History Trivia / LooneyTunes

18th Dec '15 2:50:02 PM Prinzenick
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-->'''Tex''': "We were forced to use a song, which would just ruin the cartoon. You'd try like a fool to get funny (during the song), but it was seldom you did....Finally, when Schlesinger let us get by (without using the songs), the cartoons started picking up."
16th Dec '15 4:26:38 PM Prinzenick
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** It appeared many Warner Bros. animators grew to dislike much of their early work in the mid 30's, such as the sappy Disney-esque and Buddy cartoons.
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** It appeared many Warner Bros. animators grew to dislike much of their early work in the mid 30's, such as the sappy Disney-esque and Buddy cartoons. Tex Avery and Friz Freleng also hated having to deal with Warner Bros. mandate of including a song number in every Merrie Melodies short, which they felt got in the way of their story ideas and undermined the gags, and felt their cartoons significantly improved once the mandate was dropped in the late 30's.

** Foxy and Roxy the Foxes, who were a blatant attempt at [[CaptainErsatz ripping off]] WesternAnimation/MickeyMouse and Minnie Mouse, were barred from appearing again after their three appearances in the Merrie Melodies series, due to Creator/WaltDisney ordering then-co director of the series, Rudy Ising, to stop using the character under the threat of a lawsuit. The character would only resurface decades later in an episode of Tiny Toon Adventures, and even then they had to be completely redesigned so they didn't resemble Mickey or Minnie.
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** Foxy and Roxy the Foxes, who were a blatant attempt at [[CaptainErsatz ripping off]] WesternAnimation/MickeyMouse and Minnie Mouse, were barred from appearing again after their three appearances in the Merrie Melodies series, due to Creator/WaltDisney ordering then-co director of the series, Rudy Ising, to stop using the character under the threat of a lawsuit. The character characters would only resurface decades later in an episode of Tiny Toon Adventures, and even then they had to be completely redesigned so they didn't resemble Mickey or Minnie.
16th Dec '15 4:20:29 PM Prinzenick
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* ExiledFromContinuity: ** Foxy and Roxy the Foxes, who were a blatant attempt at [[CaptainErsatz ripping off]] WesternAnimation/MickeyMouse and Minnie Mouse, were barred from appearing again after their three appearances in the Merrie Melodies series, due to Creator/WaltDisney ordering then-co director of the series, Rudy Ising, to stop using the character under the threat of a lawsuit. The character would only resurface decades later in an episode of Tiny Toon Adventures, and even then they had to be completely redesigned so they didn't resemble Mickey or Minnie. ** 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.
30th Sep '15 2:02:04 PM speedyboris
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** Walter Greene: More famous for his WesternAnimation/ThePinkPanther shorts, Walter Greene composed six Looney Tunes shorts from 1966 to 1967: "A Squeak in the Deep", "Feather Finger", "Swing Ding Amigo", "Sugar and Spies", "A Taste of Catnip", and "Daffy's Diner". All of his scores had a distinctive "twangy" sound to them, making it obvious in which era these shorts were made.
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** Walter Greene: More famous for his WesternAnimation/ThePinkPanther shorts, Walter Greene composed six Looney Tunes shorts from 1966 to 1967: "A Squeak in the Deep", "Feather Finger", "Swing Ding Amigo", "Sugar and Spies", "A Taste of Catnip", and "Daffy's Diner". All of his scores had a distinctive "twangy" sound to them, making it obvious in which era these shorts were made. On the plus side, the music was generally more upbeat and comedic than Lava's.
13th Aug '15 7:49:47 AM speedyboris
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** There was a short planned for the mid-50's that was a parody of ''Snow White'' (which would feature a take-off of Marilyn Monroe). It was going to be directed by Friz Freleng, but it was shelved before any animation was made.
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** [[http://www.michaelbarrier.com/Interviews/Cole/Cole_Interview.html There was a short planned for the mid-50's mid-50's]] that was a parody of ''Snow White'' (which would feature a take-off of Marilyn Monroe). It was going to be directed by Friz Freleng, but it was shelved before any animation was made.
2nd Jul '15 11:40:47 AM MartyD82
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** In "The Scarlet Pumpernickel", Elmer Fudd is voiced by Mel Blanc rather than Arthur Q. Bryan. Justified, since it's in a FantasySequence where he isn't even playing his usual self.
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** In "Good Night, Elmer" and "The Scarlet Pumpernickel", Elmer Fudd is voiced by Mel Blanc rather than Arthur Q. Bryan. Justified, Justified in the latter cartoon, since it's he's acting out a role in a FantasySequence where he isn't even playing his usual self.Daffy's FantasySequence.
2nd Jul '15 11:36:38 AM MartyD82
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** In "The Scarlet Pumpernickel", Elmer Fudd is voiced by Mel Blanc rather than Arthur Q. Bryan. Justified, since it's in a FantasySequence where he isn't even playing his usual self.
27th Apr '15 3:01:17 PM Patachou
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* CommonKnowledge: Mel Blanc, as talented as he is, didn't voice every Looney Tunes character as is occasionally claimed. The series had a wide range of voice actors, but most of them went uncredited (June Foray, who voiced most lady characters like Granny and Witch Hazel, was usually the only other one whose name appeared in the credits, and even then, not until the early 1960s when the restrictions on voice actor credits eased up a bit).
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* CommonKnowledge: Mel Blanc, Creator/MelBlanc, as talented as he is, didn't voice every Looney Tunes character as is occasionally claimed. The series had a wide range of voice actors, but most of them went uncredited (June Foray, who voiced most lady characters like Granny and Witch Hazel, was usually the only other one whose name appeared in the credits, and even then, not until the early 1960s when the restrictions on voice actor credits eased up a bit).

** Additionally, Creator/FrankTashlin strongly disliked making shorts of PorkyPig, due to having less flexibility and humor value compared to characters such as Bugs Bunny. ** Similarly, Creator/FrizFreleng disliked pitting BugsBunny against Elmer Fudd, stating Elmer was so pitiful and unthreatening an antagonist that Bugs looked unheroic duping him. He created other more vicious adversaries such as YosemiteSam so he wouldn't have to deal with their feud and could give Bugs a more WorthyOpponent. ** 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 "The Ducktators" and "Tokio Jokio," 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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** Additionally, Creator/FrankTashlin strongly disliked making shorts of PorkyPig, WesternAnimation/PorkyPig, due to having less flexibility and humor value compared to characters such as Bugs Bunny. ** Similarly, Creator/FrizFreleng disliked pitting BugsBunny Bugs Bunny against Elmer Fudd, stating Elmer was so pitiful and unthreatening an antagonist that Bugs looked unheroic duping him. He created other more vicious adversaries such as YosemiteSam WesternAnimation/YosemiteSam so he wouldn't have to deal with their feud and could give Bugs a more WorthyOpponent. ** 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 "The Ducktators" ''WesternAnimation/TheDucktators'' and "Tokio Jokio," ''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.
25th Mar '15 11:45:14 PM punksweet
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5th Mar '15 4:06:38 PM Psi001
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** Similarly, Creator/FrizFreleng disliked pitting BugsBunny against Elmer Fudd, stating Elmer was so pitiful and unthreatening an antagonist that Bugs looked unheroic duping him. He created other more vicious adversaries such as YosemiteSam so he wouldn't have to deal with their feud and could give Bugs a more WorthyOpponent.
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