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12th Feb '16 10:10:54 AM Morgenthaler
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* RogerRabbitEffect: In the climax of "The Air Race" has a brief segment of Willie's plane crashing into a real life smokestack. In fact, a scene similar to this was originally meant to be done in the original MickeyMouse cartoon PlaneCrazy, but was scrapped.

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* RogerRabbitEffect: In the climax of "The Air Race" has a brief segment of Willie's plane crashing into a real life smokestack. In fact, a scene similar to this was originally meant to be done in the original MickeyMouse WesternAnimation/MickeyMouse cartoon PlaneCrazy, WesternAnimation/PlaneCrazy, but was scrapped.
7th Feb '16 4:18:57 PM nombretomado
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'''''Willie Whopper''''' was a short lived series of cartoons produced and directed by UbIwerks, running for 13 shorts from [[TheGoldenAgeOfAnimation 1933 to 1934.]] The series was made as a replacement for Iwerks' previous series ''WesternAnimation/FlipTheFrog'', alongside his ''WesternAnimation/ComiColorCartoons'' shorts.

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'''''Willie Whopper''''' was a short lived series of cartoons produced and directed by UbIwerks, running for 13 shorts from [[TheGoldenAgeOfAnimation [[UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfAnimation 1933 to 1934.]] The series was made as a replacement for Iwerks' previous series ''WesternAnimation/FlipTheFrog'', alongside his ''WesternAnimation/ComiColorCartoons'' shorts.
24th Dec '15 4:26:26 AM Adept
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'''''Willie Whopper''''' was a short lived series of cartoons produced and directed by UbIwerks, running for 13 shorts from [[TheGoldenAgeOfAnimation 1933 to 1934.]] The series was made as a replacement for Iwerks' previous series ''FlipTheFrog'', alongside his ''WesternAnimation/ComiColorCartoons'' shorts.

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'''''Willie Whopper''''' was a short lived series of cartoons produced and directed by UbIwerks, running for 13 shorts from [[TheGoldenAgeOfAnimation 1933 to 1934.]] The series was made as a replacement for Iwerks' previous series ''FlipTheFrog'', ''WesternAnimation/FlipTheFrog'', alongside his ''WesternAnimation/ComiColorCartoons'' shorts.
23rd Dec '15 11:41:59 PM Adept
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'''''Willie Whopper''''' was a short lived series of cartoons produced and directed by UbIwerks, running for 13 shorts from [[TheGoldenAgeOfAnimation 1933 to 1934.]] The series was made as a replacement for Iwerks' previous series ''FlipTheFrog'', alongside his ''ComiColorCartoons'' shorts.

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'''''Willie Whopper''''' was a short lived series of cartoons produced and directed by UbIwerks, running for 13 shorts from [[TheGoldenAgeOfAnimation 1933 to 1934.]] The series was made as a replacement for Iwerks' previous series ''FlipTheFrog'', alongside his ''ComiColorCartoons'' ''WesternAnimation/ComiColorCartoons'' shorts.



While the series was fairly well received when it was released, it came to an abrupt end when {{MGM}} dropped distribution of Ub's cartoons, instead choosing to distribute Creator/HarmanAndIsing's ''WesternAnimation/HappyHarmonies'' shorts. As such, Ub abandoned the character and shifted focus towards his ill-fated ComiColorCartoons, with Willie becoming yet another one of many forgotten stars of the Golden Age of Animation.

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While the series was fairly well received when it was released, it came to an abrupt end when {{MGM}} dropped distribution of Ub's cartoons, instead choosing to distribute Creator/HarmanAndIsing's ''WesternAnimation/HappyHarmonies'' shorts. As such, Ub abandoned the character and shifted focus towards his ill-fated ComiColorCartoons, Comi Color Cartoons, with Willie becoming yet another one of many forgotten stars of the Golden Age of Animation.
23rd Dec '15 11:38:15 PM Adept
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While the series was fairly well received when it was released, it came to an abrupt end when {{MGM}} dropped distribution of Ub's cartoons, instead choosing to distribute Creator/HarmanAndIsing's ''HappyHarmonies'' shorts. As such, Ub abandoned the character and shifted focus towards his ill-fated ComiColorCartoons, with Willie becoming yet another one of many forgotten stars of the Golden Age of Animation.

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While the series was fairly well received when it was released, it came to an abrupt end when {{MGM}} dropped distribution of Ub's cartoons, instead choosing to distribute Creator/HarmanAndIsing's ''HappyHarmonies'' ''WesternAnimation/HappyHarmonies'' shorts. As such, Ub abandoned the character and shifted focus towards his ill-fated ComiColorCartoons, with Willie becoming yet another one of many forgotten stars of the Golden Age of Animation.
21st Nov '15 3:00:52 PM Prinzenick
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The shorts all follow a [[StrictlyFormula simple formula]]--Willie, a young, eager boy, tells his friends about some outlandish adventure he went on recently, which serves as the story in question for the short--naturally, the stories turn out to be nothing but exaggerated lies (or, "whoppers", [[MeaningfulName hence his name]]). Like other Iwerks cartoons, the shorts are rife with cartoony animation, as well as a stylized rubberhose art style, courtesy of designers such as Creator/GrimNatwick and Berny Wolf. Carl Stalling would also provide pleasant, if pedestrian scores for the shorts. The series was usually produced in black and white, although there were three entries which were filmed in color, and Iwerks still had his cels colored in spite of the black & white footage, to see if he could get different shades of gray in the photographing.

