A Chinaman's Chance (film #14 on The Cartoons That Time Forgot: The Ub Iwerks Collection, Vol. 2 DVD (Image Entertainment, 1999). Also, film #4 on The Cartoons That Time Forgot, Volume 3: Things That Go Bump in the Night (Kino Video, 1993)). [Category: Hollywood]

In which our hero, Flip the Frog, in the guise of a policeman, tracks down the notorious Chinese criminal Chow Mein. This is a delightfully "toony" toon, complete with the most "toony" car you've ever seen, and a plot that unfolds with "toony" logic. The water scenes are beautifully done, and the scene in the opium den will remind you of many anti-drug films to come. Great fun.

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

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