FELIX THE CAT

A film by Pat Sullivan

1930 / animation / Etats-Unis / original title : FELIX THE CAT / 21 x 7’ / status : completed / short film / French catalog

The most famous cat on the big screen saw the light of day in 1917, drawn by the illustrator Otto Messemer. At first he was the character of a cartoon, but later appeared on screen from 1921 and evolved physically over the course of the series. Felix, sly as always, became the big star of the silent cartoons until Pat Sullivan’s studio shut down in 1928, at the same time as Mickey took his very first steps. In the 30’s the character made a short reappearance in three colour episodes of the Rainbow Parade series, produced by the Van Beuren studios.