Felix the Cat was created by Otto Messmer for Pat Sullivan Studio of New York City, in 1919. By 1922 he graduated to a standalone series. Felix achieved a level of popularity that he maintained until 1929 and even became one of LA’s better-known landmarks even nearly a century after his first debut on screen he still makes occasional appearances in pop culture and also has become a recurring mascot. In 1928 the very first image on TV to ever be seen was a toy Felix the Cat mounted to a revolving phonograph turntable, and later he was the basis for the classic wall-clock design. Unfortunately, Felix’s transition to sound was not a smooth one was over shadowed, when a certain mouse’s sound cartoons made Felix’s silence seem quaint.

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