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animation

To Duck or Not to Duck

Director: Charles M. Jones
Country/ Year: USA 1943



It’s the beginning of a wonderful enemyship between Duffy Duck and hunter Elmer Fudd who tries to prove himself as a sportsman, on the green and in the ring. But Duffy is simply a knockout.

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The Plumber

Director: Walter Lantz
Country/ Year: USA 1933



„It Ain’t Gonna Rain No Mo’“, sings Oswald the Lucky Rabbit, only to be scorned by foul weather in his hut. But as a plumber his in a rather shaky position and has to learn. When it rains, it pours.

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Smile, Darn Ya, Smile!

Director: Rudolf Ising
Country/ Year: USA 1931



Foxy is a trolley engineer in the early turn from “Merrie Melodies”. One of only three starring Hugh Hermann’s hero and the first to mention his name. A perfect classic up to the final: „So long, folks!“

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The Spirit of ’43

Director: Jack King
Country/ Year: USA 1942



“Thanks to Hitler and Hirohito” Uncle Sam demands “taxes to defeat the Axis”. So Donald sticks to the advice of a prototypical Scrooge McDuck and gives the devil his due. Time to punch and pay.

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Princess Iron Fan

Director: Wan Guchan, Wan Laiming
Country/ Year: China 1941



China’s first feature animation conjures up a fantastic world of demons, animal spirits and magical weapons such as the fan the monkey king has to abstract from the proud aristocrat of the title.

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Gulliver’s Travels

Director: Dave Fleischer
Country/ Year: USA 1939



Delegated to bring in the praise and profit of walt Disney’s “Snow White” for Paramount, this
peculiar but facile animation in more than one sense lacks the depth of Jonathan swift’s novel.

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Betty Boop Serial

Director: Dave Fleischer
Country/ Year: USA 1937 – 1939



Silent star Clara Bow and singer Helen Kane were the real life models for Max Fleischer’s frivolous flapper who had her heyday in those early cartoons before being domesticated and dulled at the hands of the Hayes Code.

On with the New

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Rhythm on the Reservation

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Pudgy Takes a Bow-wow

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My Friend the Monkey

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Snow White

Director: Dave Fleischer
Country/ Year: USA 1933



Cab Calloway on the wall, who’s the fairest of them all? Of course it’s Betty Boop, giving a luscious stand-in for the heroine of the eponymous fairy tale by the Brothers Grimm who have here their jazzed up encounter with the Brothers Fleischer.

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