Saturday, April 18, 2009

Saturday Morning Cartoons

If any cartoon short could ever be called a masterpiece, this is it.

From 1957, here's the classic What's Opera Doc.


Janean said...

That has been my favorite Warner Bros cartoon since I was a kid!

Benoit from Ottawa said...

Indeed. Wiki says "This cartoon is widely regarded not only as Chuck Jones’ greatest masterpiece, but many film critics, animation fans, and filmmakers consider this to be the greatest animation achievement of all the cartoons Warner Bros. released since this medium arose in 1930. It has topped many Top Ten lists of the greatest animated cartoons of all time. It was rated by a panel of over 1000 animators in Jerry Beck's 1994 book The 50 Greatest Cartoons: As Selected by 1,000 Animation Professionals as the #1 greatest cartoon of all time.[2]

In 1992, it became the first cartoon short to be deemed "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant" by the United States Library of Congress, and thus was selected for preservation in the National Film Registry. Duck Amuck and One Froggy Evening were also later inducted into the registry, making Chuck Jones the only animator with three shorts thus recognized. It is currently the only Bugs Bunny short listed in the National Film Registry.[3]"


BonnieBelle said...

My father in law watched this with us just last week! He recorded it on his DVR and played it for us when we were over for Easter. :) Definitely a classic.

ntx said...

"North wind bwow!" has been an inside joke in my family for 30 years.