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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
Sadie Bodin .... assistant background artist (63 episodes, 1961)
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 (130 episodes, 1958-1961)
Otto Messmer .... original creator (130 episodes, 1958-1961)
Pat Sullivan .... original creator (130 episodes, 1958-1961)

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30 min
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The theme song was recorded in New York City in 1959. It was sung by East Coast big band singer Ann Bennett. The 15-minute session paid her $75 and resulted in both an English and Spanish version.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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6 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
"What will happen to Felix, in the NEXT exciting adventure...of Felix the Cat!?", 26 October 2001
Author: Kevin from Venice, CA, USA

At the end of each little episode, the announcer (apparently Jack Mercer--as I see in the title page that he did every other voice on the program) would say this in a low, growly voice. In the background of the soundtrack, there would be a string section doing that sustained-one-note-suspense thing that we've all heard in a million different films. Used to scare the crap outta me--almost as bad as Koko the Clown popping out of that damned inkwell. Even though the sensibilities that went into this kind of animation helped to shape (warp?) me, and I love them to this day, sometimes I think that the old time animators were sadists who hated kids. Either that or I was just a wuss.

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