Jon Cooke wrote:
Welcome to The Merry-Go-Round Breakdown
, a new section of GAC Forums that is setting out to be the one-stop, on-going archive of all things relating to the classic Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies filmography. Please read the following post before posting.
Each week a forum moderator will post a new open-ended thread (or threads) devoted to one WB short at a time. These posts will contain screen shots, the title card, on-screen credits, plot synopsis, and other information. Each thread will be a melting pot for everyone
to contribute to. Users are urged to seek out a copy of the featured short and then we'll put it "under the microscope" as a group.
You can reply with anything you wish as long as it relates to that particular short:
* links to blog posts (either written by yourself or by others)
* links to older message board threads/posts that relate to the short being discussed
* explaining the references to popular culture, Hollywood caricatures, radio catch phrases, etc.
* screen shots
* animator breakdowns
* voice credits
* titles of music used
* newspaper articles from the day
* production art
* lobby cards
* video/DVD availability
* trivia... or any other noteworthy information These threads will be open-ended and new information can be added anytime. Please keep these threads ON-TOPIC. Only moderators, or other approved members, can start new threads. However, everyone is welcome to reply. These are NOT "Hit or Miss" or "Good or Bad" opinion-based threads. While everyone is free to like or dislike the cartoons being discussed, we'll try to keep those threads on the original TTTP. Think of the threads on this board as more of a research archive. Research-oriented questions are welcome (ie: "What's the title of this song?", "Who animated this scene?"). Try to avoid posting video streaming site links to full-length cartoons on this board (YouTube, DailyMotion, etc).
The reasons being a combination of the fact these links tend not to stay active for very long and the other is for legal reasons. We would prefer to point people in the direction of where to obtain copies of the cartoons legitimately (official video releases). Exceptions will be made for cartoons known to be public domain or cartoons posted on an official Warner Bros. operated website (such as Kids WB or LooneyTunes.com). Please cite sources whenever possible. Try to avoid posting "I think I remember hearing..."-type 'facts'.
Eventually, once we get enough threads going, we plan to create a WB Filmography website that has each cartoon linked directly to its corresponding Merry-Go-Round Breakdown thread.