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Felix the Cat
Cartoons

(1919-1936)
 

Felix the Cat was created by Pat Sullivan, but was largely the work of Otto Messmer, the man who animated the films and drew the newspaper comic strips. According to the introduction to this Bosko Video program, Messmer directed and animated more than 175 Felix cartoons in the years 1919 through 1929. During that time, Felix the Cat was one of the world’s most-popular animated characters, with several short films in circulation at any one time throughout the 1920s and a profitable line of Felix the Cat merchandise.

Despite Felix’s high popularity, he died a quick death as a movie star when Sullivan refused to enthusiastically transition his meal ticket character to sound films. Some of the silent cartoons were rereleased with new product featuring poorly recorded and poorly synchronized sound effects by Copley Pictures in 1930, but it was too late. Disney’s Mickey Mouse was the new reigning king of the cartoon short. Pat Sullivan’s wife may have committed suicide or accidently fallen from a hotel window in February 1932; Sullivan’s own death came a year later from alcoholic complications — two tragic deaths brought about by the end of Felix’s motion picture career. However, it was animator Otto Messmer, the man who knew Felix best, who benefitted in the long run, for he continued drawing Felix for the Sunday papers until 1943 and continued the daily strip until 1967. Messmer died at the age of 91 in October 1983. — Carl Bennett

1997 Lumivision Corporation DVD edition

Felix! (1919-1928), black & white and color, 60 minutes total, not rated,
including Paramount Magazine [Feline Follies] (1919), black & white, ? minutes, not rated, Felix Saves the Day (1922), black & white, ? minutes, not rated, Felix in Hollywood (1923), black & white, ? minutes, not rated, Felix Dopes It Out (1924), black & white, ? minutes, not rated Futuritzy (1928), black & white, ? minutes, not rated, Comicalamities (1928), black & white, ? minutes, not rated, Felix Woos Whoopee (1927), black & white, ? minutes, not rated, and Otto Messmer at Work (19??), color, ? minutes, not rated.

Lumivision Corporation, unknown catalog number, unknown UPC number.
Windowboxed 4:3 NTSC, one single-sided, single-layered DVD disc, Region 1, ? Mbps average video bit rate, ? kbps audio bit rate, Dolby Digital 2.0 stereo sound, English language intertitles, no foreign language subtitles, 10 chapter stops, super jewel DVD case, $29.99.
DVD release date: 30 September 1997.
Country of origin: USA

This first Felix the Cat DVD edition, one of the first silent film DVDs altogether, features a number of silent era Felix cartoons that range in print quality from good to very-good, but are presented in quality video transfers.

The collection has been reissued by a string of companies that have inherited the original masters prepared by Lumivision Corporation for laserdisc release in 1993.

This collection is recommended in all of its versions for its high-quality video transfers from good to very-good prints.

 
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1999 SlingShot DVD edition

Felix! (1919-1928), black & white and color, 60 minutes total, not rated,
including Paramount Magazine [Feline Follies] (1919), black & white, ? minutes, not rated, Felix Saves the Day (1922), black & white, ? minutes, not rated, Felix in Hollywood (1923), black & white, ? minutes, not rated, Felix Dopes It Out (1924), black & white, ? minutes, not rated Futuritzy (1928), black & white, ? minutes, not rated, Comicalamities (1928), black & white, ? minutes, not rated, Felix Woos Whoopee (1927), black & white, ? minutes, not rated, and Otto Messmer at Work (19??), color, ? minutes, not rated.

SlingShot DVD, DVD9816, UPC 0-17078-98162-9.
Windowboxed 4:3 NTSC, one single-sided, single-layered DVD disc, Region 0, ? Mbps average video bit rate, ? kbps audio bit rate, Dolby Digital 2.0 stereo sound, English language intertitles, no foreign language subtitles, 10 chapter stops, standard DVD keepcase, $19.99.
DVD release date: 19 January 1999.
Country of origin: USA

Ratings (1-10): video: 7 / audio: 9 / additional content: 6 / overall: 7.

This rerelease edition is of similar quality to the disc noted above, since it utilizes the same windowboxed video masters prepared by Lumivision Corporation. The badly-scanned and reproduced artwork from the Lumivision packaging doesn’t bode well to consumers, but everything is functionally the same on this disc as the previous edition, from the music to the use of the Lumivision logomark to begin the program.

