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DescriptionMovie Mad Flip the Frog Animation Drawings Group of 14 (Ub Iwerks/Celebrity Pictures, 1931).
In this early short from former Disney animator Ub Iwerks (1901 - 1971), Flip gets the urge to be a movie actor, and he crashes a studio in his attempt to make it big. Here are fourteen rare original 12 field 2-peghole animation drawings from this cartoon, which was first shown in theaters on 11/9/31. There is one great layout drawing that looks as if it was created with publicity in mind (as it does not appear in the film) -- it features Flip confronted by a "Little Tramp" Charlie Chaplin (seen from behind), as the Studio cop is ready with a board to whack Flip as he passes by. It pretty much fills the page. Other drawings include two more full-figure roughs of the cop; a sequence of five drawings (some rough, some more detailed) of the movie villain (Hiss! Hiss!) as he struts, snaps his fingers, and turns around to exit, stage right. There is one full-figure drawing of Flip disguised as a harem girl, seen at the 6:16 mark, and five drawings of a pig sultan, who eyes this new "girl" lustfully. These are mostly roughs, with Flip in one; three are huge images that fill the page. Paper shows some minor toning, with small tears, handling and edge wear, and a few minor stains; overall condition is Fair to Good.
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