Andrea/Duck Dodgers here. I friendly welcome every fan of animation at my blog. The goal is to support the love and rediscovery of Classic Theatrical Cartoons from the Golden Age of Animation, keeping meanwhile an eye on Golden Age "Funny Animals" Comics as well as on modern animated productions! Every SUPPRESSED ethnic caricature to be sometimes presented here is just for HISTORICAL and EDUCATIONAL purpose and NOT to offend anyone. Stay Tooned and Enjoy the place !

Tuesday, December 27, 2005

Room Runners

Pre-Code cartoons from the early Thirties often contain risqué gags , since at the time they were almost free from the restrictions of censorship. The cartoons produced at the Ub Iwerks studio contain some of the best examples of that : many of them have gags involving racial and ethnic stereotypes , sexual innuendo , and even the use of drugs . One of the most risqué Ub Iwerks cartoons is "Room Runners". Here, Flip the Frog tries to escape during the night from a hotel without paying the bill ; while getting away from both the landlady and a policeman , Flip comes across several sexual-related situations : for example , he gets into a bathroom where a girl is having a shower, and he watches a naked girl through a keyhole. In the final gag of the cartoon , a guy who's trying to take his tooth out , after many unsuccessful attempts , he finally succeeds after going into the room of an undressed girl and receiving a punch in the face from her.
Here are some pictures from this cartoon . Enjoy!


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just so you know, it's the same girl that Flip walks in on thruout the cartoon; in the final scene she's fed up with Flip violating her privacy, and slugs the toothache guy by mistake.(This chick, obviously animated by Grim Natwick, also appears as the poor secratary who loses her skirt in "Office Boy")

10:48 pm

Blogger Duck Dodgers said...

Natwick was a master in animating girls .

his work is easily findable in Iwerks and in Fleischers studios .

He was the one who created Betty Boop . The character made her debut as a canine lady , and was probably supposed to be a female support in Bimbo cartoons .
However , in a few time , Betty became a star and Bimbo was casted in less important roles , then he finally went out of the screen .

8:22 pm

Anonymous Anonymous said...

This cartoon is very hard to find. Also, it is not shown very much due to suggestive elements and is quite offensive to them.

1:35 pm


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