Just in time to celebrate his 100th Anniversary, the Felix the Cat 2019 Wall Calendar showcases the inventive feline's surreal escapades and quirky personality--not to mention the art's classic, expressive, captivating style--that, a full decade before Disney's famous mouse, made Felix a pop-culture phenomenon around the globe.
From the moment Felix the Cat debuted on the silver screen, he was a hit. "Born" in 1919 in the black-and-white silent short Feline Follies, Felix the Cat was the world's first cartoon star, rivaling Charlie Chaplin and other film celebrities of the day. Leaping from screen to print, Felix the Cat became so well known that he was chosen to be the first image to be broadcast over TV and the first balloon featured in Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. Today he remains one of the most recognized cartoon characters in history, his likeness captured in fashion, design, and pop culture.