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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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