History Trivia / LooneyTunes

15th Dec '16 12:36:58 AM Doug86
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** The esoteric director Norm [=McCabe=] grew to despise every short he directed, dismissing them all as terrible (though a lot of his shorts aren't seen much today, as they're all [[UnintentionalPeriodPiece very dated]] -- particularly his WorldWarII-era shorts like ''WesternAnimation/TheDucktators'' and ''WesternAnimation/TokioJokio'' which are seen more as historical artifacts rather than cartoons you can watch for fun[[note]]unless WorldWarII history is your idea of fun[[/note]]). According to [[http://cartoonresearch.com/index.php/animation-anecdotes-178/ this]], [=McCabe=] liked the shorts he did with Daffy Duck.

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** The esoteric director Norm [=McCabe=] grew to despise every short he directed, dismissing them all as terrible (though a lot of his shorts aren't seen much today, as they're all [[UnintentionalPeriodPiece very dated]] -- particularly his WorldWarII-era UsefulNotes/WorldWarII-era shorts like ''WesternAnimation/TheDucktators'' and ''WesternAnimation/TokioJokio'' which are seen more as historical artifacts rather than cartoons you can watch for fun[[note]]unless WorldWarII World War II history is your idea of fun[[/note]]). According to [[http://cartoonresearch.com/index.php/animation-anecdotes-178/ this]], [=McCabe=] liked the shorts he did with Daffy Duck.
13th Dec '16 2:39:02 PM cheril59
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** Shorty Rogers: Composed 1956's "Three Little Bops".
13th Dec '16 5:56:48 AM speedyboris
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** William Lava: He finished the music to "The Jet Cage" (roughly the last four minutes of that cartoon was Lava's work) and became the sole composer for WB cartoons starting with 1962's "Good Noose". He stayed with the studio until it closed in 1969, with the exception of a period in 1966--67 where Walter Greene took over the role. Unlike his predecessors, Lava's music tended to be more atonal and dissonant, and rarely utilized popular song cues. His Seven Arts-era scores represented a distinct change in composition; they were more funky (perhaps trying to sound contemporary) and utilized recurring catchy melodies. On the down side, this often meant his scores during this era didn't follow the on-screen action as closely.

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** William Lava: He finished the music to "The Jet Cage" (roughly the last four three minutes of that cartoon was Lava's work) and became the sole composer for WB cartoons starting with 1962's "Good Noose". He stayed with the studio until it closed in 1969, with the exception of a period in 1966--67 where Walter Greene took over the role. Unlike his predecessors, Lava's music tended to be more atonal and dissonant, and rarely utilized popular song cues. His Seven Arts-era scores represented a distinct change in composition; they were more funky (perhaps trying to sound contemporary) and utilized recurring catchy melodies. On the down side, this often meant his scores during this era didn't follow the on-screen action as closely.
13th Dec '16 5:54:50 AM speedyboris
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* KeepCirculatingTheTapes: While a large chunk of the filmography is on DVD an Blu-Ray (if one even counts cartoons included as bonus shorts on misc. movie [=DVDs=], more than half of the original 1000 shorts are available) there are still a large number of the shorts that either haven't seen a home video release or have never been aired on TV (be it in a long time or never).

