Pat Sullivan Cartoons
Directed by: Otto Messmer
Cat Out of the Bag Alert! This review contains some spoilers for this film!
Synopsis: Felix helps a circus owner get rid of a pesky mouse and find an elephant.
Cartoon Cat: At the beginning of this short film, one of the few early silent Felix the cat cartoons which are still known to exist, Felix is being petted by the circus owner outside of a tent.
Inside the tent a mouse is scaring an elephant, who ends up running through the fabric and off into the distance.
The circus owner knows the mouse is behind it. Felix offers to take care of the mouse but when he peeks inside the tent the mouse throws a bucket on his head.
Felix chases the mouse around the top of the circus tent.
Then Felix has the idea to turn a hose on the mouse, but instead the mouse turns the hose on him!
The chase then moves to some telephone lines, which the mouse cuts, sending Felix crashing to the ground.
Felix then sets up a catapult of sorts and using a rock hurls the mouse into the mouth of a bird.
Felix goes back to tell the circus owner that he has settled the mouse’s hash. But the owner wants to know where his missing elephant is.
Felix looks for the elephant and finally decides to squeak like a mouse, scaring the pachyderm from his hiding place inside a tree. Felix returns to the circus triumphantly, carried by the elephant.
Final Mewsings: Cats are handy to have around!