Felix the Cat

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Felix the Cat

Post by Kitty » Fri Mar 31, 2017 11:43 am

Here is a nice Felix color cartoon called Neptune Nonsense. The only thing I'd criticize is the horrible volume quality. The sound effects are louder than the dialogue! You have to strain to hear them.https://youtu.be/3UWbFnxzty0
You trying to tell me you didn't hear that shriek? That was something trying to get out of its premature grave, and I don't want to be here when it does. - Phantom of the Paradise (1974)

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Re: Felix the Cat

Post by Kitty » Mon May 28, 2018 6:03 pm

This is the first Felix cartoon ever, from 1919 Feline Follies.
What do you think? Did you predict the ending?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o2Zn3qDzn3A
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Re: Felix the Cat

Post by donnie » Tue May 29, 2018 1:38 pm

I liked the underwater world in Neptune Nonsense. It was a little hard to hear the dialogue. One of the commenters on Youtube said that the sound effects had been added later. I'm not sure if that's so or not—it seems a little unusual that anyone would go to that much trouble to modify an older cartoon in that way—but it would explain the dialogue sound level problem.
Kitty wrote:
Mon May 28, 2018 6:03 pm
What do you think? Did you predict the ending?
I didn't even understand the ending. :shock: :?:

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Re: Felix the Cat

Post by Kitty » Tue May 29, 2018 5:31 pm

donnie wrote:
Tue May 29, 2018 1:38 pm
Kitty wrote:
Mon May 28, 2018 6:03 pm
What do you think? Did you predict the ending?
I didn't even understand the ending. :shock: :?:
The ending to Feline Follies was this: He went back to visit his girlfriend and found out he's now the father of a bunch of kids.... he runs to the nearest gas pump and kills himself. Weirdly drastic!!
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Re: Felix the Cat

Post by donnie » Tue May 29, 2018 7:41 pm

Kitty wrote:
Tue May 29, 2018 5:31 pm
donnie wrote:
Tue May 29, 2018 1:38 pm
Kitty wrote:
Mon May 28, 2018 6:03 pm
What do you think? Did you predict the ending?
I didn't even understand the ending. :shock: :?:
The ending to Feline Follies was this: He went back to visit his girlfriend and found out he's now the father of a bunch of kids.... he runs to the nearest gas pump and kills himself. Weirdly drastic!!
Oh, I see now. :D I thought that was a water faucet. I failed to notice "Gas Works" in the background. Thanks for the clarification. :D

One thing I did notice was the sophistication of the vocabulary in the titles. That's kind of unusual for a film of that era where the level of literacy was lower.

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