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Posted by Nick Vermeirsch (Member # 4136) on September 08, 2018, 09:37 AM:
Hello to all!

I have received among some other films a super 8 film, it starts without titles and i don't know it. I would like to know the title and distributor from this film.. Does someone recognize it? Duration about 9 minutes in super 8.

Thanks! Nick.


Posted by Charles Foyle (Member # 6601) on September 08, 2018, 11:14 AM:
Your film is The Picnic Panic by Ub Iwerks--a Comicolor Cartoon from the Rainbow Parade series.

It was made in 1935. That coffeepot character is famous today as "Elder Kettle" from the hand-animated, infamously difficult videogame Cuphead released in 2017.

Interesting find! I always liked Iwerks' style.
Posted by Panayotis A. Carayannis (Member # 1220) on September 08, 2018, 03:19 PM:
Not an Iwerks Comicolor.It is a Van Beuren "Rainbow Parade" in Technicolor,directed by Burt Gillett and Tom Palmer.Issued by Geluid/Kleur Tekenfilm,a company from Hollandfrom Holland that issued many rare cartoons in exellent copies and with horribly bad box covers.
Posted by Maurice Leakey (Member # 916) on September 08, 2018, 03:29 PM:
The title is "A Picnic Panic".
Click below to view.
Posted by Dominique De Bast (Member # 3798) on September 08, 2018, 04:24 PM:
Panayotis, from what I remember from my Dutch lessons, geluid means sound, kleur means colour and tekenfilm means cartoon.
Posted by Panayotis A. Carayannis (Member # 1220) on September 09, 2018, 11:07 AM:
Dear Dom,(and the others!) [Eek!] Please,forgive my ignorance.This company does not print a logo and ,I repeat,has the ugliest and most horrific box art.The specific cartoon's dutch title,which I blackened,is PICK NICK!
Posted by Iman Yahya (Member # 5842) on September 10, 2018, 05:25 AM:

Do you happen to know whether this Holland company issued any more cartoons from the Rainbow Parade series? I have a mute
unstriped print of THE PICNIC PANIC and a sound print of PARROTVILLE FIRE DEPARTMENT. Wondering whether there were any others released?

I also have a Columbia cartoon (SWING MONKEY SWING) and 2 Terrytoons (PICNIC WITH PAPA and JAMES HOUND) that I believe are Dutch in origin.
Posted by Mathew James (Member # 4581) on September 10, 2018, 07:13 AM:
I love how they mix real footage with cartoon!
Here is a list of the van beuren cartoons!

Nice little film to own!
Posted by Panayotis A. Carayannis (Member # 1220) on September 10, 2018, 12:56 PM:
Iman-I don't know of other "Rainbow Parade" cartoons from Holland. I wish I did! "Neptune's Nonsence", "Molly Moo Cow and the Indians" and "Toonerville Trolley" were available from Blackhawk. The company may have been Top Film,which was the successor of Real Film but I am not sure. Let's hope somebody will unearth a catalogue.
Posted by Nick Vermeirsch (Member # 4136) on September 12, 2018, 07:06 AM:
Hello to all!
Thanks for all your help, you are wonderful. I have seen, on the "film market" in Holland, several times the underneath boxes (one which i own), also with the typical "artwork" on it, these are 120 meter reels with each times 3 cartoons on it (for i know). The "Picnic Panic" one was the third of such reel, with two other German cartoons (Dick und Doof cartoon (Larry Harmon)) and Lucky Luke in excellent colour and sound.



Each "cartoon film reel" has a title, mine ("the rice of hen") has nothing to do with the content of the cartoons anyway [Wink]

The other box of TOP FILM that i have is a documentary film of Hawaïan sports (Carl Dudley, 1951), also with excellent colour, and - rather rare here in Belgium (and the Netherlands): bilangue subtitles: Dutch and French (in our cinemas here in Belgium, it it still the case for a lot of movies).




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