Felix The Cat

Felix the Cat in April Maze

One more cartoon that has many episodes in public domain and available to download at Internet Archive is Felix the Cat. Felix made a tremendous success in the 1920’s, and, until I know, he is still a very popular cartoon. Wikipedia says:

On November 9, 1919, Master Tom, a character resembling Felix, debuted in a Paramount Pictures short entitled “Feline Follies”. Produced by the New York City-based animation studio owned by Pat Sullivan, the cartoon was directed by cartoonist and animator Otto Messmer. It was a success, and the Sullivan studio quickly set to work on producing another film featuring Master Tom, “The Musical Mews” (released November 16, 1919). It too proved to be successful with audiences. 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). In 1924, animator Bill Nolan redesigned the fledgling feline, making him both rounder and cuter. Felix’s new looks, coupled with Messmer’s mastery of character animation, would soon rocket Felix to international fame.

I made a list of cartoons available to download and watch – yes, I uploaded them to Google Video too. More about Felix at Felix the Cat, Don Markstein’s Toonopedia and the very nice site The Classic Felix the Cat Page with info and images of Felix in art, comics, music and links.

– Felix All Puzzled: downloadwatch it

– Felix Doubles for Darwin: downloadwatch it

– Felix Finds Out: download

– Felix Gets the Can: downloadwatch it

– Felix in Hollywood: downloadwatch it

– Felix Goes West: downloadwatch it

– Felix the Cat in April Maze: downloadwatch it

– Felix the Cat in Bold King Cole: downloadwatch it

– Felix the Cat in Neptune Nonsense: downloadwatch it

– Felix the Cat in Two-Lip Time: downloadwatch it

– Felix the Cat: The Goose That Laid the Golden Egg: downloadwatch it

Read also: More Felix Cartoons.

Watch the videos at Videos with Bibi: Felix The Cat Cartoons I, II, III and IV.

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4 Responses to Felix The Cat

  1. Jason says:

    Thank you very much for doing this. These vids are great!

  2. Gothbunny says:

    Thank you Bibi! 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. This turns out to be a double bonus – my mother ALSO love Felix and remembers the 1950’s TV syndicated version. She’s never seen these older ones and I’ve had it in my head to share them with her for ages. Thank you!

  3. Matt says:

    Great work uploading to Google video, Bibi.
    I noticed the Cheerio commercials too.

  4. Bibi says:

    I’m glad that you liked it Jason. 🙂
    Hi Gothbunny, that sounds great! Before saw those old cartoons I just knew about Felix by some new and not so cool cartoons and some stories that my mom told about a black and white Tv and them.
    Hi Matt, thank you. Yep, Cheerios, and more cartoons, and short silent films, and avant guard films, and silent and expressionist films and more films in public domain. I had a lot of time for do that, but I’m still doing. 😉

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