Air Race, Willie Whopper Cartoon, 1933


A vintage piece of celluloid from the Golden Age of Aviation. This cartoon has it all: racism, sexism, the boy hero, the hairy villain, and a hot girl (Earhart, sexy?). Reminded me of the pod races in Star Wars. This whimsical cartoon premiered  the year Chum won his air race, “The Darkness Derby.”


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