Saturday, June 20, 2009

Side Tracks



(this one won't stay up very long...)


Anonymous said...

Do leave the cartoon, AC ... it is an excellent example of an animated Warner Brothers cartoon, and it illustrates slapstick comedy. What are kids watching today? Gay Smurfs.

During the early days of the WB Cartoons (the Depression years) animators directed these cartoons at adults, not children. And they exposed many people to classical music for the first time. Of all the characters, Bugs Bunny and Yosemite Sam were my favorites. And of course, Mel Blanc was a master doing the various voices.

A.C. McCloud said...

Their humor was warped in a good way. Lots of explosions and anvils, now way too violent to pass the PC police. I still like the one where the hard hat finds a frog that sings Vaudeville but when he tries to show it off it dummies up.