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Felix the Cat: Season 2: Episode 2 -- Felix follows the Professor and Poindexter to the Venus.

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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 / ... (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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Trivia:
The soundtrack music was reused in "Snuffy Smith and Barney Google" (1963) and "Beetle Bailey" (1963).See more »
Goofs:
Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): In episode "Glittering Jewels", not listed on IMDB, a page from a library book says "Ravens steal anything that glitters and leave a bright object in it's place." The apostrophe is inappropriate.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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Referenced in Harper (1966)See more »

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1 out of 3 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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