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The Twisted Tales of Felix the Cat (1995)

Charles Adler , Thom Adcox-Hernandez , Lynne Naylor , Milton Knight  |  NR |  DVD
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)

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Product Details

  • Actors: Charles Adler, Thom Adcox-Hernandez, John Astin, Jeff Bennett, Mary Kay Bergman
  • Directors: Lynne Naylor, Milton Knight
  • Writers: Bob Koch, Larry Swerdlove
  • Producers: Don Oriolo, Jim Wyatt, Timothy Björklund
  • Format: Animated, Black & White, Color, Dolby, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: Bmg Special Product
  • DVD Release Date: June 6, 2000
  • Run Time: 90 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: 6305992282
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #189,410 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "The Twisted Tales of Felix the Cat" on IMDb

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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars great stuff February 12, 2003
no one likes to take chances on new things and unfortunately for this cartoon, it only ran for i think 2 years. this dvd is a nice look back at it, with some of the best episodes. its very nicely animated, a 30's 40's look animation with a nice soundtrack put in by the Club Foot Orchestra. The music is very retro and cool, very much like the cartoons of the 30's and 40's had in thier days. Yes, these are new cartoons made in the 1990's but they look so cool in the old style animation type drawings. Very surreal, i mean extremely surreal cartoons. they are extremely enjoyable. I wish they would have released the whole first season on dvd, and released a soundtrack cd. Youll like these felix cartoons if youre a fan, or just admire the early type of animation which i still think is the best.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This Is Not Your Father's Felix July 17, 2004
In some ways he's more like your grandfather's Felix. Don Oriolo, the keeper of the Felix flame, successfully combined characteristics of Otto Messmer's Felix of the 1920s with Joe Oriolo's Felix of the 1960s to create a character who recalls earlier times but is in many ways truly original.
THE TWISTED TALES OF FELIX THE CAT is an enjoyable blending of the classic and the contemporary. The cartoons are entirely modern even though some drawing styles and visual images from past eras are used in making them. The Magic Bag and Skidoo the Mouse are the only carryovers from the earlier Felix cartoons. Otherwise Felix appears with an entirely new cast of supporting characters.
The music by San Francisco's Club Foot Orchersta is outstanding and deserves to be issued on its own CD. It has the flavor of 1920s and 1930s jazz and is not merely background music. It is written and performed to enhance the action on the screen and does so perfectly.
The voice of Felix in this series is listed as Thom Adcox Hernandez in one set of credits and as Thom Adcox in two others.
Rather than being an imitation of the type of voice Felix had in the earlier TV cartoons, the new voice gives Felix a not-so-squeaky sound and contributes to the originality of the character. Overall, THE TWISTED TALES OF FELIX THE CAT succeeds on every level. It should appeal to those who remember earlier versions of Felix and those who are meeting him for the first time. It is great to have some of these cartoons available on DVD and hopefully we'll be seeing more of them before too long.
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19 of 22 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars The Wonderful, Wonderful Cat... March 20, 2002
I have to agree with my fellow reviewers here that "The Twisted Tales of Felix the Cat" tried very, very hard. Best of all, Felix's personality seems to be more or less intact, and there are some pretty weird, surreal things going on.
However, it just doesn't seem to gel quite right. The cartoons are an uncomfortable blend of 1920's and 1990's cartoon styles. In black and white it may have worked, or at least looked better, but this is full-color 1990's "limited" animation. This more modern type of animation gives a sort of cheap, "plastic" look to some of the drawings which make the 1920's stylings look out of place.
Overall, I'm not the least bit sorry I bought this, but the hard-core Felix fan may be a wee bit disappointed with this retro effort.
I think I would have been happier if at least the old Felix theme song had been included, or more classic Felix foes were on hand. Peking Duck and his henchmen are pretty cool, though, and the whole thing was a pretty good effort to bring Felix back to Saturday Morning cartoons.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wow... October 2, 2001
"The Twisted Tales of Felix the Cat" was easily one of the high points of late 90s animation on network TV for me. Incredibly surreal, I'd wake up *very* early on a Saturday or Sunday morning, specifically to watch this show. For the next half hour, I'd just stare at the TV, bleary-eyed, amazed at the trippiness of the cartoon. I was quite upset when it was taken off the air. Talking sausages with moustaches, freaky flying eyeballs, lots of Magic Bag tricks and much more on this disc - I could watch this show every day and not get tired of it. Buy this disc if you love surreal, humorous animation. You won't regret it - it's a great price, too!
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
By A Customer
This is a great DVD. It has 10 episodes (11 if you count the 2 parter) of the truely-twisted 1995-96 tv series by Film Roman Inc. Picture quality is good, and the menus are cool. Episodes included are: The Petrified Cheese, Manhattan Triangle, Now Playing Felix, Jailhouse Shock, The Sludge Kings Parts 1 & 2, Mars Needs Felix, Space Time Twister, Guardian Idiot, Step Right Up, and Don't String Me Along. A great deal for the price... a DVD that should belong in every toon-addicts collection!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome stuff, but not the classic. October 18, 2006
Verified Purchase
If you are looking for the classic cartoon (or something like it), look elsewhere.

