Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Iconic Characters: Felix the Cat

Felix in Oceantics (1930)

-The importance of being a popular or iconic character in cinema.

-Pat Sullivan as "owner" and Otto Messmer as "creator" of Felix.

-Analyzing the Felix character and it's appeal. The Charlie Chaplin connection.

-Recurring themes in the Felix films.
(Threatened, hungry, hallucinations, good Samaritan, unfaithfulness, philandering, insurrection)

-Margaret J. Winkler, first woman to distribute cartoons.

The Immigrant (Charlie Chaplin, 1917)

Felix Saves the Day (1922)

Felix Revolts (1923)

Felix in Hollywood (1923)

Felix the Cat Dines and Pines (1927)

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