John! I finally found your blog! Looks great man. It's so great to see these really f'd up cartoons. Oh man, they don't make 'em like that anymore.
Have you seen from Kausler's collection "Flip the Human"? From Gerstein:Various researchers have noted MGM's eternal problem with Flip the Frog: that they thought he was too ugly and not humanlike enough. John Kenworthy is the first I'm aware of to have recorded the final step in the conflict: that Iwerks finally offered to redesign Flip as an actual human, but the series was dropped and the plan didn't take effect.Here's an unprecedented look at the model sheet for Flip the Human (no kidding!)...Here you go. I wonder if a Willie Wombat sheet survives.
Hey Thad! I like the idea of a rejected animal model on Willie, but the whole story is even weirder. With a few slight changes, that rejected human Flip BECAME the first Willie Whopper model. http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x25we4_spite-flight_shortfilms"Whatsamatter, Mary?"
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