Saturday, January 23, 2010


-Rabbit Fire
These are the three cartoons comprising the infamous "hunting trilogy", featuring Bugs Bunny consistently outsmarting Daffy Duck and Elmer Fudd. The dialogue is smart and there are a ton of sight gags. Written by Michael Maltese, directed by Chuck Jones, music by Carl Stalling and voices by Mel Blanc. This is the dream team of mid century american animation. At one point Blanc voices Bugs imitating Daffy and Daffy imitating Bugs. Jones throws in so many little facial tics and sideways glances to the audience, so funny, plus some really cool design like the panel above, and great painted backgrounds. I'd love to go through these frame by frame. Kids cartoons suck so much these days because creators don't give kids enough credit. They're talked down to. These old cartoons are so funny because these guys were just trying to make themselves and each other laugh.
"I'm a Fiddler Crab! Why don't you shoot me? It's Fiddler Crab season!"

"Let's run through that again..."

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