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Looney Tunes: Golden Collection 5 [4 Discs] (DVD) (Black & White) (Eng)

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    Special Features

    • Commentaries and behind-the-tunes featurettes with animators, historians and voice artists profiling specific cartoons, characters and creators
    • Music-and music-and-effects-only tracks on selected shorts
    • Great salutes to filmmaking legends including: Chuck Jones - Extremes and In-Betweens - A Life in Animation, Drawn to Life - The Art of Robert McKimson, Unsung Maestros - A Director's Tribute
    • The Bugs Bunny Show: commercials gallery, bridging sequences and audio recording sessions
    • 3 Looney Tunes TV specials starring Bugs Bunny
    • Bonus rarities from the vaults, including Private SNAFU and Mr. Hook shorts

    Synopsis

    Includes:
  • I've Got to Sing a Torch Song (1933)
  • Gold Diggers of '49 (1935)
  • Alpine Antics (1936)
  • Milk and Money (1936)
  • Porky's Double Trouble (1937)
  • Little Red Walking Hood (1937)
  • What Price Porky (1938)
  • The Daffy Doc (1938)
  • Wholly Smoke (1938)
  • Porky at the Crocadero (1938)
  • Porky's Poppa (1938)
  • Wise Quacks (1939)
  • Polar Pals (1939)
  • The Bear's Tale (1940)
  • Tom Thumb in Trouble (1940)
  • Patient Porky (1940)
  • A Gander at Mother Goose (1940)
  • Pilgrim Porky (1940)
  • Prehistoric Porky (1940)
  • Farm Frolics (1941)
  • The Trial of Mr. Wolf (1941)
  • Porky's Pooch (1941)
  • Porky's Preview (1941)
  • Foney Fables (1942)
  • A Tale of Two Kitties (1942)
  • The Wacky Wabbit (1942)
  • Crazy Cruise (1942)
  • Eatin' on the Cuff (1942)
  • Scrap Happy Daffy (1943)
  • The Wise Quacking Duck (1943)
  • The Old Grey Hare (1944)
  • Buckaroo Bugs (1944)
  • Hare Ribbin' (1944)
  • Wagon Heels (1945)
  • The Bashful Buzzard (1945)
  • Bacall to Arms (1946)
  • Holiday for Shoestrings (1946)
  • Hollywood Daffy (1946)
  • A Pest in the House (1947)
  • You Were Never Duckier (1948)
  • Buccaneer Bunny (1948)
  • The Up-Standing Sitter (1948)
  • The Stupor Salesman (1948)
  • Paying the Piper (1949)
  • Oily Hare (1952)
  • The Super Snooper (1952)
  • 14 Carrot Rabbit (1952)
  • Little Red Rodent Hood (1952)
  • The Turn-Tale Wolf (1952)
  • Bewitched Bunny (1954)
  • Red Riding Hoodwinked (1955)
  • Bugs' Bonnets (1956)
  • Stupor Duck (1956)
  • A Star Is Bored (1956)
  • Ali Baba Bunny (1957)
  • Tweety and the Beanstalk (1957)
  • Goldimouse and the Three Cats (1960)
  • The Abominable Snow Rabbit (1961)
  • Transylvania 6-5000 (1963)
  • Senorella and the Glass Huarache (1964)

    I've Got to Sing a Torch Song
    This little opus chronicles the importance of radio in the lives of everybody in the world. Chinese cops are alerted to a robbery via their rickshaw radio; a cannibal tunes into a cooking lesson; an Eskimo's radio is swallowed by a music-loving whale; and a sultan ignores a belly dancer to listen to "Amos 'N' Andy." The title song (from Gold Diggers of 1933) is performed on station "KFWB" by caricatures of Greta Garbo, ZaSu Pitts and Mae West. And there's more: Can YOU name another cartoon that boasts of cameo appearances by everyone from James Cagney to Benito Mussolini? ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

    Gold Diggers of '49
    Tex Avery's first Warner Bros. cartoon stars Beans the Cat as a prospector during the 1849 Gold Rush--and when we say "rush", brother we ain't kiddin'! The plot, such as it is, gets under way when a snarling claim-jumper purloins a valuable package belonging to Porky Pig (bigger, fatter and louder than he'd ever be again). Beans vows to retrieve the stolen goods in exchange for the hand of Porky's daughter Little Kitty, thus setting the stage for a breathtaking car-chase finale--and never mind that cars haven't been invented yet! ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

