Baby Felix

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Baby Felix
Baby Felix.gif
Promotional image illustrating the main character
ベイビーフィリックス
(Beibī Firikkusu)
Anime television series
Directed byHiroshi Negishi
Kunitoshi Okajima (Chief)
Produced byDon Oriolo
Written byYasunari Suda
Nobuaki Kishima
Music byKatsumi Horii
StudioRadix
AEON
NEC Interchannel
Licensed by
First Nat'l Pictures [1]
Original networkNHK (2000-2001)
Original run October 8, 2000 June 29, 2001
Episodes65
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Baby Felix (ベイビーフィリックス, Beibī Firikkusu) is a Japanese children's animated television program that follows the adventures of a young Felix the Cat and infant versions of the characters from Joe Oriolo's Felix television program from the 1950s. It was launched by Oriolo's son, Don Oriolo in 2000 with NHK Educational, NEC Interchannel and AEON inc. of Japan. The show consists of 26 half-hour episodes. It follows in the long line of "Baby Cartoon Revivals" alongside such shows as Muppet Babies, Baby Looney Tunes, Tom & Jerry Kids, and The Flintstone Kids. All 26 episodes were released in Bulgaria on 9 DVDs by A-Design. In 2010, DVDs have been released in Hungary as well.

Voice cast[edit]

Episodes[edit]

Each episode is 22 to 23 minutes long, and it has 4 sub-episodes which makes a storyline, all 5 minutes each. After two sub-episodes is an in-between "Music-Time" segment (both 'Music-Time' segments are 2 minutes total).

Volume 1: His Magic Bag of Tricks[edit]

# Title Writer(s) Directors Original air date Episode
01"Baseball-O-Rama"TBATBAOctober 8, 2000 (2000-10-08)
October 15, 2000 (2000-10-15)
October 22, 2000 (2000-10-22)
November 5, 2000 (2000-11-05)
001

  • Dreaming of baseball: Baby Felix dreams of being a major leaguer, but he can't seem to win at baseball. The magic mirror takes Baby Felix to the future where he helps his older self win the baseball match.
  • Who's on First?: The bully boys from the opposing team make Felix fall down thus hurting his arm which couldn't make him pitch properly, Baby Felix then helps Felix by tricking the bully boys.
  • Who's Present is this?: When Felix wins the match, he was awarded a pendant. Wondering if he still has the pendant, Baby Felix goes through the mirror and finds himself in Felix's house, who ends up causing trouble for him.
  • Leave it to Baby Felix!: During the game, Felix daydreams about Kitty which resulted him getting hit in the face with a baseball which takes him out of the game to recover, so Baby Felix takes his place.
02"Magic Bag Mania"TBATBANovember 12, 2000 (2000-11-12)
November 19, 2000 (2000-11-19)
December 3, 2000 (2000-12-03)
December 10, 2000 (2000-12-10)
002

  • I want that magic Bag!: Baby Felix wants to help get a star for Baby Kitty from the night sky. While in bed, Baby Felix notices in the magic mirror that Felix has a magic bag that can do anything. Baby Felix then goes to Felix and asks if he can borrow the bag.
  • Dreaming of the magic Bag!: Felix gives to Baby Felix the "Baby Bag". However, he cannot tell anyone about the magic bag, or use it for anything bad.
  • Love my magic Bag!: Baby Felix uses his Baby Bag for "Show and Tell" without revealing its magic. When Mookie falls in a lake, Baby Felix uses his magic bag to save him without anyone seeing the bag transform.
  • No more Baby Bag!: Baby Felix takes revenge on the bully boys by using his magic bag to melt their ice-cream. Felix then takes Baby Felix's bag away, until he learns to use his magic bag responsibly.
03"The Professor is Bad News"TBATBADecember 17, 2000 (2000-12-17)
December 24, 2000 (2000-12-24)
January 7, 2001 (2001-01-07)
January 14, 2001 (2001-01-14)
003

  • Here comes the professor!: While playing baseball in the backyard, Baby Felix goes after the ball but gets teleported into the professor's lab.
  • Baby Felix gets Away!: The professor checks his security cameras to discover that Baby Felix was in his lab. He brings him back to the lab to tell him that he forgot his baseball, which lures Baby Felix into a trap!
  • Who took the magic Bag?: The professor kidnaps Baby Felix and has him trapped until he tells him how to use the magic bag.
  • Operation Chocolate!: The professor lures Baby Felix to his lab by covering it entirely of chocolate. He then offers him double chocolate sugar puffs if he hands over the magic bag.
04"The Great Outdoors"TBATBAJanuary 21, 2001 (2001-01-21)
January 28, 2001 (2001-01-28)
February 4, 2001 (2001-02-04)
February 11, 2001 (2001-02-11)
004