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* KeepCirculatingTheTapes: While a large chunk of the filmography is on VHS, DVD an and Blu-Ray (if one even counts cartoons included as bonus shorts on misc. movie [=DVDs=], more than half of the original 1000 shorts are available) there are still a large number of the shorts that either haven't seen a home video release or have never been aired on TV (be it in a long time or never).
12th Dec '16 7:55:02 PM cheril59
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** Jeff Siergey: Directed select episodes of 2011's "The Looney Tunes Show" and 2015's "Looney Tunes: Rabbits Run" DTV movie.
12th Dec '16 7:53:03 PM cheril59
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** James Tim Walker: Directed select episodes of 1995's "The Sylvester & Tweety Mysteries" and co-directed 2000's "Tweety's High-Flying Adventure" with Charles Visser and Karl Toerge.
** Francesca Allen: Co-directed the animation for 1996's "Space Jam".
** Tony Cervone: Co-directed the animation for 1996's "Space Jam" with Uli Meyer and Bruce W. Smith. Also co-directed 2003's "Duck Dodgers" TV series, 2004's "Daffy Duck For President", and select episodes of 2011's "The Looney Tunes Show" with Spike Brandt.
** Karl Toerge: Directed select episodes of 1995's "The Sylvester & Tweety Mysteries" and co-directed 2000's "Tweety's High-Flying Adventure" with Charles Visser and James Tim Walker.
** Uli Meyer: Co-directed the animation for 1996's "Space Jam" with Tony Cervone and Bruce W. Smith.
** Bruce W. Smith: Co-directed the animation for 1996's "Space Jam" with Tony Cervone and Uli Meyer.



** Spike Brandt: Directed 2000's "Little Go Beep" and co-directed 2004's "Daffy Duck For President" with Tony Cervone.

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** Charles Visser: Directed select episodes of 1995's "The Sylvester & Tweety Mysteries", 2000's "Tweety's High-Flying Adventure" (with Karl Toerge and James Tim Walker) and 2006's "Bah Humduck! A Looney Tunes Christmas".
** Spike Brandt: Directed 2000's "Little Go Beep" and Beep", co-directed 2003's "Duck Dodgers" TV series, 2004's "Daffy Duck For President" and select episodes of 2011's "The Looney Tunes Show" with Tony Cervone.Cervone.
** Eric Goldberg: Directed the animation for 2003's "Looney Tunes: Back in Action".



** Tony Cervone: Only co-directed 2004's "Daffy Duck For President" with Spike Brandt.
12th Dec '16 7:36:49 PM cheril59
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** Phil Monroe: Directed 1963's "Woolen Under Where" (with Richard Thompson) and 1964's "The Iceman Ducketh"; the latter was started by Creator/ChuckJones, but finished by Monroe after Jones got kicked out of the studio (Monroe and the remaining Jones staffers all got fired themselves once "The Iceman Ducketh" was completed).

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** Phil Monroe: Directed 1963's "Woolen Under Where" (with Richard Thompson) and 1964's "The Iceman Ducketh"; the latter was started by Creator/ChuckJones, but finished by Monroe after Jones got kicked out of the studio (Monroe and the remaining Jones staffers all got fired themselves once "The Iceman Ducketh" was completed). He also co-directed with Chuck Jones for 1979's "The Great American Chase", 1980's "Bugs Bunny's Bustin' Out All Over" and "Daffy Duck's Thanks-for-Giving Special" and with Friz Freleng and David Detiege for 1983's "Daffy Duck's Movie: Fantastic Island".


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** Jim Davis: Directed 1978's "How Bugs Bunny Won the West" (with Hal Geer) and 1979's "The Bugs Bunny Mother's Day Special".
** Hal Geer: Directed 1978's "How Bugs Bunny Won the West" (with Jim Davis) and 1979's "Bugs Bunny's Valentine".
12th Dec '16 7:24:23 PM cheril59
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** David Detiege: Directed 1977's "Bugs Bunny's Howl-Oween Special", 1979's "Bugs Bunny's Thanksgiving Diet" and "Bugs Bunny's Looney Christmas Tales", 1980's "Daffy Duck's Easter Show", 1981's "Bugs Bunny: All American Hero" (with Friz Freleng) and "Friz Freleng's Looney Looney Looney Bugs Bunny Movie", 1982's "Bugs Bunny's Mad World of Television" and "Bugs Bunny's 3rd Movie: 1001 Rabbit Tales", and 1983's "Daffy Duck's Movie: Fantastic Island".


