Willie Whopper and his dog visit Hell, where they meet Satan, Cerberus, and some of the infamous members of the damned.



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Willie Whopper is telling another whopper of a lie, and this one takes him down a volcano into the bowels of Hell. There he meets many historical figures and fictional characters, including Napoleon, Nero, Rasputin, Cleopatra, Simon Legree, Dr. Jekyll and others. Willie's dog has come down with him, and unintentionally gives one of his fleas to Cerberus, thus giving the poor devil dog his own torment. One denizen among the damned (a personification of Prohibition) tries to escape. "Stop him!" cries Satan. Willie, determined to help the Dark One keep the bad soul where he belongs, gives chase. Soon, he and the would-be escapee are racing through the hottest place in Hell: the boiler room. Written by J. Spurlin

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6 January 1934 (USA)  »

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Masquerade Holiday  »

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The blue Eagle that rescues Willie and his dog (and drops the "Prohibition" figure back into the volcano leading to Hell) is the symbol of President Franklin Roosevelt's National Recovery Administration. See more »


[first lines]
Willie Whopper: Say, did I ever tell you this one? Well, it was like this. Me and my dog were climbing up the world's most dangerous volcano. Boy, what a hot time we had!
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Written by Art Kassel (1932)
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Volcanoes Don't Erupt; They Burp
31 May 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

How many cartoons have guest appearances from Napoleon, Nero, Trotsky, Cleopatra and a few other famous people? That's one feature of this old cartoon.

We also see a volcano that blows smoke rings and we see a three-headed "hell hound" and other assorted weird sights.

A big joke in this cartoon is everyone and everything thing (like the volcano) burping. I guess the writers thought that would get a bunch a laughs each time, sort of like how film writers today think farting or some guy getting hit in his testicles is always hilarious.

The music is fast and furious, almost wearing you out by the end.

Note: this cartoon also is known by the title "amous Fairy tales - Masquerade Holiday."

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