It's Felix the Cat, who celebrates his 100th birthday this year. Created by Pat Sullivan, he appeared in dozens of animated shorts in the 1920s. However, when sound came in the late 20s, Sullivan wanted Felix to stay silent, which ultimately killed his career in 1932. He came back in 1936 and appeared with a voice (by child-voiced actor Walter Tetley) and in color, but he only appeared in three shorts. In the 1950s, his old shorts appeared on TV to critical acclaim. Animator Joe Oriolo bought the rights to Felix and brought nearly 300 new shorts to TV in 1958, complete with his magic bag of tricks.