According to John Grant in an article for D23.com, ”Julius’ real raison d’être was that Disney’s distributor Charles Mintz wanted the shorts to be packed with as many visual gags as possible. Alice was not a comic role—and anyway it would have been a bit much to expect seven‑year‑old children to take on the burden of being humorists. So, perforce, the shorts required a central comic character—and Julius provided this.”
Julius the Cat is a character from Walt Disney’s Alice Comedies. As Alice’s cartoon sidekick, Julius was the first major re-occurring animated character created by Walt Disney, predating even Oswald the Lucky Rabbit.
Unfortunately, there’s not much out there about him. But let me see what I can do.
That’s awesome! I never played it, but I know a lot of people who did!
Thanks for catching that! (Seriously guys, I am an atrocious speller. If you catch anything, please do let me know.)
Although it’s never mentioned during the cartoon, the background of the title card for Donald Gets Drafted is Donald’s draft letter, which states his full name.
Thanks so much!
I would love to, and actually planned on putting stuff up yesterday about them, but there really isn’t anything out there about them other than the obvious facts.
If your friend knows any interesting facts about them or can get any from the friend that sings with them, I’d love to post it. Being music nerds ourselves, the Voices of Liberty are one of my boyfriends and my favorite things about visiting Epcot!
A backstage look at Newsies on Broadway with Young Hollywood.
(also, youtube channel where he’s uploaded several behind the scenes videos from the Paper Mill Playhouse production), who was the original Crutchie, has a