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Finally, Ub Iwerks gets his due. I caught this on the Ovation channel on July 5, 2007. It will be repeated so watch it if you can. Direct TV carries Ovation, so does Verizon Fios. My one gripe about the film: while Flip the Frog is mentioned and shown it does not tell you that the first Flip cartoon was made in color. This was very rare for 1930 and two years before Disney's first color cartoon. To be fair, only a two-strip color film was available at the time. Disney's cartoon used a newly developed three-strip color process. Other than that it is the most accurate film I've seen on the subject. I'm old enough to remember seeing Flip and Willie Whopper cartoons when they were shown on TV in the 1950's and I enjoyed them a lot. Now, they are all but forgotten.
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