 
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1999 Bosko Video DVD edition

Presenting Felix the Cat: The Otto Messmer Classics 1919-1924 (1919-1924), black & white and color-tinted black & white, 119 minutes total, not rated,
including Paramount Magazine [Feline Follies] (1919), black & white, ? minutes, not rated, Felix in the Swim (1922), black & white, ? minutes, not rated, Felix Lends a Hand (1922), black & white, ? minutes, not rated, Felix Minds the Kid (1922), black & white, ? minutes, not rated, Felix Saves the Day (1922), black & white, ? minutes, not rated, Felix in the Bone Age [listed here as “Felix the Stone Age”] (1922), black & white, ? minutes, not rated, Felix Gets Broadcasted (1923), black & white, ? minutes, not rated, Felix Goes a-Hunting (1923), black & white, ? minutes, not rated, Felix in Fairyland (1923), black & white, ? minutes, not rated, Felix in Hollywood (1923), black & white, ? minutes, not rated, Felix Revolts (1923), black & white, ? minutes, not rated, Felix the Ghost Breaker (1923), black & white, ? minutes, not rated, Felix Wins Out (1923), black & white, ? minutes, not rated, Felix Finds ’em Fickle (1924), black & white, ? minutes, not rated, Felix Out of Luck (1924), black & white, ? minutes, not rated, and Felix Turns the Tide (1924), black & white, ? minutes, not rated.

Bosko Video, distributed by Image Entertainment, ID5532BKDVD, UPC 0-14381-55322-2.
Windowboxed 4:3 NTSC, one single-sided, single-layered DVD disc, Region 1, 3 Mbps average video bit rate, 192 kbps audio bit rate, Dolby Digital 2.0 stereo sound, English language intertitles, no foreign language subtitles, chapter stops, snapper DVD case, $24.99 (reduced to $9.99).
DVD release date: 20 April 1999.
Country of origin: USA

Ratings (1-10): video: 6 / audio: 9 / additional content: 6 / overall: 7.

This single-disc compilation by Bosko Video dates to its original release in two VHS videotape volumes in 1993. All of the films are presented in windowboxed transfers that appear to be from prints that could be anything from 35mm prints to 16mm and 8mm reduction prints. Some of the films in the second volume are compromised by a minor video master glitch at the top of the frame.

The film commonly identified as Feline Follies (1919) was actually a segment of the Paramount Magazine, a semi-weekly compilation of short film segments that included animated cartoons. It appears that the entire issue has been included here, or that only the animated segments have been presented, for the issue includes three animated segments beginning with Earl Hurd’s Bobby Bumps in “Their Master’s Voice,” continuing with “Feline Follies,” and ending with Bud and Susie in “Down the Mississippi” by Frank Moser. The film appears to be transferred from more than one 16mm reduction prints that range from good to very good. The prints are worn and have long vertical emulsion scratches. The transfer has an annoying wandering frameline that occasionally moves throughout the film. The source print and the transfer have been over-cropped since during “Feline Follies” all of a word balloon is unreadable until the frameline in the transfer is adjusted to reveal the partially cropped balloon. At best, “Feline Follies” is merely the germination for Felix since it is Pat Sullivan’s one-off examination of an amorous tom cat named Tom. The closest attribute of Tom’s to Felix is his expressive tail that changes to a question mark when he is called.

Felix Saves the Day (1922) features Felix as a last-minute baseball hero. The film is transferred from a very good reduction print. In Felix in the Swim (1922) Felix and Willie run off to their favorite swimming hole; transferred from an excellent print. Felix Turns the Tide (1924) features Felix as a cat and rat war hero; transferred from a very good print. In Felix Lends a Hand (1922) Felix travels to Egypt to rescue a woman from a sheik; transferred from an excellent print. In Felix Minds the Kid (1922) Felix is the sitter for a troublesome toddler; transferred from a poor print. Felix in the Bone Age [listed here as “Felix the Stone Age”] (1922) features Felix as the target of a fur-seeking caveman; transferred from a poor and incomplete print, which includes one shot from a Felix cartoon from the late 1920s.

