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 !

Saturday, September 22, 2007

Willie Whopper in "Reducing Creme"

Reducing Creme is an Ub Iwerks cartoon released on 19th May 1934, as a part of the short lived Willie Whopper series. It's a very typical cartoon for the Iwerks output of that period: it doesn't contain some really funny gags, but the animation and design are on quite good level. Iwerks cartoons in general had very distinctive character design, and often boosted some neat special effects and tricks (in this case, the short but quite effective transformation scene). Reducing Creme is a very good and pleasant cartoon, though it doesn't reach the level of Stratos-Fear, a real cult favorite and the very best Willie Whopper cartoon of all time.

If you want to know more about Ub Iwerks, your next stop must be Understanding Animation blog . Bruce has posted an excellent and very comprehensive article about this great animation pioneer, covering all the parts of his fascinating career. It's really everything you wanted to know about Ub Iwerks, but were afraid to ask :)

Ub Iwerks: An almost forgotten legend

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Blogger Alex said...

The pictures are pretty funny!

7:08 pm

Anonymous Anonymous said...

The best designed and animated Iwerks cartoons were by Grim Natwick and Berny Wolf. I'm guessing this is their work.
Thanks for posting it!

1:13 pm

Blogger doug holverson said...

Is there a video if this posted anywhere on line?

1:33 am

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for the mention of my blog, Dodgers!

I hope that my posts might be able to help in one form or another.


From a wannabe cartoonist/ artist


7:04 am

Blogger Duck Dodgers said...

Hi Bruce,
well, the one that deserves the thanks is actually Hammerson, who is part of this blog's crew and made this marvellous post.
I've always love the shots that Hammerson selects to highlight a particular cartoon!

8:22 am

Blogger Thad said...

Hah- I think I see cameltoe in the first two framegrabs!

1:34 pm

Blogger Pez said...

Where did you get this cartoon? Did you scan in film? Beautiful Drawings! I would love to see more of these. I have every Flip the Frog Carton but have not ever seen about 6 Willie cartoons. This is one of those 6. Would you be able to post or donate a digital copy of this Toon to "The Animation
Thank you,

6:49 pm

Blogger hoppurtoppur3 said...

i wish i had this.i also wanna see the
rest of the flip series.

2:52 pm


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