No, it's not Flip the Frog in an early Kung Fu cartoon. At this stage, few in America knew about jiu jitsu, let alone the Chinese martial arts. It's a boxing comedy. The IMDb credits it as being produced in two-strip Technicolor; the copy I looked at was black & white. However, the simplicity of the character design supports the color credit.
The cartoon is sustained by the tying of every action to the musical score. This was a technique musical director had perfected in silent days and he carried it into the sound era with Walt Disney. So strong is the association that a score in which every action is echoed by the music is referred to as "Mickey Mousing." Here, though, it works.
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