    Alpine Antics
    One of several attempts by "Termite Terrace" to promote a cat named Beans to cartoon stardom, this one takes place somewhere in the Alps, where Beans enters a skiing contest to win "$100,000 in prizes or $2,00 in cash"--not to mention the hand and heart of Little Kitty. Unfortunately, Beans' chief rival is a snarling bully, who pulls every dirty trick in the book to cross the finish line first. Porky Pig makes a nonspeaking cameo appearance as another contestant, riding in on a rocking-horse sled. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

    Milk and Money
    Porky Pig's Poppa will lose his farm to flint-hearted landlord Mr. Viper unless Porky can raise some money in a hurry. Heading to the big city with his faithful horse Bobbin, Porky manages to get work delivering milk, but loses most of his first shipment to a pack of hungry cats. Making matters worse, Hank Horsefly stings Bobbin, causing the old nag to run amuck. But Porky's luck changes radically when Bobbin accidentally enters a horse race and wins the grand prize...with a little help from his friend Hank! ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

    Porky's Double Trouble
    This is a takeoff of the 1935 John Ford movie The Whole Town's Talking, which starred Edward G. Robinson in the dual role of a meek clerk and a lookalike gangster boss. Upon discovering that bank teller Porky Pig is his exact double, an escaped convict known as The Killer decides to take the Pig's place and pull off a heist. Luring Porky to his hideout by disguising himself as Mae West (!), The Killer ties up Porky and switches clothes. Only Porky's girlfriend Petunia can tell the difference between the real Killer and his innocent "twin brudder". ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

    Little Red Walking Hood
    Here's a typically zany Tex Avery spin on a familiar fairy tale, highlighted by some eyecatching colored-pencil background art. The Wolf, a pool-hall bum, is cold-shouldered by Red, who acts like Bette Davis and sounds like Katharine Hepburn. Following directions provided by the goonish Egghead (the Joe Penner-like precursor to Elmer Fudd), the Wolf dogs Red's trail all over town in his snazzy roadster. Finally reaching Grandma's house, Wolfie is forestalled from gobbling her up while she phones in an order for groceries and liquor.. .and that's only the beginning, folks, only the beginning! ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

    What Price Porky
    A huge flock of predatory ducks--who look like Daffy but sound like Donald--steal all the corn from Porky Pig's chickens. This act of aggression leads to an all-out war, on land and in the air. At first the ducks have the advantage, but Porky manages to emerge triumphant with the help of a reconverted washing machine. Though the makeshift tanks, airplanes and machine guns are drawn in comic fashion, the action is disturbingly reminiscent of genuine wartime combat footage...and remember, we're still a year or so away from the outbreak of World War 2! ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

    The Daffy Doc
    Booted out of an operation for his zany behavior, Dr. Daffy Duck decides to prove his worth by dragging Porky Pig off the street and forcing him to be his patient. The film's centerpiece is Daffy's encounter with an iron lung, which so "pixillates" him that he imagines a consultation with several clones of himself before operating on Porky. This bit also sets up the classic closing gag, with Porky and Daffy expanding and contracting like balloons. (Unfortunately, all references to the artificial lung have been censored from the colorized version of this black-and-white cartoon, rendering several gags incomprehensible!) ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

    Wholly Smoke
    Taunted by a bully, little Porky Pig tries to prove he's all grown up by smoking a big black cigar. This leads to a harrowing nightmare sequence, in which giant-sized cigars, cigarettes and pipes all come to life--as caricatured celebrities--to perform a surrealistic rendition of "Mysterious Mose". Things come to a horrifying head when the tobacco terrors, led by "Nick O'Teen", gang up on Porky and force him to smoke himself sick! This cautionary fable features "cameos" by Bing Crosby, Rudy Vallee, Cab Calloway, The Mills Brothers and The Three Stooges. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

    Porky at the Crocadero
    Correspondence-school musical prodigy Porky Pig applies for the job of orchestra leader at Hollywood's famed Crocadero nightclub. Instead, he winds up washing dishes, only to be summarily fired by his walrus boss. But when the regular musicians fail to show up in time, Porky is given the chance of a lifetime. In the course of a mere six minutes, the versatile Pig imitates such musical luminaries as Paul Whiteman, Benny Goodman, Leopold Stokowski, Rudy Vallee, Guy Lombardo and Cab Calloway! Songs include "In the Shade of the Old Apple Tree", "Summer Nights" and "Chinatown" ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