However, if you want a modern interpretation of the classic cartoon along with an incredible soundtrack done by an eclectic multipiece band, then this DVD is for you.

Excellent writing, strong humor, and definitely twisted (without being offensive). While generally safe for the younger set, adult cartoon fans will enjoy this, too. Great party backdrop.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars we need more Twisted Tales! July 5, 2006
By carolyn
I didn't know what to expect from this newer take on Felix, but I was very pleasantly surprised by how much fun it is. It's different and very Twisted (in a good way) yet still Felix. Twisted Tales is a fantastic show. I wish the rest of the episodes were available.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Twisted all right!
It's a little short but never the less it loved it and still do. This version was from the mid 90's and is similar wackiness as ren and stimpy.
Published 8 months ago by Bruce
4.0 out of 5 stars best collecton of Twisted Tales of Felix The Cat
this is the best collecton of Twisted Tales of Felix The Cat you will find on DVD. unfortunately it's not the complete serie but it's a good enough selection for any fans of this... Read more
Published on August 12, 2011 by francis theberge
5.0 out of 5 stars Release of all the cartoons of the Twisted Tales of Felix the Cat!
The Twisted Tales of Felix the Cat last only 1 season with 12 30 minute episodes, which containing 3 shorts! Read more
Published on September 15, 2009 by D. DiRienzo
4.0 out of 5 stars Havoc, Mayhem, and Dali-like Surrealism
This new series of Felix the Cat would probably not entertain the toddlers who have been brought up on a diet of powerpuff girls and pokemon as he did in the 1930s, but for those... Read more
Published on January 30, 2009 by D. Shearston
5.0 out of 5 stars If you like surrealism....
I was vaguely aware of Felix the Cat.At some point in my distant past I remember liking this cartoon. Read more
Published on September 27, 2007 by Denaxas M. Antar
4.0 out of 5 stars the twisted tales of felix the cat
very enjoyable cartoon. one of my favorites. a must have for my collection.
Published on April 1, 2007 by djc
3.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing DVD package
If searches on the web are correct, this DVD is the only choice for us fans of this Saturday morning cartoon show. Read more
Published on January 10, 2007 by Cedric
5.0 out of 5 stars EXCELLENT
This is a wonderful DVD for fans of animation and of Felix. I've been a Felix fan for decades and I'm extremely impressed by these 90's Felix cartoons! Read more
Published on November 30, 2004 by Roberto
4.0 out of 5 stars A different Felix, but still entertaining.
This Felix is different than the one portrayed in "Felix the Cat - Collectors Edition" which contains episodes from 1958 and 59. Read more
Published on October 8, 2004 by C. Kukla
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