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Cartoons That Time Forgot - The Ub Iwerks Collection, Vol. 2 (1931)

Billy Bletcher , Ub Iwerks  |  NR |  DVD
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  • Actors: Billy Bletcher
  • Directors: Ub Iwerks
  • Writers: Ben Hardaway, George Manuell, Otto Englander, Washington Irving
  • Producers: Ub Iwerks, Pat Powers
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Animated, Black & White, Color, NTSC
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono)
  • Region: All Regions
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: Image Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: July 27, 1999
  • Run Time: 190 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: 6305472424
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #110,578 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Cartoons That Time Forgot - The Ub Iwerks Collection, Vol. 2" on IMDb

Special Features

  • Volume 2 of a celebration of the pioneering solo cartoon work of Ub Iwerks, Walt Disney's foremost animator/collaborator in the formative early years. The first fully animated color cartoon version of Aladdin and the Wonderful Lamp (1934)...the legendary Flip the Frog in the slapstick masterpiece The New Car (1931)...the original cartoon adaptation of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, The Headless Horseman (1934)...the little-known animation star Willie Whopper in the surrealistic sci-fi classic Stratos Fear (1933)...and a famous lost film, a full-color cartoonization of Don Quixote (1934). These are just a few of the 58 cartoons captured on these two DVDs (available separately) of rediscovered masterworks from the very beginnings of the Golden Age of American Animation
  • Extensive liner notes essay on Ub Iwerks

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Ub Iwerks was one of the greatest animators of the silent and early sound eras: he animated "Steamboat Willie" and other early Disney shorts virtually by himself. But the films he produced at his own studio after breaking with Walt Disney in 1930 lack the vitality of his earlier work. During the '30s, the animators with Disney, the Fleischers, Warner Bros., and MGM developed a new style of cartoon humor that centered on characters with strong, recognizable personalities. Iwerks's first recurring character, Flip the Frog, who appears in more than half the cartoons in this collection, never developed into a wholesome good guy or a sarcastic antihero. He remained an observer, rather than someone who initiated the action, as Mickey Mouse and Bugs Bunny did. The rambling plots further weaken these films. Flip stumbles into a haunted house in "Spooks" (1932), but the artists can't decide if they're trying to be funny or scary, and the film falls between two chairs. The garish colors and bizarre designs in "Balloon Land" (1935) have a camp appeal, but the inflatable hero and heroine and the spiny villain simply aren't very interesting. Iwerks's cartoons unfortunately remain less than the sum of their parts, but this disc (in unison with Vol. 1) offers an interesting historical perspective on the development of popular animation. --Charles Solomon

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Volume 2 of a celebration of the pioneering solo cartoon work of Ub Iwerks, Walt Disney's foremost animator/collaborator in the formative early years. The first fully animated color cartoon version of "Aladdin and the Wonderful Lamp" (1934)...the legendary Flip the Frog in the slapstick masterpiece "The New Car" (1931)...the original cartoon adaptation of "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow," "The Headless Horseman" (1934)...the little-known animation star Willie Whopper in the surrealistic sci-fi classic "Stratos Fear" (1933)...and a famous "lost" film, a full-color cartoonization of "Don Quixote" (1934). These are just a few of the 58 cartoons captured on these two DVDs (available separately) of rediscovered masterworks from the very beginnings of the Golden Age of American Animation.

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70 of 74 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Volume 2 contents January 13, 2005
By GT
Format:DVD
26 cartoons fill up this volume for 190 minutes worth of cartoon nostalgia. Some of the humor isn't "politically correct", and some of it is a bit ribald, but the cartoons are for the most part entertaining. All but five of the cartoons star the character of "Flip the Frog", a character best taken in small doses (in watching all the cartoons at once, the humor wears a bit thin.) All the Flip cartoons are in black and white, as is one of the Willie Whopper cartoons. The remaining four cartoons are in color, three of which stand alone. The fourth was apparently released at different times under "Famous Fairytales" (as on this disc) and "Willie Whopper" labels. Read more ›
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42 of 46 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Cartoon Heaven June 14, 2001
Format:DVD
If you are someone like myself who thinks that the greatest cartoons are from the 30's and 40's, then this dvd is for you. If you love cartoons from this era, then you'll understand what makes this dvd so special---the great animation, jazzy background music, vintage sound effects, voice characterizations, rich black and white, or color. It's all here. The thing that's great about these old cartoons is the fact that there is movement--constantly. I can't even believe some people my age (i'm 32) condemn these cartoons as being 'old' and would prefer the limited animation techniques of the Hanna-Barbera cartoons we grew up with on Saturday morning television. The Flip the Frog cartoons are the biggest surprise and are reminiscent of early Fleischer Betty Boop or Popeye cartoons in their overall tone. The dvd transfer is generally excellent, although there are some cartoons which use older prints as a source. However, they do not detract from enjoying this disc . Since there is a limited audience for this kind of stuff, grab this dvd before it is out of print.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Historical collection, and quite interesting. November 2, 2005
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Many of the other commentators of Volume 1 and Volume 2 have very nicely described the contents of these two collections. I'd like to just say that I found these cartoons to be very essential for anyone interested in the history of animation.