Felix the Ghost Breaker (1923) features Felix as a rural ghostbuster. The film is transferred from two good and very good reduction prints. In Felix Wins Out (1923) Felix joins a travelling circus and gets even with its impressario; transferred from a good print. In Felix Revolts (1923) a starving Felix leads a cat rebellion against the town’s council; transferred from a good print. In Felix Gets Broadcasted (1923) Felix gets sent via radio to Egypt; transferred from a very good yellow-tinted print. Felix in Hollywood (1923) features Felix in one of his best-known films as an film-acting hopeful; transferred from two prints that range from good to very good. Felix in Fairyland (1923) features Felix as a traveller to a storybook fantasy land; transferred from a good print. In Felix Out of Luck (1924) Felix is again starving and goes through a number of attempts to find something to eat; transferred from a good print. In Felix Goes a-Hunting (1923) a harridan wife insists on a fur coat and Felix becomes the husband’s game hunter; transferred from an excellent print. In Felix Finds ’em Fickle (1924) a redesigned Felix character learns that it’s hard to please a woman; transferred from a very good print.

Several of the films have been reconstructed from more than one print. Some feature only the ending title card from another print, some use more than one print to present as complete a version of the original cartoon as possible. All are likely transferred from the best surviving prints although the majority of them are 16mm reduction prints.

The films are accompanied on a Wurlitzer theater pipe organ with score arrangements performed by Dave Wickerham. The Wurlitzer is impressively put through its paces and the music has been well-recorded in stereo.

While the prints in this collection aren’t the best, and some of them can be hard to watch, this disc is of value for the sheer number of Felix the Cat cartoons it contains and the excellent musical accompaniment.

 
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2004 Delta Entertainment DVD edition

Felix the Cat (1923-1936), black & white and color, 79 minutes total, not rated,
including Felix in Hollywood (1923), black & white, ? minutes, not rated, Felix Doubles for Darwin (1924), black & white, ? minutes, not rated, Felix Finds Out (1924), black & white, ? minutes, not rated, Felix Goes West (1924), black & white, ? minutes, not rated, Felix All Puzzled (1925), black & white, ? minutes, not rated, Felix Gets the Can (1925), black & white, ? minutes, not rated, Felix Monkeys with Magic (1925), black & white, ? minutes, not rated, A Felix Comic (19??), black & white, ? minutes, not rated, The Goose That Laid the Golden Egg (1936), black & white, ? minutes, not rated, and Neptune Nonsense (1936), black & white, ? minutes, not rated.

Delta Entertainment, 82 753, UPC 0-18111-27539-2.
Full-frame 4:3 NTSC, one single-sided, single-layered DVD disc, Region 0, ? Mbps average video bit rate, ? kbps audio bit rate, Dolby Digital 2.0 mono sound, English language intertitles, no foreign language subtitles, chapter stops, standard DVD keepcase, $6.99.
DVD release date: 30 March 2004.
Country of origin: USA

This budget edition of predominately silent era cartoons is compromised by a persistent freezing of frames approximately every second-and-a-half. The chief attraction will be six silent era Felix cartoons that have not been collected on DVD before.

 
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2004 Digiview Productions DVD edition

Felix the Cat Woos Whoopee (1927-1930), black & white and color, 61 minutes total, not rated,
including Felix Woos Whoo-pie (1927), black & white, ? minutes, not rated, Arabiantics (1928), black & white, ? minutes, not rated, Futuritzy (1928), black & white, ? minutes, not rated, Outdoor Indore (1928), black & white, ? minutes, not rated, False Vases (1930), black & white, ? minutes, not rated, Forty Winks (1930), black & white, ? minutes, not rated, and Skulls and Sculls (1930), black & white, ? minutes, not rated.

Digiview Productions, CCS-A, UPC 8-72322-00428-4.
Full-frame 4:3 NTSC, one single-sided, single-layered DVD disc, Region 0, ? Mbps average video bit rate, ? kbps audio bit rate, Dolby Digital 2.0 mono sound, English language intertitles, no foreign language subtitles, 7 chapter stops, slimline DVD keepcase, $1.98.
DVD release date: 2004.
Country of origin: China

This ultra-cheap budget edition (which could be found at Wal-Mart and other low-ball retailers) has the distinction of containing only two cartoons that are available in other DVD compilations. The disc contains Felix Woos Whoo-pie (1927), Forty Winks (1930), Arabiantics (1928), False Vases (1930), Futuritzy (1928), Skulls and Sculls (1930) and Outdoor Indore (1928). All are transferred from Copley prints. It’s not great, but it’s certainly worth the dollar that we paid for it.

