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We Need A Warner Bros Cartoon Topic


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#1 Dargo

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Posted 09 January 2016 - 04:09 PM



Friends and I at work used to discuss this a lot.

 

Our concensus was-----

 

Disney may have the more flawless and fluid animation, but WB had the FUNNIER cartoons.

 

And ONE FROGGY NIGHT seems to be a favorite of MOST people I've talked to about this sort of thing.  And mostly here in MICHIGAN, since that cool frog HAD become known as MICHIGAN J(I even have a small vinyl replica of him, top hat and all, on my keychain!).  AND several of us seem to prefer The Tasmanian Devil before he became so popular and had become known as simply "Taz".  AND started speaking.  In complete sentences!

 

 

Sepiatone

 

Yep, and so did the MGM studios once Tex Avery moved his particular brand of zaniness from the W-B studios to there of course, Sepia.

 

This opening sequence clip of this Screwball Squirrel short being Tex's way of poking fun at the "cutesy-ness" contained within many of Uncle Walt's cartoons....

 



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Posted 09 January 2016 - 11:25 AM

Friends and I at work used to discuss this a lot.

 

Our concensus was-----

 

Disney may have the more flawless and fluid animation, but WB had the FUNNIER cartoons.

 

And ONE FROGGY NIGHT seems to be a favorite of MOST people I've talked to about this sort of thing.  And mostly here in MICHIGAN, since that cool frog HAD become known as MICHIGAN J(I even have a small vinyl replica of him, top hat and all, on my keychain!).  AND several of us seem to prefer The Tasmanian Devil before he became so popular and had become known as simply "Taz".  AND started speaking.  In complete sentences!

 

 

Sepiatone


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Posted 09 January 2016 - 10:38 AM

Oh a day or week or Spotlight on Warner Bros. Cartoons would be fantastic.   More interesting than Treasures from the Vault.   Most of the old cartoons are "verboten" as they are terribly politically incorrect.  I was on Movies Unlimited yesterday and they have DVD's of the Warner's cartoons however were a bit to pricey for my budget.  You are able to see some on You Tube.

 

I am not a traditional opera buff but Warner's did great cartoons to opera music and everytime I hear Wagner I think of the great cartoon "Kill the Rabbit" done to the March of the Valkiries. 

 

Keep posting however I won't hold my breath....I still want George Sanders as SOTM, however maybe we could lobby for a cartoon version of the Wine Club....



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Posted 09 January 2016 - 06:38 AM

I find I'm usually alone in enjoying the early to mid 30s Merrie Melodies (and even the Looney Tunes of the period.) I don't know why, lots of good songs from Warner movies, great early/mid 30s ambiance. Fond memories of the feeling I got watching those late at night on Cartoon Network as a kid. The cartoons from the early 30s have a lot of the same appeal as the silent films from the 1890s and 1900s; a different kind of joyful weirdness on one hand, ethereal, otherworldly beauty on the other.

I prefer Warner cartoons pre-1950 in general. The shorts became increasingly streamlined and bland as the 50s progressed, although there certainly was still a bounty to like. I'm a Tex Avery and Bob Clampett guy (and Frank Tashlin!)

 

I also vastly prefer the original version of Daffy Duck (the one that was actually "daffy" - "Woo woo, woo!") 


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Posted 08 January 2016 - 11:24 PM

"One Froggy Evening" is one of my favorites:

 

 

My favorite part is when the guy is sitting in jail (because Michigan J. Frog was singing in the middle of the park and creating a noise disturbance and the poor guy gets busted for the noise, though he tries to blame Michigan) and Michigan is up in the window caressing the bars singing "Please Don't Talk About Me When I'm Gone." 

 

"Three Little Bops" is another of my favorites:

 

 

I love the end when the wolf finally "gets it" and gets to be in the band.  I mostly love the music in this cartoon.

 

I have all three of the Looney Tunes Platinum Collection Volumes on Blu-Ray.  I never tire of watching Looney Tunes.


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Posted 08 January 2016 - 09:12 PM

One of my favorites. For once Elmer comes out on top...

 



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Posted 08 January 2016 - 03:01 PM

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