Master Tom is lured away from his job of protecting the house from mice by the charms of "Miss Kitty". While he's gone, the mice trash the house. Complications ensue.

Director:

Reviews

On Disc

at Amazon

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Animation | Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Mickey must save Pluto from a mad doctor's lair.

Director: David Hand
Stars: Pinto Colvig, Walt Disney
Animation | Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A cartoonist draws faces and figures on a blackboard - and they come to life.

Director: J. Stuart Blackton
Stars: J. Stuart Blackton
Plane Crazy (1928)
Animation | Family | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Inspired by Lindbergh's flight from New York to Paris, Mickey builds a plane to take Minnie for a trip involving some necking, though Minnie objects to the necking.

Directors: Walt Disney, Ub Iwerks
Stars: Walt Disney
Family | Sci-Fi | Animation
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

Space hero Daffy battles Marvin the Martian for control of Planet X.

Director: Chuck Jones
Stars: Mel Blanc
Animation | Short | Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Superman battles a criminal mastermind and his robot army.

Director: Dave Fleischer
Stars: Bud Collyer, Joan Alexander, Jackson Beck
Beep, Beep (1952)
Animation | Family | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

The Coyote chases the Road Runner through a maze of mine shafts, with their positions made visible only by the lamps on their helmets.

Director: Chuck Jones
Stars: Paul Julian
Animation | Family | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

The clock strikes midnight, the bats fly from the belfry, a dog howls at the full moon, and two black cats fight in the cemetery: a perfect time for four skeletons to come out and dance a bit.

Director: Walt Disney
Animation | Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

Mickey has been reading Lewis Carroll's "Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There", and falls asleep. He finds himself on the other side of the mirror, where the furniture is ... See full summary »

Director: David Hand
Stars: Walt Disney
The Old Mill (1937)
Animation | Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

We see the various birds, mice, and bats that have moved into an old windmill, followed by the frogs, crickets, and fireflies making their music in an adjacent pond. Then a storm comes, ... See full summary »

Director: Wilfred Jackson
Stars: Marie Arbuckle, Jean MacMurray, Louise Myers
Animation | Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

A sneaker-wearing, hairy monster chases Bugs through a castle belonging to an evil scientist.

Director: Chuck Jones
Stars: Mel Blanc
Animation | Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

An evil tree stump, jealous of two trees in love, starts a forest fire.

Director: Burt Gillett
Family | Animation | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

The very first cartoon in Warner Bros. popular Wile E. Coyote and Roadrunner series of cartoons. This one has the Coyote chasing the Roadrunner using a rather ingenious invention combining a fridge, a meat grinder, ice cubes, and skis.

Director: Chuck Jones
Stars: Mel Blanc, Paul Julian
Edit

Storyline

To female cats, Master Tom is a heart-breaker; and to mice he's a head-breaker. But when Tom falls in love with Miss Kitty White, all that changes. Now, all the time he would have spent terrorizing the mouse population is instead spent primping in front of the mirror. Tom and Kitty first make love, and a great deal of noise, on a back-alley fence. Someone ends their tryst by throwing a boot. Later, they meet up by an ash can. Tom plays his banjo and Miss Kitty dances. Later, cartoon magic allows them to pluck notes from the air and turn them into go-carts. It's all fun and frolics until the mice destroy the house an oblivious Tom is supposed to be guarding, and the lady of the house throws him out by the tail. And then poor Tom gets a worse surprise. Written by J. Spurlin

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Edit

Details

Country:

Release Date:

1 September 1919 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Macskamulatságok  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Felix the Cat makes his first appearance in this film. He has not acquired his familiar name yet. In this cartoon, he is referred to as "Master Tom". See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Master Tom: I've only got nine lives to live - an' I'll live them all for you!
See more »

Connections

Referenced in Firehouse (1987) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more (Spoiler Alert!) »

User Reviews

 
Oh my gosh--this first Felix cartoon is DARK!
27 September 2013 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

"Feline Follies" is the first Felix the Cat cartoon, though it isn't exactly the Felix that was popular through the 1920s. The character looks similar and it was brought to the public by the same folks who made the Felix cartoons, though he is more like a real cat in this cartoon and they call him 'Master Tom'.

The film begins with Tom going out for a walk and meeting a cute white female cat. They spend time together--much to the annoyance of everyone but the mice! And, in the end, the ending (which I won't divulge) is very, very dark--and the sort of cartoon parents probably would NOT let their kids see! So dark that I was actually pretty shocked.

While this cartoon is much too normal for my tastes (except for the ending), it is historically important and worth a look if you are an aficionado of the history of cartoons.


1 of 1 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Feline Follies (1919) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page