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Felix the Cat Stuffed Plush Animal 16'' Black and White Cartoon Cat Vintage 1989 Applause Toy

Adorable FELIX THE CAT stuffed plush animal. Vintage 1989 toy cat by Applause - authentic licensed Felix. Collectible RARE black and white houndstooth pants, yellow bow tie, 16" cat (only one on the internet). Tush tag and partial hangtag. Superior condition - no marks, thin plush, tears, or odor. Clean and fresh from a smoke-free environment. Provenance-Ancestry-Heritage I obtained this unique Felix stuffed animal at an estate sale in Palm Springs, California, a desert city located two hours east of Hollywood. Palm Springs has been a weekend getaway for movie stars and film moguls since the 1920s. Golfing is the primary pastime here. I do not golf, but I find great enjoyment in�the city's next popular activity, shopping. About Applause: Applause was a division of Knickerbocker, both known for producing superior quality licensed commercial products for Disney, Muppets, Warner Brothers, Sesame Street, and other recognizable names. Dakin's merger with Applause created even greater quality standards in plush design and manufacturing. About Felix: Felix the Cat began his life in the 1910s as Master Tom, an animated character by Otto Messmer. Felix made his first film appearance in 1919 as the charming yet mischevious cat in Feline Follies. Shortly after he film debut, he appeared in syndicated cartoons, increasing his popularity further. The comic strip helped define the cat's features from a less 'rat face' to more 'cat face'. This brought him to the retail world where his name and image were used to sell stuffed toys, dolls, cigars, clocks, and�other consumer goods. One of his admirers was Charles Lindbergh, who choose a Felix doll as his lucky mascot on his historic transatlantic flight. Films with sound and Walt Disney's mouse stole the limelight from Felix until he returned to film in the 1960s. Bringing Felix to a new generation, the film Felix the Cat, the Movie was released in Europe in 1986. The Felix in this listing is a product of that release. The millennium brought him an abundance of commercials and product representation. Today, Felix continues as a beloved cat icon well after his 100th birthday. Please enjoy this short you-tube I created for this Felix. https://www.avintageaddiction.com/post/how-i-have-six-degrees-of-separation-from-a-famous-100-year-old-cat Free Shipping to USA destinations. For an international shipping quote, contact the seller with the destination address. https://www.avintageaddiction.com/blog

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