The Air Race (track #15 on The Cartoons That Time Forgot: The Ub Iwerks Collection, Vol. 1 DVD (Image Entertainment, 1999)). [Category: Hollywood]

In which Our Hero, Willie Whopper, tells us how he won the Big Air Race against the Big Villain, despite flying a pedal plane with a motor taken from an old lawnmower. Like most of the cartoons in this series, this has some great weird moments, such as a locomotive plane, a percolator plane, Willie Whopper's plane crashing into a live-action smokestack, and his plane going through an awning on a fireworks stand, changing the legend from "FIREWORKS" to "IWERKS." And you haven't lived until you've seen St. Peter give somebody the finger (OK, it's not exactly the finger, but it sure looks like it). Lots of fun.

Ratings: Camp/Humor Value: ****. Weirdness: ****. Historical Interest: ***. Overall Rating: ****.

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