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by Eric B
Thu Jan 31, 2008 12:57 pm
Forum: The Termite Terrace Trading Post
Topic: Elmer Fudd + Chuck Jones
Replies: 55
Views: 6313

Without knowing (well, for argument's sake) that Egghead transitioned into Elmer, I wouldn't sense any real visual connection there-- I had never thought much of it either, but then one day I was looking at that hunter, and I thought "he looks kind of like Egghead, —and this film is between Egghead...
by Eric B
Tue Jan 29, 2008 1:10 pm
Forum: The Termite Terrace Trading Post
Topic: Animator's quirks that "annoy you"
Replies: 31
Views: 4533

I see the later Looney Tunes as falling into a rut of a monotonous format of hapless bad guys having bad luck, and I see this as a quirk of both Jones and Freleng. With Avery and Clampett having the biggest influence in the older series, there was more of a variety, and it wasn't always about someon...
by Eric B
Tue Jan 29, 2008 12:52 pm
Forum: The Termite Terrace Trading Post
Topic: Elmer Fudd + Chuck Jones
Replies: 55
Views: 6313

Since the titles were the last thing that was placed on a cartoon, chances are Jones was well into production on "Elmer's Pet Rabbit" before the audience reaction to "A Wild Hare" came into the studio. That would be the reason why Chuck didn't use the same voice Avery did... I had heard they simply...
by Eric B
Mon Jan 28, 2008 10:02 pm
Forum: The Termite Terrace Trading Post
Topic: Cartoons that Sylvester don't talk
Replies: 22
Views: 2796

Considering he was silent in Tweetie Pie, I wonder why Freleng thought Tweety wouldn't work without Sylvester. What difference did it make which cat was used if he didn't talk?
by Eric B
Tue Jan 22, 2008 1:44 pm
Forum: The Termite Terrace Trading Post
Topic: Vindicated!
Replies: 26
Views: 4343

As far as the comic strip "Tweety Pie", the most I could find is this page: http://lambiek.net/artists/f/fox_roy.htm On this, as well as the Toonopedia article on Roy Fox, and the Wikipedia list of comic strips, all you see mentioned about this artist was that he took over a strip called "Aggie Mack...
by Eric B
Sun Jan 13, 2008 3:17 pm
Forum: The Termite Terrace Trading Post
Topic: is Warners avoiding "clip shows" on it's Golden Collections?
Replies: 12
Views: 2089

The only Daffy/Speedy short to have Daffy "win"? I'd say that that was DEFINITELY remarkable enough and should be on there.
The "cheater" cartoons often do frame the clips in a new contextual storyline that is good enough to gain them their own entry on the collections!
by Eric B
Tue Jan 08, 2008 10:42 am
Forum: The Termite Terrace Trading Post
Topic: Bugs Bunny/Road Runner Show Cartoon Title Music
Replies: 23
Views: 4908

Wow, that sounds either like what the cue was scaled down from, or perhaps a retrospective extension of it. (the cue supposedly was first used in the 1968 show, but this theme is being said to be in the 70's. Since the new cartoons ended in 1969, was Lava still working with WB into the 70's?) Or per...
by Eric B
Mon Jan 07, 2008 7:59 pm
Forum: The Termite Terrace Trading Post
Topic: Bill Lava Question
Replies: 61
Views: 9239

Too bad they didn't use Eugene Poddany. He had worked with Franklyn in the early 50's on a few films, before Franklin even took over, in the midst of what was still the Stalling era. He finally went with Jones to MGM. The score used in the Tom & Jerry's was more WB'esque, and would have been the log...
by Eric B
Mon Jan 07, 2008 7:16 pm
Forum: The Termite Terrace Trading Post
Topic: Bugs Bunny/Road Runner Show Cartoon Title Music
Replies: 23
Views: 4908

I always imagined Lava's version of Merrily We Roll Along would have sounded somewhat like his rendition of "Yankee Doodle" played by the robotic carrot band on Mad As A Mars Hare. But until now; I never realized that the Bugs Bunny-Roadrunner title cue was so similar to Merrily We Roll Along. (Basi...
by Eric B
Mon Jan 07, 2008 7:01 pm
Forum: The Termite Terrace Trading Post
Topic: Favorite short where Tom wins?
Replies: 15
Views: 2665

Tom's wins is what drew me to Tom & Jerry, in contrast to all of the other cat as bad guy cartoons where they never won. (Before T&J arrived on WPIX in NYC, the primary classic cartoon was Mighty Mouse! Then, elsewhere, you had Sylvester &^ Tweety, Herman & Katnip, etc. T&J was a welcome relief!) Th...

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