Friday, 25 September 2015

We're at the Mardi Gras

Unusual creatures populated the Fleischer world at one time, and it’s pretty evident during a pan of the crowd at the opening of the Popeye cartoon “King of the Mardi Gras.”

This cartoon features a fun theme song, those great 3-D backgrounds and maybe the best roller coaster scene in any cartoon, thanks to the sound effects and perspective animation.


  1. The backgrounds here supposedly were based on Luna Park at Coney Island in Brooklyn.

    1. Wonder if LP was also an inspiration for Pleasure Island in Pinocchio?

  2. This is one of my favorite cartoons. The roller coaster sounds like a very old wooden roller coaster I had the pleasure to ride at Riverview in Chicago. The backgrounds and animation manage to complete the feel better than any other roller coaster than I have seen in any other cartoon. Luna Park must have been something if it was the inspiration for this short!