#117 – There Are So Many Looney Tunes Masterpieces
We discuss the work of Warner Bros animation and its most famous directors: Bob Clampett, Friz Freleng, Chuck Jones and Frank Tashlin. All your favorite characters are brought up: Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Porky Pig and Gorilla Gruesome
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Films Under Discussion:
The Old Grey Hare (1944) (Bob Clampett) The Old Grey Hare is a 1944 Warner Bros. cartoon in the Merrie Melodies series, directed by Bob Clampett, written by Michael Sasanoff, with music by Carl W. Stalling and starring an older and young Bugs Bunny and Elmer Fudd. – IMDB
The Unruly Hare (1945) (Frank Tashlin): The Unruly Hare is a 1945 Warner Bros. cartoon in the Merrie Melodies series directed by Frank Tashlin. It stars Bugs Bunny and Elmer Fudd (voiced by Mel Blanc and Arthur Q. Bryan, respectively). – IMDB
High Diving Hare (1949) (Friz Freleng): High Diving Hare is a 1948-produced Warner Brothers Looney Tunes theatrical cartoon short starring Bugs Bunny and Yosemite Sam. – IMDB
A Bully for Bugs (1953) (Chuck Jones) Bugs Bunny takes a wrong turn at Albuquerque and winds up in a Mexican bullring fighting one heck of a big bullying bull. – IMDB
Duck Amuck (1953) (Chuck Jones): It stars Daffy Duck, who is tormented by a seemingly sadistic, initially unseen animator, who constantly changes Daffy’s locations, clothing, voice, physical appearance and even shape, much to Daffy’s aggravation and rage. Pandemonium reigns throughout the cartoon as Daffy attempts to steer the action back to some kind of normality, only for the animator to either ignore him or, more frequently, to over-literally interpret his increasingly frantic demands. In the end, the tormenting animator is revealed to be Bugs Bunny. – IMDB
One Froggy Evening (1955): A man tries desperately to strike it rich with a talented frog that can sing and dance, but the owner is the only one who ever sees it perform. – IMDB
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