Friday, March 28, 2008

Vulcan Entertains Pt.6

Continuing the filling in of 'Hell's Fire', an Ub Iwerks cartoon from 1934, from two of the surviving 16mm prints. At this point 'Vulcan Entertains' (the black and white grabs) and 'Masqeurade Holiday' (in color) follow pretty well the same path with a few edits which I'll point out.

Isn't Hell fun?

Willie meets the Hellhound (actually a three headed cat): 
one of the Iwerks Studios coolest characters!

Willie has a bone in his pants (write your own joke)

The bit where the Hellhound belches after swallowing the bone (I said write you own joke already) is cut from 'Vulcan Entertains'. There will be no rudeness in the presence of Vulcan.

Did Willie's dog have a name? Or was Yippy two timing Scrappy?
He bites at a flea.

Follow the flea!

... into the fur of the Hellhound.

The flea exits the Hellhound.

It continues on it's mystical journey ...

... over to Napoleon. 

He takes out a fly swatter.

The flea's journey of discovery has reached it's end. In this print of 'Masquerade Holiday' (the color print) it cuts directly to the Hellhound sniffing the ground.

back to 'Vulcan Entertains'

He puts the swatter in his shirt. So that's why Napoleon keeps his hand in his shirt. Who says cartoons aren't educational?

he goes back to his bounce cycle (to 'Hell's Bells' - remember?)


... to Old Man Prohibition who's getting completely lit ...

Man, I've been there!

Is there a theme to this cartoon?

More Soon!

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