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His multiplane camera was used in a number of the Iwerks Studio's "Willie Whopper" and "Comicolor" cartoons of the mid-1930s.
The Iwerks studio was only mildly successful, with cartoon series such as "Flip the Frog" and "Willie Whopper", released through Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, and the "ComiColor" cartoons, released by Celebrity Pictures. The Iwerks studio closed in 1936.
Willie Whopper is an animated cartoon character created by American animator Ub Iwerks. The Whopper series was the second from the Iwerks studio to be produced by Pat Powers and distributed through Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. It lasted only one year; from 1933 to 1934.
MGM's first foray into animation was the "Flip the Frog" cartoon series, starring an anthropomorphic talking and singing frog. The series was produced independently for Celebrity Pictures by Ub Iwerks, formerly the head animator at the Disney studio. Celebrity Pictures' Pat Powers had hired Iwerks away from Disney with the promise of giving Iwerks his own studio, and was able to secure a distribution deal with MGM for the "Flip the Frog" cartoons. The first "Flip the Frog" cartoon, "Fiddlesticks", was released in August 1930, and over two-dozen other "Flip" cartoons followed during the next three years. In 1933, the Flip character was dropped in favor of "Willie Whopper", a new series featuring a lie-telling little boy. "Willie Whopper" failed to catch on, and MGM terminated its distribution deal with Iwerks and Powers, who had already begun distributing their "Comi-Color" cartoons on their own.
In animation, MGM purchased the rights in 1930 to distribute a series of cartoons that starred a character named Flip the Frog, produced by Ub Iwerks. The first cartoon in this series (entitled "Fiddlesticks") was the first sound cartoon to be produced in two-color Technicolor. In 1933, Ub Iwerks cancelled the unsuccessful Flip the Frog series and MGM began to distribute its second series of cartoons, starring a character named Willie Whopper, that was also produced by Ub Iwerks.
The character eventually wore out his welcome at MGM. His final short was "Soda Squirt", released on October 12, 1933. Subsequently, Iwerks replaced the series with a new one starring an imaginative liar named Willie Whopper. Flip became largely forgotten by the public in the coming years. However, the character would make a small comeback when animation enthusiasts and historians began digging up the old Iwerks shorts. All of the Flip cartoons are now available in the 2004 Region 2 Flip the Frog DVD set released by Mk2/Lobster in France. Most are available in Region 1, in particular on the "Cartoons That Time Forgot" series.
Despite a contract with MGM to distribute his cartoons, and the introduction of a new character named “Flip the Frog”, and later “Willie Whopper”, the Iwerks Studio was never a major commercial success and failed to rival either Disney or Fleischer Studios. The Flip and Willie cartoons were later distributed on the home-movie market by Official Films in the 1940s. From 1933 to 1936, he produced a series of shorts (independently distributed, not part of the MGM deal) in Cinecolor, named "ComiColor Cartoons". The ComiColor series mostly focused on fairy tales with no continuing character or star. Later in the 1940s, this series would receive home-movie distribution by Castle Films. Cinecolor produced the 16 mm prints for Castle Films with red emulsion on one side and blue emulsion on the other. Later in the 1970s Blackhawk Films released these for home use, but this time using conventional Eastmancolor film stock. They are now in the public domain and are available on VHS and DVD. He also experimented with stop-motion animation in combination with the multiplane camera, and made a short called "The Toy Parade", which was never released in public. In 1936, backers withdrew financial support from the Iwerks Studio, and it folded soon after.
At first, Mickey was drawn by Disney's long-time partner and friend Ub Iwerks, who was also a technical innovator in cartoons, and drew an average of 600 drawings for Disney on a daily basis; Disney was responsible for the ideas in the cartoons, and Iwerks was responsible for bringing them to life. However, Iwerks left the Disney studio in 1930 to form his own company, which was financially backed by Celebrity Pictures owner Pat Powers. After his departure, Disney eventually found a number of different animators to replace Iwerks. Iwerks would produce three cartoon series during the 1930s: "Flip the Frog" and "Willie Whopper" for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, and the "ComiColor Cartoons" for Pat Powers' Celebrity Productions. However, none of these cartoons could come close to matching the success of Disney or Fleischer cartoons, and in 1933, MGM, Iwerks' cartoon distributor since 1930, ended distribution of his cartoons in favor of distributing Harman and Ising cartoons, and Iwerks left after his contract expired in 1934. After his stay with MGM, Iwerks' cartoons were distributed by Celebrity Pictures, and Iwerks would answer to Disney's use of Technicolor and create the Comicolor series, which aired cartoons in two-strip Cinecolor. However, by 1936, the Iwerks Studio began to experience financial setbacks and closed after Pat Powers withdrew financial aid to the studio. Iwerks returned to Disney in 1940, where he worked as the head of the "special effects development" division until his death in 1971.
Jackie, trained by Mel Koontz, was the second lion used for the MGM logo. He was the first MGM lion to roar, which was first heard via a gramophone record for MGM's first production with sound, "White Shadows in the South Seas" (1928). In the early years that this logo was used (1928–c. 1933), there was a slightly extended version wherein, after growling three times and looking off to the right, the lion would return his gaze to the front a few seconds later. Jackie appeared on all black-and-white MGM films from 1928 to 1956 (replacing Slats), as well as the sepia-tinted opening credits of "The Wizard of Oz" (1939). He also appeared before MGM's black-and-white cartoons, such as the "Flip the Frog" and "Willie Whopper" series produced for MGM by the short-lived Ub Iwerks Studio, as well as the "Captain and the Kids" cartoons produced by MGM in 1938 and 1939. A colorized variation of the logo can be found on the colorized version of "Babes in Toyland" (1934), also known as "March of the Wooden Soldiers"; an animated version (done via rotoscope) appeared on the 1939 "Captain and the Kids" cartoon "Petunia Natural Park". Jackie died on February 26, 1952. He would later make a comeback at the beginning of the film "Hearts of the West" (1975).