Imagination was given to man to compensate him for what he is not, and a sense of humor was provided to console him for what he is. - Oscar Wilde
Animation, Art, and Other Shiny Things
Flip the Frog was created by Ub Iwerks in 1930 and the cartoon Fiddlesticks was Flip’s debut. If the style looks and feels familiar it’s because Ub Iwerks was the creator of Mickey Mouse and set the tone for all early Disney animation.
Besides the pedigree, this animation itself was the first sound and color animation when it was released in August 1930.
h/t Miss Cellania