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Bosko The TalkInk Kid (1929) — Theatrical Short

Bosko The TalkInk Kid

Bosko The TalkInk Kid

#CotD: The short that intro­duced Bosko and kicked off the WB car­toon dynasty, “Bosko The TalkInk Kid” was never offi­cially released.

Bosko The TalkInk Kid (1929) — The­atri­cal Short

This inven­tive mix­ture of live-action and ani­ma­tion served to intro­duce the char­ac­ter of Bosko, a lov­able and ever-jovial char­ac­ter. Ani­ma­tor Rudolf Ising sits at his draw­ing board and before our eyes cre­ates Bosko, who comes to life and shows us “what he can do” in a series of snappy musi­cal and com­edy routines.

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The Isle Of Pingo Pongo (1938) — Merrie Melodies Cartoon Series

The Isle Of Pingo Pongo

The Isle Of Pingo Pongo

#CotD: One of WB’s infa­mous Cenored Eleven, “The Isle Of Pingo Pongo” was the first of many Tex Avery Warner Bros. spot-gag-filled par­o­dies of travelogues.

The Isle Of Pingo Pongo (1938) — Mer­rie Melodies Car­toon Series

A trav­el­ogue which gets in all the usual sight gags (“Sand­wich Islands,” “Canary Islands”), it turns down­right mean-spirited when deal­ing with the natives. Ubangi-style lips are served as din­ner plates, lips serve as trum­pets. Fierce drum­mers do a riff on “She’ll Be Com­ing ‘Round the Moun­tain When She Comes,” and a Fats Waller type con­tributes to a scat-style ren­di­tion of “Sweet Geor­gia Brown.”

You can watch “The Isle Of Pingo Pongo” on video at Big Car­toon DataBase

Hair-Raising Hare (1946) — Merrie Melodies Cartoon Series

Hair-Raising Hare

Hair-Raising Hare

#CotD: The orange, sneaker-wearing mon­ster first appeared in “Hair-Raising Hare” but he was not yet called Gossamer.

Hair-Raising Hare (1946) — Mer­rie Melodies Car­toon Series

A mad sci­en­tist needs spec­i­mens for his exper­i­ments. Lured to the scientist’s lair in a cas­tle by a sexy mechan­i­cal rab­bit, Bugs is hunted down through the dun­geon by the big orange mon­ster (so scary that it fright­ens its own mir­ror image away) who wants the bunny for dinner.

You can watch “Hair-Raising Hare” on video at Big Car­toon DataBase

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.

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Hyde And Go Tweet (1960) — Merrie Melodies Cartoon Series

Hyde And Go Tweet

Hyde And Go Tweet

#CotD: A looney take on the clas­sic Robert Louis Steven­son tale, “Hyde And Go Tweet” fea­tures Tweety and Sylvester in the title roles.

Hyde And Go Tweet (1960) — Mer­rie Melodies Car­toon Series

Sylvester is sleep­ing on the ledge out­side the office of Dr. Jekyll (whom we see in his office drink­ing the potion which turns him into a mon­ster). Sylvester wakes up and chases the birds off the ledge. Tweety flies by, and Sylvester chases him into Jekyll’s lab. Tweety hides in the Hyde for­mula, and he becomes a giant Tweety mon­ster ter­ror­iz­ing Sylvester. When Tweety returns to nor­mal, Sylvester resumes the chase, always being caught with Tweety in a tight sit­u­a­tion when the lit­tle bird reverts to “Mr. Hyde” size.

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Early To Bet (1951) — Merrie Melodies Cartoon Series

Early To Bet

Early To Bet

#CotD: The very pop­u­lar short “Early To Bet” is the only appear­ance of the Gam­bling Bug in a Mer­rie Melodies short.

Early To Bet (1951) — Mer­rie Melodies Car­toon Series

The Gam­bling Bug bites a tall black cat, giv­ing the tor­mented feline gam­bling fever. The cat keeps bet­ting with a bull­dog and loses, and the pun­ish­ment is what­ever is writ­ten on a spin­ning wheel.

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Avatar (1994) — Batman: The Animated Series

Avatar

Avatar

#CotD: From the sec­ond sea­son of Bat­man, “Avatar” had Ra’s Al Ghul face off against Bat­man and Talia.

