Parents' Guide to

Felix the Cat

By Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 5+

Classic cartoon's silly antics still entertain fans.

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Felix the Cat began as a comic-strip character and first came to life in silent movies in the 1920s, but he's best known today as the rascally star of this vintage cartoon in which he faces off with the scheming Professor. Their adventures are light-hearted and fun, and the simple plots still manage to entertain audiences decades later. What's more, the show mostly sidesteps a lot of the cultural stereotypes visible in many other classic cartoons, which makes it all the more appealing for family viewing.

Felix the Cat is a good example of entertainment that doesn't necessarily have a point but doesn't suffer from it. The plot is repetitive, the characters' actions are predictable, and Felix always manages to outwit the bumbling Professor, but somehow the stories have a surprising freshness to them despite the redundancies.

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