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Felix is the oldest cartoon cat

  1. Sep 30, 2005 #1

    wolram

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    The cartoon cat is the oldest i know ,dating from 1919 i think, what cartoon
    character came next ?
     
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  3. Sep 30, 2005 #2
    Bunny the rabbit
     
  4. Sep 30, 2005 #3

    honestrosewater

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    I don't know who came next, but I think Krazy Kat came eariler, appearing in a comic strip started in 1910 and branching out on its own in 1913.
     
  5. Sep 30, 2005 #4

    matthyaouw

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    When you say cartoon character, are you talking about animation, or do you include comics, etc?
     
  6. Sep 30, 2005 #5

    wolram

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    Thats one i do not know, did it last long.
     
  7. Sep 30, 2005 #6

    wolram

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    Either, i thought Felix to be the oldest cartoon, but it seems i am wrong.
     
  8. Sep 30, 2005 #7

    matthyaouw

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  9. Sep 30, 2005 #8
    Wolfram, but i still guess for most of the young people, no one thinks they are works of pictures only. When we talk of cartoons, we all talk about animation/motion pictures of funny characters.
     
  10. Sep 30, 2005 #9

    wolram

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    So i wasn't wrong, Felix was the first real cartoon ?
     
  11. Sep 30, 2005 #10
    I don't know that old pictured book. sounds good.
     
  12. Sep 30, 2005 #11

    wolram

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    Ok, krazy Kat is the first then Felix, and the next one was ?
     
  13. Sep 30, 2005 #12

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  14. Sep 30, 2005 #13
    Was the Yellow Kid a cat, or just a kid who was yellow?
     
  15. Sep 30, 2005 #14

    wolram

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    Hmm, Yellow kid , krazy Kat , Felix, and the next one was ?

    Thanks Evo.
     
  16. Sep 30, 2005 #15

    wolram

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    A kid who wore a yellow shirt.
     
  17. Sep 30, 2005 #16
    Apparently "Humorous phases of funny faces" is the first animated film. Little Nemo was a cartoon strip character that made his animated film debut in 1911, way before Felix.
     
  18. Sep 30, 2005 #17
    Ha! What a great idea for a cartoon character! I didn't really want to know, I was just wondering about the proclivity early animators seemed to have for cats. Or kats.
     
  19. Sep 30, 2005 #18

    wolram

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    :cry: :cry: Uncle, Uncle who came after Felix ???????
     
  20. Sep 30, 2005 #19
    Gertie the Dinosaur may have followed Felix as a titular/recurring/famous cartoon character. I take it we're not including non-famous, one-off characters in obscure animations.
     
  21. Sep 30, 2005 #20
    Here we go:
    Little Nemo
    Gertie the Dinosaur
    Colonel Heeza Liar
    Bobby Bumps
    Mutt and Jeff
    Kapten Grogg
    Krazy Kat
    Thomas Cat (possibly later of Tom & Jerry fame?)
    Felix
    http://animation.filmtv.ucla.edu/program/anihist.html
    Dream of the Rarebit Fiend seems to follow, but I don't know whether that's a character or not. Anyone?
     
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