|Cartoons That Time Forgot: The Ub Iwerks Collection celebrates the pioneering solo cartoon work of Ub Iwerks, who was Walt Disney's foremost animator/collaborator in the formative early years. These are historical cartoon shorts from the early 1930's some of which haven't been seen since their initial theatrical release. Others are old friends now viewed for the first time on DVD in unfaded, pristine prints from the original negatives. The legendary Iwerks... struck out on his own in 1930. What next would spring forth from the pencil of the bar-none animation pioneer who first drew Mickey Mouse and executed Disney's premiere Mouse shorts in the late 1920s (Steamboat Willie, Plane Crazy, Gallopin' Groucho, Mickey's Follies, Karnival Kid, etc.)? Iwerks initial solo outing, Fiddlesticks, the debut vehicle for his would-be new star Flip the Frog, marked a clear continuation of his vintage Mickey talkies with its tight sound-and-image synchronicity and with its use of a certain unbilled supporting player (the hard-to-miss Mickey Mouse look-alike, playing a tear-jerky violin in a duet with Flip.)|
Editor's NoteThe legendary music of looney tunes' maestro Carl Stalling brings 10 cartoon follies and nursery rhymes to life at the pluck of a harpstring.
Cast & Crew
|Ub Iwerks - Director|