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Feline Follies (1919)

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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.

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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

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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 »

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[first lines]
Master Tom: I've only got nine lives to live - an' I'll live them all for you!
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Tasmania
26 May 2005 | by (Tasmania) – See all my reviews

Originally part of an 'issue' of 'Paramount Magazine' which consisted of Bobby Bumps in "Their Master's Voice" (by Earl Hurd), "Feline Follies" and Bud and Susie in "Down the Mississippi" (Frank Moser).

This is generally thought to be the first Felix cartoon, though he's called 'Master Tom' at this stage, and bears only a fairly tenuous resemblance to his later appearance. The story is pretty uninteresting. Tom heads off for a rendezvous with his girlfriend, some mice come out while he's away and cause havoc, and he cops hell when he gets back again. There's little of the wit or inventiveness of the later 20's Felix cartoons, though significantly we do see Tom do some trademark Felix things, like pluck question marks out of the air and turn them into go-cart wheels.

I find this cartoon interesting because to me it opens up the Messmer/Sullivan debate a little. It's more or less accepted now that Felix is Messmer's creation, but the fact that in this earliest supposed appearance he's called 'Tom' lends some credibility to the argument that Felix was a development of Sullivan's 'Thomas Kat' who debuted in 1917. I suspect the truth is that both guys deserve credit for Felix in one way or another, but what would I know? Anyway, a decent cartoon, and historically important, but not mind-altering.


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