Tag Archives: Mel Blanc

Robert Clampett – Coal Black and de Sebben Dwarfs (1943)

From Steve Schneider’s book, That’s Not All Folks! The Art of Warner Bros. Animation (1988):

The one cartoon that best sums up the Clampett sensibility – and, for that matter, the new braziness of the entire [Leon Schlesinger] studio – is Warner’s first release of 1943, Coal Black and de Sebben Dwarfs. Notorious now, the cartoon is virtually a scene-by-scene, character-by-character send-up of the fabled Disney feature, as enacted by an all-black cast. (The film’s regrettable ethnic element, it must be added, is indicative of some of the conventions of the time. Read More »

Chuck Jones – Duck Amuck (1953)

The short-tempered Daffy Duck must improvise madly as the backgrounds, his costumes, the soundtrack, even his physical form, shifts and changes at the whim of the animator. Read More »

Tex Avery – A Wild Hare (1940)

The first official appearance of Bugs Bunny. Elmer is a dimwitted hunter, “wooking for wabbits.” Bugs is a clever, smooth-talking character, who confuses Elmer with double-talk and misdirection. Elmer is no match for the wascally wabbit, even when he thinks Bugs is dead. Read More »

Friz Freleng – Southern Fried Rabbit (1953)

Bugs heads toward the record carrot crop in Alabama but runs into Colonel (Yosemite) Sam who is under orders to let no Yankee cross the Mason-Dixon line. Read More »

Tex Avery – Porky’s Duck Hunt (1937)

New duck hunter Porky is constantly taunted by Daffy, and all the other ducks. The short features what is considered his first official appearance of Daffy Duck. Read More »

Tex Avery – Tortoise Beats Hare (1941)

An upset Bugs challenges the slick Cecil Turtle to a race. Read More »

Tex Avery – Of Fox and Hounds (1940)

Willoughby, a big dumb hound, is repeatedly tricked by George, the fox, into jumping off cliffs, among other things. Read More »