After MGM got tired of distributing Flip the Frog cartoons, Ub Iwerks was set to come up with a brand new character. Willie Whopper is notable for his tendency to tell elaborate lies or "whoppers" which offer a grand, brand new adventure each time. Willie Whopper's cartoon run wasn't long - only two years before Iwerks returned to Walt Disney. Originally Willie Whopper was tall and thin, but he was plumped up and made more cartoony to appeal to audiences more. Only 3 of Willie's 13 cartoons are on YouTube (Play Ball is on there in very low quality).