Wednesday, May 18, 2011

I get some free time tomorrow!

For the first time in a long while, I will not have something immediately pressing to do tomorrow! It is all very exciting. Granted this is only possible due to a miscommunication and something very important didn't end up getting done today, so I'm sure things will become tricky again tomorrow.

Lets not dwell on that right now, instead lets talk briefly about a movie I watched over and over again as a child. A movie I subjected some friends and housemates to earlier tonight as I eat dinner and unwound. A movie starring a talking cat, a magic bag, and massive leaps of logic.
Whats in the bag? Acid. Lots and lots of LSD.
Felix the Cat the Movie. I actually wore my VHS copy of this movie out as a kid, that is how much I watched this movie. Before we started it I very clearly remembered every scene of the movie, but nothing that connected those scenes. Like remembering what all the pieces of a puzzle look like, but not the final image. Once the movie got started I realized the reason why; there is basically nothing connecting those scenes.

It becomes increasingly obvious as the movie progresses that the people making the movie don't care about the plot of the movie. Characters spout off exposition at break neck speeds, plot related moments zoom along at near light speeds, and villains are evil because they need to be. Or because they value progress and science. Seriously, the filthy capital of the bad guys is Progress City.
"With science, I get to rule with a literal iron first!"
Meanwhile the silly moments stretch on forever, musical scenes with large breasted fish lazily meander along, and puns get more screen time then the death of the villain, who falls down a flight of stairs.

It sounds like I'm bashing the movie, but I actually still love it. It's like watching someone animate an acid trip. The movie isn't concerned with a story, its here to show us some weird shit and some even weirder people in that shit. It is fantastic if you love the surreal in anyway, and if you had a predisposition for any mind altering substances, this movie is begging for you to join in on the fun of a world who's head hunters literally hunt flying heads.

With the amnesiac like grace with which the movie changes settings and handles characters, you just know you are in for a good time. Enjoy this small YouTube based sample of the madness.
Seriously, the animation studio must have existed in a haze of pot smoke.


  1. Oh my goodness! I haven't seen this film in forever. It was one of those trippy children's movies that were quite common actually in the 90's, and I always though Felix was adorable even if the movie was a bit on the disturbing side. I will definitely have to watch this movie again.

  2. That movie looks awesome I have never seen it before. Putting it on my netflix que now.

  3. AWWW wait! I din't knew there was a movie! Gotta see it NOW haha I remember the new adventures, they were my favorite, they were super trippy :) haha thank you for sharing!

  4. Watching Felix the Cat nowadays is so nostalgic :)

  5. In my free time today, I watched some Batman Beyond, and Wow, stuff like that would not even be considered to be aired these days.

  6. This is hilarious. I can't believe I was never exposed to that movie as a kid because it seems like the kinda thing I would have been obsessed with.

  7. I dont understand,.. why is it in color... Felix was a black and white character!?!?!?!

  8. I never watched Felix The Cat as a kid! :( I feel left out

  9. Haha i have to watch this it sounds great :) Might have to get high first hahaha