Tag Archives: Looney Tunes

Cartoon for the Day: Boobs In The Woods

Boobs In The Woods

Boobs In The Woods

From 1950 we have this clas­sic pair­ing of Daffy Duck and Porky Pig in Boobs In The Woods. This Looney Tune was directed by Robert McKim­son and writ­ten by War­ren Foster.

Porky sets out to the great out­doors to paint land­scapes, but Daffy claims that the lake and moun­tains are his, and he refuses to let Porky paint them.

Songs include: “The Merry-Go-Round Broke Down” (Cliff Friend, Dave Franklin), Per­formed by Daffy Duck.

Cartoon of the Day: Bosko In Dutch

Bosko In Dutch

Bosko In Dutch

An early Looney Tune, Bosko In Dutch is gen­er­ally unre­mark­able in its story telling, ani­ma­tion or direc­tion. How­ever, the short is impor­tant because this was the first car­toon that one of the great­est car­toon direc­tors ever super­vised– albeit uncredited.

Bosko and Honey get in and out of trou­ble. Just like usual, only thins time in Hol­land. You can tell because every build­ing has a windmill.

The last appear­ance of Goopy Geer (seen here in a cameo).

The first car­toon directed by Isador “Friz” Fre­leng (who was uncredited).

The song “Ach du lieber Augus­tine,” bet­ter known to school kids as “Hail to the Bus Dri­ver Man,” is on the soundtrack.

Cartoon of the Day: Gorilla My Dreams

Cartoon of the Day: Gorilla My Dreams

Car­toon of the Day: Gorilla My Dreams

One of the clas­sic Bugs Bunny car­toons, Gorilla My Dreams was also one of direc­tor Robert McKimson’s finest. Known mainly for cre­at­ing the Tas­man­ian Devil and Foghorn Leghorn, McKim­son made a few clas­sic Bugs films, too, includ­ing this one.

Bugs lands in “Bingzi-Bangzi, Land Of Fero­cious Apes,” where a lady gorilla whose hubby hates kids takes him as her own.

Remade in 1959 as “Apes Of Wrath.

Grue­some Gorilla’s first appearance.

Cartoon of the Day: Dog Pounded

Dog Pounded

Dog Pounded

Isadore Fre­leng directed many great films, and paired two time­less char­ac­ters so close they are now insep­a­ra­ble– Tweety and Sylvester. Dog Pounded is one of the later shorts, pro­duced in 1954. It begins with the very famil­iar image of a starv­ing Sylvester, rum­mag­ing through garbage cans for food…

Hun­gry Sylvester spots Tweety in his nest, which sits on a tree high atop the city dog pound, where numer­ous bull­dogs reside. Sylvester makes dif­fer­ent approaches, like hyp­no­tiz­ing the dogs and dig­ging him­self under the wall, always with the same result– beaten by the dogs.

Sylvester dis­guises him­self as a dog, and the dogs bur­row under the pound, hav­ing accu­rately antic­i­pated that Sylvester will do the same! In the end, he paints a white stripe down his back to make the dogs think that he’s a skunk. This attracts Pepé Le Pew, who desires to make love with the poor ol’ puddy tat!

Pepé Le Pew makes a cameo at the end of this car­toon, the only time he appears in a Fre­leng directed short .

Very sim­i­lar to “Ain’t She Tweet.”

This Looney Tune short was reis­sued as a Blue Rib­bon Mer­rie Melodie cartoon.

Cartoon of the Day: Mexican Joyride

Mexican Joyride

Mex­i­can Joyride

Released sixty-five years ago today, Daffy Duck took a Mex­i­can Joyride down to Tijuana for a lit­tle bit of rest and relax­ation. Directed by Art Davis, we can never resist pick­ing a Davis car­toon for CotD, even up against Arthur And The Invis­i­bles and Jet Fuel For­mula, the very first episode of Rocky and His Friends.

Daffy Duck, singing “Gau­cho Ser­e­nade,” dri­ves down to Mex­ico for a vaca­tion. After a burn­ing expe­ri­ence with Mex­i­can food, Daffy takes in the bullfights.

As if at a base­ball game, Daffy heck­les the bull (“He’s blind as a bat! Throw the phony out!”). The bull chases the duck around the arena. Daffy tries the “Good Neigh­bor Pol­icy,” offer­ing the bull a “Cig­a­rette? Sparkling cham­pagne? A lit­tle gin rummy, per­haps?” Daffy pulls a hat trick, bet­ting the bull to guess what som­brero he’s hid­ing under. When the bull guesses wrong, he cries over los­ing his money. Daffy vol­un­teers weapons to help him com­mit suicide.

The bull chases the duck with a machine gun into town, where the duck packs his bags and dri­ves home, unaware that the bull is in the back seat.

Art once said that this car­toon was inspired by a week­end get­away he and some of the oth­ers had in Mex­ico. Must have been a fun trip! So show the love for Art Davis, and like this car­toon, or rate it on BCDB… where you can also watch it online!

Looney Tunes Movie Back In Action

Looney Tunes Movie Back In Action

Looney Tunes Movie Back In Action

Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck and Yosemite Sam look to be back in action, or at least headed back to the big screen. Warner Bros. has announced that they plan to reboot the clas­sic car­toon short char­ac­ters into an as-yet unti­tled new hybrid live-action/CG film.

