "Felix Turns the Tide" (1922), the plucky feline volunteers to serve in a war against rats: he puffs out his chest and marches and struts in a sly parody of military demeanor.
Felix the Cat is a rarity--a cartoon character so classic, so beloved, that he's stayed in the public eye for more than seventy-five years.
www.amazon.com /Presenting-Felix-Cat-Vol-2/dp/6305340498   (2686 words)

  
 Reclaiming Felix the Cat — Bennettarium
Felix was on TV many years ago, but I remember him from my childhood — I think the New Zealand TV stations were a little behind the times.
the reason for the exhibition is that Felix the Cat was created by an Australian, Pat Sullivan, living in New York early last century.
I had always assumed Felix was European, probably because of the name.
www.thunderguy.com /bennett/2005/07/22/reclaiming-felix-the-cat   (215 words)

  
 T-Shirts.com: Felix the Cat - Felix Face T-Shirt
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Felix the Cat - Felix Face T-Shirt - 26425
This Felix the Cat - Felix Face T-Shirt is 100% cotton fl t-shirt with an image of Felix the cat on the front and back.
www.t-shirts.com /click.asp?a=103302&l=26425&type=E&id=26425   (59 words)

  
 >>>Felix the Cat Page<<<   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Felix the Cat was created by Otto Messmer for Pat Sullivan's studio in New York.
The following years The Cat was given much attention.
He drew Felix in his spare time, and later for a living.
www.ryanepp.com /gpage3.html   (113 words)

  
 The Classic Felix the Cat Page
From Astronomeows (1928): Felix is stranded on Mars and alerts the local population to his presence...
When Felix soared to international stardom in the early 1920s, it was only natural that he become the subject of musical tribute—both sanctioned and not.
Felix: The Black and White Catalogue, by Classic Felix Page contributors Timothy and Colin Cowles, is an essential reference for Felix silent film collectors.
felix.goldenagecartoons.com   (2109 words)

  
 Felix the Cat Hot Air Balloon   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
On November 9th 1919, Felix the Cat was introduced to the big screen in Feline Follies.
Felix the Cat was the world's most popular cartoon character until the advent of the talking Mickey Mouse.
The Felix the Cat Hot Air balloon was built by Cameron Balloons USA, Ann Arbor, Michigan.
www.felixthecathotairballoon.com   (161 words)

  
 Reclaiming Felix the Cat - Exhibitions
Rediscover Pat Sullivan, the Australian creator of Felix the Cat, through original and published material from the collections of the State Library of New South Wales as well as ephemeral material from private collections.
Thomas was the forerunner and prototype for Felix.
Such was the popularity of the little fl cat.
www.sl.nsw.gov.au /exhibitions/felix   (147 words)

  
 Felix the Cat - Felix the Black and White Catalogue, Felix book
Felix the fl and white catalogue is a 160 page book dedicated to the original Felix cartoons of the 1920's.
The history of Felix the Cat is well documented in John Canemaker's excellent work of reference "Felix, the Twisted Tale of the World's Most Famous Cat" published by Pantheon Books of New York in 1991, ISBN 0-679-40127-X and then Da Capo Press of New York in 1996, ISBN 0-306-80731-9.
Similarly, for those interested in Felix's comic book adventures there is David Gerstein's "Nine Lives to Live" published by Fantagraphics Books in 1996, ISBN 1-56097-308-0.
perso.wanadoo.fr /felixthecatalog.tim/intro.htm   (751 words)

  
 Felix Potvin (1991-present)
"The Cat" still has a tendency to stay too deep in his net and is often victimized by soft, back-breaking goals.
"Felix the Cat" is an excellent reflex goaltender who plays much deeper in his crease than most NHL goalkeepers.
On October 28, 1993, Felix tied Kirk McLean's National Hockey League record with nine victories in the month of October.
hockeygoalies.org /bio/potvin.html   (8212 words)

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