The Twisted Tales of Felix the Cat

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The Twisted Tales of Felix the Cat
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Series Title Card
Genre Animation
Series
Comedy
Fantasy
Surreal
Created by Pat Sullivan
Otto Messmer
Joe Oriolo (characters)
Directed by Lynne Naylor
Milton Knight
Doug Lawrence
Voices of Thom Adcox-Hernandez (Felix)
John Astin
Nancy Cartwright
Elizabeth Daily
Theme music composer Don Oriolo
Nathan Wang
Composer(s) Club Foot Orchestra
Country of origin USA
Canada
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 2
No. of episodes 21
Production
Executive producer(s) Don Oriolo
Phil Roman
Producer(s) Timothy Björklund
Running time 25 min.
Production company(s) Felix the Cat Productions
Film Roman
Cookie Jar Entertainment[citation needed]
Broadcast
Original channel CBS (U.S.)
YTV (Canada)
CITV and TCC (UK)
ABC (Australia)
Clan TVE, Cartoon Network (Spain) and M6 (France)
Picture format 4:3
Audio format CBS Stereosound
Dolby Surround
Original run September 16, 1995 – August 30, 1997

The Twisted Tales of Felix the Cat is an animated series starring the classic 1919 feline character, Felix the Cat produced for television by Film Roman. It aired from September 9, 1995 to November 25, 1997 on CBS.[1] Unlike the original Felix the Cat shorts, this version was given a TV-Y7 rating due to moments that may be too scary for children under 7 years old. The first season consists of 13 episodes and the second season consists of 8 episodes.

History[edit]

The show was a modern take on the original 1958 series produced by Otto Messmer's former assistant, Joe Oriolo. His son, Don Oriolo, was involved in the creation of this series as well. In many ways, the show reverts to the silent era of shorts with surreal settings and offbeat character depictions. Felix is also more like his original mischievous adult form, rather than the young and innocent depiction from the 1930s, 1950s and the 1988 film Felix the Cat: The Movie. It does, however, contain some elements from the 1950s series such as Felix's Magic Bag of Tricks and the character Poindexter. The series used Fleischer Studios style.

The series starred Thom Adcox-Hernandez as the voice of Felix the Cat. Later on in the series though, he was replaced by Charlie Adler for unknown reasons. It was produced by Phil Roman and Timothy Berglund and is reputed to have been one of the most expensive cartoons ever made by Film Roman.[2] Martin Olson and Jeremy Kramer, two comedy writers known for pushing the envelope into the bizarre, wrote both outlines and scripts for the series. The main theme was composed by Don Oriolo, while the musical score and closing theme were composed and performed by the Club Foot Orchestra.

A number of episodes have been released on VHS by BMG Video and Universal Studios Home Entertainment, and several DVD releases of episodes were available in Hong Kong under the title "The Twisted Tales of Felix the Cat II".[3] A 3-DVD box set of the entire series was released on April 26, 2013[4] containing 21 episodes or 58 individual segments, this release being the first complete collection with an English soundtrack.

List of episodes[edit]

Season 1

Guardian Idiot Space Time Twister Don't String Me Along

The Sludge King (Part 1 and 2) Mars Needs Felix

Step Right Up Now Playing - Felix Jailhouse Shock

The Manhattan Triangle The Petrified Cheese

Felix in Psychedelicland Middle Aged Felix

Order of the Black Cats Now Boarding Felix Breaks the Bank

Noah's Nightclub Felix's Gold Score Forever Rafter

The Earth Heist Attack of the Tacky

Felix in Nightdrop Land Shocking Story

Love at First Slice Space Case Peg Leg Felix

Shell Shock The Big Hunt

Felix's Big Splash Gross Ghost the underwater kingdom puts Felix in jail for fishing

Wet Paint News Blues Copycat

Season 2

Surreal Estate Phony Phelix Five Minute Meatball

Bet A Billion Bill Background Details Viva Lost Wages

The Punderground Nightmare on Oak Street Star Trash

The Fuzzy Bunny Show (Part 1 and 2) The Milky Way

Black Magic Bag The Maltese Milkshake Attack of the Robot Rat

aliens try to get rid of Felix and make Poindexter build a doom machine for them Battle of the Brains Felix and Rosco are trapped inside a television

Poindexter sends Felix inside a video game Jaggo Donut kidnaps Felix's friends to get the magic bag Auto Biography

Comicalamities Felix becomes a superhero and fights an evil elf Dueling Whiskers

Voice Cast[edit]

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