Porky Pig, after getting clobbered by a fruit basket in "Porky Chops" (Warner Bros., Arthur Davis, 1949).
Sunday, January 27, 2013
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
"Rocko's Modern Life" was very close in spirit to classic pre-1970's cartoons, but had the edginess of its 1990's time period. In the 1993 episode "Bedfellows", Rocko's pal Heffer, a steer raised by wolves, goes to live with him after a fight with his adoptive family. Mr. Wolf reconsiders and goes to apologize to Heffer...and when he enters Rocko's house, this is the scene he is greeted with. This was a kid's show. Right?
The first cartoon animation legend Tex Avery directed for the MGM studio was "Blitz Wolf" (1942), a World War II sendup of the 3 Little Pigs fable. The Adolf Hitler wolf breaks the 4th wall and addresses the audience (an Avery trademark), and is promptly pelted by said "audience" with a rotten tomato.
Monday, January 21, 2013
Ouch! This frame goes by in the blink of an eye...you feel it, but you don't see the wonderful, wincing expression. That's some killer road rash. Wile E. Coyote on a pair of out-of-control rocket skates, from "Beep Beep!" (Warner Bros., Chuck Jones, 1952).
Sunday, January 20, 2013
In "Dial P for Pink" (Depatie-Freleng, 1965, dir. Friz Freleng), a burglar tries to open a safe. Little does he know that the Pink Panther has taken up residence inside the safe. The burglar drills a hole in it and throws a stick of dynamite inside in an attempt to blow it open, but the Panther returns it...this way.