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Spooks (1931)

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Flip the Frog finds himself in a house haunted by crazy skeletons.

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While riding through a rainstorm on his horse, Flip spots a house. He goes in to seek shelter and meets a friendly skeleton who wants to add Flip to his collection of skeletons. Flip and the skeleton eat supper and dance. When Flip goes to up to bed, he soon finds out what's going on and runs out of the house and off into the distance. Written by Coolguy

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21 December 1931 (USA)  »

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Geister  »

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(Powers Cinephone Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Flip: Shut-up!
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Edited into The Hand Behind the Mouse: The Ub Iwerks Story (1999) See more »

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30 October 2008 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Spooks (1931)

*** 1/2 (out of 4)

Flip the Frog and his horse are caught in a thunderstorm when he sees an abandoned house and decides to go in for shelter. Once inside he runs across countless living skeletons including one who has plans for the frog. I was really surprised at how well thought out and creative this animation film is. I'm still new to Iwerks work but so far this one here is certainly the best. There are countless funny gags involving the skeletons, although none of them are hilarious but they are so creative that you can't help but be charmed by what's going on. The highlights include a scene where the skeleton tries to get Flip to eat a skeleton turkey. The end result of a skeleton eating a skeleton is also very well done.


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