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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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The Wacky Wabbit (1942) – Merrie Melodies Guide

The Wacky Wabbit

The Wacky Wabbit

#CotD: Elmer alters the lyrics of “Oh Susanna” to contain the line “V for Victory” in “The Wacky Wabbit” Obviously a wartime short.

The Wacky Wabbit (1942) – Merrie Melodies Guide

Elmer is prospecting for gold and meets up with Bugs. Disguised in a steer skull, Bugs does a duet with Elmer, who is singing “Oh Susanna” with altered lyrics.

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Plans building for theatrical LEGO feature film

LEGO Movie

LEGO Movie

The first-ever full-length theatrical LEGO movie will open across the United States on February 28, 2014, it was announced Monday by Dan Fellman, president of domestic distribution for Warner Bros. Pictures.

Currently in production, the 3D computer-animated adventure will be directed by Phil Lord and Christopher Miller from their original screenplay, story by Dan Hageman and Kevin Hageman, Lord and Miller, based on LEGO Construction Toys. It will incorporate some of the LEGO world’s most popular figures while introducing several new characters, inviting fans who have enjoyed the brand’s innovative toys and hugely popular video games for generations to experience their visually unique LEGO world as never seen before.

Lord and Miller previously teamed on the hit 21 Jump Street and the 2009 animated comedy adventure Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, which was nominated for a Golden Globe Award.

As yet untitled, the film will be produced by Dan Lin (Sherlock Holmes, Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows) and Roy Lee (How to Train Your Dragon, The Departed).

Bugs Bunny Nips The Nips (1944) – Merrie Melodies Cartoon Series

Bugs Bunny Nips The Nips

Bugs Bunny Nips The Nips

CotD: Despite the strong racial overtones of the film, “Bugs Bunny Nips The Nips” has been released to home video, and was not even included in WB’s “Censored Eleven” cartoons.

Bugs Bunny Nips The Nips (1944) – Merrie Melodies Cartoon Series

Somewhere in the South Pacific, Bugs, floating in a crate, lands on an island filled with Japanese soldiers. His peace and quiet come to a halt when bombs start hitting the island. Bugs tangles with an angry soldier, then a sumo wrestler, and finally, hundreds more Japanese, whom he outwits in disguise as the “Good Rumor Man.” All finally ends up happy when Bugs finally runs into- of all things- a girl rabbit in a sarong.

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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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Apes Of Wrath (1959) – Merrie Melodies Cartoon Series

Apes Of Wrath

Apes Of Wrath

CotD: Due (once again!) to a drunk stork, Bugs ends up with the “Apes Of Wrath” as their somewhat dim child.

Apes Of Wrath (1959) – Merrie Melodies Cartoon Series

The drunk stork loses his baby gorilla delivery, so he kidnaps Bugs and uses him as a replacement.Look for a surprise cameo at the end.

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