This short, one of the greatest Looney Tunes, by Chuck Jones and… MoreThis short, one of the greatest Looney Tunes, by Chuck Jones and Michael Maltese is on the National Film Registry. Uses several of Wagner's opera compositions to re-imagine Elmer Fudd's never-ending pursuit of Bugs Bunny. The expressionist set and hilarious visuals are excellent. I just wish it was longer than seven minutes. I'm so glad I was able to share it with my wife, who didn't know what I was talking about when I sang, "Kill the wabbit! Kill the wabbit!" Somehow she missed this as part
Another indelible Looney Tunes short from my childhood courtesy of… MoreAnother indelible Looney Tunes short from my childhood courtesy of Chuck Jones and Michael Maltese. Bill Roberts sings for Michigan J. Frog. So funny and well constructed. A wannabe vaudeville producer, who used to work in construction, discovers the key to his success in a singing and dancing frog, but the frog is shy about performing for the public. The jump into the future at the end ties it all together.
Directed by Chuck Jones. Daffy and Bugs voiced by Mel Blanc. Elmer… MoreDirected by Chuck Jones. Daffy and Bugs voiced by Mel Blanc. Elmer Fudd voiced by Arthur Q. Bryan. And one of the best Looney Tunes scripts by Michael Maltese. Daffy and Bugs try to one up one another.
Mel Blanc does all the voices. Being from the 60s this is the latest… MoreMel Blanc does all the voices. Being from the 60s this is the latest of the Looney Tunes shorts that I saw in a program at my local Cinematheque. Classic Bugs and Daffy trying to outsmart each other with, of course, Daffy loosing. But this one is not as funny as Rabbit Seasoning.
Mel Blanc is Sylvester the Cat this time. Sylvester is without Tweety.… MoreMel Blanc is Sylvester the Cat this time. Sylvester is without Tweety. Instead he is paired with a mouse like Tom and Jerry. Sadly, Sylvester's people have left on vacation and forgotten him. The mouse torments him by keeping a key or the can opener out of reach.
Mel Blanc is the voice of Porky and the hipster squirrel. If only the… MoreMel Blanc is the voice of Porky and the hipster squirrel. If only the wildlife could fight back against lumberjacks cutting down their natural habitat. This squirrel takes on the role usually reserved for Bugs.
Chuck Jones who directed so many of the classic Looney Tunes shorts… MoreChuck Jones who directed so many of the classic Looney Tunes shorts and Mel Blanc who voiced so many of the memorable Looney Tunes characters are responsible for this one as well. I always remembered Pepe Le Pew, the French skunk, being the aggressor of love against the black cat who accidentally gets a white stripe down her back. This short shows the reverse of that toward the end when Pepe overdoes it with the perfume.
Again with the great Chuck Jones and Mel Blanc. An example of how… MoreAgain with the great Chuck Jones and Mel Blanc. An example of how these Merry Melodies or Looney Tunes were not originally made for children. Two mice, gorged on cheese, decide to commit suicide. The cat that they offer themselves to is suspicious and offers his life to a dog. It doesn't add up, but is pretty humorous with a dark, adult twist.
Another classic Looney Tunes short directed by Chuck Jones and written… MoreAnother classic Looney Tunes short directed by Chuck Jones and written by Michael Maltese. I clearly remember this one from watching reruns of Looney Tunes on Saturday mornings growing up. Big dope Junyer Bear with passive Ma tries to show appreciation for his Pa on Father's Day. Pa gets injured and his anger mounts. The vaudeville routine that Junyer and Ma do with patriotic fervor is so funny.