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Otto Messmer

 (1892 - 1983)
Otto Messmer was active/lived in New Jersey.  Otto Messmer is known for cartoonist, animator.

Biography   Otto Messmer


Otto James Messmer (August 16, 1892 - October 28, 1983) was an American animator, best known for his work on the Felix the Cat cartoons and comic strip produced by the Pat Sullivan studio.

The extent of Messmer's role in the creation and popularity of Felix is a matter of ongoing dispute, particularly as he only laid his claim to the character after the death of Sullivan, who until that time had received the credit.  However, most prominent comics and animation historians support Messmer's claim, as do the veterans of the Sullivan studio.

Messmer was born August 16, 1892 in West Hoboken, New Jersey (now Union City).  He attended Holy Family Parochial School.  He had a love of vaudeville and the entertainm   ...  Displaying 750 of 4167 characters.

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Otto Messmer (as Pat Sullivan) Felix the Cat Sunday Comic Strip with Rare Remarque Original Art dated 3-13-32 (King Features Syndicate, 1932).
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