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A 1923 short subject featuring Otto Messmer's cartoon star Felix the Cat. The short is centered around Felix as he tries to get a job in show business, and encounters some other stars of the era such as Charlie Chaplin along the way.
This short was voted #50 on The 50 Greatest Cartoons list.
Tropes Used In This Short
- Circling Birdies: The star variation.
- Exactly What It Says on the Tin: It's Felix, and he's in Hollywood.
- It's Been Done: Parodied, as Felix invents what he thinks is a new act, but in reality has already been done by Charlie Chaplin, who indignantly scorns Felix for alledgedly stealing his act.
- No Celebrities Were Harmed: Charlie Chaplin's cameo.
- Public Domain Animation
- Shape Shifter: At one point, Felix transforms into a briefcase in order to tag along with his owner to Hollywood.
- The Silent Age of Animation
- Speech Bubble
- You Just Ruined the Shot: Although in a twist on the trope, the director actually likes Felix's interruption and gives him a contract.