Friday, May 22, 2015

The British Pathé Collection Presents Otto Messmer's Felix The Cat

Perusing the British Pathé Collection holds many surprises, but one that's especially felicitous is a preponderance of jaw-dropping animation.

Tying into the last post about animation from the 1920's, the British Pathé Collection include a slew of vintage cartoons by the mighty Otto Messmer.

Messmer only got credit for his amazing work in animation many decades after Felix' heydey as an international star, as booked in the movie theatres around the world as Rudolf Valentino. Here's a clip from Jane Canemaker's interview with the legendary animator in his documentary Otto Messmer & Felix The Cat.

And, thanks to the British Pathé Collection, we will take a time out this Friday with Felix The Cat - enjoy.

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