It was not the first Felix the Cat series produced for television; that title is claimed by one done in 1958 by Otto Messmer's former assistant, Joe Oriolo. Joe's son, Don Oriolo, also became part of the effort, and was involved in creation of this series as well.
This one is a somewhat bizarre take on Messmer's classic, with loud colours and offbeat character depictions.
The producer of this series was Timothy Berglund, and the principal writer was Bob Koch. It is reputed to have been one of the most expensive cartoons ever made by Film Roman.
A number of the episodes have been released on video by BMG Video.
Felix the Cat is a cartoon character created by cartoonist and animator Otto Messmer[?].
Felix's handsome looks coupled with Messmer's masterful character animation[?] (learned largely from his work on the Chaplin pictures) skyrocketed the character into the international consciousness.
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. The cat's 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 the Cat is a cartoon character from the silent-film era.
Felix was the first character from animation 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 pace—hands behind his back, head down, deep in thought—became a trademark that has been analyzed by critics around the world.
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