  • Let's go camping!: Baby Felix and his friends go camping but have trouble getting there on foot...
  • Fishing Mookie style!: Baby Felix and Mookie go to the lake to catch some fish to cook, but they've got some competition.
  • The Forest Fairy: When Baby Kitty sees a small green glow, she believes that it's a forest fairy. But while Baby Felix and his friends go looking for the fairy, they get lost in the forest.
  • A Lullaby to Sleep By: Mimi can't seem to sleep without her lullaby music. But when Baby Felix helps out with his magic bag; you wouldn't want to know what kind of music puts Mimi to sleep!
05"Mirror Mirror"TBATBAFebruary 18, 2001 (2001-02-18)
February 25, 2001 (2001-02-25)
March 4, 2001 (2001-03-04)
March 11, 2001 (2001-03-11)
005

  • Seven years of Bad Luck!: While playing baseball in the backyard, Baby Felix breaks his window, AND the mirror, which oddly enough has a star-shaped crack.
  • Which one is Mimi?: Mimi suspects the mirror is magical. She dresses up as a witch and reveals in her secret book that sneezing activates the mirror, which then sends Baby Felix and his friends to the time of dinosaurs.
  • It's Crystal Clear?: Baby Felix and his friends need to find a large crystal to get them back home.
  • Let's go home!: Tattoo informs Baby Felix that his friends are stuck in a bottomless swamp, and he needs to save them; with the help of the dinosaurs.

Volume 2: Magic Bag, Do Your Stuff[edit]

# Title Writer(s) Directors Original air date Episode
01"Medieval~A~Go~Go"TBATBAApril 30, 2001 (2001-04-30)
May 1, 2001 (2001-05-01)
May 2, 2001 (2001-05-02)
May 3, 2001 (2001-05-03)
001

  • Adventures in the Old Castle: Through the magic mirror, Baby Felix and his friends are in the middle ages and end up needing to rescue Skippy, being transported on a ship.
  • Adventure at sea: Baby Felix and his friends get caught by the captain's daughter Annie who resembles Baby Kitty. She mistakes them as stowaways and chases Baby Felix, but he saves her from falling off.
  • Beware of Pirate Island!: The ship encounters a real pirate ship led by pirates that look like the bully boys.
  • Let's get Away!: The pirates didn't give up yet, and Baby Felix's magic is the only thing to save the ship from getting destroyed.
02"Space Case"TBATBAMay 4, 2001 (2001-05-04)
May 7, 2001 (2001-05-07)
May 8, 2001 (2001-05-08)
May 9, 2001 (2001-05-09)
002

  • Marty the mischievous martian: Baby Felix, Baby Kitty, and Mookie go to space in a huge spaceship, but an alien named Marty kidnaps Baby Kitty, so Baby Felix and Mookie have to save her.
  • All Aboard the galactic Bus: Marty tricks Baby Felix and his friends getting stranded on a galactic bus. But Baby Felix gets back at him by making giant robots hopefully to scare him away.
  • Tales from the planet Broom: Baby Felix flies in a UFO through the blazing sun, and gets saved by Marty and then lands on an icy planet. The magic bag helps signals Baby Felix's friends to help rescue them.
  • Goodbye Marty!: Baby Felix and his friends need to find the large sword to get them back home. But Marty makes it difficult for them, by altering the planet into ocean or snowy mountains.
03"Which Witch is Which?"TBATBAMay 10, 2001 (2001-05-10)
May 11, 2001 (2001-05-11)
May 14, 2001 (2001-05-14)
May 15, 2001 (2001-05-15)
003

  • Who's that Witch?: Baby Felix and Baby Kitty go through the mirror to find themselves in a witch's lair! But after Baby Felix saves the witch from a mutant crocodile, she gets curious about his magic.
  • Esmeralda is her name!: The self-proclaimed 1st class witch Esmeralda enters Baby Felix's house to learn his "magic", and will not leave until she does.
  • A Broom with a view: Esmeralda gives Baby Felix a ride on her magic broomstick, but she gets caught by the bully boys forcing her to give them her broom, which has no use for them when they try to fly it.
  • By Bye Esmeralda!: The bully boys kick Baby Felix out of the house and force Esmeralda to hand over her broomstick again, but she disposes of them and rescues Baby Felix, then returns to her world, sealing the mirror portal.
04"Welcome to Adventure Island"TBATBAMay 16, 2001 (2001-05-16)
May 17, 2001 (2001-05-17)
May 18, 2001 (2001-05-18)
May 21, 2001 (2001-05-21)
004

  • Boat Racing!: Adventure Island is holding a racing competition with four different games. First is boat racing. Baby Felix and Baby Kitty tag together. The bully boys cheat in the race while Baby Felix's magic bag helps overcome their traps.
  • Hop Hop Hop!: Baby Felix and Skippy team up together in a pogo-stick race and hop to make it to the finish. The bully boys start cheating once again.
  • Go-cart go!: Baby Felix does go-cart racing. Mimi assists Baby Felix to avoid the bully boys cheating.
  • Skateboarding madness!: Baby Felix and Mookie tag together in the final game of a competition: Skateboarding. The bully boys are cheating again, which results them losing every round.

