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Old 01-23-2021, 06:26 PM   #46
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It's been awhile since I've seen it but probably Porky turns the tables.

All manner of penalties thru-out--a large saw, probably hits with a mallet. Great toon, but Chuck Jones did very few bad ones.
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It's been awhile since I've seen it but probably Porky turns the tables.

All manner of penalties thru-out--a large saw, probably hits with a mallet. Great toon, but Chuck Jones did very few bad ones.
How would you rank all the golden era Looney Tunes Directors?
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1. Chuck Jones

2. Isadore "Friz" Freleng

3. Bob Clampett

4. Bob McKimson

3 and 4 could be reversed--I think McKimson has a lot more shorts to his credit, since Clampett left sometime in the 40s.

A lot of people would also reverse Freleng and Jones. Maybe it could be agreed they are the top two. Jones has a LOT of classics, I will say.

There are other directors--Tashlin, Levitow, etc. They have very few shorts, though.
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I'll say one other thing about the Oscar--I might have mentioned above that Knighty Knight Bugs, a Freleng toon, was OK, but hardly Oscar-worthy. An Oscar for that, but nothing for Duck Amuck, Duck Dodgers, One Froggy Evening, What's Opera Doc, or the trio of Rabbit Season-Duck Season toons (all Jones masterpieces)? Please!
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I like that they show cartoons you see anymore like Blue cat Blues and my personal favorite Who killed Who.

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1. Chuck Jones

2. Isadore "Friz" Freleng

3. Bob Clampett

4. Bob McKimson

3 and 4 could be reversed--I think McKimson has a lot more shorts to his credit, since Clampett left sometime in the 40s.

A lot of people would also reverse Freleng and Jones. Maybe it could be agreed they are the top two. Jones has a LOT of classics, I will say.

There are other directors--Tashlin, Levitow, etc. They have very few shorts, though.
You could probably place Fred (Tex) Avery at #5 for his contributions.
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I love the Ducksters. It was a spoof about the outlandish 50's quiz shows. It ends with a nasty bit of deserved turnabout.
"deserved"?
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You could probably place Fred (Tex) Avery at #5 for his contributions.
Agree. I thought of Tex Avery, but like Clampett he had comparatively few shorts.

At least one director (maybe Clampett or Avery) used that "smear animation" where a running character leaves a color trail as the camera moves quickly to follow the run. It's really cool. I think it was only in a few 40s toons.
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"INTERVIEW: Cartoon Curator Bill from MeTVís 'Toon In With ME' "
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Interesting interview--Jerry Beck is THE animation historian. By reading the comments it appears people either love or hate Bill. After the first show I called a friend about the toons, and he loved them, but boy he hated the guy!

The live segments are growing on me!

The MOST interesting thing is that MeTV is planning on adding more cartoons. I would vote for shorts from Hanna-Barbera--Yogi, Huck, etc.

One thing that has me a little stumped is exactly when the Merrie Melodies went to color, and his book doesn't make it clear. It appears they start out in black and white (the Bosko years, none of which would be shown on TV), and they switch to 2 strip Technicolor in the mid 30s, and 3 strip (full) color in the late 30s.
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Interesting interview--Jerry Beck is THE animation historian. By reading the comments it appears people either love or hate Bill. After the first show I called a friend about the toons, and he loved them, but boy he hated the guy!

The live segments are growing on me!

The MOST interesting thing is that MeTV is planning on adding more cartoons. I would vote for shorts from Hanna-Barbera--Yogi, Huck, etc.

One thing that has me a little stumped is exactly when the Merrie Melodies went to color, and his book doesn't make it clear. It appears they start out in black and white (the Bosko years, none of which would be shown on TV), and they switch to 2 strip Technicolor in the mid 30s, and 3 strip (full) color in the late 30s.
They definitely should pick up The Jetsons and Scooby Doo.
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Sat Jan. 30 - Bugs Bunny and Friends

KNIGHTY KNIGHT BUGS (1958), THE CRACKPOT QUAIL, FASTEST WITH THE MOSTEST (1960), AWFUL ORPHAN (1949), CANARY ROW (1950), CASE OF THE MISSING HARE

Knighty... -- A Friz Freleng Academy Award Winner

Crackpot... -- an early Merrie Melody, 1941, from Tex Avery.

Fastest... aah, another great Road Runner

The Awful Orphan -- Chuck Jones didn't do too many Porkys, but here's one, with Charlie dog. He used this bit at least one other time, where the dog is shopping for a master and Porky's it.

Canary Row -- Sylvester's after Tweety again. Watch for the bowling alley bit--Freleng reuses gags but not this one! This is another Blue Ribbon reissue toon, where Warners found the original Looney Tune for a Platinum Collection DVD. I'll want to see what master MeTV has. [Update: Wow! They got it from Platinum Collection]

Case... an early Chuck Jones entry from Dec. 1942. In this one Bugs battles a fat magician.

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Those Caspers go way back, too. I think I've seen singalongs with those.

Another interesting thing they could do would be to add the Beatles cartoons later on Saturday morning, which were on ABC in the late 60s (speaking of singalongs). The songs were the real deal. Add in stuff like Bullwinkle and the Jetsons, and that would give them a full morning on Saturday.
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Mon Feb. 1 - Toon in with Me

SHOW BIZ BUGS (1957), SYMPHONY IN SPINACH, OUT AND OUT ROUT, DOG POUNDED, PURR-CHANCE TO DREAM

Warners:

Show Biz Bugs - an excellent Freleng Bugs and Daffy battle. An explosive ending for Daffy, who says he can only do it once! Also a reused gag (from the earlier Ballot Box Bunny) with a musical instrument rigged to explode.

Out and Out Rout - oh, goody, another Larriva Road Runner, this one from 1966. Let's get these over with...

Dog Pounded - another funny Tweety and Sylvester, from 1954. The cat battles LOTS of dogs this time...
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Those Caspers go way back, too. I think I've seen singalongs with those.

Another interesting thing they could do would be to add the Beatles cartoons later on Saturday morning, which were on ABC in the late 60s (speaking of singalongs). The songs were the real deal. Add in stuff like Bullwinkle and the Jetsons, and that would give them a full morning on Saturday.
Woody Woodpecker and Mr. Magoo are some other theatrical toons that I would like to see again. They should go ahead and add the remastered Fleischer and Famous Studios Superman cartoons to the Popeye block on Saturday Mornings. Even though a few of them would have to be censored.
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