2005 Reel Classic DVD edition

The Original Felix the Cat (1922-1930), black & white, ? minutes total, not rated,
including Felix Minds the Kid (1922), black & white, ? minutes, not rated, Felix Dopes It Out (1924), black & white, ? minutes, not rated, Felix Gets the Can (1925), black & white, ? minutes, not rated, Felix Trifles with Time (1925), black & white, ? minutes, not rated, Felix the Cat Hunts the Hunter (1926), black & white, ? minutes, not rated, Two-Lip Time (1926), black & white, ? minutes, not rated, Felix the Cat Busts a Bubble (1926), black & white, ? minutes, not rated, Flim Flam Films (1927), black & white, ? minutes, not rated, Felix the Cat Hits the Deck (1927), black & white, ? minutes, not rated, Outdoor Indore (1928), black & white, ? minutes, not rated, Comicalamities (1928), black & white, ? minutes, not rated, Sure-Locked Homes (1928), black & white, ? minutes, not rated, and Tee Time (1930), black & white, ? minutes, not rated.

Reel Classic DVD, no catalog number, no UPC number.
Full-frame 4:3 NTSC, one single-sided, single-layered DVD-R disc, Region 0, ? Mbps average video bit rate, ? kbps audio bit rate, PCM 2.0 mono sound, English language intertitles, no foreign language subtitles, chapter stops, standard DVD keepcase, $20.00.
DVD release date: 2005.
Country of origin: USA

This public-domain edition contains 13 cartoons: Felix Minds the Kid (1922), Felix Dopes It Out (1924), Felix Gets the Can (1924), Felix Trifles with Time (1925), Felix the Cat Hunts the Hunter (1926), Two-Lip Time (1926), Felix the Cat Busts a Bubble (1926), Flim Flam Films (1927), Felix the Cat Hits the Deck (1927), Outdoor Indore (1928), Comicalamities (1928), Sure-Locked Homes (1928), and Tee Time (1930).

 
This Region 0 NTSC DVD-R edition is available directly from REEL CLASSIC DVD.
2004 Genius Entertainment DVD edition

Felix the Cat, Vol. 1 (1923-1930), black & white, 61 minutes total, not rated,
including Felix in Hollywood (1923), black & white, ? minutes, not rated, Felix Doubles for Darwin (1924), black & white, ? minutes, not rated, Felix Finds Out (1924), black & white, ? minutes, not rated, Felix Gets the Can (1924), black & white, ? minutes, not rated, Felix Goes West (1924), black & white, ? minutes, not rated, Felix All Puzzled (1925), black & white, ? minutes, not rated, Two-Lip Time (1926), black & white, ? minutes, not rated, and April Maze (1930), black & white, ? minutes, not rated.

Genius Entertainment, unknown catalog number, UPC 7-96019-?????-?.
Full-frame 4:3 NTSC, one single-sided, single-layered DVD disc, Region 0, ? Mbps average video bit rate, ? kbps audio bit rate, Dolby Digital 2.0 mono sound, English language intertitles, no foreign language subtitles, chapter stops, cardboard wrapper, unknown suggested retail price.
DVD release date: 1 January 2004.
Country of origin: USA

This low-budget collection of Felix the Cat films contains Felix in Hollywood (1923), Felix Doubles for Darwin (1924), Felix Finds Out (1924), Felix Gets the Can (1924), Felix Goes West (1924). Felix All Puzzled (1925), Two-Lip Time (1926), and April Maze (1930).

 
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200? DVD Family Classics DVD edition

Felix the Cat Live! (1923-1929), black & white, ? minutes total, not rated,
including Felix Dopes It Out (1924), black & white, ? minutes, not rated, Felix Trifles with Time (1925), black & white, ? minutes, not rated, The Cold Rush (1925), black & white, ? minutes, not rated, Two-Lip Time (1926), black & white, ? minutes, not rated, Felix Woos Whoo-pie (1927), black & white, ? minutes, not rated, Astronomeows (1928), black & white, ? minutes, not rated, Outdoor Indore (1928), black & white, ? minutes, not rated, and One Good Turn (1929), black & white, ? minutes, not rated.

