Found an Unknown Felix the Cat Film + Rare Old B/W Animation

vscience

Full Member
Jun 23, 2012
191
422
Florida
Primary Interest:
All Treasure Hunting
Today, I found an old reel with black and white film of "Felix the Cat" film. It is titled "Bobbed Tails". There are no credits. Just starts and ends with the cat action. I think it is one of the missing or previously unknown films because it is not listed anywhere. . ???
20190721_155621.jpg 20190721_154955.jpg 20190721_162235.jpg
 
Upvote 28

trdking

Gold Member
Feb 28, 2015
5,139
7,920
Fullerton CA
Detector(s) used
Minelab CTX 3030
AT Pro
Primary Interest:
All Treasure Hunting
send the info to ha.com You could be Americas newest Millionaire Seriously send it to ha
 

Toecutter

Bronze Member
Nov 30, 2018
2,408
7,347
1880s Michigan
๐Ÿฅ‡ Banner finds
1
๐Ÿ† Honorable Mentions:
1
Detector(s) used
XP Deus 2
NOX 800
Garrett at pro
whites id5
radio shack
Primary Interest:
All Treasure Hunting
cool!! keep us posted on what ya find out..
 

Argentium

Gold Member
Feb 2, 2008
9,043
5,538
Santa Fe, New Mexico
Detector(s) used
Whites, MXT.
Primary Interest:
All Treasure Hunting
This find could well be very valuable ! In large part because of the fragile nature of the film - few if any others of these may have survived. How /where did you come by this remarkable find ? Do please keep us up to speed on what you find out about it !! Great Find .
 
Oct 5, 2014
31,857
35,400
Massachusetts
๐Ÿฅ‡ Banner finds
1
๐Ÿ† Honorable Mentions:
1
Detector(s) used
Garrett: AT Pro, AT Gold & Infinium; Minelab: Explorer SE, II; Simplex; Tesoro: Tejon & Outlaw; White's: V3i
Primary Interest:
Relic Hunting
Outstanding find, sure hope it's the long lost film! :occasion14:
 

hill_billiez

Jr. Member
Sep 16, 2012
83
139
SW PA
Detector(s) used
AT pro
Primary Interest:
Metal Detecting
Sounds very rare/valuable. Congratulations. Keep us updated.
 

Trezurehunter

Gold Member
Mar 22, 2003
17,300
20,331
Illinois / Oklahoma
๐Ÿ† Honorable Mentions:
7
Detector(s) used
Minelab Equinox 800 - Fisher CZ 5
Primary Interest:
All Treasure Hunting
Great find ! Hope its a film that everyone else is looking for. You could be sitting on a gold mine.
 

Simon1

Gold Member
Jun 11, 2015
12,194
56,928
Primary Interest:
Other
Congratulations on a neat and possible rare find. I am not sure of the date, but back in the early 20 or 30's Walt Disney created a cat to compete with Felix. The one from the Walt Disney Studio was called Julius the Cat and, if I remember correctly, was very similar ?
 

A2coins

Gold Member
Dec 20, 2015
33,786
42,548
Ann Arbor
๐Ÿ† Honorable Mentions:
3
Detector(s) used
Equinox 800
Primary Interest:
All Treasure Hunting
I remember felix the cat show can you put it on a video so we all can watch it lol Great find
 

MetalArchSC

Hero Member
Feb 14, 2017
606
1,976
๐Ÿ† Honorable Mentions:
1
Primary Interest:
All Treasure Hunting
Wow! Now thatโ€™s an incredible find! Congratulations!
 

Molewacker

Bronze Member
Feb 9, 2015
1,518
2,503
Yacolt WA
Detector(s) used
EQ 800
Primary Interest:
All Treasure Hunting
Loved Felix cartoons!

I see the Online data bases on Felix movies keep listing this wrong title for "Bobbed tail" as "Bringing home the Bacon"
Described correctly though.

Watched "Bringing home the bacon" Has nothing to do with Bobbed tail plot.


Felix Brings Home the Bacon (July 15)
A girl cat spurns Felix for not having the latest styleโ€”a bobbed tail. Felix gets a bird to clip his tail short (by biting it) but then learns long tails are the rage again, so commits suicide by jumping off a cliff. He cancels his plans, though, to save a bug from a frog. The bug turns out to be a fairy who takes Felix to Fairyland. There Felix outwits a witch to help keep Mother Hubbard's cupboard full.
 

mindcrime1988

Bronze Member
Apr 17, 2011
1,211
1,624
Southeast Pennsylvania
Detector(s) used
Garrett AT Pro, XP Deus, DetectorPro Headhunter & BlissTool
Primary Interest:
Metal Detecting
Sweet find. Hopefully you can find out more about it. Please keep us posted. :icon_thumleft:
 

Discrimination Dave

Hero Member
Sep 18, 2008
708
333
Primary Interest:
Other
I'm curious. Does the reel that vscience posted actually contain the entire episode as described by Molewacker?
I guess we couldn't really know unless the reel was ran on a projector.
That is super cool.
 

Simon1

Gold Member
Jun 11, 2015
12,194
56,928
Primary Interest:
Other
Running it on a projector "could" damage the film from the heat of the projector bulb. Care should be exercised with something like this which may be rare.
 

GopherDaGold

Silver Member
Dec 12, 2009
2,811
3,297
St. Charles County, Missouri
Detector(s) used
Garrett AT Pro, Tesoro Vaquero, Bounty Hunter Land Star, Teknetics Delta 4000, Minelab Equinox 600, Garrett Carrot
Primary Interest:
All Treasure Hunting
Be very careful with that reel. If it was made before the 1930s it is a highly combustible nitrate film.
 

Top Member Reactions

Users who are viewing this thread

Top