After a Thanksgiving feast I brought out a bunch of Looney Tunes in shiny HD. “Who doesn’t love Looney Tunes,” I thought. Turns out it’s everyone but me. That’s who doesn’t love Looney Tunes.
Book Revue (1964, Robert Clampett)
Bunch of book puns, most of which flew over our heads, then Daffy Duck shows up as “Danny Boy”. He saves Red Riding Hood from the wolf. Everyone is impressed with Frank Sinatra. It’s quite confusing. Love the use of random newspaper articles as backgrounds.
Devil May Hare (1954, Robert McKimson)
Introduction of the Tazmanian Devil character, whom Bugs torments then finally defeats by hooking him up with a lady devil.
Duck Dodgers in the 24 1/2th Century (1953, Chuck Jones)
Great one, full of disintegration-ray jokes. Daffy is Duck Dodgers, Porky his trusty assistant, and they fight Marvin for control over Planet X.
Feed the Kitty (1952, Chuck Jones)
One of my faves. Wasn’t appreciated by my menagerie.
Dog enamored with cute kitten, takes him home, thinks his owner has baked the kitten into a batch of cookies, cries, is reunited with kitten.
Rabbit Hood (1949, Chuck Jones)
Bugs is caught stealing the king’s carrots by the sheriff of Nottingham, messes with him relentlessly, occasionally interrupted by a dim-witted Little John. There’s no actual Robin Hood until the very end when Errol Flynn appears via a clip from The Adventures of Robin Hood.
Rabbit of Seville (1950, Chuck Jones)
On a theater stage by accident, Bugs torments Elmer while pretending to enact the Barber of Seville. Quite excellent, but only a prelude to the even greater What’s Opera, Doc.
And a couple I’ve written up before:
One Froggy Evening (1955, Chuck Jones)
Influenced by a Cary Grant movie called Once Upon a Time, according to wikipedia.
What’s Opera, Doc (1956, Chuck Jones)
Voted the greatest cartoon of all time, a more stylized opera rendition than Seville, Elmer with his spear and magic hellllmet.