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  Julius the Cat

GENUS PEDIGREE: Cat or Catspaw
KNOWN ALIASES: Mike
KNOWN RELATIVES: unknown.
KNOWN PETS: unknown
CITIZENSHIP: Alice's Wonderland.
KNOWN CONFIDANTS: Alice the Human; Ike the Mouse.
KNOWN RIVALS: Bad Pete
PARAPHERNALIA: unknown

1st PRINT APPEARANCE: unknown
1st FILM APPEARANCE: "Alice's Wonderland" (1923) the pilot of an on-going series called the "Alice Comedies." Julius wasn't named until the 3rd episode "Alice's Spooky Adventure" (Apr. 1, 1924), and in "Alice the Peacemaker" (Aug. 1, 1924) he was re-christened "Mike" and co-starred with a mouse named "Ike" who was the progenitor of "Mickey Mouse."
VOICE ACTOR: N/A
SIGNATURE: unknown
BIOGRAPHICAL DETAILS: unknown
HISTORICAL FACTS: Julius appeared in 47 to 51 of the "Alice Comedies" cartoon shorts from 1924 to 1927 and became Disney's very first continuing animated character.
LITTLE KNOWN SECRETS: Julius was later renamed "Mike" and one of the many mice that appeared with him was named "Ike." It was clearly Walt's intention to create a new on-going team a la "Krazy Kat (and Ignatz)" or later "Tom & Jerry" or, even worse, "Itchy & Scratchy."
WORKING THEORIES: none
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