    Porky's Poppa
    To increase milk production on his debt-ridden farm, Porky Pig's Poppa purchases a "creamlined" mechanical cow. This technological advance may spell doom for Porky's pet cow Old Bessie, who will be ground into meat patties unless she can keep up with her robot counterpart. The final decision rests upon the results of a contest between Bessie and the mechanized "bossie", which yields surprising results. Highlights include the opening rendition of "Old MacDonald" (with new lyrics), an impromptu showcase of "designer" cheeses, and a verbal gag stolen from The March of Time. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

    Wise Quacks
    Mrs. Duck has laid a whole batch of eggs--an event heralded on the front page of "The Barnyard Bulletin"--and new dad Daffy Duck celebrates by passing out politically-incorrect cigars and getting drunk on corn juice. Taking advantage of Daffy's inebriated state, a hungry buzzard swoops down and steals one of the eggs. With the help of his pal Porky Pig, Daffy rushes off to the rescue, engaging the buzzard in a spectacular aerial battle. This picture marks the first--and last--appearance by the precociously talented Daffy Duck Jr. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

    Polar Pals
    This time Porky Pig is an Eskimo, living in a North Pole that more closely resembles a huge, shimmering bowl of Jell-O. After musically cavorting with a flock of penguins, Porky gets down to the business at hand--namely, preventing the evil trapper I. Killem from wiping out every animal in sight (a gruesome sequence, for all its hilarity!) Songs include "Let's Rub Noses (Like the Eskimoses)", "Deep in a Dream", "T'aint No Sin", and (inevitably for a Warner Bros. cartoon) "Singing in the Bathtub." ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

    The Bear's Tale
    Tex Avery cross-breeds the stories of Goldilocks and Little Red Riding Hood in his inimitable fashion. While the Three Bears take a bike ride in the woods until their porridge cools off, Goldilocks (appearing "courtesy of Mervyn LeBoy Pictures") shows up at Grandma's house by mistake--where the Wolf, anxiously awaiting the arrival of Red Riding Hood, tells her to beat it. Later, the Wolf gets tired of waiting for Red and heads to the Three Bears' place to gobble up Goldilocks. Inevitably, the Bears come home, little suspecting that there's an interloper from another fairy tale in their bedroom! ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

    Tom Thumb in Trouble
    One of the few "serious" Warner Bros. cartoons, this one finds Chuck Jones striving (and generally succeeding) to emulate Walt Disney. Nearly drowning in a mishap, tiny Tom Thumb is rescued by a friendly bird, but Tom's normal-sized woodchopper father thinks that the bird has attacked his son and angrily chases it away. Later on, when Tom is lost in a blinding snowstorm, the bird proves his loyalty and courage beyond all question. Some of the forced-perspective images are unforgettable, and overall the cartoon deserves "A" for effort...but Warner Bros. never tried anything like it again. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

    Patient Porky
    Having overindulged at his birthday party, Porky Pig checks into the local hospital. Here he finds himself at the mercy of a crazy cat who is passing himself off as "Young Dr. Chilled-Air". After a wild chase through the corridors, the bogus doctor prepares to operate on Porky with a huge saw--but, alas, he's gotta wait until Christmas! The rest of the cartoon is devoted to medical spot-gags, one involving a seminal version of Bugs Bunny (And in case you're interested, this picture is based on the best-selling novel "The Pains Came"). ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

    A Gander at Mother Goose
    The credits read "Technical Advisor: Mother Goose," but chances are that Tex Avery never let the old dear past the studio gates. Best gags: Jack and Jill go up the hill, and Jack comes down covered with kisses; the Three Little Pigs tell the huffin'-puffin' Wolf something that his best friends won't; a dog wishes on a star and gets a tree; and Humpty Dumpty ends up with a plumber's crack. The finale dispenses with Mother Goose in favor of a new spin on "The Night Before Christmas", in which at least one mouse is doing plenty of stirring! ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

    Pilgrim Porky
    Plymouth, England, 1620: Captain Porky Pig loads a bunch of weird-looking Pilgrims into the "Mayflower" and sets sail for the New World. Judging by the airplanes in the sky, the presence of the Statue of Liberty (still an infant!), the Native American reporters who snap pictures of Porky as he descends the gangplank, and the inevitable "Eat at Joe's" banner, this World may be a whole lot "Newer" than we think. A running gag involving the Mayflower's ever-grinning black cook has been excised from a number of contemporary prints. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

    Prehistoric Porky
    In One Billion Trillion BC, cave dweller Porky Pig starts his day by playing catch with his pet dinosaur Rover. Then he reads the latest issue of "Expire" (The Magazine for Cave Men), which informs him that his animal-skin clothing is out of date. There is nothing else for Porky to do but go hunting for a new Spring wardrobe, an expedition which leads to a dangerous encounter with an inordinately surly black panther. Listen for those ersatz cameo appearances by radio favorites Kate Smith and Jerry Colonna. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

