Despite being a rather late entry into the Looney Tunes catalogue raisonné, High Note does hit a rather, uhm, High Note in the oeuvre. In addition to be one of those cartoons that cat catch and holds one’s interest for seven minutes without a word of dialogue (or perhaps because of the fact), this short was an Academy Award Nominee for Best Short Subject in 1961.
Set on a piece of sheet music, musical notes arrange to perform “The Blue Danube,” but are thwarted by one pixilated note who’s been visiting the “Little Brown Jug.”
It is films like this that really show Chuck Jones’ comic genius, and his incredible sense of timing and space. If you have not seen this one, or not seen it in a while, the fifty-first anniversary of it’s original release is a GREAT time for you to watch it again… at Big Cartoon DataBase!