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23rd Nov '17 3:21:08 AM RedScharlach
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''Flip the Frog'' is a classic Creator/UbIwerks cartoon from UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfAnimation, 38 shorts originally produced 1930-1933 for Creator/{{MGM}}. Though no new material was produced later on, the series received heavy TV play in the 1950s-1970s; today, modern DVD editions seem to have brought the series back to knowledge, if just for classic animation buffs.

Iwerks, departing from Disney to launch his own studio, created an almost anti-Disney series in these tales of a down-and-out {{Funny Animal}}. Flip is typically seen either opening a new business or trying to find work, but ends up in trouble due either to interference from Depression-era threats or from his own clumsy nature. He constantly has problems with his {{Speech Impaired Animal}} sidekick, Orace the mule; he is ridden by his boss, a stern but man-hungry spinster. Flip's own attempts to become lucky in love occasionally bear fruit in old-time melodrama style, but just as often a girl will end up dumping him, or even beating up Flip and his friends ("The Soup Song", "Room Runners"). And there is a lot of piano playing too.

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''Flip the Frog'' is a classic Creator/UbIwerks cartoon from UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfAnimation, 38 shorts originally produced 1930-1933 for Creator/{{MGM}}. Though no new material was produced later on, later, the series received heavy TV play in the 1950s-1970s; today, modern DVD editions seem to have brought the series back to knowledge, into the public consciousness, if just for classic animation buffs.

Iwerks, departing from who left Disney to launch his own studio, created an almost anti-Disney series in these tales of a down-and-out {{Funny Animal}}. Flip is typically seen either opening a new business or trying to find work, but ends up in trouble due either to interference from Depression-era threats or from his own clumsy nature. He constantly has problems with his {{Speech Impaired Animal}} sidekick, Orace the mule; he is ridden by his boss, a stern but man-hungry spinster. Flip's own attempts to become lucky in love occasionally bear fruit in old-time melodrama style, but just as often a girl will end up dumping him, or even beating up Flip and his friends ("The Soup Song", "Room Runners"). And there is a lot of piano playing too.



* SelfOffense: Flip accidently knocks out his trainer while practicing for a prize fight.

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* SelfOffense: Flip accidently accidentally knocks out his trainer while practicing for a prize fight.
16th May '17 6:46:31 PM nombretomado
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''Flip the Frog'' is a classic UbIwerks cartoon from UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfAnimation, 38 shorts originally produced 1930-1933 for {{MGM}}. Though no new material was produced later on, the series received heavy TV play in the 1950s-1970s; today, modern DVD editions seem to have brought the series back to knowledge, if just for classic animation buffs.

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''Flip the Frog'' is a classic UbIwerks Creator/UbIwerks cartoon from UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfAnimation, 38 shorts originally produced 1930-1933 for {{MGM}}.Creator/{{MGM}}. Though no new material was produced later on, the series received heavy TV play in the 1950s-1970s; today, modern DVD editions seem to have brought the series back to knowledge, if just for classic animation buffs.
31st Dec '16 8:36:06 PM Prinzenick
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** "Africa Squeaks" title is a reference to the 1930 American documentary film ''African Speaks''.

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** The title of "Africa Squeaks" title is a reference to the 1930 American documentary film ''African ''Africa Speaks''.
31st Dec '16 8:35:25 PM Prinzenick
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* ShoutOut: The title of "The Goal Rush" is a play off the title of the Creator/CharlieChaplin film ''Film/TheGoldRush''.

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** "Africa Squeaks" title is a reference to the 1930 American documentary film ''African Speaks''.
** The title of "Little Orphan Willie" is a play on the title of the then-famous comic strip ''ComicStrip/LittleOrphanAnnie''.
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The title of "The Goal Rush" is a play off the title of the Creator/CharlieChaplin film ''Film/TheGoldRush''.
31st Dec '16 8:33:05 PM Prinzenick
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* ShoutOut: The title of "The Goal Rush" is a play off the title of the Creator/CharlieChaplin film ''Film/TheGoldRush''.
3rd Dec '16 7:00:12 PM Xtifr
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'''''Flip the Frog''''' is a classic UbIwerks cartoon from UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfAnimation, 38 shorts originally produced 1930-1933 for {{MGM}}. Though no new material was produced later on, the series received heavy TV play in the 1950s-1970s; today, modern DVD editions seem to have brought the series back to knowledge, if just for classic animation buffs.

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'''''Flip ''Flip the Frog''''' Frog'' is a classic UbIwerks cartoon from UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfAnimation, 38 shorts originally produced 1930-1933 for {{MGM}}. Though no new material was produced later on, the series received heavy TV play in the 1950s-1970s; today, modern DVD editions seem to have brought the series back to knowledge, if just for classic animation buffs.
7th Feb '16 3:05:16 PM nombretomado
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'''''Flip the Frog''''' is a classic UbIwerks cartoon from TheGoldenAgeOfAnimation, 38 shorts originally produced 1930-1933 for {{MGM}}. Though no new material was produced later on, the series received heavy TV play in the 1950s-1970s; today, modern DVD editions seem to have brought the series back to knowledge, if just for classic animation buffs.

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'''''Flip the Frog''''' is a classic UbIwerks cartoon from TheGoldenAgeOfAnimation, UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfAnimation, 38 shorts originally produced 1930-1933 for {{MGM}}. Though no new material was produced later on, the series received heavy TV play in the 1950s-1970s; today, modern DVD editions seem to have brought the series back to knowledge, if just for classic animation buffs.
24th Dec '15 4:08:03 AM Adept
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Flip the Frog shorts featured many tropes that may or may not have originated with Flip, but that generally were first seen in cartoons of about this period (and thus are OlderThanTelevision). Many are {{Discredited Trope}}s or {{Forgotten Trope}}s. On a side note, Flip's first cartoon, "Fiddlesticks", was the first sound cartoon in color, predating even Disney's SillySymphonies short "WesternAnimation/FlowersAndTrees."

Despite this, the series was a failure, unable to compete with MickeyMouse or even BoskoTheTalkInkKid in terms of popularity, prompting Iwerks to abandon the character and begin work on the ill-fated ''WesternAnimation/WillieWhopper'' and ''WesternAnimation/ComiColorCartoons'' series.

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Flip the Frog shorts featured many tropes that may or may not have originated with Flip, but that generally were first seen in cartoons of about this period (and thus are OlderThanTelevision). Many are {{Discredited Trope}}s or {{Forgotten Trope}}s. On a side note, Flip's first cartoon, "Fiddlesticks", was the first sound cartoon in color, predating even Disney's SillySymphonies ''WesternAnimation/SillySymphonies'' short "WesternAnimation/FlowersAndTrees."

''WesternAnimation/FlowersAndTrees''.

Despite this, the series was a failure, unable to compete with MickeyMouse ''WesternAnimation/MickeyMouse'' or even BoskoTheTalkInkKid ''WesternAnimation/BoskoTheTalkInkKid'' in terms of popularity, prompting Iwerks to abandon the character and begin work on the ill-fated ''WesternAnimation/WillieWhopper'' and ''WesternAnimation/ComiColorCartoons'' series.
3rd Oct '15 9:43:38 AM Berrenta
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* WhyDoYouKeepChangingJobs
4th Sep '15 1:47:41 PM Mikeyfan93
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