the Cat first hit the screen on November 9, 1919, in Feline
Follies. The mischievous feline, created by Otto Messmer
for the Pat Sullivan Studio, rocketed to fame, holding a
spot as the world's most popular cartoon character until
the advent of Mickey Mouse.
The wild, witty cartoons made during this period included
such classics as Felix in Hollywood (1923), Felix Switches
Witches (1927), and Comicalamities (1928). They were released
by Paramount Pictures (1919-21), M. J. Winkler (1922-25),
Educational Pictures (1925-28), First National (1928-29),
and Copley Pictures (1929-31).