History Trivia / LooneyTunes

26th Apr '16 7:15:31 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* HeyItsThatVoice: Besides Creator/MelBlanc, other noted voices were Bea Benaderet (Katie on ''Petticoat Junction,'' Betty on ''The Flintstones'') as Mama Bear and Bugs' Red Riding Hood, Stan Freberg as Baby Bear and all voices in ''The Three Little Bops,'' Jim Backus (Mr. Magoo) as Smokey the Genie in ''A Lad In His Lamp'', and Sheldon Leonard as Dodsworth the Cat.
25th Apr '16 10:42:46 AM erforce
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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: The WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes and [[WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes Merrie Melodies]] short format was planned to be permanently revived in the early 2000s to coincide with the release of ''LooneyTunesBackInAction''. These were planned to add a few modernised twists to the series, as well revive some forgotten concepts (eg. WesternAnimation/DaffyDuck returning to his less neurotic 1940s form, Merrie Melodies once again being music oriented, obscure stars like Hubie and Bertie being revived). ''Back In Action'' fared badly in box office however, leading the project to be binned, with only a handful of shorts being completed (the majority of which can be found in certain DVD releases of the movie).

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The WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes and [[WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes Merrie Melodies]] short format was planned to be permanently revived in the early 2000s to coincide with the release of ''LooneyTunesBackInAction''.''Film/LooneyTunesBackInAction''. These were planned to add a few modernised twists to the series, as well revive some forgotten concepts (eg. WesternAnimation/DaffyDuck returning to his less neurotic 1940s form, Merrie Melodies once again being music oriented, obscure stars like Hubie and Bertie being revived). ''Back In Action'' fared badly in box office however, leading the project to be binned, with only a handful of shorts being completed (the majority of which can be found in certain DVD releases of the movie).
15th Mar '16 8:26:24 AM speedyboris
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** Another unmade cartoon was ''For He's a Jolly Good Fala'', based around [[UsefulNotes/FranklinDRoosevelt Franklin Roosevelt's]] pet dog. The cartoon was scrapped following Roosevelt's death.

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** Another unmade cartoon was ''For He's a Jolly Good Fala'', based around [[UsefulNotes/FranklinDRoosevelt Franklin Roosevelt's]] pet dog. The cartoon was scrapped following Roosevelt's death.death.
** Milt Franklyn had written two new arrangements for "Merrily We Roll Along" in the early '60s, but they were never used for some reason. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j3bvveLnzhI Theme 1]], [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9u02Q7oVSeA theme 2]].
17th Feb '16 7:12:32 AM Prinzenick
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* NoBudget: The b&w Looney Tunes directed by Creator/TexAvery and Creator/BobClampett had very small budgets of 3,000$ (around 50,000$ in 2016 money) and strict deadlines of four weeks to slam together each cartoon!
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.
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