Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Graham Place Teaser

Graham Place's animation from 'Stealing Ain't Honest'.

More to come soon...

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Wiffle Piffle - Common Street Brawler

Those of you familiar with the stable of original characters created by the Fleischer Studio will no doubt be a fan of Wiffle Piffle - the man with the boneless arms. For those ignorant of the joy of Piffle, you can see drawings of him here and watch him in the Betty Boop cartoon Hot Air Salesman.

I was surprised to find the aforementioned, ineffectual mite, was actually in a Popeye cartoon - as a street brawler in 'Brotherly Love'. His guest appearance had eluded me for countless screenings over the years. It's a short cameo so stay sharp and don't blink when the scene comes up next time you watch the cartoon.

Frame cut-in. Caught in the act!!