Flip the Frog comes across as another Mickey Mouse, Willie Whopper is somewhat interesting, while the Comicolor series is somewhat similar to Silly Symphonies. I'm not surprised at this since Ub worked at Disney, and is responsible for the early animation of Mickey Mouse and several Silly Symphonies.

I found the liner notes helpful in explaining the social context of these cartoons. Many are poking fun at the Hollywood stars of the day (Disney and Warner also have several of their own similar cartoons), others have relevant commentary about various conditions in our country at the time, and others are just interesting trips into the supernatural. Keep in mind that all these things have been pursued by Disney, Warner Brothers, etc., so there is nothing unusual here. There are plenty of sight gags and the usual exaggerations that early cartoons are especially known for.

Also, I think it would be fair to say that the characters and stories as a whole tend not to progressively develop over the short life of Ub's studio. If you treat all the cartoons simply as individual accomplishments, then it's not a big deal, but as a whole they don't really change much. This isn't necessarily a problem, just an observation.

It's kind of interesting to me that I always felt I was almost watching Disney cartoons, but at the same time there are definitely other edgier influences at work here. The fact that Ub's staff of animators largely came from the Fleischer studio, and included Betty Boop's creator, made the difference.
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18 of 23 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars 3 1/2 HOURS OF FUN January 19, 2001
By A Customer
Format:DVD
The perfect companion to Vol. 1, this one contains some different themes -- my favorite being the scary cartoons. Well, they really aren't that scary, but the lightning, shadows, skeletons, etc. really come across well in their black and white.
If you've read my review of Vol. 1, then you know what to expect.
There are 3-4 cartoons which are a little too risque for younger viewers (they are identified in the included text on the box). Nothing explicit, of course, but probably more like PG material (just those 3 cartoons). I would still recommend buying this one for younger viewers, just skip over those couple of cartoons. Older viewers are OK, too!
Buy both volumes, you won't be disappointed!
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5.0 out of 5 stars I loved these growing up and they are just as funny
Classic,I loved these growing up and they are just as funny!
Published 22 days ago by Marilyn Westhoff
5.0 out of 5 stars Lots of FUN FOR ALL
I remember a little of this from the early days of TV but my grandkids have been raised on Pixar and modern Disney...but they like this. We watch it together and all have fun. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Alan
4.0 out of 5 stars SAME DUMB MENU BUT STILL A WORTHY SET OF EARLY IWERKS SHORTS!
After watching a ton of Disney Treasure sets, this second collection of Ub Iwerks early cartoons may not be of the same quality as his efforts with Disney, but they are certainly... Read more
Published 3 months ago by DR SHOCK
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing!
Lots of great strange stuff. I love the old cartoons: everything in them is alive, and they're so visual and non-linear. Read more
Published 15 months ago by coal4k
5.0 out of 5 stars FANTASTICO
GREAT STUFF. NO ONE LIKE UB IWERKS. I STRONGLY SUGGEST ALL ARTISTS TO EXPERIENCE THE WORKS OF THIS GRAND ILLUSTRATOR.
Published 15 months ago by CAPTAINDELVIN
1.0 out of 5 stars horrible
NOt at all like the true old cartoons.

The typical single cell boaring cartoons, very un interesting, was under the impression that these were of the detailed type for... Read more
Published 15 months ago by Enis
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic! That these cartoons from the 30's and 40's even survived.
Fantastic! That these cartoons from the 30's and 40's even survived. My grandson never saw anything like them. Read more
Published 17 months ago by Glen Side
3.0 out of 5 stars Missing insert card.
The cartoons are great, as well as special features. Yet, the insert card was missing from my copy. I also purchased Volume one so I'm not missing too much, (as far as I know. Read more
Published 18 months ago by Earl T. Pitman
5.0 out of 5 stars Fun to watch
Enjoyed this DVD though I did like Volume One better.....Loved Jack Frost, I remember watching that one as a child.
Published 20 months ago by lyndenisland
5.0 out of 5 stars FLIP THE FROG animation DVD
Best and total FLIP THE FROG complete animation. It has all of Ub Iwerks' FLIP THE FROG animation in total. Animation REALLY has smooth and fast animation and worth studying. Read more
Published 24 months ago by Luisa Felix
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