DVD Family Classics, unknown catalog number, unknown UPC number.
Full-frame 4:3 NTSC, one single-sided, single-layered DVD disc, Region 0, ? Mbps average video bit rate, ? kbps audio bit rate, Dolby Digital 2.0 mono sound, English language intertitles, no foreign language subtitles, chapter stops, cardboard wrapper, unknown suggested retail price.
DVD release date: 200?.
Country of origin: USA?
This low-budget collection of Felix the Cat films contains Felix Dopes It Out (1924), Felix Trifles with Time (1925), The Cold Rush (1925), Two-Lip Time (1926), Felix Woos Whoo-pie (1927), Astronomeows (1928), Outdoor Indore (1928) and One Good Turn (1929).

All films have likely been transferred from reduction prints.

 
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2006 PC Treasures DVD edition

Felix the Cat (1924-1936), black & white, 80 minutes total, not rated,
including Felix Follows the Swallows (1924), black & white, ? minutes, not rated, Felix Goes West (1924), black & white, ? minutes, not rated, Felix Gets His Fill (1924), black & white, ? minutes, not rated, One Good Turn (1929), black & white, ? minutes, not rated, April Maze (1930), black & white, ? minutes, not rated, Forty Winks (1930), black & white, ? minutes, not rated, Oceantics (1930), black & white, ? minutes, not rated, Astronomoeus (1936), black & white, ? minutes, not rated, Bold King Cole (1936), black & white, ? minutes, not rated, The Goose That Laid the Golden Egg (1936), black & white, ? minutes, not rated, and Neptune Nonsense (1936), black & white, ? minutes, not rated.

PC Treasures, unknown catalog number, no UPC number.
Full-frame 4:3 NTSC, one single-sided, single-layered DVD disc, Region 0, ? Mbps average video bit rate, ? kbps audio bit rate, Dolby Digital 2.0 mono sound, English language intertitles, no foreign language subtitles, chapter stops, cardboard box, unknown suggested retail price.
DVD release date: 17 July 2006.
Country of origin: USA

This low-budget edition contains some Felix the Cat cartoons, with other sound cartoons: Felix Follows the Swallows (1924), Felix Goes West (1924), Felix Gets His Fill (1925), One Good Turn (1929), April Maze (1930), Forty Winks (1930), Oceantics (1930), Astronomoeus (1936), Bold King Cole (1936), The Goose That Laid the Golden Egg (1936), and Neptune Nonsense (1936).

 
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2005 Digiview Entertainment DVD edition

Felix the Cat: Futuritzy (1928-1950), black & white and color, 75 minutes total, not rated,
including Futuritzy (1928), black & white, ? minutes, not rated, April Maze (1930), black & white, ? minutes, not rated, False Vases (1930), black & white, ? minutes, not rated, The Picnic Panic (1935), black & white, ? minutes, not rated, Neptune Nonsense (1936), black & white, ? minutes, not rated, Trolley Ahoy (1936), black & white, ? minutes, not rated, The Candid Candidate (1937), black & white, ? minutes, not rated, Chicken a la King (1937), black & white, ? minutes, not rated, House Cleaning Blues (1937), black & white, ? minutes, not rated, Boy Meets Dog (1938), black & white, ? minutes, not rated, The Fresh Vegetable Mystery (1939), black & white, ? minutes, not rated, Prest-O Change-O (1939), black & white, ? minutes, not rated, Suddenly It’s Spring (1944), black & white, ? minutes, not rated, Naughty But Mice (1947), black & white, ? minutes, not rated, and Ups an’ Downs Derby (1950), black & white, ? minutes, not rated.

Digiview Productions, KT-045, UPC 8-42718-00009-1.
Full-frame 4:3 NTSC, one single-sided, single-layered DVD disc, Region 0, ? Mbps average video bit rate, ? kbps audio bit rate, Dolby Digital 2.0 mono sound, English language intertitles, no foreign language subtitles, 7 chapter stops, slimline DVD keepcase, $1.98.
DVD release date: 2005.
Country of origin: China

This ultra-cheap budget edition (which could be found at Wal-Mart and other low-ball retailers) features only one silent era Felix cartoon, along with two early sound Felix cartoons, some obscure Fleischer cartoons, Paramount Famous Studios cartoons, and other sound cartoons.

Beware, as the Felix cartoons are dark and badly framed, with the left and bottom edges of the picture excessively cropped off.

