Flip the Frog serenades his feline sweetheart to the delight of everyone in her building - everyone, that is, except a homely cow, who is trying to get some sleep.

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Flip the Frog is on the road in his tiny automobile. He's on his way to serenade his feline sweetie. On the way, a rich, cigar-chomping cat in his expensive car, honks at Flip, wanting to pass him. Flip's response is to press a lever on his car and extend its wheels in order to block every inch of the road. The cars themselves get in on the act: the bigger car bites the smaller one on his trunk. The smaller one gets even by lifting a wheel, like a dog lifting its leg, and spraying soot on the big car and its wealthy driver. Meanwhile, the girl-cat is admiring herself in the mirror as she gets ready for the night. As she removes her clothes, the picture of Flip on her dressing table gets embarrassed. But the animate portrait can't resist sneaking a peak. Finally, Flip himself arrives. He removes his tiny car like a tight piece of clothing and shakes it upside down. Out fall a dozen musical instruments, including a piano and a guitar. Flip serenades his sweetie to the delight of ... Written by J. Spurlin

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[first lines]
Flip the Frog: [under his breath] Damn!
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A-Hunting We Will Go
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Whistled by Flip the Frog
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Early Flip the Frog-excellent cartoon!
13 November 2003 | by (Tucson AZ) – See all my reviews

This is one of the first half-dozen or so shorts from Iwerks and is exceptional. Flip is actually interesting and has a personality-what happened later on? There's a discernable plot-not Shakespeare, but decent enough. The music (not all Ragtime, but why quibble? It's good) is a primary component, the characters are well-executed and it's just an all-around success. If Iwerks had produced more shorts like this, the character (and the studio) would have been more successful. Great cartoon, good to see it in print, available on DVD. Well worth watching. Most recommended.


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