Thursday, 3 January 2019

Chinatown by Iwerks

Ub Iwerks’ Flip the Frog cartoons may not have been all that funny, but they always have interesting background art. Here are a few frames from Chinaman’s Chance (1933). We get some puns on the signs, such as “Aw, fooey!” and “Coming soon.”

Someone’s chin is oblong.

Here’s a unique overhead view.

Iwerks cartoons were sparse on credits. The background artists never were revealed on the title cards. Too bad.


  1. The Screwy Cartoons have a lot of charm to them, even to today. Really wished Avery would've made more shorts with him.

  2. About as funny as Hanna-Barbera comic strips' Bow-Ling Chinese restaurants