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.”

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.

Any interesting facts about Julius the cat?

Unfortunately, there’s not much out there about him. But let me see what I can do.

Hey, kinda a trivia fact (not really but w/e): The Virtual Magic Kingdom has reopened! A really awesome chick (and my personal friend) Amy Marshall recreated the game and it's currently in open beta, called MyVMK. Disney knows and doesn't care it's up as long as she's not gaining economical profits. Just saying, since you've had some VMK facts up before~!
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That’s awesome! I never played it, but I know a lot of people who did! 

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what was Donald Duck's middle name?
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Fauntleroy.

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. image

I love your page so much! I love classic Disney and Trivia. Keep up the good work!

Thanks so much!

Just a thought….

If I made a youtube channel, would anyone watch?

And what would you want to see?

Do you think you could do some trivia on Voices of Liberty? Since it was July 4th yesterday? A friend of a friend of mine works in them and I'd like to know some more about them!(:
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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, Andrew Keenan-Bolger, who was the original Crutchie, has a youtube channel where he’s uploaded several behind the scenes videos from the Paper Mill Playhouse production)