The "Fritz und Fratz" cartoons were made by Johann Weichberger from Austria, i can confirm that, but know nothing more about him. There was at first a series of 4 parts, released about 1939 or 1940, with the titles: Die blinden Passagiere (The Blind Passengers), No. IV / 12 Der Spuk an Bord (Spook aboard) No. IV / 13 Die wilde Jagd (The Wild Hunt) No. IV / 14 Die kleinen Helden (The Little Heroes) No. IV / 15 This four spliced together gave a complete film. Shortly after there was a second series: Onkel Steffen in Seenot, No. V / 12 (title unknown) No. V / 13 (title unknown), No. V / 14 (title unknown), No. V / 15 Later were another 2 titles released: Jumbo als Retter, No. Vi / 14 Die Landung im Wunderland, No. VI / 15 and there was another sequel, probably released 1944: Der geheimnisvolle Tempel, No. VIII / 10 I'm not shure, if the series were continued, but probably not. One staff member of Degeto, Mr. Müller, launched his own firm after the war in Munich, called GLOBUS-Film. He released similar home movies in blue and silver cardboard boxes, beginning in 1950. He sold also the french film-office home movies in Germany.
www.filmcollectief.nl, Cor Draijer, who did the transfer from 16mm to MPG
February 23, 2018 Subject:
Here are the missing titles:
V13 Ein Hai greift an
V14 Onkel bei den Menschenfressern
V15 Dem Tod entronnen
October 9, 2011 Subject:
Way Ahead Of His Time!
I am no "expert", but looking at the date, and comparing the work with others of the day, I think its way ahead of its time. The subtle effects like "3D", all hand done! There was a scene where the monkeys in a tree were throwing things down, and they bounced in every direction. At the same time! I have a difficult time doing that with my high tech programs on OS X!!!! Pretty amazing work in my opinion.