Bet that you didn’t know that today is Felix the Cat day!! Yep, Felix the Cat is one of the longest standing pop culture icons. He predates even that most famous of rodents, Mickey Mouse. If you live in Los Angeles you’ve probably driven past the Felix Chevrolet dealership more times than you can count; if you’re a cartoon aficionado you’ve likely seen the anthropomorphic cat in his popular silent shorts which led the charge of the early 20th century animation movement; and if you grew up in the ’90s you were likely a fan of his cult cartoon.
It’s been an incredible 100 years since Felix first debuted in the short
The series comprises a collection of colorful tees from Neon Riot who have made these fun, stylish, and childlike designs that feature the classic character on a selection of different fun patterns that totally evoke the joy of Saturday morning cartoons. They’re a rad throwback that fits into the current ’90s trend. Plus it showcases your love for the cute critter they’re inspired by.
That’s not all as Felix will also be gracing a super cool mini backpack from Loungefly joining the legions of other pop culture faves like Mickey and Minnie Mouse, Endor’s most famous residents the Ewoks, the inhabitants of Halloween Town from Disney’s
If you’ve ever wanted to combine your love of personal grooming with Felix the cat then you’ll be happy to know that the anniversary line also includes a collaboration with Suavecito, who is adding a line of pomade and even rad classic flip comb to the Felix Day and century celebrations.
Also in a callback to one of the coolest and most classic of pop-culture collectibles, there’s also a rerelease of the classic Felix the Cat clock. It’s a super rad nostalgia piece that features a 3D mold of the iconic character with a moving tale and eyes! We love the way this makes us feel like little kids. In an age of smartphones, there’s something nice about having a real clock on the wall.
If you want to get into the Felix the Cat day spirit then you can check out a whole bunch of the classic (out of license) cartoons courtesy of the fine work of the Internet Archive. Make sure to let your Felix fan flag fly on this super-fun day as we celebrate the centenary of the cartoon cat who inspired so many other animated animals.