Lost in the Movies (formerly The Dancing Image): #WatchlistScreenCaps, 8/7 (Looney Tunes edition)

Thursday, August 8, 2013

#WatchlistScreenCaps, 8/7 (Looney Tunes edition)


Here are the last ten films I watched (all of which happen to be Looney Tunes cartoons), with a screen-captured image and quick sentence on the subject. Follow this feature on Twitter here, read about the kickoff here, and see all past #WatchlistScreenCaps here. Links below are to my post on the film in question.


Presenting a united front against the police
Room and Bird (1951), dir. Fritz Freleng

Old Faithful blows ahead of schedule
Tweet Tweet Tweety (1951), dir. Fritz Freleng

Showdown in the Christmas tree
Gift Wrapped (1952), dir. Fritz Freleng

Best let sleeping dogs lie
Ain't She Tweet (1952), dir. Fritz Freleng

Sylvester as postmodern installation artist
A Bird in a Guilty Cage (1952), dir. Fritz Freleng

Mouse bites cat
Snow Business (1952), dir. Fritz Freleng

Old-school Tweety looks a little different
Tweetie Pie (1947), dir. Fritz Freleng

Wilder, crazier, and more colorful than the later Looney Tunes on this disc
Kitty Kornered (1946), dir. Robert Clampett

Drinking himself under the table at the Stork Club
Baby Bottleneck (1946), dir. Robert Clampett

Creepy rotoscoped Uncle Sam teaches Porky the Pledge of Allegiance
Old Glory (1939), dir. Chuck Jones


2 comments:

james1511 said...

The WB cartoons of the 40s and 50s are among the best films made by anyone anywhere any time in any form. Particularly Clampett's later ones; that whole run of cartoons he did in his last year or so is just deranged at times.

Joel Bocko said...

I was just blown away by the Clampett ones on this disc so far. In a whole different realm than the Sylvester & Tweety cartoons which opened the DVD (I find those mildly amusing but somewhat repetitive and tedious). I know Chuck Jones is the most celebrated auteur of the Looney Tunes lot, but while I find his cartoons intellectually clever I generally prefer the visceral zaniness of stuff like Kitty Kornered or Porky in Wackyland (my favorite WB & one of my favorite cartoons ever) or of course Tex Avery's early ventures at the studio.