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Best lummox cartoon ever...

13 comments:

John said...

All my best buddies are Lummoxes, I think they must've stolen my food as a kid...

Oisin O'Sullivan said...

coooooooooooooooooooooool

Spenk said...

i love looney tunes from my whole heart its so hillarious.
btw id be so honored if u would comment on one of my posts im a young cartoonist who tryes following ur style i love R&S so much to bad so many people see family guy as a cartoon (nothing against FG its a great show & funny) but its an animated sitcom, a "sitcom"

Zartok-35 said...

Barbary Coast Bunny!

RooniMan said...

Yes! I know this one.

HemlockMan said...

I always found that particular villain design sinister and disturbing when I was a kid.

Chip Butty said...

Why was dainty, prissy, effete little Charles M. Jones so good at big fat dumb lummoxes? Is that how he saw the rest of the world?

Marcelo Vignali said...

And a great voice to go along with the design.

Dorseytunes said...

Great lummox cartoon. My favorite is Junyer Bear.

Tony DiStefano said...

I love those clean lines and colors of the 50s looney tunes.The flat color style was appealing only using shades for dramatic effect.When they do the tunes today they clutter it with all sorts of shade.I wonder why they just dont continue the tradition.Why do they have to change things? I believe thier are directors who could do Jones or Clampet in timing and appeal.

Roberto Severino said...

I haven't seen this cartoon in a long while. A funny one 'fer sure. Chuck Jones has always been one of my heroes.

By the way, maybe you can write about one of Art Davis' cartoons sometime. I noticed you don't really write about him too much (maybe because he later animated in the Freleng unit, and I know how his cartoons don't appeal to you that much). A very unique director in my eyes who made some very interesting WB cartoons during his short tenure. He finished "Bacall to Arms" after Clampett left.

cartoonretro said...

Chuck on Barbary Coast Bunny:

I just returned from recording a new picture: BARBARY COAST BUNNY. I used a new actor, name of Daws Butler, in the role of the heavy. He’s a very clever guy, hard working, intelligent and refreshing. He’s the one who worked with Stan Freberg on all those records, they wrote and acted in them together.

I must say that I learned a great deal from him. He gave a splendid and new angle to this character, a sort of Marlon Brandoish mushy-mouthed delivery that seemed very funny to me. In Streetcar Named Desire Brando was a troglodyte but with his speech dotted with completely incongruous delicacies. This effort to attain elegance was what gave the character its odd twist, like an orangutan in an evening gown. So we rewrote the dialogue a little to fit this new conception and, as I say, it came off beautifully.

Another thing I noticed is that Mel Blanc, who was there to record the rabbit, was well aware that he has some competition from Daws. He really worked today. I have never seen him evidence more interest in his work. I think I shall hire a sort of stand-by talent on recording days if this is what the goad of rivalry does for Mel. Like others, I suppose, he is likely to get a trifle smug occasionally. All in all, a good day.

Mykal Banta said...

Chuck Jones' "Crusher" was always my favorite lummox.