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Insultin' the Sultan (1934)

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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)

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14 April 1934 (USA)  »

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Willie's Wild Version Of Sinbad
11 May 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Don't confuse this Willie The Whopper cartoon with the famous long "Popeye the Sailor meets Sinbad the Sailor" although both are entertaining in their own right. This "Sinbad" is a Whopper tale about the time "me and my gal were over in Constaninople" and she was kidnapped by a sheik. The evil sheik thought Willie's girl was hot so he kidnapped her. A lot of Willie's adventures seem to have a similar theme, although wildly different venues.

It did offer something really different. How many times have you ever seen a cobra pictured in a good light? The was the first time for me. The cobra, who isn't happy because his "boss" is snoring, sneaks out when he hears Willie and his girl whistling down the street. He takes an instant shine to the foreigners and follows them. When the girl is kidnapped, the snake helps out Willie is some very creative ways!

This was a lot of fun to watch. In the few "Willie The Whopper" cartoons I have seen, they've all been very entertaining. Why they aren't seen or respected, I don't know. The 1930s had some very edgy and entertaining animated short features like Betty Boop and Popeye, just to name two. Willie is good, too, at least from what I've seen.

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