About Airplanes & Rockets

Kirt Blattenberger, Webmaster - Airplanes and Rockets
Kirt Blattenberger
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Even during the busiest times of my life I have endeavored to maintain some form of model building activity. This site has been created to help me chronicle my journey through a lifelong involvement in model aviation, which all began in Mayo, MD. There is a lot of good information and there are lot of pictures throughout the website that you will probably find useful, and might even bring back some old memories from your own days of yore. The website began life around 1996 as an EarthLink screen name of ModelAirplanes, and quickly grew to where more server space ...

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The Air Race, a 1933 Willie Whopper Cartoon

The Air Race, a 1933 Willie Whopper Cartoon - Airplanes and Rockets1933 was just six years after Charles Lindbergh's New York to Paris flight and a time of great enthusiasm for the newfound realm of human flight. Magazines, movies, cartoons, and hobby shops were rife with airplane themes. Early Warner Brothers (e.g., Bugs Bunny) and Walt Disney (e.g., Donald Duck, Mickey Mouse) productions often featured airplanes. Even the U.S. Navy used cartoons to train aviators. Many of the toys and magazines of the era are now worth a lot of money on eBay. The cartoon shown here is a 1933 Willie Whopper production titled, "The Air Race" (UbIwerks, Metro-Goldwyn Mayer). It does a good job of representing the era of invention and accomplishment on the part of designers, builders and flyers, and the awe of spectators admiring the aforementioned.

I have also included a few other early aviation-themed cartoons below. Enjoy.

The video is hosted on the Archive.org website.



The Air Race, a 1933 Willie Whopper Cartoon

 

 

Bugs Bunny in the Army - The Falling Hare

 

 

Bugs Bunny WWII Anti-Japanese Propaganda

 

 

Plane Crazy Mickey Mouse Classic Walt Disney 1928 

 

 

Aircraft Carrier Landings - 1946 - Navy Training Cartoon

 

 

Donald Duck - Flying Jalopy (1943)

 

 

 

 

Posted May 28, 2012