THE CARTOON CRYPT: Willie Whopper in Stratos Fear (1933)

Here is a fun and very surreal Willie Whopper cartoon from Ub Iwerks.

Read more about this cartoon on The Big Cartoon Database.

This cartoon, along with almost all of Ub Iwerks cartoons for his own studio, are available on the excellent DVDs The Cartoons that time Forgot Volume One and Volume Two. Stratos Fear is on Volume 2.

Interesting to note that the color in the Ub Iwerks Comicolor cartoons on these DVDs seems to have held up much better than the color on the previously mentioned Fleischer Color Classics on the Somewhere in Dreamland set… or at least seems to have faded differently. The blues in these cartoons are much more brilliant than the blues in any of the Fleischer Color Classics. If someone actually restored the color in the cartoons in either set, I would guess the they would look quite candy-store different.