Felix in Hollywood is a classic cartoon filmed in 1923, and is now in the public domain. For those of you too young to remember “Felix”, he was a star in his own right in the early days of film. Here is an excerpt about Felix from Wikipedia:
“Felix the Cat is a funny-animal cartoon character created in the silent film era. The anthropomorphic cat with his black body, white eyes, and giant grin, coupled with the surrealism of the situations in which his cartoons place him, combine to make Felix one of the most recognized cartoon characters in film history. Felix was the first character from animation to attain a level of popularity sufficient to draw movie audiences.”
We’ve selected this famous early film as one of our short films for film scoring practice. Since it is in the public domain you can use it in any way you see fit, including the normal uses we give to all our approved films.
Felix in Hollywood – Felix the Cat – 1923 – Public Domain
Turn down the sound and imagine your own music!
Felix in Hollywood is a 1923 short featuring Felix the Cat. In the episode, Felix goes to Hollywood and meets Charlie Chaplin, Douglas Fairbanks, William S. Hart, Will Hays, Snub Pollard & Ben Turpin, in the first animated cartoon to feature caricatures of Hollywood celebrities. It was named #50 of The 50 Greatest Cartoons of all time in a 1994 survey of animators and cartoon historians by Jerry Beck, making it the only Felix the Cat cartoon on the list.