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Pat Sullivan (film producer)

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Pat Sullivan (film producer)

Australian cartoonist, pioneer animator and film producer, best known for producing the first Felix the Cat silent cartoons add

Category: Movies & TV

Born in 1887.

Country: United Kingdom (100%)

Education: undef.

 

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Pat Sullivan was born in 1887 add something


1910

Sullivan arrived in the United States around 1910, after spending several months in London add something


1914

When Marriner died in 1914 Sullivan joined the new animated cartoon studio set up by Raoul Barre add something


1916

In 1916 William Randolph Hearst, the newspaper magnate, set up a studio to produce animated cartoons based on his paper's strips and hired Barre's best animators add something


1917

In 1917, Sullivan was convicted of the rape of a 14 year old girl add something


1928

As Mickey Mouse was gaining popularity among theatre audiences through sound cartoons by late 1928, Sullivan, after years of refusing to convert Felix to sound, finally agreed to use sound in Felix's cartoons add something


1933

Sullivan relented in 1933, and announced that Felix would return in sound, but died that year before production began add something


Pat Sullivan died in 1933 add something

 

Sullivan died on 15 February 1933 at age 46 from health problems brought on by drinking add something


1953

Notably a recollection from 1953 by Australian writer Hugh McCrae who was sharing an apartment with Pat Sullivan just before Felix was created add something