    Farm Frolics
    This spot-gag visit to a typical American farm has a memorable opener, as an unseen artist "paints" a rustic landscape right before our eyes. One of the best gags finds a horse going through its repertoire of tricks, including a trot, a gallop, and a cantor--Eddie Cantor, that is. Other bits worth noting feature an uneasy friendship between a cat and a mouse, a watchdog who likes to read the funny papers, and a running gag involving a bunch of anxious piglets and a world-weary Mama pig (who sounds like, but isn't, ZaSu Pitts). ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

    The Trial of Mr. Wolf
    Mr. Wolf stands trial before a jury of his peers in the case of Wolf vs. Little Red Riding Hood (another Katharine Hepburn soundalike). Though he has guilt written all over his face--literally--Mr. Wolf persists in telling his side of the story, in which he is the wholly innocent victim of the predatory Red and her nasty Grandma, who happens to be in the fur-coat business. Several role-reversal gags later, we return to the courtroom, where the Wolf declares that if he's been lying, "I hope I get run over by streetcar." Mmmmm...it's a possibility! ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

    Porky's Pooch
    This cartoon is the prototype for a handful of later Warner Bros. efforts featuring a dog named Charlie, who'd do anything--ANYTHING--to be adopted by a master. For the benefit of his homeless pal, the fast-talking Rover describes the methods by which he has wormed his way into the household of Porky Pig. When all else fails (and it does spectacularly), Rover threatens to commit suicide by jumping off an apartment ledge! The cartoon's innovative background art includes several genuine photographs of the Manhattan skyline. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

    Porky's Preview
    Porky Pig rents a theater to show some of his own hand-made animated cartoons. Drawn in stick-figure style, these featurettes include a colorful circus parade (replete with sanitation worker), a horse race at Santa Anita, and a saucy hula-hula dancer. Alas, it turns out that the only audience member willing to sit through the whole show is a skunk with but "one scent" to his name. Most current prints of this cartoon are missing two key gags: one involving a Mexican hat-dancer, the other featuring a blackfaced Al Jolson caricature performing "September in the Rain". ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

    Foney Fables
    Friz Freleng updates some familiar fairy tales--and this being a 1942 cartoon, most of the gags have a wartime slant. Typical examples: While the Ant works hard to store for the winter, the Grasshopper puts his faith in US War Bonds; Aladdin rubs the lamp only to discover that the Genie has been unionized; Old Mother Hubbard is ratted out as a food hoarder; and the Goose that Lays the Golden Eggs converts to aluminum for the Duration. A cute running gag is provided by the Boy Who Cried Wolf (once too often, as it turns out!) ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

    A Tale of Two Kitties
    Comedians Bud Abbott and Lou Costello are reborn as a pair of hungry felines named Babbitt and Catsello in this cartoon, which marks the first appearance of that cagey canary Tweety Pie (unnamed here, but identified as "Orson" on the character model sheets). Spotting the baby-talking canary in a nest high atop a flagpole, the opportunistic Babbitt orders the tubby Catsello to climb upward and grab the bird. Alas, the feathered fiend has an endless arsenal of weapons at his disposal--and Catsello isn't much of a match for him anyway, not even with home-made wings. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

    The Wacky Wabbit
    An unusually chubby Elmer Fudd goes prospecting for gold in the desert, where he is bedevilled--and nearly blown up--by the ubiquitous Bugs Bunny. Upon finding out that Bugs has a gold tooth, Elmer decides to grab the glittering dental extremity for himself. In the course of events, Elmer reveals that he wears a girdle (and warns the men in the audience not to laugh), and Bugs is briefly led to believe that he's been reduced to a pile of bones ("Gruesome, ain't it?") Ultimately, however, Elmer has occasion to shout "Euweeka! Gold at wast!" V for Victowy!!! ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

    Crazy Cruise
    Here's another in an endless parade of Warner Bros. spot-gag cartoon travelogues, courtesy of Tex Avery. There's a bit of geographical confusion when the 1939 World's Fair Trylon and Perisphere show up in the middle of the Sahara desert, and some decidedly non-"P.C." ethnic humor involving a predatory Japanese vulture and a tribe of commercial-savvy cannibals. Along the way, Bugs Bunny makes a cameo appearance, doing his bit for the War effort. And what would a 1940s picture be without a guest spot by Veronica Lake? ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

