Felix the Cat is a silent cartoon which was created by Pat Sullivan and Otto Messmer and it the first cartoon based characted to be shown to a large audience. Felix the cat features a cartoon cat which finds him self in various different situations. Felix first came to screens in 1920 in his tv show 'Feline Follies'.
But by the end of the 1920's the success of Felix soon faded due to its then dated silent cartoon. With the introduction of Disney's Mickey Mouse and its cartoons with sound, this soon became more popluar than Felix. It was then aired again but soon proved to be a failure.