History Trivia / LooneyTunes

16th Mar '17 1:49:45 PM cheril59
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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".

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** Jim Davis: Directed Co-directed 1978's "How Bugs Bunny Won the West" (with and 1979's "Bugs Bunny's Valentine" with Hal Geer) and Geer. His solo directorial work was 1979's "The Bugs Bunny Mother's Day Special".
** Hal Geer: Directed Co-directed 1978's "How Bugs Bunny Won the West" (with Jim Davis) and 1979's "Bugs Bunny's Valentine".Valentine" with Jim Davis.
12th Mar '17 4:40:57 AM cheril59
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** Tom Ray: Co-directed 1962's "The Adventures of the Road-Runner" with Chuck Jones and Maurice Noble.
7th Mar '17 11:25:14 AM Prinzenick
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** The reason you wont be seeing any milestone anniversaries or chronological DVD sets for Looney Tunes or official filmographies for them is because Warner Bros. has a strict "No dates." policy, because they fear audiences won't care about the characters if they knew how old they are. Its also to ward off people who want to find out which of their cartoons are PublicDomain or not (even though that info can easily be found online).

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** The reason you wont be seeing any more milestone anniversaries or chronological DVD sets for Looney Tunes or official filmographies for them is because Warner Bros. has a strict "No dates." policy, because they fear audiences won't care about the characters if they knew how old they are. Its also to ward off people who want to find out which of their cartoons are PublicDomain or not (even though that info can easily be found online).



* KeepCirculatingTheTapes: While a large chunk of the filmography is on VHS, laserdisc, DVD 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--if you count ''all'' home video releases, there are well over 700 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, laserdisc, DVD 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--if you count ''all'' home video releases, there are well over 700 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). The CensoredEleven films are the most infamous shorts in regards to this.



* RealitySubtext: ''Creator/YouOughtToBeInPictures'' is arguably one of Creator/FrizFreleng's most personal films, because it's essentially a cartoon re-telling of Friz's experiences quitting WB to work for MGM, then being dissatisfied and returning to WB only a couple years later.

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* RealitySubtext: ''Creator/YouOughtToBeInPictures'' ''WesternAnimation/YouOughtToBeInPictures'' is arguably one of Creator/FrizFreleng's most personal films, because it's essentially a cartoon re-telling of Friz's experiences quitting WB to work for MGM, then being dissatisfied and returning to WB only a couple years later.
7th Mar '17 11:23:54 AM Prinzenick
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** According to one of the Looney Tunes comic artists, celebrity caricatures are OK with them unless noted otherwise, even for ones long forgotten such as Edna Mae Oliver, but there is one egregious exception--anything caricaturing actor Peter Lorre, who was a fairly common sight in the older Looney Tunes. When the artist attempted to have him appear in the MadScientist role he played in ''Hair Raising Hare'' for a story, it was shot down due to legal issues with Lorre's estate, who have said they will no longer authorize using caricatures of him in that context. So the scientist from ''Water, Water Every Hare'' was added to substitute for him.
* KeepCirculatingTheTapes: While a large chunk of the filmography is on VHS, DVD 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).

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** According to one of the Looney Tunes comic artists, celebrity caricatures are OK with them unless noted otherwise, even for ones long forgotten such as Edna Mae Oliver, but there is one egregious exception--anything caricaturing actor Peter Lorre, Creator/PeterLorre, who was a fairly common sight in the older Looney Tunes. When the artist attempted to have him appear in the MadScientist role he played in ''Hair Raising Hare'' for a story, it was shot down due to legal issues with Lorre's estate, who have said they will no longer authorize using caricatures of him in that context. So the scientist from ''Water, Water Every Hare'' was added to substitute for him.
* KeepCirculatingTheTapes: While a large chunk of the filmography is on VHS, laserdisc, DVD 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--if you count ''all'' home video releases, there are well over 700 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).



* RealitySubtext: "You Ought to Be in Pictures" is arguably one of Creator/FrizFreleng's most personal films, because it's essentially a cartoon re-telling of Friz's experiences quitting WB to work for MGM, then being dissatisfied and returning to WB only a couple years later.

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* RealitySubtext: "You Ought to Be in Pictures" ''Creator/YouOughtToBeInPictures'' is arguably one of Creator/FrizFreleng's most personal films, because it's essentially a cartoon re-telling of Friz's experiences quitting WB to work for MGM, then being dissatisfied and returning to WB only a couple years later.
27th Feb '17 9:59:17 AM speedyboris
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** ''The Bugs Bunny Show'' is arguably the worst case of all. Only one complete episode was released on DVD [[labelnote:Note]](on Saturday Morning Cartoons- The 60's, vol. 2)[[/labelnote]] and only a handful of bridging sequences were featured as extras on the first five Golden Collection sets. Other than that, bupkis. Part of this is because the original film elements are hard to come by, either because of tape re-use or just badly damaged prints in general.
27th Feb '17 8:43:48 AM speedyboris
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* RealitySubtext: "You Ought to Be in Pictures" is arguably one of Creator/FrizFreleng's most personal films, because it's essentially a cartoon re-telling of Friz's experiences quitting WB to work for MGM, then being dissatisfied and returning to WB only a couple years later.
27th Feb '17 7:22:24 AM Prinzenick
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** The reason you wont be seeing any milestone anniversaries or chronological DVD sets for Looney Tunes or official filmographies for them is because Warner Bros. has a strict "No dates." policy, because they fear audiences won't care about the characters if they knew how old they are. Its also to ward off people who want to find out which of their cartoons are PublicDomain or not (even though that info can easily be found online).
31st Jan '17 6:51:43 AM cheril59
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** Doug Goodwin: Composed for 1979's "Bugs Bunny's Christmas Tales" TV special.

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** Doug Goodwin: Composed for 1977's "Bugs Bunny's Easter Special" and 1979's "Bugs Bunny's Christmas Tales" TV special.



** Creator/RobertMcKimson: 1946-1967; 1969. His debut was the wartime short "The Return of Mr. Hook" (while his main series debut as "Daffy Doodles"), while his last cartoon was "Injun Trouble", which was also the last cartoon in the original studio. Was the only director to work for the original, [=DePatie=]-Freleng and Warner Bros.-Seven Arts studios. He directed 141 shorts total, the third most of all the original directors.

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** Creator/RobertMcKimson: 1946-1967; 1969. His debut was the wartime short "The Return of Mr. Hook" (while his main series debut as "Daffy Doodles"), while his last cartoon was "Injun Trouble", which was also the last cartoon in the original studio. Was the only director to work for the original, [=DePatie=]-Freleng and Warner Bros.-Seven Arts studios. He directed 141 shorts total, the third most of all the original directors. He also co-directed 1977's "Bugs Bunny's Easter Special" (with Gerry Chiniquy).



** 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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** David Detiege: Directed 1977's "Bugs Bunny's Howl-Oween Special", Special" (with Robert McKimson), 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".
17th Jan '17 8:18:04 AM speedyboris
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* UrbanLegendOfZelda: For years, there has been a rumor that Noel Blanc, Mel's son, briefly filled in for Mel after his near-fatal car accident in 1961. However, this has never been confirmed, and if it is indeed true, it's unknown which specific shorts his voice appears in.
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.
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