Polly-tics (1928)

Polly-tics (1928)
Article 5964 by Dave Sindelar
Date: 4-14-2021
Directed by Otto Messmer
Voice cast unknown
Country: USA
What it is: Felix on the cusp of the sound era

A starving Felix tries to steal some milk, but his action is mistaken for a good deed after he defeats some mice who also had the same idea. The owner of the milk invites Felix to make himself at home, and he does… much to the consternation of the other pets in the house.

It looks like this cartoon is one of those that hovers between the silent and sound eras; though most of the dialogue is on title cards, there are some noise and sound effects on the soundtrack. It’s the usual type of fare you’d expect from a Felix cartoon of the era; the fantastic content beyond that is that the various animals trying to get rid of him dress up as a ghost at one point. By the way, it’s not just the other pets that get mad at Felix; the hat tree also takes a dislike to the feline and joins the pets in the plot to overthrow him. It’s not one of the best Felix cartoons, but it is pretty good.

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