VINTAGE CARTOONS


  

Running Time: 7 mins.
Vault: VINTAGE CARTOONS

Flip wants to leave his hotel, but the manager won't let him leave until she gets paid for his overdue hotel bill.


  

Running Time: 7 mins.
Vault: VINTAGE CARTOONS

For the grand opening of Flip's new soda shop, a bevy of celebrities arrive to wish him well. Before too long a new party is heard from: a fancy man who makes Liberace look like Tom Cruise. He has a drink that causes a Jekyll and Hyde transformation. Will Flip bea ble to bring order to his crazed opening night party?


  

Running Time: 8 mins.
Vault: VINTAGE CARTOONS

While riding through a rainstorm on his horse, Flip spots a house. He goes in to seek shelter and meets a friendly skeleton who wants to add Flip to his collection of skeletons. Flip and the skeleton eat supper and dance. When Flip goes to bed, he soon finds out what's really going on...


  

Running Time: 9 mins.
Vault: VINTAGE CARTOONS

Features some scary scenes, including a malevolent Father Neptune. A cut or two above most Flip cartoons!


  

Running Time: 8 mins.
Vault: VINTAGE CARTOONS

The title refers to a movement in the 1930s that was called Technocracy that believed technology was the answer to everything. Here, Flip tries to save himself some effort by building a robot to do chores, most immediately mowing the lawn. Unfortunately for Flip the robot has a bit of trouble understanding Flip's orders and a horrific turn of events ensues!


  

Running Time: 7 mins.
Vault: VINTAGE CARTOONS

Our pal Flip becomes a football player to impress his flapper girlfriend. Can a frog actually play football? Find out!


  

Running Time: 7 mins.
Vault: VINTAGE CARTOONS

Flip schemes to get himself hired as an office boy at the Screwy Nuts & Bolts factory, especially because of the attractive typist. He starts well, using a cat's tongue to lick a stack of envelopes. Before long, the cat starts chasing a mouse around the office and causing more trouble than Flip or the secretary can handle. Her dress gets caught in the duplicating machine and removed. In all the confusion, the boss arrives, and even though Flip kills the mouse (after it lands on his head), he gets fired.


  

Running Time: 9 mins.
Vault: VINTAGE CARTOONS

Another in the series of "ComiColor" cartoons Ub Iwerks produced based on fairy or folk tales, not unlike Disney's concurrent Silly Symphonies. The musical score by Carl Stalling (who left Disney's employ alongside Iwerks) is outstanding, extremely catchy and atmospheric, and really carries the viewer along. The color is nice, however the Cinecolor process Iwerks used was not as dazzling as Disney's choice of Technicolor, but the blues and reds look strong here, and the backgrounds, such as sinister-looking trees against night skies, are especially effective. Iwerks was also experimenting with an early version of the multi-plane camera in this cartoon, something which the Disney staff would later put to such great use in THE OLD MILL and PINOCCHIO, and the gliding camera movement during the climatic chase is a nice touch. For Classic Era Hollywood buffs there's a funny moment when Katrina imagines her beau, Brom Bones, as another Clark Gable, who is amusingly caricatured.


  

Cast: Bugs
Running Time: 7 mins.
Vault: VINTAGE CARTOONS

A pair of "Bugtown" newlyweds spend their wedding night at the Honeymoon Hotel, where all guests sign in (by rubber stamp) as "Mr and Mrs John Smith," and where all the staff seem to take their tips in Peeping Tom perks. ("I'm the one who carries all the luggage/I work at the Honeymoon Hotel/I see all the kissing and the huggage/Lots of other things as well.") The porter, the maids, the house detective, and even the Man in the Moon spy on the amorous honeymoon couple, whose combustible chemistry is apparently what sends the joint up in flames by cartoon's end!


  

Running Time: 8 mins.
Vault: VINTAGE CARTOONS

One of the finest Cinecolor cartoons produced in the early 1930s by Ub Iwerks. It features a beautifully arranged soundrack score for tiny orchestra and Iwerks' distinctive character designs. Highlights include dancing magic beans and the giant's intercom system, with which he commands his wife. Ub Iwerks was the creator of Disney's Mickey Mouse, the inventor of the multiplane animation camera.

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