Flip Lives!

Recently, I went to Greece on a business trip and learned that (a non-Disney) Pinocchio has his own thick digest-sized comic book there, with an amusing logo:


One of the backup features is about a character named Otto–and he’s a dead ringer for Ub Iwerks’ Flip the Frog:


This is, I presume, a coincidence. (I don’t read Greek, so I’m not even sure if Otto is amphibian; you don’t need to look anything like a frog to look like Flip.) But if anyone tells me that Flip was known as Otto in Greece and has been a popular comics character for the past 70 years, I’ll choose to believe.

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