Puddle Pranks | released December 1930

By the release of Puddle Pranks, Flip has undergone significant anthropomorphic development. His behavior more closely resembles a sociable human in his courtly pursuits of a female frog. Flip engages in a number of simplistic acrobatic feats to escape the predatory bird that threatens to ruin his romantic afternoon. Flip outwits the bird with broad sweeping motions, similar to Vaudeville’s humor as reported in Everybody’s Magazine in 1905: “The great demand in Vaudeville is for low comedy with plenty of action. Broad sweeping effects without too much detail are wanted.”

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