Friday, June 15, 2007

Have a date with the International, you weak-minded fool!

This is a very funny cartoon, thanks to some hilarious timing that Izzy Sparber did.

This Famous Popeye, PARLEZ VOUS WOO (1956) is just a good example of combining a fomulaic storyline with timing. Notice the MGM Tex Avery gag imatations.

And oh, by the way, don't feel sorry for Bluto, he did a creepy evil laugh.

Also it looks restored, enough to trick the brain.

Saturday, June 9, 2007

Lucky 1947

Here are three 1947 cartoons with their orignal titles.

I was trying to research what the names Buzzy and the cat was a parody of, but the website froze my browser. Look closely and the title cards SHAKE!

I think Paramount's Raggedy Ann cartoons are better than the Fox version, because I hear the Fox version uses sexual jokes. Don't mind that one racial stereotype in SUDDENLY IT'S SPRING, the Paramount Raggedy Ann cartoons are more kid-friendly.

Fleischer historian Ray Pointer thinks Seymour Kneitel is the second best Famous director, and he did great works on these three 1947 classics.

These prints are very common execpt THE ENCAHNTED SQUARE. Most $1 DVD's have the NTA print, though the titles are easy to guess.

It may have been the millionth time you've seen these cartoons, but here they are.

Duck Dodgers' French version might be brighter, however they are great and bright standard 16mm dupes.