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    Felix the Cat-Shatters the Sheik (Educational Film, 1926). One Sheet (27" X 41"). Pat Sullivan, a New Jersey based early pioneer in animation, met a young artist named Otto Messmer in 1916 and put him to work creating animated cartoons such as the Charlie Chaplin animated series. In 1921, Sullivan signed a deal with M.J.Winkler to release his output of one Felix the Cat cartoon per month, a character which Messmer had developed for Sullivan at Paramount. What was developed over the next nine years became the most famous animated character of its day. Felix began a merchandising boom that would be unrivaled until Mickey Mouse arrived on the scene. Many great names in animation worked with Messner on "Felix" such as Bill Nolan of "Krazy Kat" fame and Al Eugster, Rudy Zamora and George Cannata. Felix was the greatest cartoon star of the 1920s and the posters from his shorts are especially rare. This short was capitalizing on the fame of the Rudolph Valentino films, "The Sheik" (1921) and "Son of the Sheik" (1926). The poster has been paper backed and had amateur-ish touch-up to several areas of the border and centerpoints of the poster. There is minimal fold line touch-up and the image area is in nice shape. The poster would benefit greatly by being rebacked and professionally retouched. Fine on Paper.

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