Avatar (1994) — Bat­man: The Ani­mated Series

A mys­tic Egypt­ian scroll donated to the Gotham museum by Bruce Wayne is stolen by Ra’s Al Ghul, and Bat­man and Talia must join forces to pre­vent the power-mad Ra’s from unlock­ing the scroll’s secrets of life and death. Their quest takes them to a hid­den tem­ple deep beneath the Egypt­ian desert. There the Dark Knight is forced into a ter­ri­fy­ing bat­tle with an ancient Egypt­ian sor­cer­ess who seeks to destroy them all.

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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.

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Warner Bros. Announces Cartoon Universe

Cartoon Universe

Car­toon Universe

Warner Bros. Inter­ac­tive Enter­tain­ment announces Car­toon Uni­verse, a free-to-play, online world that will pro­vide a safe, social envi­ron­ment for young kids to go on adven­tures, solve puz­zles and play games with their favorite Looney Tunes and Scooby-Doo! char­ac­ters. Car­toon Uni­verse is being devel­oped by WB Games Mon­tréal, a Warner Bros.-wholly owned stu­dio devoted to devel­op­ing games based on Warner Bros.’ key brands.

With Car­toon Uni­verse being our first endeavor as a stu­dio, we are ben­e­fit­ing from close col­lab­o­ra­tion with the dif­fer­ent divi­sions of Warner Bros. Stu­dios, which we will apply to all of our other games in development.”

Play­ers can cre­ate and cus­tomize their char­ac­ters, col­lect achieve­ments and expe­ri­ence unex­pected adven­tures in Car­toon Universe’s dis­tinct worlds. The Looney Tunes island, based on the new, top-rated ani­mated tele­vi­sion series, The Looney Tunes Show, fea­tures all of the hilar­i­ous Looney char­ac­ters and insan­ity that kids enjoy. Car­toon Uni­verse also includes a sep­a­rate Scooby-Doo! island built around the peren­nial fan favorite with a suc­cess­ful his­tory in video games. Play­ers can join the Mys­tery, Inc. gang to explore spooky envi­ron­ments and solve mysteries.

Car­toon Uni­verse is an online game filled with safe, social worlds designed just for kids,” said Saman­tha Ryan, Senior Vice Pres­i­dent, Pro­duc­tion and Devel­op­ment, Warner Bros. Inter­ac­tive Enter­tain­ment. “They’ll love dis­cov­er­ing a con­stantly chang­ing place full of fun activ­i­ties, cool rewards and mem­o­rable humor­ous moments with their favorite characters!”

It’s a priv­i­lege to bring some of the most pop­u­lar Warner Bros. char­ac­ters to Car­toon Uni­verse, a brand new inter­ac­tive envi­ron­ment avail­able online,” said Mar­tin Car­rier, Vice Pres­i­dent and Stu­dio Head, WB Games Mon­tréal. “With Car­toon Uni­verse being our first endeavor as a stu­dio, we are ben­e­fit­ing from close col­lab­o­ra­tion with the dif­fer­ent divi­sions of Warner Bros. Stu­dios, which we will apply to all of our other games in development.”

Launch­ing in North Amer­ica in fall 2012 and in select inter­na­tional mar­kets in 2013, Car­toon Uni­verse will be a con­tin­u­ally updated world with reg­u­lar con­tent roll­outs and sea­sonal events for play­ers. Car­toon Uni­verse is cur­rently in beta, where play­ers can sign up to explore the world and play games while the game is being tested and new fea­tures are being added. Play­ers in North Amer­ica can sign up now on the game’s web­site – www.CartoonUniverse.com.

Tweetie Pie (1947) — Merrie Melodies Guide

Tweetie Pie

Tweetie Pie

#CotD: Sylvester was still called Thomas in “Tweetie Pie” the first WB short to win an Acad­emy Award.

Tweetie Pie (1947) — Mer­rie Melodies Guide

Thomas the cat finds Tweety in the snow warm­ing him­self by a cigar butt. Thomas’s mis­tress res­cues the lit­tle yel­low bird before her cat can devour him, but Thomas doesn’t give up. He uses stacks of chairs and a Rube Gold­berg setup to get at Tweety while try­ing not to get caught by the lady.

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