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 Finds Out: download
Read also: More Felix Cartoons.