Felix in Hollywood (1923)
“Felix in Hollywood” is a 1923 silent animated short film featuring Felix the Cat, one of the earliest and most popular animated characters in the history of American animation.
The film was produced by the Pat Sullivan Studio and was created by Otto Messmer, an animator known for his work on Felix the Cat cartoons.
The plot of “Felix in Hollywood” centers around Felix the Cat’s journey to Hollywood, where he hopes to make it big in the film industry. The film is a classic example of early animation, featuring Felix in various comical and surreal situations as he interacts with iconic Hollywood landmarks and characters, such as Charlie Chaplin and Douglas Fairbanks.
“Felix in Hollywood” is known for its imaginative and whimsical animation style, typical of early silent-era cartoons. The film showcases Felix’s trademark mischievous and playful personality as he navigates the challenges and opportunities that Hollywood has to offer. It’s a lighthearted and entertaining portrayal of the era’s fascination with the glamour of Hollywood and the movies.
Felix the Cat’s popularity during the silent film era led to a successful franchise of animated shorts and comic strips. The character’s simple, yet endearing design, with his large, expressive eyes and toothy grin, contributed to his widespread appeal.
While “Felix in Hollywood” is relatively short, it is a significant part of animation history. Felix the Cat remains an iconic character, symbolizing the early days of animation and the timeless charm of silent cartoons. The film showcases the imaginative and pioneering spirit of early animation and has a special place in the hearts of animation enthusiasts and those interested in the history of Hollywood and cinema.
Release Date: July 15th, 1923
Main Cast Members
Otto Messmer (Director / Story)