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"Felix the Cat" (1959) More at IMDbPro »TV series 1959-

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Felix the Cat -- The Professor plots to steal “the magic bag” from Felix, Felix is rocketed into space by the Professor, and Felix meets the Abominable Snowman.
Felix the Cat -- The Professor heads West to ambush Felix, the Professor uses his Electronic Brainwasher to find the secret of Felix’s “magic bag,” and the Professor disguising himself as Felix.
Felix the Cat -- The professor disguises himself as Dinah the Dinosaur and traps Felix, Felix gets swallowed by a giant whale, and Felix sets sail on a Ghost Ship.
Felix the Cat -- The professor, disguised as the Captain of the Ghost Ship, challenges Felix to a duel, the Professor turns Felix into ancient Egyptian art, and detective Felix is on the prowl for the evil Rock Bottom.
Felix the Cat -- Felix stops Rock Bottom from stealing all the rubber needed for bouncy balls and balloons, Rock Bottom falls into a streak of bad luck, and the Professor and Rock Bottom kidnap Felix and turn him into stone!

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I agree with neutrino68, this is 'a charm-free entity of life-sucking power that could make your sweet granny stamp on a kitten'! See more (9 total) »

Cast

 (Series Cast [1])
Jack Mercer ... Felix / ... (22 episodes, 1959-1961)

Series Directed by
Joseph Oriolo (21 episodes, 1960-1961)
 
Series Writing credits
Joseph Oriolo (unknown episodes, 1960)
Joseph Sabo (unknown episodes, 1960)
Joe Stultz (unknown episodes, 1960)

Series Produced by
Joseph Oriolo .... producer (22 episodes, 1959-1961)

Pat Sullivan Jr. .... executive producer (unknown episodes, 1960)
 
Series Original Music by
Winston Sharples (21 episodes, 1960-1961)
 
Series Animation Department
James Tyer .... animator (17 episodes, 1960-1961)
Al Eugster .... animator (4 episodes, 1961)

Ellsworth Barthen .... animator (unknown episodes, 1960)
John Gentilella .... animator (unknown episodes, 1960)
Grim Natwick .... animator (unknown episodes, 1960)
Clifford Augustson .... animator (unknown episodes)
Frank Endres .... animator (unknown episodes)
George Germanetti .... animator (unknown episodes)
Reuben Grossman .... animator (unknown episodes)
Thomas Johnson .... animator (unknown episodes)
Steve Muffati .... animator (unknown episodes)
George Rufle .... animator (unknown episodes)
 
Series Music Department
Winston Sharples .... composer: stock music / musical director (5 episodes, 1959)
 
Series Other crew
John King .... original creator (unknown episodes)
Otto Messmer .... original creator (unknown episodes)
Pat Sullivan .... original creator (unknown episodes)
 

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The soundtrack music was reused in "Snuffy Smith and Barney Google" (1963) and "Beetle Bailey" (1963).See more »
Goofs:
Audio/visual unsynchronized: In the pilot episode The Magic Bag, not listed on IMDB, when Felix is captured by the tractor beam, his yowl is out of sync with the picture. This has been corrected on the DVD.See more »
Quotes:
[theme song]
Singer:Felix the cat, / The wonderful, wonderful cat. / Whenever he gets in a fix / He reaches into his bag of tricks. / Felix the cat, / The wonderful, wonderful cat. / You'll laugh so much your sides will ache. / Your heart will go pit-a-pat, / Watching Felix the wonderful cat.
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Featured in "Oz: The Routine (#1.1)" (1997)See more »

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0 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
I agree with neutrino68, this is 'a charm-free entity of life-sucking power that could make your sweet granny stamp on a kitten'!, 24 September 2013
Author: planktonrules from Bradenton, Florida

I love the review by neutrino68. Despite tons of reviewers saying how much they love this series, they buck the trend and savage the series—a savaging that is justly deserved. I honestly think a lot of folks scored this one much higher than they should have for nostalgia's sake—as it was part of their childhood. However, chicken pox, trips to the dentist and various other traumas were parts of our childhood—that doesn't make them good! Let me digress a bit. Back in 1919, the ORIGINAL Felix cartoons began. They were wonderful—with a zany, surreal quality about them. And, more importantly, they were NOT saccharinely sweet. Felix was a bit of a stinker—a lovable stinker at that. But, when the sound era arrived, the Felix cartoons took a nosedive in quality and were soon discontinued. Then, other folks tried reviving the series over the years—such as Van Beuren Studios in 1936 and Trans-Lux, who created the abomination I am talking about now, in 1959. As you may remember, Trans-Lux also brought us other complete abominations, such as the godawful "The Mighty Hercules" (uggh…make it stop!!!). Trans-Lux was interested in two things—making a buck AND doing it as cheaply as possible. So, following the late 1950s trend, they reduced the cel counts on the animation until it practically looked like a slide show and they allowed brain-addled 3 year-olds to write the scripts. They WERE cheap…but also stuff that no one over age 8 could tolerate. Now I am not quite as hate-filled as neutrino68, but I do hate these cartoons as they are a cynical attempt to push crap onto children. Fortunately, in the last couple decades, cel counts are up and, more importantly, scripts are not so insipid with most cartoons. As for this mess of a show, watch it if you want, but it's only Felix in name only.

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