Willie Whopper tells a tall tale of his girlfriend being carried off by a Sultan and his efforts to rescue her.

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Willie Whopper is telling his friend about the time he went to Constantinople with his girlfriend. As they approached an auction block selling dancing girls, the Sultan decided that Willie's girlfriend was the one he wanted and carried her off. The bulk of the cartoon is about Willie's efforts to rescue her and the obstacles he confronts along the way. Written by Julie Elliot (Shira) imdb@shira.net

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14 April 1934 (USA)  »

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Is that Muhatma Gandhi near the end in this cartoon?!
8 February 2017 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

Willie Whopper was an interesting sort of character from Ub Iwerks. However, the character wasn't very consistent and was drawn several different ways and had different voices...as if the studio wasn't quite sure what they wanted. However one thing was constant...the character was either getting into amazing adventures or was a complete liar. This cartoon definitely falls into the liar category!

It begins with Willie annoying a rather dim looking student in his classroom and begins to regale him with stories about being in Constantinople and fighting a sultan for the return of his girlfriend...the same girl you see in many of the Willie cartoons. What's next? See it...or don't!

You'll not see this one on TV--partly because it's a bit old fashioned and partly because many of the characters are VERY stereotypical and will likely offend. Enjoyable, despite this...so it is worth seeing this one at archive.org...


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