    Eatin' on the Cuff
    This one opens with a live-action shot of a pianist (played by former Chaplin foil Leo White, but voiced by Mel Blanc) as he musically recounts the story of a Moth and his "flame"--namely a Honey Bee. Hoping to horn into this romance and claim the Moth for herself is a homely Black Widow Spider, who tries everything from disguising herself as Veronica Lake to luring the Moth to her web with a seductive candle flame. But Honey Bee isn't about to give up her man (or Moth) that easily--and confidentially, she stings! ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

    Scrap Happy Daffy
    In this wartime morale-booster, an enraged Adolf Hitler literally chews up a rug when he hears about Daffy Duck's mountainous collection of scrap metal (vital to the American war effort, in case you need reminding). In an instant, Der Fuhrer unleashes his most powerful weapon--a hungry billy goat--to destroy the "Non-Aryan Duck"'s scrap-pile. On the verge of surrender, Daffy is emboldened by a visit from his patriotic ancestors--and transforming himself into "Super-American", he not only decimates the ravenous goat, but also an entire fleet of Nazi submarines! ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

    The Wise Quacking Duck
    Mr. Meek (who sounds like Bill Thompson's radio character "Wallace Wimple", courtesy of Mel Blanc) is ordered by his domineering wife Sweetie Puss to kill Daffy Duck for dinner. Not surprisingly, Daffy is not only able to elude the axe-wielding Mr. Meek, but even finds time to serve the man coffee--with a few "lumps" for good measure. Daffy also pauses long enough to impersonate Jerry Colonna and a coy stripteaser. But when all is said and done, the Duck winds up in the oven just before dinnertime--but not quite in the way Mr. Meek had planned. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

    The Old Grey Hare
    Despairing over his inability to catch Bugs Bunny in his own time, Elmer Fudd is suddenly thrust forward to the year 2000 AD, courtesy of God (making a rare movie appearance). After catching up with the latest news headlines ("Smellivision Replaces Television"), the ancient, wrinkled Elmer grabs his trusty Buck Rogers Lightning-Quick Rabbit Killer and finally manages to bag the equally elderly Bugs ("What's up, Pruneface?") As he lays dying, Bugs recalls the first time he and Elmer met as babies, then tearfully buries himself in his own grave...or does he? The closing gag is a blast! ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

    Buckaroo Bugs
    This wild and wacky western spoof pits that famous "cowboy hero from Brooklyn" Red Hot Ryder against the carrot-snatching Masked Marauder, who looks an awful lot like Bugs Bunny. Though Red Hot Ryder tries hard, he's no match for the rascally rabbit, who uses a powerful magnet to rob our hero of his guns, his bullets and the safety-pin holding up his underwear--and this happens twice in the same picture! Finally, Red Hot Ryder pursues the fleeing rabbit right into the Grand Canyon...all the way down. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

    Hare Ribbin'
    Bugs Bunny is pursued by a redheaded hunting dog who acts like a cross between Danny Kaye and radio's "Mad Russian" Bert Gordon. After a few dry-land gags, the chase continues underwater, where Bugs, disguised as a mermaid and singing the theme music from Warner Bros.' Now Voyager, gulls the stupid dog into making a bigger fool of himself than he already is. Finally, the dog is so flustered that he decides to blow his brains out--a gag that exists in two different version depending on the theatrical print one watches, and not at all in the TV print! ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

    Wagon Heels
    This 1945 "Merrie Melodies" cartoon is a color remake of the 1938 "Looney Tunes" release Injun Trouble. Leading a wagon train westward, Porky Pig runs afoul of fearsome "Superchief" Injun Joe, who is so powerful that he uses his mouth as a weapon of mass destruction. Meanwhile, Sloppy Moe, the crazed survivor of a previous massace, scurries through the proceedings singing "I know somethin' you don't know, you don't know, you don't know..." What he "knows" is that Injun Joe is ticklish--a fact that Porky acts upon to full advantage! ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

    The Bashful Buzzard
    The star of this one is Mortimer Snerd-like Beaky Buzzard, incongruously identified as "Killer". Dispatched by Mama Buzzard to fetch a few animals for dinner, Beaky's brothers perform magnificently, dragging home everything from a cow (with a milking farmer still attached!), to a flying elephant who isn't Dumbo. Alas, the best Beaky can do is summed up by his famous signature tune: "I'm bringin' home a bay-bee bumblebee...won't my mother be so proud of me..." When the bumblebee escapes, Beaky tries his luck with a tiny lizard--who instantly morphs into a ferocious dragon. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