Volume 3: I Want my Chocolate![edit]

# Title Writer(s) Directors Original air date Episode
01"Brain Power"TBATBAMay 22, 2001 (2001-05-22)
May 23, 2001 (2001-05-23)
May 24, 2001 (2001-05-24)
May 25, 2001 (2001-05-25)
001

  • Hey Pointdexter!: The professor's nephew 'Dexter Pointdexter' has come to visit him. The professor has made a giant robot that can control the weather, but Baby Felix and his magic bag come to the rescue.
  • Beat the solar Robot!: When Baby Felix ruins the professor's first robot, Pointdexter makes him another one. When they ruin Baby Felix's day with his friends, he destroys their robot again.
  • Hey I Want my chocolate!: Pointdexter has found Baby Felix's weakness: Chocolate. So he and the professor operate a giant robot that attracts chocolate and then melts it, and then it attracts Baby Felix.
  • Naughty isn't Nice?: After being foiled three times, the professor makes one last robot in the form of Baby Felix; but when it malfunctions, the real Baby Felix doesn't even need his magic bag to take it out.
02"The Professor Strikes Back"TBATBAMay 28, 2001 (2001-05-28)
May 29, 2001 (2001-05-29)
May 30, 2001 (2001-05-30)
May 31, 2001 (2001-05-31)
002

  • I Love Chocolate Cake!: Baby Felix goes to the Professor's lab after accidentally crashing one of the windows with a home-run hit. When going to retrieve the ball, however, he discovers two jars of chocolate candies and helps himself to one of them, which causes him to shrink.
  • A Little at a Time!: After discovering a miniature Baby Felix underneath her picnic basket, Baby Kitty decides to take him home with her to play dress up with Mimi, believing that he is a doll.
  • Rescue That Robot!: Baby Felix heads back to the Professor, hoping he can return him to his normal size, but he is instead captured by the Professor, who takes his magic bag and sends him into a scrap heap. While there, Baby Felix finds the Master Cylinder, who seems to be in bad shape, and offers to go inside him to find the issue.
  • What a Big Baby!: Attempting to get back his magic bag, Baby Felix knocks over the two jars of chocolate candies, mixing them together. Both the Professor and Baby Felix chase after each other while using the chocolates to alter their sizes.
03"Take Me Out to the Ball Game"TBATBAJune 1, 2001 (2001-06-01)
June 4, 2001 (2001-06-04)
June 5, 2001 (2001-06-05)
June 6, 2001 (2001-06-06)
003

  • Batter Up!: Baby Felix is at a loss after being scolded by Baby Kitty for losing a baseball game. He decides to check in on Felix, only to find that he isn't doing well with his baseball career. With quitting on his mind, Felix lets his younger self borrow his magic bag so that he can choose what he wants to be when he grows up.
  • Let Them Eat Cake!: Using Felix's magic bag, Baby Felix becomes a baker and bakes a delicious cake for his friends. When the bully dogs take and eat their cake slices, however, Baby Felix gets back at them by baking another cake, this time adding spices and other ingredients to make the cake taste bitter.
  • Ninja Baby!: With the help of Felix's magic bag, Baby Felix becomes a ninja to try and save Princess Kitty from her captor, the Professor.
  • Down for the Count!: While Felix is practicing his swings, his magic bag throws Baby Felix into a ring as a wrestler. When faced against the bully dogs, Baby Felix relies on his batting skills to take them on.
04"Baby Felix's Hijinxs"TBATBAJune 7, 2001 (2001-06-07)
June 8, 2001 (2001-06-08)
June 11, 2001 (2001-06-11)
June 12, 2001 (2001-06-12)
004

  • Coach Felix: Striking out at baseball, Baby Felix visits his older self in hopes of perfecting his swings, but he can't seem to hit the ball at all until Felix gets an idea that involves chocolate.
  • Nothing Comes Easy!: Felix reminds Baby Felix about the proper way to use his baby magic bag and has him promise to keep the bag a secret. Unsure that his younger self will keep his promise, Felix checks in on Baby Felix constantly to stop him from mentioning the secrets of the bag around Baby Kitty.
  • Up to No Good: The Professor uses a machine to make himself younger, and thus unrecognizable, to try and nab Baby Felix's bag.
  • Follow the Mysterious S.O.S.: After finding a bottle floating down a river, the note inside it has Baby Felix and his friends believe that someone is calling out to be rescued, but more bottles start appearing out of nowhere.

Citations[edit]

  1. ^ "Vol. 1-His Magic Bag of Tricks". Amazon.com. ASIN B000ENUKGM. Retrieved 2014-11-04.

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