Rather cute...and better than most Willie Whopper cartoons.
Willie Whopper was an interesting sort of character from Ub Iwerks. Not only was the kid a cute habitual liar, but his cartoons were pretty enjoyable...a big improvement over Ub's first character with his studio, Flip the Frog!
In this installment, as Willie is shining shoes, he's telling yet another grand fib. This time he talks about the time he wrestled the world champion wrestler, the Masked Marvel. And again and again, as it looked as if Willie would be pummeled he got the best of this big brute by using his brains. In the end, of course, there's a punchline to all this.
The story is fun...which makes it worth seeing as many of Iwerks' films were not especially fun but tended to be sacchariney sweet. Instead, this Willie film manages to avoid these pitfalls and simply entertain.
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