Dreamworks Animation Felix the Cat

How well-known is Felix the Cat of late? In the US, maybe not so much. Los Angeles residents know him thanks to the sign for Felix Chevrolet on S. Figeuroa St, which has stood for over fifty years. If you’re in that part of town, it’s difficult to miss. For everyone else, Felix still has a recognizable mug, even if the number of people who have actually seen one of the character’s animated shorts is somewhat small. And in some countries, he still enjoys a level of popularity he hasn’t had in the States for decades.

Call Felix a triumph of design, then, as his face has enough staying power to inspire Dreamworks Animation to invest in it. The company has picked up all rights to make new Felix the Cat animation. How they’ll exercise that right remains to be seen. Read More »