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"Felix the Cat" (1958) More at IMDbPro »TV series 1958-

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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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 (Series Cast [1])
Jack Mercer ... Felix / ... (134 episodes, 1958-1961)

Series Directed by
Joseph Oriolo (134 episodes, 1958-1961)
Series Writing credits
Joe Stultz (134 episodes, 1958-1961)
Joseph Sabo (126 episodes, 1958-1961)
Joseph Oriolo (90 episodes, 1958-1961)
Sid Marcus (31 episodes, 1958-1959)

Series Produced by
Joseph Oriolo .... producer (134 episodes, 1958-1961)
Pat Sullivan Jr. .... executive producer (90 episodes, 1958-1961)
Series Original Music by
Winston Sharples (7 episodes, 1958-1960)
Series Animation Department
James Tyer .... animator (33 episodes, 1958-1961)
Frank Endres .... animator (29 episodes, 1958-1961)
George Germanetti .... animator (21 episodes, 1958-1961)
Thomas Johnson .... animator (20 episodes, 1958-1960)
Clifford Augustson .... animator (15 episodes, 1958-1960)
Reuben Grossman .... animator (14 episodes, 1958-1961)
Steve Muffati .... animator (14 episodes, 1958-1960)
John Gentilella .... animator (13 episodes, 1960-1961)
Ellsworth Barthen .... animator (10 episodes, 1960-1961)
George Rufle .... animator (9 episodes, 1958-1961)
Al Eugster .... animator (8 episodes, 1959-1961)
Grim Natwick .... animator (8 episodes, 1959-1961)
Joseph Oriolo .... animator / character designer (5 episodes, 1958)
Series Music Department
Winston Sharples Jr. .... music editor (134 episodes, 1958-1961)
Winston Sharples .... composer: stock music / musical director / ... (134 episodes, 1958-1961)
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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30 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

The soundtrack music was reused in "Snuffy Smith and Barney Google" (1963) and "Beetle Bailey" (1963).See more »
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 »
[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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Referenced in The Incident (1967)See more »


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5 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
This cartoon has no Precedent!, 1 May 2006
Author: Hack Stoned from United States

During the early days of television development it was necessary to monitor and adjust the quality of the transmitted picture in order to get the best definition. To do this, engineers required an 'actor' to constantly be under the burning studio lights as they tweaked and sharpened the image, and Felix fit the bill perfectly. He was the right colour (black and white), impervious to the heat from the lights and worked cheaply (in fact a one-off payment was all that was required). RCA's first experimental television transmissions began in 1928 by station W2XBS (New York-Channel #1) in Van Cortlandt Park and then moved to the New Amsterdam Theater Building, transmitting 60 line pictures. The 13" Felix the Cat figure made of paper mache was placed on a record player turntable and was broadcast using a mechanical scanning disk to an electronic kinescope receiver. The image received was only 2 inches tall, and the broadcasts lasted about 2 hours per day. By 1931 the station became part of NBC and began to transmit from 42nd St. These early broadcasts consisted of objects like Felix the Cat or early test patterns and photographs. Felix remained on his turntable for almost a decade as the early experimenters strove towards the goal of a high definition picture.

Out of all the cartoons I've watched in my life, none has ever gave me as much joy as the 1960's felix the cat. And now I hunt for these generations of cartoons that inspired my imagination. When I first got this movie I thought it was about the purple felix the cat which I also enjoyed, but it's not. So many bizarre twisted stories and how the world and all inanimate objects come to life is just amazing! I mean this can't even compare to garfield!

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