2004 Shout! Factory DVD edition

Johnny Legend Presents The Complete Weird Cartoons (1910-1945), black & white and color, 117 minutes total, not rated,
including The Non Stop Fright (1927), black & white, ? minutes, not rated.

Shout! Factory, DVD 30535, UPC 8-26663-05359-3.
Full-frame 4:3 NTSC, one single-sided, dual-layered DVD disc, Region 1, ? Mbps average video bit rate, ? kbps audio bit rate, Dolby Digital 2.0 mono sound, English language intertitles (silent era films only), no foreign language subtitles, chapter stops, standard DVD keepcase, $14.98.
DVD release date: 20 January 2004.
Country of origin: USA

Ratings (1-10): video: 6 / audio: 5 / additional content: 6 / overall: 6.

This collection of odd-ball cartoons from the silent era through the 1940s contains the Felix the Cat cartoon The Non Stop Fright (1927), presented from what appears to be a 16mm reduction print that was duplicated from an oddly-dubbed Copley rerelease sound print from the early 1930s. Other than its flat graytone range, the print is moderately flecked with dust (hard not to see with the predominately white backgrounds). The sound has been adequately reproduced from the print’s optical soundtrack.

 
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2007 Warner Home Video DVD edition

Popeye the Sailor, 1933-1938, Volume One (1915-1938), black & white and color, 416 minutes total, not rated,
including Paramount Magazine [Feline Follies] (1919), black & white, ? minutes, not rated.

Warner Home Video, 79796, ISBN 1-4198-5147-0, UPC 0-12569-79796-3.
Full-frame 4:3 NTSC, four single-sided, dual-layered DVD discs, Region 1, ? Mbps average video bit rate, ? kbps audio bit rate, Dolby Digital 2.0 mono sound, English language intertitles, no foreign language subtitles, chapter stops, four plastic DVD trays on cardboard wrap in cardboard slipcase, $64.98.
DVD release date: 31 July 2007.
Country of origin: USA

This collection of Max Fleischer films contains the Felix the Cat cartoon, Feline Follies (1919).

 
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2001 Whirlwind Media DVD edition

Two-Lip Time (1926), black & white, ? minutes, not rated,
with The Lodger (1926), black & white, 91 minutes, not rated, and Murder! (1930), black & white, 100 minutes, not rated.

Whirlwind Media, WDVD 2021, 6-88321-20212-1.
Full-frame 4:3 NTSC, one single-sided, dual-layered DVD disc, Region 0, 4.5 Mbps average video bit rate, 448 kbps audio bit rate, Dolby Digital 2.0 mono and stereo sound, English language intertitles, no foreign language subtitles, no chapter stops, standard DVD keepcase, $19.95.
DVD release date: 24 April 2001.
Country of origin: USA

Ratings (1-10): video: 4 / audio: 4 / additional content: 7 / overall: 5.
This edition of Two-Lip Time (1926) has been mastered from 16mm print elements of the post-synchronized sound version of the film. The video transfer is full of compression artifacts that are visible to those with keen eyes when played on an HD monitor, but grayscale values are balanced and the print is watchable.

This edition looks comparable in visual quality to others we have viewed on DVD.

 
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2005 Sunrise Silents DVD edition

Felix in Hollywood (1923), color-tinted black & white, ? minutes, not rated,
with Broken Hearts of Broadway (1923), color-tinted black & white, ? minutes, not rated, Mystery of the Double Cross [episode 2: “The Masked Stranger”] (1917), color-tinted black & white, ? minutes, not rated, and Making a Living (1914), color-tinted black & white, ? minutes, not rated.

Sunrise Silents, BHCM-N (NTSC) and BHCM-P (PAL), no UPC number.
Windowboxed 4:3 NTSC or PAL, one single-sided, single-layered DVD-R disc, Region 0, ? Mbps average video bit rate, ? kbps audio bit rate, PCM stereo sound, English language intertitles, no foreign language subtitles, chapter stops, standard DVD keepcase, $21.95.
DVD release date: July? 2005.
Country of origin: USA
This DVD-R edition of Felix in Hollywood from Sunrise Silents has likely been transferred from a 16mm reduction print.

The film is accompanied by a music score performed on MIDI-based synthesizer.

 
SUNRISE SILENTS has discontinued business and this edition is no longer available.
Other ANIMATION FILMS of the silent era available on home video.
 
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