    Bacall to Arms
    A leering Hollywood wolf enters a movie house to drool over sexy film diva Laurie BeCool, currently costarring with Bogey GoCart in their latest film epic "To Have. . .To Have. . .To Have. . . " (PLEASE don't tell us you can't figure out what's being parodied here!) First, however, the Wolf must sit through the "Warmers Newsreel" and put up with a variety of obnoxious movie patrons. Once the main feature gets under way, Wolfie goes into wild paroxysms of passion every time Laurie BeCool slinks into view--and even bums a discarded cigarette from Bogey! ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

    Holiday for Shoestrings
    After hanging out a "Help Wanted" sign, Jake the cobbler goes to bed--whereupon dozens of cute little elves (all closely resembling Elmer Fudd) magically appear in his shoe-repair shop. Deciding to lend Jack a helping hand, the Elves spend most of the night creating some of the strangest shoes ever seen, even working the old "Eat at Joe's" gag into the proceedings. Many of the best bits (and most of the classical-music passages) are recycled from the earlier Friz Freleng spot-gag epics Rhapsody in Rivets (1941) and Lights Fantastic (1942). ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

    Hollywood Daffy
    Descending from a Hollywood bus, autograph seeker Daffy Duck crashes the gate at Warner Bros., where he runs afoul of a studio guard who looks like a Keystone Kop and sounds like Joe Besser. Even Daffy's disguise as the Academy Award statuette does not fool the eagle-eyed guard, and the chase is on. Just before the "That's All Folks!" title, Daffy is finally permitted to see some stars--revolving around his injured head! Highlights include a short visit to the dressing room of Anne Sheridan, and Jack Benny's futile efforts to "win" an Oscar from a vending machine. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

    A Pest in the House
    Checking into a hotel after an exhausting road trip, a weary businessman warns hotel manager Elmer Fudd of dire consequences--namely a punch in the nose!--if he is disturbed while trying to sleep. Unfortunately, overeager bellboy Daffy Duck wastes no time in making a noisy pest of himself, and as a result the bleary-eyed businessman periodically schlumps downstairs to mete out punishment to poor Elmer. Apparently the only way to save Elmer's nose from further abuse is to promote Daffy to the position of manager--a desperate move that does nothing to forestall the inevitable final punch! ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

    You Were Never Duckier
    Upon discovering that the "best rooster" prize at the National Poultery Show is $5000, Daffy Duck cleverly disguises himself as a Rhode Island Red with some stolen tailfeathers and a rubber glove. Enter young Henery Hawk, who is determined to catch a chicken for his father's dinner. At first flattered by all the attention, Daffy panics when he finds out what Henery has in mind. When all is said and done, both protagonists manage to "win" in the end--if you can call a five-dollar consolation prize a victory! ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

    Buccaneer Bunny
    Bugs Bunny happens to be on hand when Pirate Sam is burying a treasure chest. Aiming his pistol at Bugs, Sam growls "Dead rabbits tell no tales"--but the rascally rabbit proves too fast and too smart for the pint-sized pirate. After chasing Bugs up, down and around his ship--and repeatedly getting a cannon blast in the face for his troubles--Sam makes the biggest mistake of his criminal career by calling Bugs' bluff when the Bunny casually tosses a lit match into the gunpowder hold. A huge "Ker-BOOM" is inevitable...and that's NOT all, folks! ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

    The Up-Standing Sitter
    Daffy Duck of the Acme Baby Sitting Service ("United We Sit") is hired to watch over an newly laid egg. When the egg hatches, the newborn chick takes one look at Daffy, panics, and runs off in the barnyard. Giving chase, poor Daffy has several painful encounters with Spike the Bulldog, to say nothing of the standard supply of dynamite. Never before has so much Duck endured so much abuse for so little gratitude. And by film's end, Daffy isn't sitting any more--mainly because he can't! ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

    The Stupor Salesman
    Representing the Excelsior Appliance Company, door-to-door salesman Daffy Duck is not about to leave a customer's house without making a sale--even that "customer" happens to be notorious bank robber Slug McSlug. No matter how hard Slug tries to rub Daffy out, the resilient Duck bounces back for more, ruining the crook's weapon with his "Sure-Shot Shootin' Iron Polish" and depleting his bullet supply with a "guaranteed-or-your-money-back" bullet-proof vest (double-breasted, of course). Finally, a defeated Slug agrees to try out Daffy's "Sure-Shot Cigarette Lighter"--with devastating results! ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

