|Flip the Frog series|
|Directed by||Ub Iwerks|
|Produced by||Celebrity Pictures|
|Music by||Carl Stalling|
|Release date(s)||August 16, 1930|
|Running time||6:12 min|
Fiddlesticks is a ground-breaking 1930 animated cartoon film. It was the first animated sound cartoon that was photographed in two-strip Technicolor. It was also Ub Iwerks's first cartoon since he departed from Walt Disney's studio.
This film was simultaneously released with King of Jazz, a musical revue. It included a cartoon depicting how Paul Whiteman, the music director of the film, "became the King of Jazz". The animation was made at Lantz Productions.
Flip is seen dancing on lilypads until he reaches land and dries himself off. He walks to a party, where he performs a dance for the audience, accidentally climbing to a spider web. He also performs a duet with an unnamed mouse on violin (some say it might be Mickey Mouse), and Flip on piano. They perform two songs, which on the first, the mouse starts crying, so does Flip and the piano. The second song makes Flip start hugging the piano, which kicks Flip. The cartoon ends with Flip beating on the piano - he kicks all the piano keys into the air, and they drop onto him.
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