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by zavkram
Sun Oct 16, 2011 10:35 am
Forum: The Termite Terrace Trading Post
Topic: Classical Themes Heard in Classic Cartoons
Replies: 32
Views: 10904

Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 6 ("Pathetique"): 4th Movement ("The Stupid Cupid" WB) Tchaikovsky: Waltz from "Sleeping Beauty" ("Mice Follies"; "The Bowling Alley Cat" MGM) J. Strauss: "Roses From the South" ("Barney's Hungry Cousin" MGM) Rossini-Respighi: "Tarantella" from "La Boutique Fantastique" ("R...
by zavkram
Sun Oct 16, 2011 2:24 am
Forum: The Termite Terrace Trading Post
Topic: Does anyone remember "Snippets"?
Replies: 48
Views: 13833

Well, I went looking and found a few episodes of "Inside Out". There's also a separate YouTube channel, called "eduTVarchive".
by zavkram
Sun Oct 16, 2011 1:53 am
Forum: The Termite Terrace Trading Post
Topic: Classical Themes Heard in Classic Cartoons
Replies: 32
Views: 10904

Wagner's "Rienzi" Overture got a fair amount of use during the Stalling years: The coda of the overture shows up in "Bully for Bugs", when the bull falls victim to Bugs's elaborate, "Rube Goldberg"-like booby-trap (which is possibly the most hilarious ending to any cartoon, bar none!) The same snipp...
by zavkram
Sun Oct 16, 2011 12:35 am
Forum: The Termite Terrace Trading Post
Topic: WB execs hate Porky?
Replies: 23
Views: 9270

The original post was about present day executives at Warners, and their apparent antipathy towards Porky, not about the directors of the past. I wonder if it has anything to do with Porky's stutter, in that it might render him politically incorrect with today's more fearful executives? Just specul...
by zavkram
Sun Oct 16, 2011 12:14 am
Forum: The Termite Terrace Trading Post
Topic: HB MGM Unit question
Replies: 20
Views: 21321

It always seemed to me that when Lewis Marshall, Carlo Vinci, James Escalente, and others had joined the unit; that was the point when the overall look of the cartoons foreshadowed that of their TV cartoons. This may sound crazy, but there seemed to be a point when the Tom and Jerry's stopped lookin...
by zavkram
Sat Oct 15, 2011 12:30 pm
Forum: The Termite Terrace Trading Post
Topic: Gabriel Churchkitten
Replies: 13
Views: 5002

I searched for it just now on YouTube but found nothing.
by zavkram
Sat Oct 15, 2011 10:16 am
Forum: The Merry-Go-Round Breakdown
Topic: "Confederate Honey" (1940) Breakdown Thread
Replies: 16
Views: 11349

Nick wrote:The Yankee soldiers look like they're caricatures of the wb staff, can anyone identify them?


The one on the far left is, I believe, storyman Melvin "Tubby" Millar... and I definitely know the one next to him with the wild hairdo, but I can't think of his name off the top of my head.
by zavkram
Sat Oct 15, 2011 10:06 am
Forum: The GAC Forums Water Cooler
Topic: A jihad on me? Really??
Replies: 5
Views: 5556

Sorry, I don't speak "crazy"! :D
by zavkram
Sat Oct 15, 2011 9:31 am
Forum: The Termite Terrace Trading Post
Topic: Paramount Cartoon Studios' television animation division
Replies: 4
Views: 2285

Yes... but, if you'll recall, some of the KFS Popeyes were actually contracted to Paramount cartoons. Also, of all the cartoons in that TV package; the ones done by Paramount look better and a bit more polished. I remember preferring those to the ones done by Larry Harmon, Gene Deitch, or even Jack ...
by zavkram
Sat Oct 15, 2011 9:21 am
Forum: The Termite Terrace Trading Post
Topic: Official The Looney Tunes Show Talkback Thread
Replies: 441
Views: 101136

I have been following this thread much... how many episodes have there been, now?

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