    Paying the Piper
    The cats of Hamelin are sore about losing their rat-catching jobs to "Pied Piper" Porky, and file a grievance with the Supreme Cat. He disguises himself as an enormous rat in an effort to prove that Porky isn't doing his job. Anxious to earn his reward money, Porky dedicates himself to ridding Hamelin of this garguantuan rodent, who adds insult to injury by stealing the cash. The cartoon's best running gag is the duel of insults between Porky and the ersatz "rat" ("Eh, your sister smokes corn silk!", "Eh, your sister drives a pickle wagon!", and on into the fadeout). ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

    Oily Hare
    We're in "Deepinahola" Texas (just outside of Deepinaharta Texas), where a millionaire oilman hopes to drill another well in the rabbit hole occupied by Bugs Bunny. Naturally, Bugs ain't budgin', so the millionaire and his stupid flunkey Maverick try every dirty trick in the book to eliminate the pesky rabbit--including such cartoon standbys as giant-sized bullets and huge sticks of TNT. Finally the oilman sets off an explosive charge that brings forth a veritable gusher--not gushing oil, but instead a certain orange-colored vegetable that has a lot more value to Bugs than to the millionaire! ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

    The Super Snooper
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    14 Carrot Rabbit
    A majestic passage from Liszt's Les Preludes transports us to the Klondike during the Gold Rush. Claim jumper Chilico Sam hopes to exploit the special talents of Bugs Bunny, who gets a "funny feeling all over" whenever he's near gold. Unfortunately, Bugs finds the precious metal in only in places guaranteed to cause great injury to the greedy Sam. Finally, Sam gets so fed up that he chases the Bunny all the way to Kentucky--where, sure enough, that "funny feeling" comes over Bugs again (Need we add that Kentucky is the home of certain well-guarded government gold repository?) ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

    Little Red Rodent Hood
    Granny Mouse tells little Timmy Mouse the story of Red Riding Hoods in terms that he will understand: for example, the "forest" is the carpetted living room, and the Wolf is Sylvester the Cat. Cast in the role of Red Riding Hood is Timmy himself, who isn't fooled for long by Sylvester's Granny disguise. Pulling another character from his repertoire, Sylvester impersonates Timmy's Fairy Godmother--taking time out to get even with the bulldog who has been pestering him throughout the picture. But Granny foils Sylvester with some creative (and explosive!) improvising of her own! ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

    The Turn-Tale Wolf
    The priggish nephew of the Big Bad Wolf is appalled by his uncle's bad reputation. Pleading innocence, Big Bad recalls his own version of that fateful encounter with the Three Little Pigs. This time around, it's the innocent, baby-faced Wolf (dressed in a sissy sailor suit) who is the helpless victim of a trio of gross, mean-spirited porkers. "Oh, drat, you three little pigs", Wolf lisps. "Why must you always torment me?" Things get rougher and rougher, culminating with the nasty ol' pigs trying to collect the $50 bounty on the Wolf's tail! ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

    Bewitched Bunny
    In her first cartoon appearance, Witch Hazel lures a pair of obese German tots named Hansel and Gretel into her gingerbread house. Knowing what Hazel has in mind (he's read the book, after all), Bugs Bunny appoints himself the kids' guardian. Although "Der Kinder" manage to escape before they're popped into the oven, Bugs himself is not so lucky, and spends the rest of the picture being pursued by Witch Hazel (loose hairpins and all) all around her bizarrely furnished bungalow. As a bonus, Prince Charming appears as "himself". ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

    Red Riding Hoodwinked
    Tweety and Sylvester intrude upon this modernized version of "Little Red Riding Hood." When he spots Red and Tweety travelling (by bus!) to visit Red's Granny, Sylvester follows the pair to the woods, thence to Granny's house. Upon arrival, Red and Tweety are greeted by two cleverly disguised predators: The Big Bad Wolf and the Big Bad Puddy Tat, both of whom have the classic "The Better to See You With" catchphrases down pat--and neither of whom get what they want, namely a free meal. Fans of Jackie Gleason will enjoy the cartoon's (literal) punch line. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

    Bugs' Bonnets
    The premise of this cartoon is established right at the beginning: "It's a well known psychological fact that people's behavior is strongly affected by the way they dress. Even a change of hats will usually bring certain changes." Sure enough, when peace-loving Elmer Fudd dons a hunter's hat, his first act is to take aim at Bugs Bunny--who, donning an Army Sergeant's hat, orders Elmer to march into a nearby lake. And so it goes, hat after hat, personality change after personality change, until finally a top-hatted Bugs proposes marriage to a modestly veiled Elmer! ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

