Saturday, August 23, 2008

Saturday Morning Cartoons

The basic concept for this series of cartoons was just genius; it proved that Michael Maltese and Chuck Jones were pretty much the brightest guys working in the medium.

From 1953, it's Ralph Wolf and Sam Sheepdog in Don't Give Up the Sheep.


Mr. Controversy said...

Chuck Jones is a genius. No, scratch that, a SUPERgenius.

markandpete said...

It has been ages since I saw this one, Chez. Good find. Still funny.

Could you do a Tom and Jerry next?

frogman1975 said...

But... they call the sheepdog Ralph at the beginning, and the wolf looks an awful lot like Wile E. Coyote with a red nose. Is this a case of one of those early cartoons where the names weren't set yet? (Like the first Tom and Jerry cartoons, where the cat was called "Jasper"?)
Regardless, it is a fine example of the craft.