For­mer Sat­ur­day Night Live cast mem­ber Jenny Slate is already on board as writer for the new flick. Jef­frey Clif­ford, Harry Pot­ter pro­ducer David Hey­man and Dark Shad­ows writ­ers David Katzen­berg and Seth Grahame-Smith are slated to pro­duce the film.

No cast­ing has yet been announced.

The clas­sic Warner Bros. Looney Tunes (and Mer­rie Melodies) char­ac­ters appeared in shorts from the stu­dio from 1930 through 1968. Dur­ing their ini­tial the­atri­cal run, the Looney Tunes and Mer­rie Melodies series became the most pop­u­lar of all the­atri­cal series, exceed­ing even Dis­ney in audi­ence draw. Var­i­ous revivals of the shorts have occurred since, includ­ing some well regarded CGI shorts over the last few years.

The char­ac­ters have also made their way into two pre­vi­ous live-action/CG films, Space Jamwhich fea­tured Michael Jor­dan, and the Bren­dan Fraser/Jenna Elf­man film Looney Tunes: Back In Action.

Space Jam grossed $90 mil­lion domes­ti­cally and $230 mil­lion world­wide, while the sec­ond film only made only $20 mil­lion domes­ti­cally and $68 mil­lion worldwide.

Rabbit Fire (1951) — Looney Tunes Cartoon Series

Rabbit Fire

Rab­bit Fire

#CotD: The first of three car­toons in which Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck debate whether it is rab­bit sea­son or duck sea­son was “Rab­bit Fire” by Chuck Jones.

Rab­bit Fire (1951) — Looney Tunes Car­toon Series

Daffy leaves rab­bit tracks to Bugs’ hole for Elmer to fol­low, and the debate over who is in sea­son begins.

Come see “Rab­bit Fire” on video at Big Car­toon DataBase

Buccaneer Bunny (1948) — Looney Tunes Cartoon Series

Buccaneer Bunny

Buc­ca­neer Bunny

#CotD: The first car­toon to pit Bugs Bunny against Yosemite Sam as a pirate was “Buc­ca­neer Bunny”.

Buc­ca­neer Bunny (1948) — Looney Tunes Car­toon Series

Yosemite Sam as a pirate makes the mis­take of try­ing to bury his trea­sure chest in Bugs’ hole, and pays with the loss of his ship.

Come see “Buc­ca­neer Bunny ” on video at Big Car­toon DataBase

High Diving Hare (1949) — Looney Tunes Series

High Diving Hare

High Div­ing Hare

CotD: Why does Yosemite Sam say “You notice I didn’t say Richard” so promi­nently in “High Div­ing Hare” ? Read our Pro­duc­tion Notes to find out!

High Div­ing Hare (1949) — Looney Tunes Series

Bugs is barker for a car­ni­val sideshow. When the high diver, Fear­less Freep, doesn’t show up, his biggest fan Yosemite Sam makes Bugs take his place. Clas­sic high div­ing gags abound as Sam keeps falling to his doom.

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Sinkin’ In The Bathtub (1930) — Looney Tunes Cartoon Series

Sinkin' In The Bathtub

Sinkin’ In The Bathtub

CotD: The very first Warner Broth­ers the­atri­cal car­toon, “Sinkin’ In The Bath­tub” also saw the screen appear­ance of Bosko and Honey.

Sinkin’ In The Bath­tub (1930) — Looney Tunes Car­toon Series

Bosko is tak­ing a bath while hum­ming “Singing in the Bath­tub,” play­ing every­thing around him like a musi­cal instru­ment. Even the bath­tub gets up and dances. Bosko rides a stream of water out his win­dow, and calls for his car.

While dri­ving, Bosko plays “Tip-Toe Through the Tulips” on his har­mon­ica, and picks up some flow­ers. He arrives at Honey’s house while she is bathing upstairs. Honey sees Bosko out of her bath­room win­dow and quickly gets dressed.

Wait­ing out­side, Bosko hides the flow­ers behind his back, but a goat eats them. Bosko begins to cry, but Honey calls out from her bal­cony: “Don’t cry Bosko! I still loves you!” Bosko feels bet­ter, and then kicks the goat in the behind. He takes some parts from his car and makes a sax­o­phone out of them. Honey pours a tub of soapy water from her bal­cony into the sax, caus­ing it to blow bub­bles up into the air. Honey jumps off her bal­cony and dances on the bub­bles, even­tu­ally mak­ing her way down to the ground, where she and Bosko play her front path like a xylophone.

The happy cou­ple dri­ves off in the car and smooch. Along the way a lazy cow that won’t budge blocks their path. After being spat on by the cow, Bosko decides to run it over. The car then hits a bump that sends Bosko fly­ing out of the car, split­ting him into eight minia­ture Bosko’s. He pulls him­self together, and then helps push the car up a hill.

After reach­ing the top the car starts to speed down­hill, with Bosko chas­ing after it. Bosko grabs a rope attached to the car, but he’s dragged over rocks and trees and ends up in front of the run­away auto­mo­bile. The car goes off a cliff and lands in a pond. Bosko and Honey end up float­ing in their car-turned-bathtub, while Bosko cheer­fully plays “Singing in the Bath­tub” with reeds on the lily pads.

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