    Stupor Duck
    Another of director Bob McKimson's TV satires, this one is a broad "Superman" spoof with Daffy Duck in the dual role of mild-mannered reporter Cluck Trent and that "strange being from another planet" Stupor Duck. Overhearing the sinister schemes of evil Russian saboteur I. Aardvark Ratnik, Cluck Trent ducks into a closet (located in the McKimson Building, naturally) and emerges as Stupor Duck, intent upon seeking out and neutralizing the bad guy--never once figuring out that "Ratnik" is nothing more than a character on a radio soap opera. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

    A Star Is Bored
    Janitor Daffy Duck seethes with jealousy as movie star Bugs Bunny is showered with attention. Marching into the Warner Bros. executive offices, Daffy demands an opportunity to prove that he has more talent than Bugs--even if it means taking a job as stunt double in the rabbit's latest picture. Donning a Bugs costume, Daffy is subjected to one painful humilation after another at the hands of Yosemite Sam and Elmer Fudd. It all seems to pay off when Daffy is awarded his own starring vehicle--but perhaps the foolhardy Duck should have taken a closer look at the script! ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

    Ali Baba Bunny
    After taking that infamous "wrong toin" at Albuqerque, Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck wind up in Bagdad instead of Pismo Beach. There they come upon a treasure cave guarded by a scimitar-wielding giant ("Hassan chop!"), but this doesn't stop Daffy from trying to plunder the cave's limitless supply of gold and jewels. Bugs is forced to save Daffy's life by posing as the Genie of the Lamp, but Daffy ("I'm rich! I'm wealthy! I'm comfortably well off!") ultimately allows his greed to become his undoing when the real Genie shows up. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

    Tweety and the Beanstalk
    This time it is Sylvester the Cat who substitutes for Jack, climbing the beanstalk to a castle in the clouds, where he encounters a gigantic Tweety Bird--and an even more enormous bulldog. Undaunted, Sylvester hopes to make a meal of the humongous canary, only to encounter obstacles undreamed of in his earlier cartoons. Finally, the Giant Himself enters the scene, whereupon Sylvester scurries back to earth just in time for a twist ending (which may seem a little politically incorrect to modern viewers, but that's the price one pays for watching old cartoons!) ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

    Goldimouse and the Three Cats
    Sylvester the cat, his wife, and his spoiled-rotten son Junior go for a walk while their porridge cools. Blonde-haired Goldimouse enters their empty house, whereupon the familiar story proceeds as usual until Junior demands that Sylvester capture the mouse to prove his worthiness as a father. All of Sylvester's strategies fail spectacularly, forcing Mrs. Sylvester and Junior to take refuge in their bomb shelter. Though Goldimouse manages to escape Sylvester's wrath, bratty Junior isn't so lucky--and guess where all that gooey porridge ends up! ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

    The Abominable Snow Rabbit
    The wrong turn occurred in East St. Louis rather than Alburquerque, but the result is the same: en route to Palm Springs, Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck end up instead in the snow-capped Himalayas. Before long, Daffy has run into an abominable snowman named Hugo. The dopey Hugo insists upon calling Daffy "George" and is convinced that the duck is a rabbit--and he's always wanted a rabbit to hug and pet and hold and squeeze and squeeze and squeeze. Meanwhile, the real rabbit of the story manages to avoid Hugo's clutches...at least until the final scene! ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

    Transylvania 6-5000
    En route to Pittsburgh, Bugs Bunny makes a "wrong toin" and winds up in Transylvania, where accepts the hospitality of sinister vampire Count Bloodcount, who transforms into a bat whenever Bugs says "Abracadabra". Bugs never notices this metamorphosis because he always manages to reverse the spell by saying "Hokus Pokus!"--which returns the Count to human form before he is able to sink his fangs into the Bunny's neck. By the time this gag has been milked dry, Bugs begins experimenting with other magical words, each of which has a bizarre effect on the hapless Count--and on Bugs himself! ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

    Senorella and the Glass Huarache
    In this Mexican version of "Cinderella", Leetle Senorella's "strapmother" won't let her go to Prince Don Jose Miguel's big fiesta, but her fairy godmother comes through with a gorgeous wardrobe and a beautiful "transporte" drawn by a team of mules (formerly cockroaches). The heroine and Prince Don Jose tango the night away, but at midnight Senorella vammooses, leaving her glass huarache (a Mexican sandal) behind. Ay, caramba! This was the last cartoon produced by the old Warner Bros. animation studio--and the first one with the "modernistic" Warner Bros.-Seven Arts opening titles and reorchestrated theme music. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

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