Heroes of Animated Cinema #5


Flip the Frog

6 comments:

nutshell king said...

I have a couple of DVDs of Flip the Frog cartoons. I love "period" toons as much if not more than the next guy....but these are horrible and dull and not funny. The intro theme, however, will stick in your head forever, like a bad joke.

swac said...

Aw, I love me some Flip. Pre-code naughtiness, un-PC stereotypes (racial and sexual) and celebrity caricatures...what's not to love?

Lee Marvin Newland said...

Flip is the result of Ub, (changed from Ubbe), being taken for granted by Walt Disney. Ub eventually went back to Disney. Screwball Squirrel, Tex Avery's star of two, or three cartoons is the real forgotten star.You might want to go to www.grillomation.blogspot.com for more cartooning.

Lee Marvin Newland

swac said...

Lee Marvin Newland?

Any relation to Marv "Bambi Meets Godzilla" Newland?

Birch said...

I saw Flip for the 1st time at an eight-hour animation show that was part of an early Chicago Comicon at the Congress Hotel. I thought it was geeeenius but that might have just been the drugs talking. But I also saw Windsor McCay's Gertie the Dinosaur and that really truly was genius.

Daniel Poeira said...

Hollywood is full of unsung heroes, but Iwerks is probably the biggest of them all. Everytime I see someone wearing a Mickey Mouse t-shirt it makes me wanna cry.