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** Bill Perez: Co-directed 1979's "Bugs Bunny's Looney Christmas Tales" and 1983's "Daffy Duck's Movie: Fantastic Island".
** Art Vitello: Co-directed 1979's "Bugs Bunny's Looney Christmas Tales". He would also later direct "Tiny Toon Adventures" and "Taz-Mania", (the latter had Vitello also producing the show and directing the voices).
12th Dec '16 7:09:52 PM cheril59
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** Hummie Mann: Composed for 1991's "Box Office Bunny".
** George Daugherty and Cameron Patrick: Often worked together when composing for many shorts in the '90s. Shorts worked on include "Chariots of Fur", "Marvin the Martian in the 3rd Dimension", "Father of the Bird", "From Hare to Eternity", "Superior Duck", "Pullet Surprise", and "Another Froggy Evening".

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** Hal Willner: Coordinated the music for 1987's "The Duxorcist" and 1988's "The Night of the Living Duck" from "Daffy Duck's Quackbusters", composed "Monsters Lead Such Interesting Lives" for the latter.
** Hummie Mann: Composed for 1991's 1990's "Box Office Bunny".
** Virg Dzurinko: Composed for 1991's "Invasion of the Bunny Snatchers".
** Nomi Rosen: Composed for 1991's "Invasion of the Bunny Snatchers".
** George Daugherty and Cameron Patrick: Often worked together when composing for many shorts in the '90s. Shorts worked on include "Blooper Bunny", "Chariots of Fur", "Marvin the Martian in the 3rd Dimension", "Father of the Bird", "From Hare to Eternity", "Superior Duck", "Pullet Surprise", and "Another Froggy Evening".



** Arthur Davis: 1946-1949; also 1962's "Quackodile Tears" (his final cartoon), using Friz Freleng's unit. His debut was "Mouse Menace". After his initial stint as a director, his unit was abruptly laid off, but he was quickly hired back as one of Freleng's main animators.

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** Arthur Davis: 1946-1949; also 1962's "Quackodile Tears" (his final cartoon), using Friz Freleng's unit. His debut was "Mouse Menace". After his initial stint as a director, his unit was abruptly laid off, but he was quickly hired back as one of Freleng's main animators. Also co-directed 1980's "Daffy Duck's Easter Show" and 1982's "Bugs Bunny's 3rd Movie: 1001 Rabbit Tales".



** Gerry Chiniquy: Directed two cartoons in 1964: "Dumb Patrol" and "Hawaiian Aye Aye".

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** Gerry Chiniquy: Directed two cartoons in 1964: "Dumb Patrol" and "Hawaiian Aye Aye". Also co-directed 1977's "Bugs Bunny's Easter Special", 1980's "Daffy Duck's Easter Show" and "The Bugs Bunny Mystery Special", and 1981's "Friz Freleng's Looney Looney Looney Bugs Bunny Movie".


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** Tony Benedict: Co-directed 1979's "Bugs Bunny's Looney Christmas Tales" and 1980's "Daffy Duck's Easter Show".
11th Dec '16 9:00:30 AM cheril59
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** Greg Ford & Terry Lennon: Directed 1988's "Daffy Duck's Quackbusters" (including two new shorts that made it up: "The Duxorcist" and "Night of the Living Duck"), a bunch of late '80s/early '90s TV specials, 1991's "Blooper Bunny" and 1992's "Invasion of the Bunny Snatchers".

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** Greg Ford & Terry Lennon: Directed 1988's "Daffy Duck's Quackbusters" (including two new shorts that made it up: "The Duxorcist" and "Night of the Living Duck"), a bunch of late '80s/early '90s TV specials, 1991's "Blooper Bunny" and 1992's "Invasion of the Bunny Snatchers".



** Dan Haskett: Only directed 1991's "Daffy & Porky in the William Tell Overture".

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** Dan Haskett: Only directed 1991's "Daffy & the scene where Daffy and Porky in perform the William Tell Overture".Overture in 1991's "Bugs Bunny's Overtures to Disaster".
** Nancy Beiman: Only directed 1991's "Bugs Bunny's Lunar Tunes".
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