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The shorts all follow a [[StrictlyFormula simple formula]]--Willie, a young, eager boy, tells his friends (or sometimes, [[NoFourthWall the audience]]) about some outlandish adventure he went on recently, which serves as the story in question for the short--naturally, the stories turn out to be nothing but exaggerated lies (or, "whoppers", [[MeaningfulName hence his name]]). Like other Iwerks cartoons, the shorts are rife with cartoony animation, as well as a stylized rubberhose art style, courtesy of designers such as Creator/GrimNatwick and Berny Wolf. Carl Stalling would also provide pleasant, if pedestrian scores for the shorts. The series was usually produced in black and white, although there were three entries which were filmed in color, and Iwerks still had his cels colored in spite of the black & white footage, to see if he could get different shades of gray in the photographing.
21st Nov '15 2:58:19 PM Prinzenick
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* The Air Race: The pilot for the series, but the original version was unreleased due to MGM demanding more exposition as to why Willie joined the air race.



* The Air Race/Spite Flight: The pilot for the series, but the original version was unreleased due to MGM demanding more exposition as to why Willie joined the air race.
* Stratos-Fear

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* The Air Race/Spite Spite Flight: The pilot for the series, but Semi-remake of "The Air Race". While it reuses footage from the original version was unreleased due to MGM demanding more exposition as to why Willie joined film, there are considerable differences in the air race.
plot and a lot of new footage has been added.
* Stratos-FearStratos-Fear: The first film in the series to use Willie's fat redesign.



* Robin Hood, Jr.: Filmed in color.

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* Robin Hood, Jr.: Filmed in color.


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* AllJustADream: The ending of "Stratos-Fear", where Willie awakens from his laughing gas induced nightmare by having his tooth yanked out.


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** "Spite Flight" also ends with a new live action/animation mixing ending, with Willie and co. riding in a parade.
6th Nov '15 12:03:11 PM Prinzenick
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Fortunately, some of his cartoons have fallen into the PublicDomain, and as such are easy to find, giving his films a chance to see the light of day again.

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Fortunately, some of his cartoons have fallen into the PublicDomain, and as such are easy to find, giving his films a chance to see the light of day again.
again. In late 2015, Thunderbean animation released a restored Blu-ray & DVD set of all of his cartoons.



* Hell's Fire (AKA Masquerade Holiday and Vulcan Entertains): The only surviving color print is missing footage, but a black and white print exists which has all of the original footage intact.

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* Hell's Fire (AKA Masquerade Holiday and Vulcan Entertains): The only surviving Originally, a complete color print is missing footage, but a black and white print exists which has all of the original footage intact.film was thought to be lost, but one was found and restored for the 2015 Willie Whopper blu-ray set.
1st Feb '15 6:05:01 PM PaulA
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* BehindAStick: The fatcat villain of "The Air Race" eavesdrops while leaning out from behind a very narrow tree that somehow conceals the rest of him.
28th Jan '15 5:17:15 PM MarkLungo
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The shorts all follow a [[StrictlyFormula simple formula]]--Willie, a young, eager boy, tells his friends about some outlandish adventure he went on recently, which serves as the story in question for the short--naturally, the stories turn out to be nothing but exaggerated lies (or, "whoppers", [[MeaningfulName hence his name]]). Like other Iwerks cartoons, the shorts are rife with cartoony animation, as well as a stylized rubberhose art style, courtesy of designers such as GrimNatwick and Berny Wolf. Carl Stalling would also provide pleasant, if pedestrian scores for the shorts. The series was usually produced in black and white, although there were three entries which were filmed in color, and Iwerks still had his cels colored in spite of the black & white footage, to see if he could get different shades of gray in the photographing.

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The shorts all follow a [[StrictlyFormula simple formula]]--Willie, a young, eager boy, tells his friends about some outlandish adventure he went on recently, which serves as the story in question for the short--naturally, the stories turn out to be nothing but exaggerated lies (or, "whoppers", [[MeaningfulName hence his name]]). Like other Iwerks cartoons, the shorts are rife with cartoony animation, as well as a stylized rubberhose art style, courtesy of designers such as GrimNatwick Creator/GrimNatwick and Berny Wolf. Carl Stalling would also provide pleasant, if pedestrian scores for the shorts. The series was usually produced in black and white, although there were three entries which were filmed in color, and Iwerks still had his cels colored in spite of the black & white footage, to see if he could get different shades of gray in the photographing.
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