History WesternAnimation / WillieWhopper

11th Oct '17 5:46:22 PM TonyG
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* InflatingBodyGag: In "Stratos-Fear", Willie gets filled with too much gas at the dentist, causing him to inflate and fly off into space.
25th Sep '17 5:42:15 PM nombretomado
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* ArtEvolution: Willie initially looked like a boy version of BettyBoop, but Ub didn't feel he was funny enough, and quickly altered his design to be fatter and lankier than before.

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* ArtEvolution: Willie initially looked like a boy version of BettyBoop, WesternAnimation/BettyBoop, but Ub didn't feel he was funny enough, and quickly altered his design to be fatter and lankier than before.
30th Dec '16 3:55:47 PM Xtifr
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'''''Willie Whopper''''' was a short lived series of cartoons produced and directed by UbIwerks, running for 13 shorts from [[UsefulNotes/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''''' ''Willie Whopper'' was a short lived series of cartoons produced and directed by UbIwerks, Creator/UbIwerks, running for 13 shorts from [[UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfAnimation 1933 to 1934.]] The series was made as a replacement for Iwerks' previous series ''WesternAnimation/FlipTheFrog'', alongside his ''WesternAnimation/ComiColorCartoons'' shorts.
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.
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