Tag Archives: Looney Tunes

Too Hop To Handle (1956) – Looney Tunes Theatrical Cartoon Series

Too Hop To Handle (1956) - Looney Tunes

Too Hop To Handle (1956) - Looney Tunes

CotD: Sylvester, Sylvester, Jr. and Hippety Hopper appeared in “Too Hop To Handle“, the only cartoon in which Robert McKimson animated Sylvester.

Too Hop To Handle (1956) – Looney Tunes Theatrical Cartoon Series

Sylvester Jr. summons Hippety with a magic flute.

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Wet Hare (1962) – Looney Tunes Theatrical Cartoon Series

Wet Hare (1962) - Looney Tunes

Wet Hare (1962) - Looney Tunes

CotD: In his second of two appearances in “Wet Hare“, Blacque Jacque Shellacque tries to equal Bugs Bunny and falls short.

Wet Hare (1962) – Looney Tunes Theatrical Cartoon Series

Bugs is taking his daily shower when the water in the stream subsides as Blacque Jacque Shellacque builds a dam.

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Operation: Rabbit (1952) – Looney Tunes Theatrical Cartoon

Operation: Rabbit (1952) - Looney Tunes

Operation: Rabbit (1952) - Looney Tunes

CotD: Wile E. Coyote breaks his silence for the very first time in “Operation: Rabbit“, and also, for the first time, faces Bugs Bunny.

Operation: Rabbit (1952) – Looney Tunes Theatrical Cartoon Series

Wile E. Coyote, nemesis of The Road Runner, makes the first of several attempts to use Bugs Bunny to satisfy both his craving for food and his mental craving for the thrill of capturing some helpless desert animal with an elaborate scientific contraption.

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Three Little Bops (1957) – Looney Tunes Theatrical Cartoon Series

Three Little Bops (1957) -  Looney Tunes

Three Little Bops (1957) - Looney Tunes

CotD: If you are ready for the swingin’est jive cartoon, then watch “Three Little Bops” get hep to all that is cool about being hot- cha!

Three Little Bops (1957) – Looney Tunes Theatrical Cartoon Series

The Three Bops are the swingin’est jazz band (guitar, piano and drums) in town. The trumpet-blowing wolf wants to join the hip combo, but he is too square, destroying their three nightclubs (Straw, Sticks and Bricks). The Big Bad Wolf finally gets blown up, goes to hell, and learns that you have to be hot to play real cool.

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Gorilla My Dreams (1948) – Looney Tunes Theatrical Cartoon Series

Gorilla My Dreams (1948) - Looney Tunes

Gorilla My Dreams (1948) - Looney Tunes

CotD: Often overshadowed by the other directors, McKimson made some great cartoons. “Gorilla My Dreams” is classic Bugs, and as funny as any Freleng or Jones.

Gorilla My Dreams (1948) – Looney Tunes Theatrical Cartoon Series

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

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Rabbit Of Seville (1950) – Looney Tunes Theatrical Cartoon Series

Rabbit Of Seville (1950) - Looney Tunes

Rabbit Of Seville (1950) - Looney Tunes

CotD: “Rabbit Of Seville” is on just about everyones top 10 cartoon list. Watch it again today and see why Chuck Jones is considered a cartoon genius!

Rabbit Of Seville (1950) – Looney Tunes Theatrical Cartoon Series

The Hollywood Bowl Orchestra is tuning up for “The Barber of Seville” when the perennial rabbit hunt lands Elmer Fudd and Bugs Bunny on stage. Bugs takes over the opera at Elmer’s expense.

The raised curtain gives Bugs the chance to shave Elmer within an inch of his life to the opera’s famous overture. Razor flying, Bugs hacks away at Fudd’s face (which looks as if it “might have gone through a machine”) covered with a frothy milkshake of shaving cream.

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Mexican Joyride (1947) – Looney Tunes Theatrical Cartoon Series

Mexican Joyride (1947) - Looney Tunes Theatrical Cartoon

Mexican Joyride (1947) - Looney Tunes Theatrical Cartoon


CotD: I can never pass up an Art Davis cartoon. “Mexican Joyride” was spawned by a quick trip to Tijuana the crew took one weekend.

Mexican Joyride (1947) – Looney Tunes Theatrical Cartoon Series

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.

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Daffy-The Commando (1943) – Looney Tunes Theatrical Cartoon Series

Daffy-The Commando (1943) - Looney Tunes

Daffy-The Commando (1943) - Looney Tunes

CotD: One of the funniest war cartoons from any studio, “Daffy-The Commando” features Daffy taking on- and beating!- Hitler.

Daffy-The Commando (1943) – Looney Tunes Theatrical Cartoon Series

Daffy is a commando who parachutes down into the German trenches to raise hell. Daffy bedevils the German commander, Von Vulture, and his sidekick, little helmet-with-two-feet Schultz, providing plenty of opportunities for anti-Nazi jokes along the way.

After working his mischief, Daffy tries to escape in a plane, but is surrounded by “a mess of Messerschmidts” which shoot each other out of the sky after Daffy gets out of the way. Von Vulture blows Daffy’s plane to bits with a machine gun, and the commando is forced to flee on foot.

He hides in a dark tunnel, which turns out to be the barrel of a long-range cannon. Daffy is shot out of it and lands in Berlin, where Adolf Hitler is shrilly haranguing a crowd.

Daffy has the honor of clobbering the Fuhrer himself with a mallet.

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Bushy Hare (1950) – Looney Tunes Theatrical Cartoon Series

Bushy Hare (1950) - Looney Tunes

Bushy Hare (1950) - Looney Tunes

CotD: In “Bushy Hare” we see the stork delivering Bugs again, this time to Oz.

Bushy Hare (1950) – Looney Tunes Theatrical Cartoon Series

The stork mixes Bugs and a kangaroo baby up, and mistakenly delivers Bugs to Australia and the natives therein.

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Gopher Broke (1958) – Looney Tunes Theatrical Cartoon Series

Gopher Broke (1958) - Looney Tunes

Gopher Broke (1958) - Looney Tunes

CotD: Often confused with Disney’s Chip an’ Dale, the stars of WB’s “Gopher Broke” are the gophers with the British accents.

Gopher Broke (1958) – Looney Tunes Theatrical Cartoon Series

Barnyard Dog is a guard at a farm where vegetables are harvested. Discovering that the vegetables they wanted have been harvested, the Goofy Gophers put in their own claim on the produce supply. They now need to get past the dog to get them. They torment the dog in a variety of ways to get him to leave.

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