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Felix Saves the Day (1922)

Boys playing back alley baseball improbably hold their afternoon game at the Polo Grounds. Felix the Cat takes action when his favored team seems poised to lose.


Otto Messmer (uncredited)

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Willie Brown's Nifty Nine have a big game on an afternoon that Willie is tossed in jail for making sport of a cop. With their star behind bars, the Nifty Nine quickly fall behind the Tar Heels, a Black team, at the Polo Grounds before a packed crowd. It's up to Felix to save the day. But first, he has to get to the park, then he needs an idea. In this mix of animation and live footage of cars, trains, and baseball fans, Felix needs an assist from Jupiter Pluvius. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Release Date:

1 February 1922 (USA) See more »

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Pat Sullivan Cartoons See more »
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(2007 alternate)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


In his 1988 autobiography, "That's Not All Folks!," voice artist extraordinaire Mel Blanc states this was the first cartoon he could recall ever seeing. See more »

Alternate Versions

In 2007, Kino International Corp. copyrighted a 7-minute version of this film with a music score composed by Ben Model and performed by him on a virtual theater organ called The Miditzer. See more »

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Decent Short
26 February 2008 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

Felix Saves the Day (1922)

** 1/2 (out of 4)

Felix the cat cartoon has him having to step into a baseball game to try and win it for a friend who has been thrown in jail. There's some live action mixed in with the animation, which doesn't look too good but on its own, the animation is pretty impressive especially one scene with tons of people getting off a train and entering the ballpark. There's some strong racial stuff where the opposing team, black people, are being played by monkeys so some might want to stay away from that.

From Kino's Reel Baseball set.

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