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PostPosted: Fri Aug 16, 2013 7:50 pm 
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I give up on the weekly top five idea as this is the second week running with it getting to Friday without someone posting ... So not a weekly top five, just a top five!

Top Five Tex Avery Cartoons

5) Bad Luck Blackie
(1949)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OZMm8eYi92w

4) Dumb Hounded
(1943)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MV7hjfLY6e0

3)Rock-A-Bye Bear
(1952)
http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xfzvo_ ... -bear_news

2) Magical Maestro
(1952)
http://vimeo.com/61908409

1) Little Rural Riding Hood
(1949)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BF4ptvH8L-A

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 16, 2013 8:16 pm 
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Milchy, you spoke too soon! Mickey the Moog and I have just composed a top five for this week but didn't have time to do anything else but laugh at each other's choices! The theme only occured to us when I caught sight of the Moog's revolting tote bag (a true Shoreditch icon of post-ironic cool)!

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 16, 2013 8:31 pm 
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If you want to continue the weekly thing, a new week starts at midnight tonight.

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 16, 2013 8:37 pm 
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I had a top 5 ready too! I thought it was for Saturdays though.

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 16, 2013 8:57 pm 
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KevW wrote:
I had a top 5 ready too! I thought it was for Saturdays though.


It is Saturday that each new week starts, but nobody had posted one for last Saturday, so I put a post up tonight. The last post was put up by me on the Friday before last Saturday as nobody had posted the previous week either!
To be clear a new week starts at midnight tonight!

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 16, 2013 8:59 pm 
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Gotcha. Well I'll let the others go ahead of me tomorrow and save mine for the following week. It's not that interesting, just something I was thinking to myself. Didn't realise your last list was so long ago!

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 16, 2013 9:06 pm 
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KevW wrote:
Didn't realise your last list was so long ago!


It was only a week ago, but it was posted last Friday, as nobody had posted for the preceding week.
Same situation as this week, with a new week starting a few hours after I made my post.

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 16, 2013 9:10 pm 
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Nobody got any comments on my top five?
I thought it'd be a contentious one, although frequent poster Kev may have the same ambivalence towards cartoons as he has to films.
I thought there were a lot of contenders that didn't make the cut; Who Killed Who?, A Wild Hare and Drag Along Droopy to name but three.

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Yeah I'm afraid this one's a bit lost on me. Nowhere near enough knowledge to comment.

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Not a fan, milchy. What's the appeal?

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 17, 2013 1:04 am 
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Bovine Juice wrote:
Not a fan, milchy. What's the appeal?

That's like asking "What's the appeal of music?"
I'm amazed that anyone needs to ask! Did none of you grow up watching Bugs Bunny?
Do none of you find cartoons funny? Can none of you recognise the inventiveness, surrealism and sheer artistry in these 7 minute gems? Next you'll all be saying that you don't like Tom & Jerry or ice cream or "What's the appeal of trousers?"

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Er, yeah, what is the appeal of trousers?

I don't mind cartoons, I just prefer the modern stuff: Simpsons, Toy Story, etc. I used to love T&J but it just all seems very limited and dated now. There's occasional flickers of interest in seeing cultural references (the flares and maxi dresses in Scooby Doo and the black maid's ankles in T&J for instance) but that's about it.

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Bovine Juice wrote:
*looks down at bare legs and dangling wee Norrie*

Er, yeah, what is the appeal of trousers?

I don't mind cartoons, I just prefer the modern stuff: Simpsons, Toy Story, etc. I used to love T&J but it just all seems very limited and dated now. There's occasional flickers of interest in seeing cultural references (the flares and maxi dresses in Scooby Doo and the black maid's ankles in T&J for instance) but that's about it.


Don't think the comparisons with The Simpsons and Toy Story are relevant. I'm a fan of those too (although The Simpsons has been going downhill for several years), but, Toy Story is a two hour feature film, more comparable to, say, The Jungle Book or Snow White. The Simpsons is a sitcom that rarely uses the animated form to do anything that couldn't be done as a live action program. The cartoons of Tex Avery, Chuck Jones, William Hannah & Joe Barbera's Tom & Jerry cartoons etc, are short, punchy, inventive, full of strange sight gags and, at their best, wonderfully utilise the animated form.

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milchman wrote:
Bovine Juice wrote:
Not a fan, milchy. What's the appeal?

That's like asking "What's the appeal of music?"
I'm amazed that anyone needs to ask! Did none of you grow up watching Bugs Bunny?
Do none of you find cartoons funny? Can none of you recognise the inventiveness, surrealism and sheer artistry in these 7 minute gems? Next you'll all be saying that you don't like Tom & Jerry or ice cream or "What's the appeal of trousers?"


I think we've all watched Tex Avery cartoons without knowing that they were by Tex Avery or even the names of his individual cartoons. I recognise the artistry involved (apparently he told his illustrators to do things in cartoons you couldn't do in real life) but I'm not really a fan. What I really liked was Hanna Barbera: Wacky Races, Dastardly and Muttley, Scooby Doo (it died when Scrappy Doo appeared), and then the Funky Phantom and Hong Kong Phooey (Scatman Crothers!).

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 20, 2013 7:47 pm 
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Johnny Anarchy wrote:
milchman wrote:
Bovine Juice wrote:
Not a fan, milchy. What's the appeal?

That's like asking "What's the appeal of music?"
I'm amazed that anyone needs to ask! Did none of you grow up watching Bugs Bunny?
Do none of you find cartoons funny? Can none of you recognise the inventiveness, surrealism and sheer artistry in these 7 minute gems? Next you'll all be saying that you don't like Tom & Jerry or ice cream or "What's the appeal of trousers?"


I think we've all watched Tex Avery cartoons without knowing that they were by Tex Avery or even the names of his individual cartoons. I recognise the artistry involved (apparently he told his illustrators to do things in cartoons you couldn't do in real life) but I'm not really a fan. What I really liked was Hanna Barbera: Wacky Races, Dastardly and Muttley, Scooby Doo (it died when Scrappy Doo appeared), and then the Funky Phantom and Hong Kong Phooey (Scatman Crothers!).



As a kid I loved Hannah Barbera's TV shows, but it's the Tom & Jerry cartoons that they made for MGM between 1940 & 1957 that have truly stood the test of time; Whereas the TV shows mainly seem to be mere kids' entertainment, enjoyable as nostalgia, but little else.

Tom & Jerry in the Oscar winning Hannah & Barbera masterpiece The Cat Concerto (1947):
http://www.tcm.com/mediaroom/video/9900 ... toon-.html

Anarchy get the top five that you referred to earlier up for the next Top Five thread. The more people post weekly top fives, the further away the time when you all have to put up with my top five Chuck Jones cartoons!

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