Felix in Fairyland (1923)

Felix in Fairyland (1923)
Article 5823 by Dave Sindelar
Date: 8-2-2020
Directed by Otto Messmer
No cast
Country: USA
What it is: Felix the Cat cartoon

Felix the Cat rescues a fly who is in reality a fairy, and she grants Felix his wish to go to Fairyland. There Felix encounters several fairy tale characters.

There’s no shortage of fantastic content in this one. Yet, I must admit to being a little disappointed by this one. It’s probably because Felix doesn’t use his bizarre transformational powers as much as usual. He even defeats the giant by using the trick in PUSS IN BOOTS, and I expect something a little more original. As it is, it’s not much different than many others of its ilk where other characters visit the same place. Still, it is somewhat better than most of the other animated shorts of the era; the cartoon is certainly better than many of those that come across as merely “moving comic strips”.

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