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'''''Koko's Earth Control''''' is a [[UsefulNotes/TheSilentAgeOfAnimation 1928]] [[Creator/FleischerStudios Max Fleischer]] cartoon, starring WesternAnimation/KokoTheClown and Fitz the Dog.

The short begins with Max at his drawing board, inking in Koko and Fitz running across an animated earth, until they find the "Control of Earth" station. Inside, the duo begin carelessly toying around with its controls, with Koko trying to stop Fitz from pulling the lever that will end the earth. Naturally, he fails, resulting in the sun melting the moon with a breath, and the sun getting blown up by a comet. This results in recurring flashes of lightning, and Koko and Fitz getting seperated and winding up in their own escapades, until these devastating effects of their mishaps [[TheFourthWallWillNotProtectYou extends into the real world]]!

This short is in the PublicDomain and can be viewed [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ysCS1NB0zE here.]]

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!!Tropes:

* ApocalypseHow: At least a Class 2, but it seems to turn into a Class X. It was definitely one for the cartoon world.
* AGodAmI: The characters play with the control of the earth.
* BabyPlanet: The cartoon world is small enough for the characters to see it curving.
* BigElectricSwitch: The world-ending lever in the "Control of Earth" station doesn't fully ''look'' like this trope, but it's just as important.
* CastingAShadow: Fitz hides under Kokos shadow as if it were a carpet.
* DeclarativeFinger: Used by Koko to chastise Fitz, and even inflates it to spank him!
* DerangedAnimation: Particularly the scene where a volcano morphs into the face of a man smoking a cigar!
* DownerEnding: The short ends with buildings collapsing, the cities dissapearing into water, the earth still shaking, and Koko and Fitz melting into a puddle of ink.
* DramaticThunder: One of the signs of the apocalypse.
* EarthShatteringKaboom: Not the ending, but the toon earth they're on blows up, throwing Koko back into the real world. This dosen't stop the effects from [[TheFourthWallWillNotProtectYou going into the real world to wreak havoc as well]]!
* FunnyAnimal: Fitz the dog.
* GeniusLoci: The volcano morphs into the face of a man smoking a cigar.
* {{Hammerspace}}: How Fitz gets an ax out of thin air to chop apart a tree he is fighting.
* HaveYouSeenMyGod: There is a control room for earth with a lever to destroy it, but nobody watches over it.
* HellOnEarth: One of the symptoms of the apocalypse, with demonheads living slightly under the ground level and volcanos turning into faces.
* HostileWeather: Happens after Fitz pulls the lever.
* InstantThunder
* LosingYourHead: Koko, during the part where his head is stuck underground. When he first pulls it up, it has some...demon-esque-''thing'' attached to it. Thankfully, he puts his normal head back on soon after.
* NiceJobBreakingItHero: Fitz causing the destruction of their cartoon world and of the real world.
* OhCrap: Koko when he reads what the lever that Fitz is trying to pull does.
* OurDemonsAreDifferent: There is a horned demon head coming out of the ground, and when Koko looses his head, he grabs into the hole and accidentally takes the demon head, that seems to be just a head.
* PublicDomainAnimation
* RogerRabbitEffect: Mostly during the ending.
* SchmuckBait: Whoever gave a big lever a warning sign like ''that'' was just begging to have it pulled.
* ScreenShake: Used in the life action apocalypse scenes.
* TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt
* TheFaceOfTheSun: Melts TheManInTheMoon before being hit by a CometOfDoom and swallowing it
* TheManInTheMoon: Melted by TheFaceOfTheSun
* TheSilentAgeOfAnimation
* ThickLineAnimation
* TooDumbToLive: Fitz and his attempts to pull the lever that will destroy the earth.
* WeatherControlMachine: One of the functions of the eponymous Earth Control is WeatherManipulation.
* WeirdWeather: caused by the main character.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Just where did Max Fleischer go while Koko and Fitz were having their escapades?
* WhenItRainsItPours
* WhenTreesAttack: The scene where Fitz encounters an agitated old tree.
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