BY BRYANNA SLATER
Felix the cat was a funny animal character who starred in the silent film era. He was the first cartoon character to attain sufficient popularity among movie audiences. He starred in a comic strip, tv series, and a couple of feature films. It was commonly claimed that Felix was the first cartoon character to be represented by a balloon in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. He also was debuted in the year balloons were introduced in 1927. The purpose of all the balloon characters was to draw attention to children or appeal to them.